Monthly Archives: January 2019

Gutting DACA While Pretending to Save It

The “compromise” proposal to end the shutdown announced by Trump on January 19 was unveiled by Mitch McConnell on Monday night, January 21—and it’s even worse than predicted. The conservative Cato Institute said it doesn’t extend DACA, but sets up … Continue reading

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‘For I Was Thirsty, And You Gave Me to Drink’—Now You Go to Jail

The Gospel has no standing in Arizona, where four volunteers have been convicted of crimes for placing food and water in the desert for migrants crossing the border. Now they awaiting sentencing, facing up to six months in prison. “This … Continue reading

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President’s “Offer”— Nothing At All

Trump says that he will “compromise” with Democrats and give DACA students and more than 300,000 immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) a three-year extension of temporary status in exchange for $5.7 billion for his boondoggle wall. This “compromise” would … Continue reading

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Message to Soldiers: No Thanks for Your Service

A decorated Marine veteran was almost deported, despite being a U.S. citizen, born and raised here. Any new recruits with “foreign ties,” even U.S. citizens married to non-citizens, will be targeted for investigation and vetting by the military’s planned Foreign … Continue reading

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Government Still Jailing Children—”An Army of Solidarity” Still Working for Change

After an eruption of national outrage over the Trump administration’s separatoin of thousands of children from their parents at the border, a federal court ordered those children reunited with their families. A new government report reveals that thousands of children … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Farmers, and Gatekeepers at the Border

The Pentagon announced January 14 that U.S. troops will likely be staying at the border through September, “giving rides to Border Patrol agents and conducting more trainings.” Border residents continued to reject the wall and insist that they want to … Continue reading

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Nelson, Karla, Emily, Amogh: Immigrant stories

Immigration looms large on the political scene, as Washington rhetoric screams about THEM and THE ISSUES. Today’s blog post focuses small, on several individual stories, to remember that this debate is about people’s lives—and deaths. Nelson Espinal. Karla Rivera. Emily … Continue reading

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