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Mississippi ICE raids are a call to action for the civil rights generation

Civil rights and immigration have always been connected. Until we begin to see that connection clearly, we will see more raids, more families separated and more detention centers.America did not turn away when civil rights protesters where jailed and beaten. Americans, particularly the civil rights generation, must not turn its back on the visible yet invisible Latino immigrants in our midst. Continue reading

It’s Not About ‘Illegal Immigration,’ It’s About Keeping Certain People Out
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It’s Not About ‘Illegal Immigration,’ It’s About Keeping Certain People Out

But in all things, The Trump Era turns the subtext to text. From the jump, the Trump administration proposed cutting the number of legalimmigrants the country will accept in half. Trump has unleashed ICE, with the immediate consequence that deportations of noncriminal immigrants-undocumented people who have not been convicted of a crime, and plenty of whom haven’t been charged-skyrocketed in 2017 to double the previous year. Continue reading

Fear-mongering hides the obvious truth: America thrives as a nation because of immigration
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Fear-mongering hides the obvious truth: America thrives as a nation because of immigration

One man in San Francisco stands accused of posing as a Lyft driver to rape female ride-hailers, and another man in Whittier has been charged with taking a chainsaw to his wife, who somehow managed to survive the horrific attack. The alleged rapist is from Peru; the alleged chainsaw-wielder is from Mexico, and had been deported back there 11 times since 2005, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials told reporters. Continue reading

Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests
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Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests

Now a federal lawsuit seeking to block the question has cast doubt on the department’s explanation and the veracity of the man who offered it, Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. And it has given the plaintiffs in the suit — attorneys general for 17 states, the District of Columbia and a host of cities and counties — broad leeway to search for evidence that the critics are correct. Continue reading