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No Need to Build Donald Trump’s Wall—Its Logic Is Already Being Practiced

A draconian Border Patrol program may not be Trump’s promised structure, but it embodies the logic of his “wall”: Either you crossed illegally or you didn’t. And it is just one of many tough U.S. programs developed in recent decades.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Eat or Drink From Cactuses Only if You’ll Otherwise Die of Thirst

The fourth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” gives readers pointers on which cactuses to eat and how, warning that many can be harmful.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Makes a 360-Degree ‘Pivot’ to Prove He’s No Flip-Flopper

The Republican presidential nominee is not going to change. No matter how many times he reshuffles his campaign, he is who he is. It’s delusional to pretend otherwise.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



Doubts Grow About Donald Trump’s Dedication to Deporting 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

Would a President Trump really go through with his mass deportation plan? A series of conflicting reports and equivocations suggests his stance may be softening.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE



Angela Merkel: New Islamic Migrants Did Not Bring Radical Terrorism to Germany (Video)

The chancellor pointed out that despite the influx of about 1 million migrants and refugees in the past year, radicalism predated the rise of Islamic State and the current refugee crisis. 

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Border Detention Images Show How U.S. Abuses Migrants

Security camera images unsealed in a federal lawsuit show immigrants detained by Customs and Border Protection wrapped in emergency blankets and squashed together with no room to move.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE



Detained Undocumented Mothers Launch Hunger Strike, Vow to Leave ‘Alive or Dead’

The women and their families at a Pennsylvania “residential center” have wound up on the cruel end of the Obama administration’s immigration policies, but they’re not accepting their treatment without a fight.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Learn Desert Secrets From Bedouins and Indigenous Travelers

The third poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” points readers toward ancient lessons for survival in the desert at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Privately Operated Prisons Are Less Safe for Prisoners and More Punitive, Justice Department Says

Inmates at contract prisons were nine times more likely to be put on lockdown and in solitary confinement than other prisoners in the federal system.

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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: ‘Climb or Walk in the Morning’ and Imitate the Sidewinder

The second poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” offers tips about the best times of day to undertake the most arduous parts of the journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Poetry Built for Survival on the U.S.- Mexico Border (Multimedia)

A series of 24 bilingual poems, titled “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto,” forms part of the Transborder Immigrant Tool software, designed to augment low-cost cellphones to provide poetry and a simple navigation system for immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE


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A Lens on the GOP Convention: Activists Arrested for Flag Burning on Day 3 (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

Protesters calling attention to Donald Trump’s proposed immigration plan attempted to “Wall Off Trump” by forming a long human barrier. It was one of many acts of civil disobedience in Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Ralph Nader on Election 2016: ‘Our Country Deserves Better’

In an interview on “America With Jorge Ramos,” legendary activist Nader talks about the issues prominent in this election season and how our political system “pushes away competent people.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Tied With Donald Trump

In The New York Times/CBS News poll, both candidates garnered 40 percent of support of those polled—and both were perceived as untrustworthy by over 60 percent.

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The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics

The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE


Politicon 2016: Donald Trump Surrogates Carry Off Bernie Sanders’ Message About Income Inequality

Like certain other politicians this election season, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter appears to have come down with a bout of sudden-onset populism.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration Ruling That Imperils Millions

Republicans once again push migrants into legal limbo.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE



Meet El Peso Hero, a Latino Superhero Fighting Injustice on the U.S.-Mexico Border

“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Bashes Brown Immigrants, Yet It’s a British White Guy Who Tries to Kill Him

Trump’s blatantly racist attacks have always carried the implication that something is wrong with those brown-skinned people and they should be stopped from immigrating. Yet in an ironic twist, the first known assassination plot against him came from a white Briton.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE


Neoliberalism Will Soon Force Americans to Leave the United States

U.S. economic policy will eventually pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States and now Greece in search of a better life, economist Michael Hudson tells The Real News Network.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Their Promised Land

Were Ian Buruma not an acclaimed historian, this book would probably never have been published. Yet the story of his grandparents, which spans both world wars, is full of resonance for contemporary Europe’s struggle with mass immigration and national identity.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 READ MORE



Immigration Is Fueling Innovation in Silicon Valley

Former “Dreamer” Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, now a startup CEO, is among a growing number of Latino entrepreneurs redefining the American tech industry.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE



Powerful Exhibits on Both Coasts Explore Borders and the Plight of Refugees

Artists at galleries in Los Angeles and New York zoom in on some of the world’s 60,000 displaced people—and one “solution” for dealing with them.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



35 Arrested at Donald Trump Rally in San Diego

After arguments between Trump supporters and event protesters became physical, police arrived in riot gear and used pepper spray on the chaotic crowd.

Posted on May 28, 2016 READ MORE



Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Takes High School Detention to a New Level

In January, Wildin Acosta left his home to go to school but never made it. He was thrown to the ground and arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has been in detention ever since.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



Obama Administration to Resume Mass Deportations

The commander in chief has already deported more people than any president before him. Now his administration is planning its largest deportation operation of 2016.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE



‘Operation Popcorn’ Explores How U.S. Vietnam War Policy Shaped Allies’ Identities

The film follows a bizarre series of events that ultimately results in 10 Hmong leaders and a retired U.S. Army officer facing conspiracy charges.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



More Mexican Immigrants Are Returning to Mexico Than Coming to the U.S.

Shut up about your dumb wall already.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton Protesters in East L.A. Would Rather ‘Deport Her’ Than Support Her (Multimedia)

By Eric Ortiz

Demonstrators did not appreciate the Democratic presidential candidate’s appearance in the Mexican-American community on Cinco de Mayo and accused her of pandering to Latinos.

Posted on May 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Robert Scheer: My Mother, ‘the Illegal Alien’?

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve republished Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer’s moving account of his mother’s struggles as an immigrant living in constant fear of deportation.

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE



Once-Undocumented Wall Street Executive Now Is Helping Others Live the American Dream

Julissa Arce worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs as an undocumented immigrant. Now she is an American citizen fighting for immigration reform, and her incredible story may soon become a TV series. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE



Rosario Dawson Calls Out Dolores Huerta on Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Record

The actress challenges the civil rights icon’s criticism with a detailed breakdown of Sanders’ voting history in an open letter.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE



Trumpian Deportation Fantasies and American Realities

Behind a proposal to deport 11 million human beings there can be no real plan. But it’s worth asking a relatively straightforward question: Is it feasible?

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver Tears Apart Donald Trump’s Arguments for a Border Wall Using Facts and Logic (Video)

Despite having vowed earlier in the campaign season that he wouldn’t bother discussing Donald Trump’s candidacy and ideas in depth, the “Last Week Tonight” host dedicates yet another fabulous segment to taking the Republican front-runner down a few notches.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Donald Trump Must Honor the Immigrant and Undocumented Veterans of America’s Foreign Wars

Donald Trump, the ultimate “chicken hawk,” pretends to be a big booster of veterans, but he’s been deeply offensive toward a significant group of vets.

Posted on Feb 23, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Tiff With Pope Francis Endangers His Political Future (Video)

Billionaire bigot Donald Trump’s tiff with Pope Francis continued Thursday, though Trump appeared to have gotten cold feet about taking on the pontiff toward the end of day.

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Cries Crocodile Tears for Latin American Immigrants

How can the Democratic presidential candidate claim to support immigrant families who fled to the U.S. when the policies she backed devastated lives and livelihoods south of the border?

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE



Ahead of Saturday’s Caucus, Latinos in Nevada Affectionately Refer to Bernie Sanders as ‘El Viejito’

While Nevada’s labor leaders back Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, low-wage workers and indebted students are rallying behind Bernie Sanders, drawn to his message of radical economic change. Some Nevadans are even calling him “El Viejito,” or “the little old man.”

Posted on Feb 19, 2016 READ MORE



See Marco Run

If the young senator from Florida is their savior, Republicans should be very worried.

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 READ MORE



Could a President Hillary Clinton Be Impeached Over Her Emails?

In a word: yes. The pundit who claimed she would be shielded from the consequences of pre-inaugural actions was wrong. The big question is whether her email operations amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” ... whatever those words might mean at a given political moment.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



Marco Rubio Was Anything but Presidential During the GOP New Hampshire Debate

It’s time for establishment Republicans to face the truth about Marco Rubio: Once you get past the facade, there appears to be no there there.

Posted on Feb 8, 2016 READ MORE



Terrifying Ted and His Ultra-Conservative Vision for America

Given his victory this week in the Iowa caucuses, Cruz’s ultra-conservative views can no longer be ignored as mainstream and progressive pundits busy themselves dissecting the bombast of the far-less-scary Donald Trump.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Proves It’s Possible to Win a Debate You Didn’t Attend

The clear winner of the final Republican debate before the first votes are cast in Iowa was nowhere to be found, and poor Ted Cruz suffered terribly for it, The Guardian writes.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE



Denmark to Refugees: Want In? Hand Over Those Valuables

Those seeking asylum in Denmark will have to pay to stay, following a referendum Tuesday that established new guidelines for refugees, including stipulations about handing over certain personal belongings upon arrival.

Posted on Jan 26, 2016 READ MORE


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