America’s Exclusionary Past and Present and the Judgment of History
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America’s Exclusionary Past and Present and the Judgment of History

The new regulation is part of a comprehensive effort by the Trump Administration to restrict immigration, which includes steps to reduce refugee admissions, bar entry from certain Muslim-majority countries, deter asylum seekers, and apply greater scrutiny to all immigrant visa applications. Trump’s diatribes have offered an unmistakably racist backdrop to these measures. He has railed against immigrants from “shithole countries,” characterized the influx of Latinos into the United States as an “invasion,” and suggested that four congresswomen of color should “go back” to the countries “from which they came.” Continue reading

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Trump is stripping immigrant children of protections, critics say. Supporters say he’s closing loopholes

The changes to asylum for unaccompanied children come as the federal government struggles with the arrival of thousands of Central Americans at the southern border. With more than 760,000 people apprehended by Border Patrol as of July — already a 92% increase over last year with two months left in fiscal 2019 — immigration authorities say they’re overwhelmed by the surge. Monthly totals have decreased significantly since May, which DHS credits to stepped-up enforcement by the governments of Mexico and Guatemala. Continue reading

They’re US citizens and shouldn’t fear deportation. But they’re carrying their passports anyway Catherine Shoichet-Profile-Image
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They’re US citizens and shouldn’t fear deportation. But they’re carrying their passports anyway Catherine Shoichet-Profile-Image

Alejandra Duran was devastated the day she decided it was time to get US passportcards for her children.It wasn’t because they were planning to take a trip abroad.Instead, the 42-year-old legal assistant in Tucson, Arizona, says she felt her children needed passports to protect themselves while going about their daily lives in the United States. Continue reading