Monthly Archives: June 2018

Welcome home, Marcos!

Marcos Villada is home! His return on Wednesday is a happy-ending immigration story, which we all need. Marcos came to the United States at age six, grew up here, eventually got DACA status, married a U.S. citizen. His husband applied … Continue reading

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Courts, Congress, Mike Pence and Trevor Noah

After the U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday morning that it was upholding Trump’s travel ban, a California federal district court on Tuesday night ordered the Trump administration to reunited all separated immigrant families within 30 days. On Wednesday, the latest … Continue reading

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Muslim ban: Still wrong, still law

By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court allowed Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim bigotry to remain in place as the law of the land. In a reasoned and eloquent dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote: “Taking all the relevant evidence together, a reasonable … Continue reading

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Confusion, rage, lies: Hard to call that an immigration policy

Do unauthorized immigrants have a right to due process? Absolutely, according to long-settled U.S. law. Due process rights apply to any “person” in the United States, not just to citizens. Now Trump wants to change the constitution by presidential fiat, … Continue reading

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Joggers, drivers, Greyhounds, and lies: U.S. immigration policy

A 19-year-old French woman vacationing in Canada goes jogging and inadvertently crosses the unmarked border into the U.S. territory, and the Border Patrol arrests her. Easy mistake: her mother quickly shows up with identification and the Border Patrol releases her, … Continue reading

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Family separation saga continues

The latest from the White House is a call to end all due process for migrants caught crossing the border without authorization: “President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying … Continue reading

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Who’s crossing the border and why they are coming

Lawfare has a well-researched, in-depth statistical analysis of the people crossing the border and their reasons for coming to the United States. The conclusions:  The number of people crossing the border without authorization has been steadily declining for decades. There … Continue reading

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