Monthly Archives: July 2018

Cruelty, failure, and incompetence in Trump immigration policy

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on the utter failure of the administration’s zero tolerance and family separation policy.  The administration did not plan to reunite the families—ever. They did not track parents and children to make reunification … Continue reading

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Tweets, threats, suicides and family separations

If you took a vacation from the news this weekend, start the week with three good news stories: First, there’s the story of Minnesota attorney Veronica Walther and other volunteers working to help immigrants on the border. Second, A federal judge … Continue reading

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Sunday reading on sanctuary and asylum

California Sunday magazine has a long article on sanctuary: what it is, what it isn’t, California-specific laws regarding immigration enforcement, federal courts upholding California laws against Trump administration challenges, differing opinions on immigration and enforcement and “sanctuary” laws in different … Continue reading

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An army of activists fighting for immigrants

Minnesota attorney Veronica Walther joined a nationwide movement of volunteers heading to the border to represent separated families, asylum seekers and other immigrants. Veronica Walther spent July 4 at ICE’s Karnes County detention center. She paid her own way, and … Continue reading

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1,442 children released: A cup half empty and a cup half full

  The government says it is proud of the work it has done in reuniting a little over half of the children it ripped from their parents at the border. No. The government should be ashamed. Ashamed that it took … Continue reading

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Taking America apart, one immigrant at a time

First: the children and parents. Then: immigrant workers across the country. The children and parents This afternoon, ACLU and government attorneys will appear again before Judge Dana Sabraw on the fate of separated children and families. The ACLU is asking … Continue reading

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Separated children: Chaos and counting continue

In a late-Tuesday court hearing, Judge Dana Sabraw heard that the government still does not have an accurate list or count of the parents deported without their children, much less any way to locate them. The government is still investigating … Continue reading

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