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To lead ICE, Biden picks Texas sheriff who criticized Trump’s immigration policies

Originally Published in The Washington Post Maria Sacchetti and Arelis R. Hernández - April 27, 2021 President Biden has nominated a critic of the Trump administration’s immigration policies to run U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, one of the federal government’s most polarizing agencies. The White House announced that Biden’s pick for ICE director is Harris ...

US to limit immigration arrests at courthouses under Biden

Originally Published in The Washington Post Ben Fox - April 27, 2021 WASHINGTON — Immigration arrests at courthouses will be more limited than they were under President Donald Trump in a change of policy announced Tuesday by the Biden administration. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents would no longer be authorized to carry out routine arrests ...

Opinion: Can two former presidents unravel the immigration knot?

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Hugh Hewitt - April 23, 2021 Comprehensive immigration reform — perhaps America’s most pressing domestic need — should not be as difficult as the parties’ two extremes make it out to be. The interests of ultra-crunchy progressives on the left and nativists on the right are both ...

Stephen Miller’s attack on Biden’s immigration policy

Originally Published in The Washington Post Salvador Rizzo - April 22, 2021 “Under normal administrations, whether it was the Obama administration, the Trump administration, the Bush administration, the Clinton administration, if a criminal alien was arrested by a local sheriff’s department, a police department, state troopers, state police, highway patrol, they were then flagged by ...

Biden to nominate Texas sheriff to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Originally Published in The New York Times Zolan Kanno-Youngs - April 27, 2021 President Biden will nominate Ed Gonzalez, a sheriff from Texas and critic of the Trump administration’s deportation policies, to lead Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the White House said on Tuesday. Mr. Gonzalez would take over an agency that has not had a ...

The real history of Anglo-Saxons undermines racists’ theories

Originally Published in The Washington Post Opinion by Jonathan Davis-Secord - April 23, 2021 When news leaked that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), among others, was planning an “America First” caucus, with its plan to return to “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” many observers understood that the term “Anglo-Saxon” revealed the group’s ideology as racist. Even House ...

Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of ‘Good’ And ‘Bad’ English

Originally Published in NPR Carolyn McCusker and Rhaina Cohen - April 25, 2021 Picture this: A group of nonnative English speakers is in a room. There are people from Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Nigeria and France. They're having a great time speaking to each other in English, and communication is smooth. And then an American ...

Biden has checked off campaign promises but been stymied at the border

Originally Published in Daily Mail Geoff Earle - April 27, 2021 President Joe Biden enters his 100th day in office Thursday having checked off a number of commitments to try to rein in the coronavirus and institute his 'build back better' economic plan – even while struggling to set forth his immigration agenda amid a ...

ICE Will No Longer Arrest Immigrants At Courthouses Unless There’s A Public Safety Threat

Originally Published in BuzzFeed News Hamed Aleaziz - April 27, 2021 The Department of Homeland Security exclusively revealed the new policy to BuzzFeed News on Tuesday. New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks at a press conference in 2019 after filing two lawsuits challenging immigration arrests in state courthouses. In 2019, a New York ...
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