Monthly Archives: September 2019

Just the Basics on Immigration

Did you know that the vast majority of immigrants in the United States are here legally? That more than half of the immigrants living in the United States have already become U.S. citizens? Or that most unauthorized immigrants have lived … Continue reading

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Life and Death Medical Decisions: Immigrants and All of Us

Cancellation of deferred action for immigrants receiving treatment for serious medical conditions is only the latest manifestation of the Trump administration’s total lack of compassion and medical maltreatment of immigrants. They have also confiscated prescription meds carried by asylum seekers … Continue reading

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This Week’s Horror Stories

A judge threatening a frightened two-year-old. The U.S. government shutting the door on asylum seekers. Border officials separating a twelve-year-old survivor of Hurricane Dorian from her family.  The two-year-old Guatemalan boy was in immigration court with his mother, and he … Continue reading

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A Little Good News from California, a Lot of Bad News on the Border

Earlier this year the Trump administration ordered that anyone who passed through a “third country” on their way to ask for asylum in the United States was barred from applying for asylum here. That’s kind of a travesty of the … Continue reading

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September Lesson: International Students Not Welcome Here

Getting into Harvard is hard, but 17-year-old Ismail Ajjawi did it. As a native of Lebanon, he prepared for four years away from home in one of the most elite universities in the world, and boarded a plane for Boston … Continue reading

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We’re going to deport you. No, we’re not. Well … maybe. 

On August 7, the Trump administration sent notices to many immigrants with life-threatening health conditions that they had 33 days to leave the country. Before the notice, these immigrants had been given deferred departure, renewed year after year, because of … Continue reading

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