Kent Mendoza: Why is our county furthering family separation—not at the border—but right here at home?
The State of Immigration in America
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John Peeler: A progressive immigration policy starts with the premise that America is strengthened, not weakened by immigration. Every wave of immigrants began by confronting nativist discrimination, fear and hatred; each has in the end contributed its genius.
Vijay Prashad: For years, there was concern about the rise of piracy in the water off the Horn of Africa, with pirates from Somalia being seen as a major threat to global shipping.
Lorelei Baird: Classifying immigrants as “arriving aliens” allows the government to deny them a chance for release from detention.
William deBuys: It’s as though Marshall Wyatt Earp, reborn as an orange-haired easterner with no knowledge of the actual West, were back in charge, deciding who’s in and who’s out, what goes and what stays.
Andrew Moss: 52,000 people are currently incarcerated in America’s detention facilities, and about two-thirds of them are kept in for-profit facilities run by corporations like the GEO Group and CoreCivic.
Carla Pineda: As U.S.-Iran government relations intensify, communities in both countries are promoting the shared human story — to expose people to true Iranian culture and dispel myths.
Paul Haeder: Leaving a huge metropolitan area with more than 90 percent Hispanic population in El Paso and several million Mexicans right across the border in Juarez, to this almost alien quasi-barren place called the Central Oregon Coast has galvanized into him the word “significant.”
Ed Rampell: Because I remember where we came from I’m in solidarity with today’s refugees and immigrants, knowing my ancestors were in those same shoes not so long ago.
John Peeler: Here’s the deal: people fleeing criminal violence in any of the three Central American countries are required to seek asylum in another country that is just as hazardous.
Robin Urevich: A bill awaiting Gov. Newsom’s signature would bar new private prison contracts. Two industry giants are already reinventing themselves.
Paul Haeder: If he was mayor of Madras, Juan said he’d get an activities center building with a climbing wall, indoor soccer, a jumping house and other amenities to give families a place to recreate and bond.
Priti Gulati Cox: America is the land layered with European settler-annihilators that built slave farms on the mainland, whose children built plantations in fertile Central America, whose children built military bases on national parks in Arizona, built them on indigenous territories.