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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
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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
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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
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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
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‘Dreamers’ Deal May Hinge On Separating Trump From Hard-Liners On His Staff

Lawmakers who favor a deal to protect some 700,000 young immigrants facing possible deportation because of the end of the Obama administration’s DACA program are seeking to drive a wedge between President Donald Trump and hard-liners on his staff, launching appeals directly to a president who they see as potentially sympathetic to people brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

October 10, 2017

White House Confirms Stephen Miller Was A Right-Wing Creep Back In High School Too

You remember Stephen Miller, don’t you? He’s the smug, dead-eyed presidential adviser the White House trots out when it needs someone to deliver its transparently dishonest talking points about immigration. Miller’s track record as a racist xenophobe reportedly stretches back to his high school days.

October 10, 2017

Stop Saying Columbus ‘Discovered’ The Americas—It Erases Indigenous History

Just over a hundred years ago in Peru, a tall history professor from Yale University left his camp in a valley northwest of Cusco, and walked through cloud forest to a mountain ridge more than 7,500 feet above sea level. There, high above the roaring Urubamba river, he found an ancient stone citadel; sculpted terraces of temples and tombs, granite buildings and polished walls that were covered in centuries of vines and vegetation.

October 9, 2017
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Trump Plots Potemkin Wall

In January 2018, contractors working for the Department of Homeland Security will begin to fulfill what Donald Trump has promised: building “a big, beautiful wall” that will separate the United States of America from Los Estados Unidos de Mexico.

October 2, 2017
Trump refugee policies

Trump Wants To Limit Refugees To Lowest Level In 30 Years

Donald Trump wants to cap the number of refugees allowed in the United States at 45,000, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson briefed Congress on Wednesday. That is even fewer than the 50,000 many administration officials expected and less than half of the 110,000 that President Obama recommended for 2017.

September 30, 2017
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Why Do Border Deaths Persist When The Number Of Border Crossings Is Falling?

In July, a sweltering tractor trailer ride in Texas became the latest harrowing example of the perils of crossing the U.S. border illegally. From the hospital, one survivor told authorities that he had paid smugglers to get him across the Rio Grande and then cram him on a northbound truck with what he guessed were nearly 100 people. The survivor managed to keep breathing in the pitch black trailer without food or water.

September 22, 2017
Steve Bannon, head of the news website Breitbart News, was named to the new position of campaign chief executive officer. Bannon, a conservative flamethrower was referred to by ousted Corey Lewandowski as "a street fighter" like himself. The campaign statement announcing the changes touted a Bloomberg Politics article that branded Bannon "the most dangerous political operative in America." REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Breitbart Logic: To Support The Trump Agenda, You Have To Oppose Trump

President Trump’s mental incoherence has a clinical character and Dr. Stephen Bannon has just the cure: “Pay no attention to the orange-haired man tweeting at you; at least not when Breitbart News tells you not to.” The sartorially challenged Goldman Sachs veteran, now running Breitbart after a failed attempt to run the U.S. government, is responding to the new political reality diagnosed by Bill Maher: Trump isn’t bipartisan; he’s bipolar.

September 22, 2017
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Xenophobic Trump Aide Kills Report On Budget Benefits From Refugees

The Trump administration is suppressing an internal executive branch report that found refugees admitted into the U.S. add billions to federal revenues, a conclusion that runs counter to White House chief policy adviser Stephen Miller’s anti-refugee narrative.

September 20, 2017

Latino Officials Arrested In Dream Act Protest Outside Trump Tower

While Donald Trump was threatening to destroy North Korea in his first major speech to the United Nations, Reps. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) along with New York City council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito were being arrested outside Trump Tower, according to a statement from immigrant advocacy organization Make the Road New York.

September 20, 2017

California Lawmakers Approve Landmark ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill To Expand Protections For Immigrants

The legislation by Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon, the most far-reaching of its kind in the country, would limit state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities, and prevent officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations.

September 18, 2017

The Trump Administration Plans To End A Refugee Program For Children

The Trump administration plans to stop accepting refugee applications from children with U.S.-based parents from three violence-riddled Central American countries — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — according to the summary of a presentation the State Department made recently to refugee organizations.

September 15, 2017
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Trump Pushes Deal On DACA As Many Supporters Erupt In Anger

President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his negotiations with Democratic leaders on immigration, as many of his most prominent supporters denounced the idea of a deal to legalize the status of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who are in this county illegally.

September 15, 2017
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Motel 6 Chains Are Allegedly ‘Selling’ Undocumented Immigrants To ICE For $200 A Pop

Multiple Motel 6 chains in heavily Latino neighborhoods around Phoenix have been tipping off ICE agents when guests check in at their locations without citizenship documents. The Phoenix New Times reports that “between February and August, ICE agents made at least 20 arrests at Motel 6s, showing up roughly every two weeks.” They suspect the number might even be higher than the official court records.

September 15, 2017

Kansas Bank Has Entire Arab-American Family Arrested After Father Tries To Deposit Check From Home Sale

Kansas City resident Sattar Ali, an Iraqi-American doctoral student, was arrested along with his family after Ali attempted to deposit a large check from the sale of their home. According to Wichita State’s student newspaper, the Sunflower, Ali, who moved to the United States in 1993, took a check for $151,000 from the sale of his family’s old house in Michigan to Wichita’s Emprise Bank. As he told local news station KAKE, he brought verification documents along with him, but a few minutes after he presented tellers with the check, he was in handcuffs.

September 14, 2017
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Congress Shoves Dreamer Fix Down The Docket

Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., held a news conference to tout their “Dream Act” while Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., began pushing a bill they view as a compromise for conservatives who want to take a harder line against illegal immigrants. But now — just one week later — much of that momentum is already gone.

September 12, 2017
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Relatives Of Undocumented Children Caught Up In ICE Dragnet

This summer, a Kansas City man named Edwin got a call from immigration officials. They had picked up his nephew at the southern border and wanted to release the teen into his care. So Edwin went online and bought a bed. Later that week, he was contacted again, this time by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detective who knocked at his door. The agent gave Edwin a letter saying he needed to come to headquarters for an interview about three federal crimes: conspiracy, visa fraud and human smuggling.

September 12, 2017
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ICE Illegally Held A U.S. Citizen In Detention Center For 1,273 Days

What happens when ICE wrongly detains a U.S. citizen for almost three and a half years? Well, a whole lot of nothing. Take the case of Davino Watson, who was held in ICE detention facilities for 1,273 days faced with the improbable task of proving his American citizenship without access to a lawyer. According to two United States Court of Appeals judges, his detention was simply business as usual.

September 10, 2017