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Bobby Rush At Blues And BBQ Fest

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 19, 2014

” Bobby Rush at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, recorded October 19, 2014 – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wwoz-li… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Black Panther) Introduces Resolution Seeking To Ban Use Of Term “Illegal Immigrant” In The House…

 

 

 

” Ex-Black Panther Bobby Rush would prefer the term, try not to laugh, “undocumented foreign nationals” be used.

 

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced a resolution that calls on members of the House to stop referring to “undocumented foreign nationals” as “illegal” immigrants.

His proposal, H.Res. 155, expresses the “necessity” for members of the House to use the term “undocumented” instead of “illegal” when referring to “foreign nationals which are working in the United States without proper documentation.”

Rush’s resolution was proposed shortly after The Associated Press news service said it would no longer use the term “illegal immigrant.” According to the AP, “illegal” should be used to describe an action, not a person.

But conservatives criticized the decision as a political one that seemed designed to help those who support an immigration reform bill that would include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally. The decision was made by the AP just as Congress is starting to consider immigration reform.”

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Bobby Rush Biographical Data

 

” Rush was born on November 23, 1946 in Albany, Georgia during a time of racial tension. After his mother and father separated when he was 7, Rush, his siblings and their mother moved to Chicago, Illinois.[1] In 1963 after dropping out of high school, Rush joined the U.S. Army. While stationed in Chicago in 1966, he joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In 1968, he went AWOL from the Army and co-founded the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers. He later received an honorable discharge from the Army.[2]

Rush’s own apartment was raided in December 1969, where police discovered an unregistered pistol, rifle, shotgun, pistol ammunition, training manuals on explosives, booby traps, an assortment of communist literature, and a small amount of marijuana.[7]Rush was imprisoned for six months in 1972 on a weapons charge, after carrying a pistol into a police station.”