Daily Archives: August 31, 2018

Trump stripping Mexican Americans of their passports on flimsy evidence is unconscionable, even for him

And not just immigrants are affected by these zero-tolerance policies. This year the Los Angeles Times reported that some 1,500 American citizens had been detained for deportation in error, often because investigators me ...

How the Trump administration is turning judges into ‘prosecutors in a judge’s robe’

Their union has filed a labor grievance against its boss, the Justice Department, over a judge removed from his cases after he questioned whether the government’s “come to court” notices were actually correct and reachin ...

New documents: White House persuaded DHS to cut short Nicaraguans’ humanitarian protection

At 3:23 pm on November 6, 2017, Elaine Duke — then the acting homeland security secretary — sent an email to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. She was hours away from a midnight deadline on extending or ending Tempo ...

DHS Hired a Policy Analyst With a Long History of Radical Anti-Immigrant Writings

In June 2013, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill that would soon pass the Senate with 68 votes. The CBO, Congress’ official scorekeeper, found  ...

Picture Books Tell Children the Harsh Stories of Migrants and Refugees

Whether they are nostalgic reveries of those who came long ago to this nation of immigrants, or the brutal nightmares of worldwide millions fleeing war, violence and persecution today, memories of migration matter. Telli ...

El Salvador: 3 Kids Separated in US Were Abused at Shelters

Liduvina Magarin, deputy foreign relations minister for Salvadorans overseas, said authorities had received reports of the abuse of the children ages 12 to 17 by workers at unnamed shelters. ...

The Continuing Tragedy of the Separated Children

“I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated,” President Trump said on June 20, when he signed an executive order halting his administration’s depraved practice of separating migrant children from ...

Trump’s Immigration Proposals Could Cost Social Security Up to $2.4 Trillion

The bad news is that this net cash outflow and projected depletion of the program's asset reserves shows the unsustainability of the current payout schedule. If Congress fails to deliver a solution to the estimated $13.2 ...

Nearly 500 Children Separated At Border From Parents Are Still In Government Shelters

Five weeks after the U.S. government failed to meet a federal judge’s deadline to reunite all children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy, nearly 5 ...

The undocumented workers who built Silicon Valley

If any industry should be automated, it would be the high-tech world of electronics. In 1984 the iconic Apple even touted its “Highly Automated Macintosh Manufacturing Facility,” bragging that “A Machine Builds Machines. ...

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