Category Archives: immigration

Trump aide Miller’s ancestor flunked naturalization test

Most interesting to Smolenyak is that this research “is so easy. You don’t have to go very far back.” It’s startling, she says, “how many of the people who are virulently anti-immigration are children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren of immigrants. We should have to work a lot harder for these stories, but there they are, on the lowest, easiest branches.” She originally expected that such views would be held by people whose stories go further back on the American timeline, but former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose roots begin in the 1600s, are the exception. “Most of the rest of the time you think you’re going to have to really dig in and go very far back, you don’t,” she says. “Why are the children and grandchildren of immigrants so eager to keep immigrants out?” It’s the desire to make that point — “to point out to people who are being needlessly mean and spreading misinformation that they are conveniently forgetting their own family, which in turn means forgetting our national commonality” — that keeps Smolenyak and others in this fight. It’s why, when Miller said earlier this year that “we favor

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Judge orders US to bring back asylum seekers deported while court was hearing case | US news | The Guardian

A federal judge ordered the government to return an asylum-seeking mother and her daughter to the US after the Trump administration revealed in a Thursday court hearing that they had sent the migrants to Central America while the court was still considering their case. The judge, Emmet Sullivan, said it was unacceptable the government had deported the family and threatened to hold the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in contempt if the situation was not resolved. “This is pretty outrageous,” Sullivan said. “That someone seeking justice in US court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?”

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Monday Open Thread | Let’s Catch Up On State Sanctioned Kidnapping

YOU STEAL THEIR CHILDREN and then try and deem them INELIGIBLE to get their own children back? DA PHUQ? I will remind people that THEY HAD A PILOT PROGRAM for STEALING CHILDREN. A Pilot Program tha…

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Stealing people’s children has become a BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY, ladies and gentlemen.

Another update Sunday Morning from a Congresswoman who has been on this topic from the very beginning.

Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner | Opinion | The Guardian

My grief and anger about today’s southern border come not just from my personal life. As a retired psychotherapist who has worked extensively with victims of childhood trauma, I know all too well what awaits many of the thousands of children, taken by our government at the border, who are now in “processing centers” and foster homes – no matter how decent and caring those places might be. We can expect thousands of lives to be damaged, for many years or for ever, by “zero tolerance”. We can expect old men and women, decades from now, still suffering, still remembering, still writing in the present tense. What is happening in our own backyard today is as evil and criminal as what happened to me and my siblings as children in Nazi Europe. It needs to be stopped immediately.

Source: Nazis separated me from my parents as a child. The trauma lasts a lifetime | Yoka Verdoner | Opinion | The Guardian

A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley | migrationpolicy.org

Source: A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley | migrationpolicy.org

While research shows immigrants in the United States become integrated over time, this is only a partial account of the changes that immigration brings. As newcomers reshape their communities, longtime residents themselves adjust to shifting social, economic, and political contexts—sometimes re-engaging with their own ethnic or cultural identities. This article explores this process of relational assimilation in Silicon Valley.

Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump

When we worry and wonder about authoritarian regimes that inflict cruelty on civilians, we often imagine tyrannical despots unilaterally advancing their sinister agendas. But no would-be autocrat can act alone. As a practical matter, he needs subordinates willing to carry out orders. Of course, neither Donald Trump nor Steve Bannon personally detained any of the more than 100 people held at airports over the weekend pursuant to the administration’s executive order on immigration, visitation and

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Fair Immigration Reform Movement | Senate Republicans Join White Supremacists Ranks, Introduce Bigoted Immigration Bill

The Succeed Act introduced today is more of the same: another bill brought forward by Republicans that continues to criminalize immigrant communities. The bill calls for the extreme vetting of immigrants, and restricts family reunification and legal migration.We’ve seen this all before and we’re not going to stand for it. We demand that a clean Dream Act is brought to the floor for a vote. The overwhelming majority of the country is on our side. It’s time for Republicans to grow a spine, get on board and say no to bigotry.”

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