Category Archives: immigration

Viking city: excavation reveals urban pioneers not violent raiders | Cities | The Guardian

“We can see in Ribe that Viking society was based on sophisticated production and trade,” Hodges says. “It is a paradox: they made these beautiful things, they had gorgeous cloth, wonderful artefacts, but at the same time they are known to history for their brutality.” Advertisement European history has been written from the perspective of Christian chroniclers who wanted to tell us that Vikings were barbarians, Hodges notes.

Source: Viking city: excavation reveals urban pioneers not violent raiders | Cities | The Guardian

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally | World news | The Guardian  – Put a black armband on the Statue of Liberty while these racists are in power!

Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker issue new restrictive regulation

Source: Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally | World news | The Guardian

Trump eyeing an executive order to end citizenship for unauthorized residents’ children born in U.S. – Los Angeles Times – feed hate and fear is all he knows – he’d kick his grandparents out and send his wife’s family back to where they came from!

Source: Trump eyeing an executive order to end citizenship for unauthorized residents’ children born in U.S. – Los Angeles Times

Trump’s veiled anti-Semitism comes home to roost in Pittsburgh | +972 Magazine

Trump does not need to mention Soros’ Jewish identity at all; the implication of mentioning Soros in the first place is totally clear. That’s the beauty of dog-whistling — the president doesn’t have to talk about “the Jewish agenda” to make clear to his followers who or what he is referring to. And while Trump may actually only be talking about Soros — who holds significant political and economic power — his most radical followers make no distinction between Soros as a person and Soros as codeword for “Jews.” Robert Bowers may have despised HIAS and its support for refugees and immigrants, but his attack on a Jewish place of worship is proof that Trump’s brand of veiled anti-Semitism is no less dangerous than the kind one finds on the front page of the Daily Stormer. That is what precisely makes it so sinister: the president knows exactly what he is doing. He is well aware of what kind of violence his remarks can inspire and fuel, yet he continues to make them anyway.

Source: Trump’s veiled anti-Semitism comes home to roost in Pittsburgh | +972 Magazine

6 facts about English learners in U.S. public schools | Pew Research Center

There were nearly 5 million English language learners in U.S. public schools in fall 2015, according to the most recent available data from the National Center for Education Statistics. This represented 9.5% of U.S. public school enrollees, an increase from 8.1% in 2000.

Source: 6 facts about English learners in U.S. public schools | Pew Research Center

John Kelly and John Bolton Have Shouting Match Over Immigration – The New York Times

Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine general and former commander of United States Southern Command, which oversees military operations in Central and South America, has made the case that American aid is vital to helping the region cope with its drug and economic problems, thus preventing an even larger flood of migration to the United States.

Dentist at detention center suggests immigrants floss with sock string – INSIDER Shameful by government and th hired hands!

One of the dentists told the inspectors that he only provides “palliative care” to immigrants because he doesn’t have time for procedures like cleanings or fillings. When inspectors asked him about the necessity of fillings, he brushed off the concern and said patients won’t need them if they commit to brushing and flossing. “Floss is only available through detainee commissary accounts, but the dentist suggested detainees could use strings from their socks to floss if they were dedicated to dental hygiene,” the inspectors wrote. Immigrants told the inspectors they had received tooth extractions rather than fillings — and even those procedures have sometimes gone awry. The inspectors interviewed one immigrant who waited eight months to have a tooth extracted, and another had the wrong tooth pulled.

Source: Dentist at detention center suggests immigrants floss with sock string – INSIDER

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

Source: Trump aide Miller’s ancestor flunked naturalization test

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?”

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