Monthly Archives: March 2018

DC dithering continues

Like an actor in a bad horror movie, Congress once again raises the budget axe, and we in the audience wait to see whether and on whom it may fall. Friday is the deadline for a budget, or a government … Continue reading

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Focus on Minnesota, Update on DC

For today, we lead with several articles about immigration in Minnesota. You may have noticed coverage of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recently: that’s because DED for Liberians expires March 31, and Minnesota has the largest Liberian population in the country. … Continue reading

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Bigots in high places and other immigration news

As if racist immigration policies at home are not bad enough, now the United States has nominated an anti-Muslim conspiracy theory advocate to serve as director general of the U.N. International Organization for Migration. Along with a plan to monitor … Continue reading

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Queen of the Hill and other immigration games

On Thursday, California Republican Rep. Jeff Denham introduced a “queen-of-the-hill” resolution on immigration. Queen of the hill? Well, yes. Apparently that’s a thing in Congress. If Denham’s resolution is adopted, then four bills come to the floor, and the one … Continue reading

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Flip-flops and lies: Today’s immigration policy

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported an apparent breakthrough on immigration: the Trump administration was telling kep Congressional Republicans that it was willing to accept a limited DACA deal in exchange for a limited amount of border wall funding, as … Continue reading

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Mountain climbers and border walls

In California on Tuesday, Trump said that Mexican mountain climbers will scale the border wall, that the United States will go to Mars, and that the country will have a “space force.” Back in Washington, Rex Tillerson is packing, and … Continue reading

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Virtual and physical walls trigger resistance

Recent moves by Attorney General Jeff Sessions threaten refugees, particularly women who are victims of domestic violence. The exact shape of his new policies remains somewhat secret, but the clear thrust is cutting down on refugee admissions and eligibility. With … Continue reading

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