Tag: Immigration

Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It

Photo: Photo by Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night to well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After calling on the congresswomen to go back to their countries and […]

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Border Patrol Agents Are Sharing a Coin Joking About Migrant ‘Caravans’

On Friday, ProPublica reported that Border Patrol agents have been circulating coins that mock the expectation that they care for migrants rather than chase them down and police the border. Federal agencies have long dispersed official “challenge coins” to boost morale among employees, but at a time when the brutal conditions at Customs and Border […]

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Trump Ends Fight to Add Citizenship Question to Census — He’ll Just Comb Through Fed Records to Get That Info

Donald Trump discusses the citizenship question and the 2020 census while flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (left) and Attorney General William Barr, in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 11, 2019.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Forget the census, Donald Trump conceded Thursday. The administration will get the citizenship information it wants by scouring […]

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DHS Officials Say Massive Deportation Raids Will Start This Weekend; More than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants, Including Families, Targeted

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning raids to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in New York City.Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) Department of Homeland Security officials have told the New York Times that mass arrests of undocumented immigrants will hit at least 10 U.S. cities on Sunday. The Donald Trump-sanctioned […]

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Did the Mexican People Really Win?

On July 1, 2018, the night of the election of president Andres Manuel López Obrador, I joined several friends to make our way to Mexico City’s Zócalo—the central square of this sprawling metropolis—where López Obrador would give his acceptance speech. Triumphant AMLO supporters flooded the streets. Firecrackers and car horns punctuated the celebratory hubbub. Confetti […]

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America’s Once and Future Concentration Camp

The sidearm-clad Army MP peered through the back window of my car, and Bella the Dog, my 110-pound Anatolian shepherd/Saint Bernard hybrid, peered back at him from the rear seat. Bella had driven with me on this trip from Arkansas to Texas; on our way home, we were making a stop here, at Fort Sill […]

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‘This Is About the Preservation of Our Humanity’: Democrats Speak Out About Vile Conditions, Racist Rhetoric at Border Facilities

Photo: Christ Chavez (Getty Images) Democrats visiting three detention facilities in Texas on Monday had to raise their voices—despite having microphones—to be heard over the shouts and heckling of pro-Donald Trump, anti-immigrant groups. “Keep yelling. This is very appropriate. Vile rhetoric for vile actions. Hateful rhetoric for hateful behavior. Racist words and venom for racist […]

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Pelosi Bows to Conservatives on Border Funding

Nancy Pelosi began Thursday by promising to remember the children. By midafternoon, she forgot them—and called it a “battle cry.” While much of the media was focused on the first Democratic debate, the Speaker of the House was trying to figure out what to do with the multi-billion dollar border aid bill that had passed […]

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SCOTUS Blocks Census Citizenship Question, but Rules Political Gerrymandering Constitutional

Photo: J. Scott Applewhite (AP) On the last day of its term, the nation’s highest court churned out two major rulings: One concerning the U.S. Census, the other, the future of gerrymandering. Let’s start with gerrymandering—that is, when a political party shapes the boundaries of an electorate so it favors them—which the Supremes already ruled […]

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Melania Trump and the Hypocrisy of White American Motherhood

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Over the last few years, much of the conversation around Melania Trump has hinged on her foreignness—both in the literal sense, and in the ways she breaks from White House traditions: She’s a former lingerie model, the first first lady in more than two centuries to be born outside of […]

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Wayfair Is Profiting from Immigration Detention, So I’m Walking Out

Left Image: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images. Right Image: A temporary migrant detention facility in Clint, Texas. (PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) On Tuesday, employees of an e-commerce brand emerged as unlikely activists in the fight over the fate of migrant children at America’s southern border. Workers at Wayfair, mostly known for patio furniture and sofas, went public […]

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Meghan McCain Is Being Trounced For Arguing That Migrant Children Detention Camps Aren’t Torture

[embedded content] Share This Video Meghan McCain once again got into it with her fellow The View co-hosts on Tuesday, and the fallout has not been pretty. This time, the panel were discussing the horrifying situation along the U.S. border, of migrant children being kept in inhumane conditions and even several deaths reported. The subject […]

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White Mom’s Burden

Cindy McCain was buying sari cloth for her daughter from a “tiny wooden kiosk” in Kolkata, India, some years ago, she said, when she saw “little eyes” through the floorboards, peering up at her. The shopkeeper told her they belonged to members of his family, she recalled in an interview with a Phoenix radio program […]

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Watch: Rihanna Talks Immigration at the BET Awards

My America is single, without a president and currently trying to find itself, but there’s a man in the White House who is threatening the status of many that inhabit our “great” country. Tangerine Mussolini has made it his mission to attack the lives of immigrants in this country, presumably because he views them as […]

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Rihanna Comments On Trump’s Immigration Policy Amidst News Of ICE Raids

Getty Image Rihanna continues to make a name for herself as a musician, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. And she also continues to use her platform to voice her opinions on social issues. The “Love On The Brain” singer added to her resume in that regard by publicly throwing shade at Donald Trump over his […]

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I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

Isabella Brazier-Jones and Olivia Cura. Photo via Brazier-Jones. VICE U.K. originally published this article. Isabella “Issy” Brazier-Jones and Olivia Cura had always wanted to travel the US together. When their acting careers hadn’t gone as well as planned after drama school, they booked the trip hoping to spend a few months enjoying what the country […]

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Trump’s Kick-Off Rally Showcases What the President Does Best

Donald Trump has re-launched a presidential campaign that never really ever landed. (Remember, the president filed to run for re-election the same day he was inaugurated.) Speaking for 80 minutes at an Orlando, Florida rally Tuesday, Trump again replayed 2016’s greatest hits. He ranted about Hillary Clinton’s emails: “Can you imagine if I got a subpoena for […]

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