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Trump Needs Eighth Grade Civics Class

Now Trump claims he is going to sign an immigration bill by executive order. Somebody needs to explain to him the difference between legislation—bills—that are passed by Congress and executive orders, that are issued by the president. Here’s what he … Continue reading

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Cruel and Inhuman: ICE Detention Centers Put Everyone at Risk

In Arizona, two former correctional officers at the Eloy immigration detention center detailed serious COVID-19 risks to detained immigrants, to employees, and to employee families and communities. Among the problems cited: “Correctional officers told to ration masks and gloves. “Correctional officers given … Continue reading

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Cutting Off Your Nose

The Trump administration decreed on July 6 that international students have to leave the country if their universities opt for online-only classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The anti-immigrant cruelty of this order is surpassed only by its utter stupidity.

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Slamming the Door on Refugees—Again

On June 6, 1939, the United States refused to allow entrance to 937 refugees from Nazi Germany who arrived on the M.S. St. Louis. Today, the Trump administration refuses to allow entrance to any refugees. Its latest: a regulation denying … Continue reading

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What You Can Do About Immigration and Refugees

I recently got an email from someone who had heard me give a presentation on immigration myths and realities. They wanted to know what they could do. Maybe someone reading this also wants to know what they can do about … Continue reading

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CELEBRATE! Supreme Court Says Yes to DACA

ln a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today dealt a major blow to the Trump administration, reversing the administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, which leads off … Continue reading

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Suspending the Law to Build a Wall

The Trump administration has unilaterally suspended more than two dozen laws in border areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California to allow border wall construction to proceed without any legal limitation. These laws  include: The National Environmental Policy Act … Continue reading

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Immigration Policy as Child Abuse

The stories break your heart. Two Honduran sisters, eight and eleven years old, were scheduled for deportation back to Honduras, where they have no family to care for them. Eight years old and eleven years old. Think about that.

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People Helping People: Relief for Immigrants

Solidarity efforts across the country help immigrants barred from official government relief programs. Federal programs bar undocumented immigrants (and their U.S. citizen spouses and children) from COVID-19 relief benefits, even though these immigrants pay taxes. Some have lived, worked, and paid … Continue reading

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ICE Detention Death Sentences

Federal courts have ordered ICE to provide minimal safety precautions to immigrants in detention. Soap. Water. Toilet paper. Reducing overcrowding to allow minimal social distancing. Detained immigrants still report lack of soap and sanitation supplies and dangerous overcrowding. Now two … Continue reading

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