Claude Fischer: Most critically for those concerned about the swelling population of undocumented residents in the U.S., the escalation of border enforcement reduced the flow of migrants already in the U.S. back to Mexico and then additionally reduced the numbers going back to the U.S. after that first return. Instead, the undocumented stayed on this side. Bigger Wall
The State of Immigration in America
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Luis Nolasco: When Tom Swann and Guillermo Hernandez got engaged in December of last year, they never expected that their wedding would take place in a federal immigration detention center.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Arizona kicked off a bold anti-immigrant rhetoric which tamped down to an inside voice after the Supreme Court decision. Today, Trump has blasted the anti-immigrant volume back up to 11.
Hector Villagra: Children without lawyers were five times more likely to be ordered deported in the nearly 53,000 cases completed between October 2012 and August 2015.
Alvaro Huerta: Instead of glowing in an important historical moment, where two Latino leaders represent viable candidates for the highest office in the United States, Rubio and Cruz have engaged in a vitriol debate over their disdain towards undocumented immigrants. Anti-Latino Candidates
Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young: Resurgent populist and nationalist leaders routinely play to public anxieties about refugees as “lazy opportunists,” “burdens,” “criminals,” or “terrorists” in response to today’s refugee crisis.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Ringing in the new year with mass deportation raids – what the heck are some of the folks in the Obama administration thinking? That is the question Democrats must be pondering as we go into 2016.In this climate there is really no danger of a Latino Republican vote surge. At the most, some Latinos close to the issue of immigration will stay home.
Alvaro Huerta: Should the Supreme Court rule in favor of the Obama administration, millions of undocumented immigrants will finally receive some much needed, temporary relief from deportation.
Joe Mathews: The only “problem” with these newborns is that the Golden State doesn’t have enough of them.
Dear President Donald Trump, Now that you’ve become our new Emperor, I mean 45th President of the United States, I have a confession: I’m an “anchor baby.” Given that you represent the best white hope to “Make America Great Again!,” I’m confessing in exchange to be pardoned for my birthright citizenship crime. Honestly, I didn’t […]
Hector Villagra: ICE’s use of detainers to imprison people without due process or probable cause — including not just those here without authorization but also green card holders and even U.S. citizens — raises obvious and serious constitutional concerns.
Jennie Pasquarella: ICE has not corrected the fundamental failings of the immigration detainer, which makes compliance with it unconstitutional.
Sandra Hernandez: GEO’s failure to provide adequate medical care at Adelanto appears to be part of a larger pattern at GEO-run facilities