Monthly Archives: October 2018

Threats versus Promises

As the clock ticks down to the midterm elections, the tempo of anti-immigrant threats and bombast speeds up. Trump says he will end asylum applications, in violation of U.S. and international law, and also end birthright citizenship, in violation of … Continue reading

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The Real Threat to National Security

Immigration news gets harder to write every day. The real news is painful: families fleeing violence, walking thousands of miles, hoping for safety in the United States, almost certain to be turned away. That’s not even the headline story. The … Continue reading

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Who’s Minding the Children?

Before the next round of escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric launches on Tuesday, take a moment to remember the children. This spring, the Department of Homeland Security separated thousands of children from their parents. They didn’t keep track of who the children … Continue reading

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Cultivating a Culture of Hate and Fear

Make no mistake: Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is part of stirring up violence across the country. The white man who massacred people in the Tree of Life synagogue on Saturday was inspired by a hatred of Jews and immigrants. His social media … Continue reading

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Immigrants Still Building America

Contrast these two quotations from today’s news: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: “We do not have any intention right now to shoot at people.” U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III: “Since the beginning, immigration has been an affirmation of our success, … Continue reading

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Living in Fear in the United States

What’s it like to live as an immigrant inside the United States? For too many people, that means living in fear. Undocumented immigrants fear deportation. Many legal permanent residents fear increasing attempts to revoke their status for even old and … Continue reading

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From Bombast to Actual Bombs

With half a dozen pipe bombs arriving at the homes or offices of individuals denounced by Trump, with “Trump’s efforts to stoke fears about foreigners and crime ahead of the Nov. 6 vote,” and with a right-wing mob attacking Nancy … Continue reading

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