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Trump showed no regret over family separations during the presidential debate

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - October 22, 2020 Separating families was one of Trump’s cruelest immigration policies. During Thursday night’s presidential debate, President Donald Trump was asked to answer for the 545 migrant children who may never see their parents again after his administration separated them from their families at the US-Mexico border. ...

Trump’s claim that only immigrants with “the lowest IQ” follow the law was unconscionable

Originally Published in Vox Aaron Rupar - October 22, 2020 The mask slips. Though he lied a lot, President Donald Trump generally came across better during Thursday’s second and final presidential debate with Joe Biden than he did during the first, when his constant interruptions and unhinged behavior rendered it unwatchable (and ultimately hurt him ...

Kristen Welker Asked Donald Trump About Immigration—and His Answer Was Both Disgusting and False

Originally Published in Mother Jones Noah Lanard - October 22, 2020 The president still has no defense for the shame of family separation. During Thursday night’s debate, President Donald Trump repeated one of his most disgusting lies: The Obama administration, he claimed, created family separation, and his administration ended it. “They did it,” Trump said. ...

Trump Says Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents Are ‘So Well Taken Care of’

Originally Published in the Daily Beast Blake Montgomery - October 22, 2020 He claimed that only immigrants with “the lowest IQ” appear for their asylum court hearings. President Donald Trump said migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border were “so well taken care of” during the Thursday night presidential debate against former ...

Trump campaign spokesperson says parents of separated children don’t want them back

Originally Published in Politico Nick Niedzwadiek - October 23, 2020 Multiple media outlets reported this week that the federal government remains unable to find the parents of more than 500 children. A child is reunited with her family after crossing the border. | Eric Gay/AP Photo The Trump campaign’s communications director asserted on Friday that ...

Court blocks Trump from getting undocumented immigrants’ census data for his reapportionment plan.

Originally Published in The New York Times Michael Wines - October 23, 2020 A Census worker last month in New York. Since 1790, legislative representation in the United States has been determined by applying the same formula to census data. The president has a new plan.Credit...Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters A three-judge federal panel in California on Thursday ...

Biden slams Trump over migrant family separations at the border.

Originally Published in The New York Times Sydney Ember and Zolan Kanno-Youngs - October 23, 2020 Joseph R. Biden Jr. and President Trump sparred over family separations at the southern border, after an explosive report this week revealed the United States cannot locate the parents of more than 500 migrant children. Asked repeatedly if he ...

The Complexity in ‘Where Are You From?’

Originally Published in The New York Times Vanessa Hua - October 23, 2020 I lived at the same address throughout my American childhood, but neither of my Chinese-born parents could say exactly where they were from. Credit...Lucy Jones When I asked my father where he was born, I never got a straight answer. Wuhan, he’d ...

‘Kids in cages’: It’s true that Obama built the cages at the border. But Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy had no precedent.

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nick Miroff - October 23, 2020 The phrase “kids in cages” has become a catchall for the Trump administration’s approach to immigration enforcement in recent years, to the president’s evident frustration. As he pointed out during Thursday night’s presidential debate, he didn’t build the “cages” — the Obama administration ...
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