Monthly Archives: August 2018

Born in the USA—but can you prove it?

The Washington Post uncovered the Trump administration’s latest attack on U.S. citizenship, this time targeting Texans with Latino ancestry: “His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He … Continue reading

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Due Process and Due Profits

As the Attorney General continues his attack on due process in immigration courts, immigration enforcement continues to enrich GEO Group and other for-profit prison corporations. The latest: a massive increase in the use of electronic shackles for asylum seekers and … Continue reading

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“Heading down a dark path”

The ACLU is suing to have Temporary Protected Status reinstated for people from Sudan, Haiti, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Documents obtained as part of this lawsuit show that U.S. State Department analyses said the countries were too dangerous for people … Continue reading

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Look to the Judges: Courts Defend Immigrant Rights

Minnesota’s State Fair features crop art: artwork made by painstakingly gluing seeds of various shapes, sizes, and colors to create works of art. This year’s entries included a welcome sign stretched across a map of the United States (above). That’s … Continue reading

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“Please remember, Evil comes in EVERY color.”

With Trump and Fox News pushing the immigrant-as-criminal meme, Mollie Tibbetts aunt, Billie Jo Calderwood, made a public, and now viral Facebook post denouncing hate: “Please remember, Evil comes in EVERY color. Our family has been blessed to be surrounded … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news, signs of hope

Good news first: After lots of public pressure and some lawsuits, the U.S. Army has reinstated at least 32 immigrant recruits and revoked discharge orders for six more. The Army has also suspended more than a hundred other discharges, pending … Continue reading

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Operation Steamroll along the border and now in an immigration court near you

Rushing migrants through federal criminal court proceedings, mass hearings, little or no time to consult an attorney: that doesn’t add up to due process. The stakes may seem low when a guilty plea to a misdemeanor of unauthorized border crossing … Continue reading

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