Tag Archives: Immigration

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It’s D-Day on the Southern Border Every Month

“Let me just put this in context for the American people. Perhaps the most famous invasion in the history of the world — D-Day — 73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103, according to my numbers, apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border.”

— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), quoted by ABC News.

News & Comment

On His Last Day in Office, Ronald Reagan Delivered a Message for Donald Trump

“If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.”

News & Comment

Mexican Airline Offers Discounts to Qualifying Haters

Oh my.

Enumerati

U.S. Has Fewest Unauthorized Immigrants in a Decade

10.7 million

“The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in more than a decade,” according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on 2016 government data. “There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007… The decline is due almost entirely to a sharp decrease in the number of Mexicans entering the country without authorization.”

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Shepard Smith Tries to Calm Fox News Viewers

“There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about.”

— Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, dismissing President Trump’s claim of an invading caravan moving towards the Mexican border.

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Stephen Miller’s Uncle Speaks Out About Nephew’s Jingoism

“I have watched with dismay and increasing horror as my nephew, who is an educated man and well aware of his heritage, has become the architect of immigration policies that repudiate the very foundation of our family’s life in this country. … If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.”

— Stephen Glosser, uncle of White House aide Stephen Miller, writing in Politico.

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Three-Quarters of Deported Migrants Not Asked About Reuniting with Children

75%

“Homeland Security officials may have neglected to give a choice to as many as three-quarters of all migrant parents removed from the United States about leaving their children behind, contradicting repeated public assurances from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen,” Politico reports. “The Trump administration failed to document consent in most such cases… That lapse increased the number of departed parents whom officials must now find and contact about whether they wish to be reunited with their children, and, if so, figure out the logistics of how to bring them together.”

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Almost 500 Migrant Parents Deported Without Their Children

463

“The Trump administration may have already deported as many as 463 migrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, and they may have lost their right to reunification, Justice Department lawyers said in a court filing on Monday,” NBC News reports. “Those parents may not be eligible to be reunified with their children, according to the filing, which grouped parents not in the U.S. as either potentially eligible or not eligible.”

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If You Know Your Own Family’s Immigration Story, You Should Watch This

If you find yourself growing immune to the trauma we are inflicting on our southern border, watch this video for a little reminder of how shameful our current president’s policies are.

“It’s like we’re an outbreak, and they are the treatment…”

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Government Can’t Find the Parents of 38 Detained Children

38

Government lawyers said that “they cannot locate the parents of 38 migrant children under the age of 5, as a federal judge indicated he is open to extending the deadline for reuniting nearly 3,000 children separated from their mothers and fathers while crossing the US-Mexico border,” NBC News reports. “For 19 children, their parents have been released from custody into the U.S. and their whereabouts are unknown. The parents of another 19 children have been deported.”