Ahilan T. Arulanantham: The largest group of people currently in immigration detention are asylum seekers, almost all of whom have no criminal record.
The State of Immigration in America
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Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Immigrants come to the United States because there are people who want to employ them. If there wasn’t a demand there wouldn’t be much of a supply of immigrants – the Law of Supply and Demand, it’s Economics 101.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: So what happened to Trump’s call to reinstate President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback that oversaw a mass deportation of Mexican immigrants?
Enrique Buelna: In less than a minute, the one key perpetrator, Laura Bennett, hurled a racist rant as if it had been carefully choreographed—practiced and well thought out. She knew exactly what she was saying—her clarity cannot be denied.
Rosemary Jenkins: Instead of greeting these innocent children with open arms, we treated them like criminals, turning them away—caring nothing about what would await them if they were forced to return to their countries of birth.
Walter Brasch: The one issue the Senate had success with was to block President Obama’s immigration plans by not allowing a hearing or a vote for the ninth Supreme Court justice.
Cinthia Flores: Our message was clear: we oppose the due process violations committed against immigrant communities and denounce the use of deportations as a strategy to punish youth and families seeking protection.
David Bacon: The number of California indigenous farm workers over the age of 50 has doubled to about nine percent — 10,000 to 15,000 people.
hile many domesticated people of color (African-Americans) in the United States have been reared in the blatant structural and systemic aspects of race and racism in America, others living in the African Diaspora may not understand such flagrant racist realities for various reasons. Although supremacist practices such as neo-colonialism, neo-imperialism, globalization, and capitalism are intersectional […]
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
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.