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Children of US Troops Born Overseas Will No Longer Get Automatic American Citizenship

I can think of no one more deserving of “merit based immigration” than the children of active duty military personnel.

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GITMO for families escaping violence

GITMO for families escaping violence. This administration is saying that people who are not breaking the law can be rounded up and placed in camps without adequate food, medical care or hygiene and denied access to the rule of law; and the administration is saying it can do this indefinitely. Can we call them concentration […]

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U.S. Deported a Detroit Man to Iraq. If he had been a POW, this would have been a war crime.

If Mr. Aldaoud had been yanked out of a POW camp and dumped into the streets somewhere to die, it would have been a violation of international law.

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‘My whole town practically lived there’: From Costa Rica to New Jersey, a pipeline of illegal workers for Trump goes back years – The Washington Post

Over the years, dozens of workers from Costa Rica went north to fill jobs as groundskeepers, housekeepers and dishwashers at Bedminster, former employees said. The club hired others from El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala who spoke to The Post. Many ended up in the blue-collar borough of Bound Brook, N.J., piling into vans before dawn […]

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Army discharging some immigrant recruits: report

The U.S. Army has begun quietly discharging some immigrant members, a move that could put those member’s immigration status at risk, The Associated Press reported Thursday. via Army discharging some immigrant recruits: report This should be a bigger story.

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Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone

As the White House faces court orders to reunite families separated at the border, immigrant children as young as 3 are being ordered into court for their own deportation proceedings, according to attorneys in Texas, California and Washington, D.C. via Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone How is this not a bigger story?

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Surely the Trump Administration Will Follow All the Rules When Stripping People of Citizenship

the most immediately pressing issue is that this administration cannot be trusted to restrict the task force’s operations to investigating people who allegedly lied during the naturalization process. Trump’s White House has displayed a generalized hostility to immigration best summed up in its proposal to cut legal immigration in half. At the border, Attorney General […]

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Chart of the Day: Immigration Is a Good Thing

Granted, this poll from Gallup doesn’t distinguish between legal and illegal immigration. via Chart of the Day: Immigration Is a Good Thing

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ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody The ACLU and partners submitted public comments opposing Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s request to the National Archives and Records Administration last year. As a result of the campaign and overwhelming opposition from the public, NARA decided to review ICE’s […]

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The pernicious myth of “open borders”

This idea, while fun to think about and, in my view, at least somewhat attractive as a kind of aspirational future vision of the world, obviously does not have any mainstream adherents in practical American politics. But the Trump administration suggests that the open borders lobby is, in fact, massive and powerful and that essentially […]