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Monthly Archives: February 2019
Asylum seekers fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador have left violence and governments that either refuse to protect them or actively persecute them. At the border, they encounter U.S. government officials: who either refuse to protect them or … Continue reading
A bi-partisan group of former national security officials who served under Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama has issued a statement saying there is no factual basis for Trump’s national emergency declaration. According to … Continue reading
Start the week with a change of pace: an immigration quiz instead of the latest horror stories. Answers (and links to more info) below.
Thursday, February 21, saw the launch of Freedom to Drive Minnesota, a campaign for driver’s licenses for all Minnesotans, regardless of immigration status. On Friday, February 22, a rally at the state capitol will focus on the plight of Liberians … Continue reading
Every single immigrant and refugee has a story, and those stories too often get lost in today’s Orwellian immigration discourse. The official slogans of the government of Oceania in Orwell’s 1984 are inscribed on monuments and broadcast through state television … Continue reading
The Border Patrol claims jurisdiction over all U.S. territory within 100 miles of any land or water border. That includes much of Minnesota, all of Florida, most of New York State, much of California, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles—in all, the … Continue reading