Dan Embree: Suffer the little children to come unto me. That wasn’t George Washington talking, and sure as Hell not Donald J. Trump. It was Jesus. Go unto him in your own damned country.
The State of Immigration in America
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Lance Simmens: Where is the integrity, the honesty, the intestinal fortitude of individuals to simply refuse to do things they know are wrong? You will not be spared from the ridicule and disdain of your refusal as you face your own children. Shame on you.
John Peeler: That he yielded so quickly to widespread protest and pressure shows that, no matter how truculent he is, he will back off if confronted. So it is with bullies.
Tom Hall: Rather than exploring “where are all the girls”, I think that people who really care about America, not just “liberals” or “progressives,” but ALL who care, should be asking: “WHERE are the contracts?”
José-Antonio Orosco: More than 1 in 4 Americans think that there is an immigration crisis facing the nation that requires an extraordinary effort of cruelty to solve. How could they be convinced of that?
We are calling upon THOUSANDS of clergy, faith leaders, tribal elders, allies and partners to join us THIS WEEK in the family separation zone, where state-sponsored traumatization and family separation is taking place.
David Bacon: Many migrant workers in California on H-2A temporary agricultural visas are forced to contend with unsafe working conditions, wage theft and other labor law violations.
Samantha Banuelos: Before immigrants even cross the border into the United States, they are faced with situations that no human being should ever have to experience—often originating in flight from brutal cartels or corrupt armed forces.
Alvaro Huerta: The “Hustler-in-Chief” lies so much, it must be difficult for him—along with his lackey apologists and fellow liars, like John F. Kelly, Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, etc.—to keep track of all his lies.
Robert Koehler: The ICE raids are justified with the ignorance of racism and war — and with an ignorance of the values that were once this country’s claim (shaky as it may have been) to greatness. The actual values the raids do uphold have a certain familiarity, however.
Robin Urevich: Attorneys say private-prison company CoreCivic is engaged in a “deprivation scheme” aimed at forcing detainees to keep the detention center running at a fraction of the cost of hiring local workers.
Ana Graciela Nájera Mendoza: all California public schools must have policies and procedures in place so that school teachers and administrators know how to respond if an immigration officer comes to campus to interview or arrest a student or to access a student’s educational records or information.
Jennie Pasquarella and Ruthie Epstein: Sessions’ challenge to SB 54 really gets to the heart of this administration’s hostility to jurisdictions that choose to prioritize community safety by disentangling their local criminal law enforcement activities from federal immigration enforcement.