Now what for Dreamers?

Remember that 800,000 people voluntarily gave their personal information to the government with the assurance that it was confidential and would not be disclosed to other agencies: Applicants gave that information with the assurance that it would not be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Enforcement, the agencies that otherwise would …

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Whither DACA?

The Internet seems to think Trump will announce Tuesday that all those people known as Dreamers, who were brought to America as children, will be deported. There may be a six-month delay before the actual expulsions begin in order to give Congress time to craft a law to validate their immigration status, it’s reported, but …

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More white supremacy

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that two white Senators from the Deep South would author legislation meant to keep non-English speakers out of the country. As usual, Trump makes claims which aren’t substantiated. Trump said the measure “will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars.” I suppose he means …

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Let the pogroms begin

If this new Homeland Security agency called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement were properly staffed it would be a part-time job, given that according to a 2015 Cato Institute study the numbers show that immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born Americans. But that’s not good enough for Trump’s followers. They firmly believe immigrants make America …

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The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like

Oust millions of people from the economy and just watch the G.D.P. drop. Source: The Immigration Facts Donald Trump Doesn’t Like – The New York Times I differ slightly with the Times’s headline. I don’t think Trump knows the facts, and I don’t think he’s interested in hearing them. I think he’s fixated on being …

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White House advisor Stephen Miller is an idjit

Several examples: This is the weasel who appeared on Fox News Sunday today and said the following: The United States of America has a terrorism problem. We’ve had hundreds cases of foreign national entering our country from other countries and plotting, attempting, or even carrying out terrorist attacks. We’ve spent countless dollars a year, and …

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Hey, Heartland America

I trust you noticed that the Congress has now agreed to allow coal companies to dump their waste into your streams again. And I trust that you noticed that just today the guy you voted for rescinded part of a law which regulates banks, because, he said, “We expect to be cutting a lot out …

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Nasty mean-spirited neo-Nazi

Why was this Muslim ban put in place so quickly and with no exceptions for green card holders and people already en route or currently traveling abroad? If Vox’s reporting is to be believed, and I know of no reason not to, it’s primarily due to the views of senior political adviser Steve Bannon. …for …

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