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Monthly Archives: October 2018
The president, as Theodore Roosevelt famously said, has a “bully pulpit.” Roosevelt used the word in the old sense of “excellent,” with a bully pulpit meaning “a public office or position of authority that provides its occupant with an outstanding … Continue reading
Thousands of Hondurans have crossed the border into Mexico. At one point, Mexican police tear gassed people in the caravan. At other times, police let them through, apparently reluctant to tear gas mothers with children, pregnant women, and babies in … Continue reading
The migrant caravan that began in Honduras crossed into Mexico on Sunday, despite Mexican authorities’ efforts to stop them through slow processing of visitor permits and asylum claims. Some came across the bridge, while other swam or rafted across the … Continue reading
From Fox News to the Washington Post, news outlets echo Trumpian rhetoric about a huge increase in border crossings and a giant immigrant caravan heading north to the U.S. border. As usual, reality is far more complex than rhetoric.
By revoking Temporary Protected Status (TPS), the Trump administration will separate hundreds of thousands of parents from their children and grandchildren. U.S. government reports said their home countries are not safe for return, but the Department of Homeland Security ignored … Continue reading
Trump is “actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.” He says there is now a huge increase in undocumented entries. That’s not true. He says it is legal to hold children for unlimited … Continue reading
Yesterday, Trump’s new “public benefit” regulation was posted on the Federal Register, and the 60-day comment period began. PLEASE TAKE ACTION. You can comment as an individual. You can tell your friends and religious congregations about this travesty. You can … Continue reading