Monthly Archives: May 2018

‘Not now, not ever’: international relations via Twitter

Trump’s latest campaign-rally promise of a wall  to be paid for by Mexico was met with a prompt and vehement response from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who tweeted (in Spanish and English): “President @realDonaldTrump: NO. Mexico will NEVER pay … Continue reading

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You can take action to end separation of immigrant families

You can call politicians. You can attend a protest, or two. You can take some action, because taking some action builds the muscle of resistance for more actions. The Take Action section below has a quick and incomplete list of … Continue reading

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Immigration from Children to Congress

The weekend’s immigration news focused on children. I spent most of today working on blog posts to explain some of the complications of several intersecting but separate stories in a series of blog posts, all of which are linked through … Continue reading

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Cruel and all-too-usual

The ACLU reviewed thousands of documents and reports widespread abuse of immigrant children in U.S. custody. On the Texas border, a Border Patrol officer shot and killed a young woman. Thomas Homan, acting ICE director, announced that ICE will begin … Continue reading

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Highlights and low-lifes

I’m out of town, with spotty wifi reception, so this post will be brief. Highlights:  an excellent article from Ibrahim Hirsi at MinnPost about Somali money transfers, further debunking the Fox News reports and MN Republican Erik Paulsen signs on to … Continue reading

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Protesting immigration policies, from Fort Snelling to DC

Blue Line blocked pic.twitter.com/YYCAnFJjUu — MadameTong (@MadameTong) May 22, 2018 In local news, nore than a hundred people organized by the Poor People’s Campaign and Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee protested deportation at the Whipple Federal Building near Fort Snelling … Continue reading

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Border Patrol stops and questions women for speaking Spanish

Two women, both U.S. citizens, were detained for 30-40 minutes by a Border Patrol agent just because they were speaking Spanish to each other in a gas station convenience store in Havre, Montana. After the agent removed them from the store … Continue reading

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