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.
The State of Immigration in America
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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.
Nick James: In some cases, it’s simply impossible to accommodate immigrants to a point where they can actually find something better than what they’re running away from. But these cases are few and far between.
Harvey Wasserman: This near-miraculous Exodus is almost without parallel in human history. Paid or otherwise, hundreds of non-Jews risked everything to save the lives of their fellow Danes. Amidst a complex flow of influences, Sweden opened its doors to all refugees.
Rob Koehler: Pretending to keep bad people — excuse me, I mean “very bad people” — out of America is a low-watt public relations ploy that feeds only one thing: us-vs. them thinking and fear of the enemy du jour.
Robin Urevich: A proposed California law would require the attorney general to conduct immediate investigations of immigrant-detention deaths.
Walter G. Moss: As a candidate and heretofore as president, Donald Trump has been consumed by his dream of building “a great, great wall” on the United States–Mexico border.
Beverly Crawford: For migrants, the journey to find safety throws them outside the realm of humanity, where their human dignity has been stripped away, without protection, without human rights, and without others’ recognition of their worth.
Robin Urevich: ICE says immigrant detainees are only obligated to make their beds and avoid clutter. But a for-profit prison company is accused of forcing them to do much more – and for no wages.
Glen Ford: On “building a wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border,” a subject that presidential candidate Donald Trump was loudly trumpeting in 2016, Blacks were equally as generally opposed to the concept, but significantly more fervent in their opposition than even Hispanics.
Justin Chapman: Pasadenans call for gun control and immigration reform at a Villa Parke vigil for the victims of recent mass shootings