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Border Wall

Trump, Nielsen, And The Border Wall Fraud

In last Tuesday’s testimony by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, all the attention was on whether she had heard Donald Trump use a derogatory scatological phrase at a meeting with senators. Overlooked in the coverage was new evidence that when it comes to his favorite proposal, Trump is full of something. In reference to a […]

January 19, 2018
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Humiliated Trump Says Immigration Deal ‘Probably Dead’

Global condemnation of the remark as racist has put the president on the defensive amid bipartisan attempts to negotiate a budget deal that would avert a looming government shutdown and remove the threat of deportation of the so-called “dreamers.”

January 15, 2018
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Trump Complains About Allowing Immigrants From ‘Shithole’ Countries

“What do we want Haitians here for?” the president asked, according to the people briefed. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole countries?” The president added, “We should have people from places like Norway.”

January 12, 2018

For At Least One News Cycle, Trump Talks Sense On Immigration

Notably, he used the word “comprehensive” in talking about reform, a poisonous term for many opposed to legalizing the presence of millions here without papers. Proposed comprehensive reforms would also strengthen enforcement of immigration laws to curb future flows of undocumented workers.

January 12, 2018
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Danziger: John 4:20

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 11, 2018
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GOP Negotiators Say Trump Aide Stephen Miller Is Standing In Way Of Immigration Deal

They blame him for insisting the administration gets approval for an unrealistic number of immigration policies in exchange for protections for young people brought into the country illegally as children. They loathe his intensity when delivering his hard-line views. And they accuse him of coordinating with outside advocacy groups that oppose their efforts.

January 11, 2018

Trashed: Inside The Deadly World Of Private Garbage Collection

Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side sped through a red light on an empty street in the Bronx. The two workers aboard were running late. Before long, they would start getting calls from their boss.

January 7, 2018

Trump Expects Latinos To ‘Fall In Love’ With Him

While Donald Trump spent Tuesday morning posting delusional and self-serving tweets, reality continues to intrude on his failed presidency. Facing the prospect of a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterms, Trump has now taken to insisting that Hispanic voters will “fall in love” with him, and with Republicans who support Trump’s bigoted rhetoric and policies…

January 3, 2018

Who Would Pay $26,000 To Work In A Chicken Plant?

Yeom, now 46, had landed in South Carolina in 2015 after researching how to immigrate to the United States. At the time, he was living in Daejeon, a technology center about 90 miles south of Seoul and worried about the future of his two young daughters in Korea’s high-pressure education system, where many children spend additional hours each day in private “cram schools.”

January 2, 2018

Trump Justice Department Pushes For Citizenship Question On Census, Alarming Experts

The Justice Department is pushing for a question on citizenship to be added to the 2020 census, a move that observers say could depress participation by immigrants who fear that the government could use the information against them.

December 31, 2017
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How Top GOP Donor And Local Official Made Millions On Border Fence

They faced determined resistance. Political leaders denounced the border fence as wasteful and ineffective. Landowners refused to sell their property for its construction. Environmentalists argued it would slice up habitat for endangered species in one of the most biodiverse regions in the country.

December 30, 2017

Watch Dutch Journalist Own Trump’s Lying Ambassador

During an interview with Dutch reporter Wouter Zwart, Hoekstra was asked about past statements he’d made in 2015 about Muslims in the Netherlands setting fire to politicians and creating “no-go zones” within cities where Dutch police are too frightened to enter.

December 23, 2017
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (L) and his son Eric Trumo (R) through the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Revives Plan To Separate Immigrant Children From Parents, Reviving Tactic Used By Nazi Germany

The Trump administration is contemplating resurrecting one of the most heinous practices of the 20th century under the guise of stopping illegal immigration from Central America, according to the Washington Post.

December 23, 2017
Border Wall

The Taking: How Construction Of The First Border Wall Abused Texans

The land agents started working the border between Texas and Mexico in the spring of 2007. Sometimes they were representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers. Other times they were officers from the U.S. Border Patrol, uniformed in green, guns tucked into side holsters.

December 16, 2017
Border Wall

The Fraudulent Case For The Border Wall

One night last month, a Border Patrol officer in southwest Texas was killed and his partner seriously hurt while on patrol near the Mexican border. What quickly emerged was a gruesome tale. The officers were “ambushed by a group of illegal aliens” who smashed their heads with rocks, according to the head of the union representing Border Patrol agents.

December 8, 2017
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Fascist Trolls And White Nationalists Defend Trump’s Anti-Muslim Video Retweets

On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right, ultranationalist Britain First political organization who has previously been “found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.”

November 30, 2017
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US Will Track Visa Holders Via Social Media

The Department of Immigration & Customs Enforcement is taking new steps in its plans for monitoring the social media accounts of applicants and holders of U.S. visas. At a tech industry conference last Thursday in Arlington, Virginia, ICE officials explained to software providers what they are seeking: algorithms that would assess potential threats…

November 23, 2017
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6 Cruel Cases Of Immigration Persecution

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents have been on a rampage since Donald Trump took office 10 months ago, employing their usual methods of trickery to target undocumented immigrants across the country. Though ICE has claimed that under the new administration, the agency would focus on…

November 4, 2017

Trump’s Weak Response To The Overdose Epidemic

You’d think it would be impossible to kill 100 people a day, every day, without inducing widespread shock and deafening demands for action. But that’s what opioids have been doing for the past decade, and Americans have given it only passing attention. This year, the toll is expected to rise to 175 a day — 64,000 in all.

October 29, 2017
Visas

Immigration Agents Target Kid In Hospital

Maria Rosa Hernandez, brought illegally into the United States at three months of age by her mother, was taken to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, by her cousin. En route to the hospital, they were stopped at a Customs and Border Patrol checkpoint. Immigration agents then proceeded to follow the two to the hospital and remained there throughout the night.

October 26, 2017
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Hilton Won’t Host Upcoming Racist ‘Conference’

VDare runs a racist website that’s been heavily criticized by civil rights groups for pushing white nationalism. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the white nationalist site “regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.”

October 21, 2017
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Fox’s Tucker Carlson Is Mad About An Undocumented Teen Paying For Her Own Abortion

Fox News host Tucker Carlson and guest Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America (SFLA), on Wednesday repeated the right-wing myth of so-called “taxpayer-funded abortion,” alleging that a recent judicial ruling requires taxpayers to pay for abortions for undocumented immigrants.

October 20, 2017

It’s A Fact: Supreme Court Errors Aren’t Hard To Find

In 2007, a group of California Institute of Technology scientists working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory filed suit against the venerated space agency. Many of the scientists had worked on NASA missions and research for years as outside employees.

October 18, 2017
Kamala Harris

Coulter: If DACA Champion Kamala Harris Runs, She’ll Win 2020 Nomination

Wondering who will emerge to challenge Trump in 2020? Many California Democrats expect Kamala Harris to run, with former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa predicting that before long the freshman senator will be “knocking on doors in Iowa.” That scenario recalls the meteoric rise of a certain freshman senator from Illinois — and one prominent […]

October 15, 2017
Obstruction

Donald Trump’s Popularity In Rural Areas Is Declining

A September survey of 15,000 adults living in non-metro areas found that 47 percent disapproved of Trump while the same percentage approved of the president. In the month following his inauguration, 55 percent of the same group approved of the president, while only 37 percent disapproved.

October 10, 2017