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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Danziger: The American Nightmare

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven […]

January 25, 2018

Danziger: What A Tosser

September 18, 2017
Danziger on deported Dreamer

Danziger: What Happens To A Dream Deported?

Danziger knows that ever since Donald Trump vowed not to deport the immigrant “dreamers” protected by Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival — as he did — they were inevitably doomed. Now one of them has alleged that he was deported last February, and is suing the Trump administration in federal court. And he judge who will hear his case? Gonzalo Curiel, calm and cool target of a racist verbal assault by Trump last year.

April 20, 2017
Dreamers, Immigration

Under New Immigration Guidelines, ‘Dreamers’ Are Safe — For Now

President Donald Trump’s administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as “dreamers,” but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released on Tuesday.

February 21, 2017
Dreamers, Trump, Immigration

White House Can End Protection For Dreamers While Shielding Trump

Senior Trump aides are holding fast to their goal of strengthening immigration enforcement, the president’s chief campaign promise. They have examined at least two options that would not directly involve Trump, according to two immigration policy advisers to the White House: a lawsuit brought by states, and new legal guidance that details who is a priority for deportation.

February 17, 2017
Private prisons, deportations

Obama Handed Trump’s Gang Of White Nationalists A Lethal Deportation Machine

During his presidency, Obama greatly expanded the U.S. deportation machine, overseeing a higher number of border patrols than any previous administration. That deportation machine is now being handed to Trump, whose administration is aggressively delivering on his fascist and white supremacist campaign pledges to slam the door on refugees and migrants.

February 8, 2017
DACA, Dreamers, Immigration

Stuck In Immigration Limbo, Dreamers Are Losing Patience

Former President Barack Obama used executive action to create the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which gave a reprieve from deportation to the Dreamers who qualify. But now the fear is that President Donald Trump will rescind that protection with his own order.

February 8, 2017
Immigration, Deported

8 Million People Could Be Deported Under Trump’s Immigration Order

Far from targeting only “bad hombres,” as Trump has said repeatedly, his new order allows immigration agents to detain nearly anyone they come in contact with who has crossed the border illegally. People could be booked into custody for using food stamps or if their child receives free school lunches.

February 5, 2017
Border Wall

Trump’s Border Wall Lunacy Won’t End Well

Immigrants and their families are deeply entrenched in America, which is why a wide range of interests pushed back when Trump let his orders fly. Mayors, police chiefs, legal scholars, refugee advocates, educators, and everyday citizens have all signaled their determination to resist his policies.

January 29, 2017
Trump voters

Bigotry And Xenophobia Now Have Free Rein

Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a triumph of racial resentment and fears about demographic change, a primal scream from whites who are anxious about an America that is becoming increasingly diverse. But for all the xenophobia that Trump encourages, his supporters will be disappointed to learn that white Americans are headed, inexorably, for minority status, based on legal immigration and birth rates.

January 28, 2017
Immigration, DACA, Dreamers

Whatever Trump Does, ‘Dreamers’ Could Be Deported Soon

Trump is not expected to immediately launch raids targeting the students, but fears among so-called Dreamers could grow as Trump executes plans to deport more than 2 million immigrants with any kind of criminal records. In the process he’s inevitably going to sweep up many DACA students who will be unlikely to be able to protect themselves.

January 22, 2017
Trump, Immigration, DACA

Exclusive: Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

January 3, 2017
Obama, Executive Orders, Trump

Will Trump Undo Obama’s Executive Actions In His First 100 Days?

For years, progressives have wrung their hands over President Obama’s reluctance to more aggressively use executive authority to overcome congressional gridlock. Nonetheless, Obama’s steps will likely soon be imperiled by the incoming Trump administration and radical right-wing Republicans in Congress.

December 26, 2016
DACA, Trump, Immigration

Cable News Completely Ignores The Economic Benefits Of DACA

Media Matters reviewed how evening news programs on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC covered DACA from August 31 — when Trump announced he would put an end to the program — to December 15. Of the 20 segments on DACA during that time period, its economic impact was mentioned only once.

December 20, 2016
Immigration, Trump

Immigration Movement Prepares For Bold Offensive Against Trump

Strikes, protests and trainings are part of some immigrants’ ambitious, bold offensive in the coming struggles for justice in the Trump era.

December 19, 2016
Dreamers, Immigration

Trump Has Broad Power To Implement Immigration Policies

The easiest immigration promise for Trump to fulfill is his vow to reverse Obama’s executive orders like DACA, which could be done with the stroke of a pen.

December 5, 2016
Obama, Trump

Will Trump Feed ‘Dreamers’ To The Wolves?

Trump will need to throw a tasty morsel to supporters, something to prove that he’s still their man. The easiest group to cast into that den will be the young people flourishing under Obama’s executive action on immigration.

November 13, 2016
Anti-Trump, Protesters, Trump Inauguration

Thousands Of Anti-Trump Protesters Take To The Streets

In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”

November 10, 2016
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) logo during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington, in this May 31, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

The DNC Will Feature Undocumented Immigrants As Assets To The Nation

While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.

July 25, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement after the Supreme Court left in place a lower court ruling blocking his plan to spare millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and give them work permits at the White House in Washington

Economic Uncertainty Fuels Anti-Immigrant Fervor

Maybe there is no antidote for the evolutionary proclivity to distrust those who don’t look or sound like us. But it is certainly true that those instincts would be less volatile if they were not continuously stoked and primed by pandering and opportunistic politicians, from the United States to Great Britain to Austria.

July 1, 2016
Dreamers, Immigration

Supreme Court Hears Immigration Case — And Starts With Tough Questions For Lawyers

A tie, which is now more possible, would let stand an appeals court ruling that blocks the expanded DACA and DAPA program from taking effect.

April 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Immigration Stance May Haunt Republicans Until Election Day

Hillary would “go even further” on immigration policy than Obama while Jeb Bush is deferential, willing to “lose the primary to win the general.”

May 6, 2015

Rollout Of Obama’s Immigration Plan Faces Enormous Challenges

Implementing President Obama’s new immigration programs is easier said than done.

February 11, 2015

Senate Turns To Immigration Amid Return Of Shutdown Rhetoric

The Senate battle over immigration is about to get ugly.

February 2, 2015