Monthly Archives: May 2019

Tariffs and Trauma

CORRECTION 6 p.m*.: On May 30, Trump announced punitive tariffs on Mexico, beginning at 5 percent on June 10 and mounting to 25 percent by October. He announced the tariffs on the same day that his administration sent a new … Continue reading

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Immigrants Face Summer Heat, Heartless Policies

In years past, super-heated summer brought slow-downs in migration at the southern border. Even if fewer migrants approach the border, this summer’s heat will threaten those stranded in Mexico by new U.S. asylum rules as well as those trying to … Continue reading

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Courts Uphold Constitution Against Administration Immigration Moves

Once again, a federal district court said no to Trump’s immigration policy last week. This ruling focused on his administration’s efforts to get money to build the southern border wall despite Congressional refusal to appropriate the amount asked for. The … Continue reading

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Helpers, Whistleblowers, and End-of-Week News

CORRECTED 05/24/19 8:20 a.m.** With an increasing (and welcome) focus on impeachment, the mainstream media missed some big immigration  news: on Wednesday night, the House Judiciary Committee passed the American Dream and Promise Act, which would give protection and a … Continue reading

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Cruel and Usual Anti-Immigrant Policies Also Ineffective

Confined to her small cell for 23 hours a day and deprived of all human contact, Dulce Rivera grew more and more desperate and depressed. After four weeks, she hung herself, but was cut down while still alive. After a … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Driver’s Licenses in Legislature, Kidnapping on the Border, Double-Talk in DC

Lots of news over the weekend—like the U.S. citizens migrating to Mexico and the release of names of more than 1,700 additional children separated from their parents and the need for more immigrant workers at high and low skill levels, … Continue reading

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Game of Lies in the Rose Garden

Trump’s Rose Garden speech incorporated many familiar lies and half-truths while pumping for a “plan” with zero percent chance of becoming law. The speech read more like a series of tweets than an outline for legislation, including such gems as, … Continue reading

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