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Friday, May 25, 2018

Trump’s Wall Plan Ignores Immigration Realities

Though the president has promised to treat the Dreamers “with heart,” his xenophobic impulses have kept the waters roiled, making a grand bargain on immigration reform nigh impossible. Even as a political mirage, Trump’s wall is a formidable barrier to the American Dream for our undocumented neighbors.

August 25, 2017
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The First Brick In The Wall

Immigration activists are expected to protest construction of the wall, deploying tactics learned during the long, bitter protests over construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The bid calls for companies to hire their own private security contractors to protect their projects.

March 19, 2017

How Trump Has Managed to Dumb Down The Immigration Debate

The findings suggest Trump is having a direct impact on the immigration debate, ultimately turning people’s attention away from practical, bipartisan solutions and towards platitudes and rhetorical nonsense.

June 19, 2016
A man walks near the border bridge connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juarez, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Here’s How Trump’s Wall Would Create A Diplomatic Crisis

Trump can talk all he wants, but the question remains: Why would Mexico pay anything for this disaster of an infrastructure project? And what would happen if they refuse?

April 18, 2016
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The GOP’s Unhealthy Fixation On Building New Walls

The Republican field is oddly fixated on walls. It’s hard to know what to make of that. Even Freud would probably be stumped.

September 8, 2015