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Here’s how DACA changed the lives of young immigrants, according to research
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Here’s how DACA changed the lives of young immigrants, according to research

Congress this week failed to come up with a solution to protect undocumented people who have been shielded from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The program is now set to end on March 5, six months after US Attorney Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration planned to phase out DACA, which has protected as many as 800,000 undocumented people. Continue reading

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Trump’s immigration policy in brief: Total racist shutdown

In December 2016, I profiled a group called the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) that I believed would become a big driver of Donald Trump’s immigration policies. There were extensive links between Trump’s transition team and FAIR, which promotes a nearly-overt white nationalist view on immigration. (FAIR would protest at that term, no doubt.) Continue reading

Actually, Owning an Immigrant Is Bad
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Actually, Owning an Immigrant Is Bad

On Tuesday, writing in Politico magazine, Eric Posner, a University of Chicago law professor, and Glen Weyl, a researcher at Microsoft, reimagined the U.S. immigration system. Instead of corporations and families sponsoring immigrant visas like in today’s system, they proposed that individual citizens could sponsor migrant workers who would work for them and be paid below-market wages in return for the sponsorship Continue reading

Trump to Dreamers: Get Out
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Trump to Dreamers: Get Out

What can Democrats do? They are the minority party, and they can’t force Trump to change his policy, as I’ve argued before — frustrating as that may be. They also shouldn’t give into his demands for radical immigration changes and encourage more political hostage-taking. (Greisa Martinez Rosas, a prominent advocate for Dreamers, makes the same point in Sargent’s piece.) Continue reading