Monthly Archives: March 2019

Good News, Bad News for Friday

Good news! Trump extended Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for one more year, giving breathing space to Liberians who faced becoming deportable at midnight on Sunday because of his previous order. Why did he back down? Minnesota Attorney General Keith … Continue reading

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Property Rights, Military Preparedness, Religious Freedom Under Attack (Along with Immigrants)

Trump’s national emergency declaration targets immigrants first, but collateral targets include Texans, Marines, and anybody else in range of his scattershot, scatterbrained attacks. On March 26, the House of Representatives failed to override Trump’s veto. That leaves his unilateral declaration of … Continue reading

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Deporting Our Liberian Nurses and Neighbors

Vestonia Viddy is afraid. She should be. The President of the United States wants to break up her family and send her back to the country she left at the age of eight, away from the home she has made … Continue reading

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Do Not Pass Go. Do Not Get Protection. Remain in Mexico.

The ironically titled Migrant Protection Protocols, which actually strip most protection from asylum seekers, say that they must “Remain in Mexico” while their cases are pending in the United States. After the first few weeks of utter confusion and failure … Continue reading

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Three Stories: What is a happy ending?

If a young woman is released from ICE custody, does that make a happy ending—even if she is released after a month and a half in prison? Even if she still faces the threat of deportation? That’s the ongoing saga … Continue reading

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Policy Failure at the Border

Today’s big news: another wave of mass releases, “the third time since October 2018 that her presence at the border was preceded by a release of migrants in a border community.” The Border Patrol is releasing hundreds of families in … Continue reading

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Immigration by the Numbers

Want to know how many immigrants are in the United States? How many of them are eligible to be naturalized? How many are already U.S. citizens? Where they come from? How long they have to wait for a visa? For … Continue reading

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