Monthly Archives: March 2017

Links and stories – March 22, 2017

Amid stories of rural U.S. communities unable to get visas for immigrant doctors, California farmers struggling to find workers, and Wisconsin dairy farmers afraid of losing their immigrant labor, President Trump continues to call for everybody to buy American and hire … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 21, 2017

Mark Twain is often credited with saying, “To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” The Trump administration seems determined to hammer everyone connected with immigration: unauthorized immigrants, their families, refugees, anyone crossing the U.S. border, including some U.S. … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 20, 2017

Do Americans really want to deport 11 million people? Not according to the latest CNN/ORCA poll, which says Americans break with Trump on immigration policy (CNN, 3/17/17) “All told, 60% say the government’s top priority in dealing with illegal immigration should … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 17, 2017

Court actions halting Trump’s travel ban were the biggest immigration news this week. Judges in Maryland and Hawaii issued orders for a nationwide halt to parts of Trump’s executive order barring residents of six-mostly-Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions. U.S. District Judge … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 16, 2017

The suspension of Trump’s second try at a travel ban is today’s biggest immigration story. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii issued a temporary restraining order halting implementation of the 90-day ban on travel from six mostly-Muslim countries and … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 15, 2017

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents can search your cell phone – at least, that’s what NBC reported on March 14: “Within seconds, he was surrounded: one man held his legs, another squeezed his throat from behind. A third reached into … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 14, 2017

Today’s worst immigration story: At the border and inside detention facilities, immigration agents are telling asylum applicants that asylum no longer exists, that applications will not be accepted. That’s a violation of both U.S. and international law. A close runner-up: … Continue reading

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