Monthly Archives: September 2018

47 Days and Still Counting for Almost 500 Children

As children wait in the United States, lawyers and human rights workers trek across the countryside and up and down the mountains of Central America, looking for the parents who have been deported. The ACLU’s Lee Gelernt explains: “To find … Continue reading

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Stories of Stupid: ICE Ghostbusters, Bank of America, DOJ Denialism

Despite a total lack of evidence, the Trump/Sessions regime continues to insist that voter fraud is rampant and that non-citizens vote by the millions. Their latest target is North Carolina, where courts have repeatedly confirmed Republican election violations through gerrymandering. … Continue reading

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ICYMI: Rural Immigrants, Border Security, and Polls

In the flood of news from Washington, important stories sometimes get overlooked. Here are three: immigration in rural America, security on the southern border, and deciphering polling questions.

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Jailing More Children, Breaking More Rules

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have proposed new rules for the treatment of children in immigration detention. Their proposal would end the Flores Settlement that has protected children since 1997. “The proposed regulations … Continue reading

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The Children: Still Waiting, Still in Danger

First, the children who were ripped from their parents at the border earlier this year. Only 14 were reunited last week, leaving 497 still in government custody, including 22 children under the age of 5. Hundreds of parents were deported … Continue reading

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Targeting the Workers: Labor Day Report

Start with Load Trail, the North Texas company raided by ICE last week. The company was founded by Mexican immigrants who got permanent residence as investors. Load Trail employs about 700 workers, and is a mainstay of the community, making … Continue reading

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