Robin Urevich: A proposed California law would require the attorney general to conduct immediate investigations of immigrant-detention deaths.
The State of Immigration in America
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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
Johnny Townsend: If we’re more worried that they’re freeloaders who don’t want jobs in the first place, why are we raiding workplaces in order to round them up for deportation?
Ted Vaill: So my family has much invested in this country, and we are disgusted with what our President, Donald Drumpf, is doing to it.
This is the first time our adversaries have declared war against our immigrant community. The anger toward our community is reaching a boiling point, fueled by the heated politics of immigration.
Lessenich says that the prosperous countries of the wealthy regions make poor societies absorb the costs of mining, plantation agriculture, deforestation, overfishing, and low-wage manufacturing. We keep them poor so we can be rich.
Robert Koehler: The little girl is the face of struggle and courage, the embodiment of hope and interconnectedness.
Irene Bloemraad: If you had an accident driving on one of those less congested freeways, chance are that there would not be enough doctors or nurses to take care of you.
Steve Hochstadt: Lost in this furor is the fact that Ocasio-Cortez did not make a Holocaust analogy when she referred to concentration camps.