What Will Joe Biden Do About Immigration

Now that Joe Biden is the presumptive winner of the 2020 presidential election it is time to start asking how will immigrants fare under his administration? The first thing we should recognize is that Kamala Harris will be the Vice-president. She is a woman of color and comes from a family of immigrants. However, at… Read More What Will Joe Biden Do About Immigration

The El Paso Nexus To The Missing Children

According to a report in The Washington Post yesterday, there are 545 orphaned migrant children because the federal government cannot find their parents. The Trump Administration launched a “zero tolerance” program designed to discourage migrants from coming to the country. As part of the deterrence program, the federal government began summarily separating migrant children from… Read More The El Paso Nexus To The Missing Children

Originalism And The Census And Undocumented Immigrants

Every ten years the United States counts the number of people living in America. The count is used to designate who represents the country in the House of Representatives. The count is also used for distributing federal funds, among other things. This is the Census. It is enshrined in the Constitution. The Supreme Court will… Read More Originalism And The Census And Undocumented Immigrants

Department of Homeland Security Accused of Illegal Activities in Guatemala

On October 13, 2020, the Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States Senate released a Democratic Staff Report titled, DHS Run Amok? The report states that “in January 2020, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Democratic Staff uncovered a disturbing incident in which DHS misused State Department funding to carry out an unauthorized operation.” The… Read More Department of Homeland Security Accused of Illegal Activities in Guatemala

Los Angeles Pays $14 Million To Settle Lawsuit For Detaining Immigrants

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles County “agreed to pay out $14 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that the Sheriff’s Department routinely held people in jail beyond their release dates solely because of pending immigration investigations.” [1] As of 2014, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has stopped honoring ICE… Read More Los Angeles Pays $14 Million To Settle Lawsuit For Detaining Immigrants

El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

El Paso Politics recently reported, that El Paso immigration judges are among the worst in the nation for asylum seekers. Various news outlets are reporting that justice department officials drove the immigration policy of separating children from their parents as part of the Trump Administration surge to control the border. The New York Times states… Read More El Paso Was Pilot Program For Child Separations

The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

There are growing protests across America demanding that police departments be defunded. Other protestors are demanding that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) be abolished. Protestors in Portland protested outside the ICE building recently. ICE has drawn attention in recent years as the Trump Administration has intensified efforts to close the borders to immigrants. U.S.… Read More The Culture of Racism At El Paso Based Border Patrol & BORTAC

U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

It showed up on my Apple news feed innocently enough and I almost skipped the article. I almost skipped it because it was from The Kansas City Star, a newspaper I wasn’t familiar with and I was afraid it was just clickbait. But the headline, As a Black US diplomat in Mexico, I was constantly… Read More U.S. Diplomat Describes What I Felt Crossing The U.S.-Mexico Border In El Paso For Years

Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants

Anyone that knows anything about Donald Trump knows that Trump has waged an unrelenting war against immigrants. His attacks on immigrants is xenophobic. The Trump narrative is that immigrants are bad for America. Trump argues that in this time of economic strife, immigrants need not apply to come work in America because Americans deserve to… Read More Trump Wants Immigrant Workers But Not Immigrants

Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020

Immigrants in America are facing a binary choice in November between the status-quo of remaining marginalized in America or being terrorized for being immigrants. The two presumptive presidential candidates; Donald Trump and Joe Biden are not for immigration, notwithstanding the political rhetoric coming from both. Neither are offering to bring immigrants out of the shadows.… Read More Immigrants Have a Choice Between the Status-quo or Terrorism in November 2020

Thousands Of Federal Employees To Lose Jobs Over War On Immigrants

Donald Trump recently further restricted immigration to the United States ostensibly to protect American jobs. Most anti-immigrants argue that immigrants are a drain on the U.S. taxpayers, American resources and add to America’s lowered wages. Trump has waged a war on immigrants and his immigrant bashing is about to cost American jobs. With unemployment rates… Read More Thousands Of Federal Employees To Lose Jobs Over War On Immigrants

John Bolton Book On Trump Immigration Rhetoric

Yesterday, John Bolton’s book; The Room Where It Happened officially went on sale. Although Bolton dealt mainly with national security issues, his book offers us a glimpse into Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric. It is understood that Donald Trump is using the immigration issue to bolster his support among his base. Trump has unleashed a war… Read More John Bolton Book On Trump Immigration Rhetoric

Thirty-Five Countries Have Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship

Unrestricted birthright citizenship is attaining citizenship simply by being born in the county. Jus soli is enshrined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is controversial in the U.S. Several countries offer birthright citizenship but with limitations. For example. Colombia requires that at least one parent be a citizen at the time… Read More Thirty-Five Countries Have Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship

First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers

Buried behind the impeachment news is a lawsuit that was filed by journalists against the Trump administration. Likely, “fake news” is on the minds of some readers, but this is also about something else – the First Amendment, and U.S.-México intelligence coordination. For most of us, the First Amendment protects everyone but most especially, journalists.… Read More First Amendment Lawsuit Shows Coordination Between US-Mexico on Asylum Seekers

Immigrants Helping To Impeach Donald Trump

It is extremely poignant that it is immigrants that are delivering the death blows to Donald Trump’s defense against impeachment. Considering that Donald Trump launched his presidential ambitions by attacking immigrants, this is especially poignant. Two immigrant patriots stepped forth this week and have delivered the evidence that ties Donald Trump directly to a bribe.… Read More Immigrants Helping To Impeach Donald Trump

Poignant Example That Doing It The Right Way Is Not As Easy As It Sounds

Raul Rodriguez wakes up each morning wondering if today is the day that the Border Patrol descends on him and deports him back to México. Rodriguez, like many other immigrants, lives in fear. Fear, that he poignantly imparted on others as a former Border Patrol Agent. Yes, Rodriguez used to deport immigrants for a living… Read More Poignant Example That Doing It The Right Way Is Not As Easy As It Sounds

CVS Exposes The Danger of Trump War On Immigrants

Since Donald trump declared war on immigrants there have been several examples of how dangerous America has become for immigrants. Some may argue, who cares, it is just immigrants. But Trump’s war on immigrants exposes U.S. citizens as well. Over the last few years there have been several examples of U.S. citizens ordered to prove… Read More CVS Exposes The Danger of Trump War On Immigrants

Brexit and Websites – The World Is The Supply Chain

The issue with nationalistic populist politics about ending global interdependence is that the world’s supply chain is too integrated to simply quit global partnerships. Brexit and the election of Donald Trump is based on the fallacy that immigration is bad for countries and the global supply chains erode national sovereignty. They don’t, but if even… Read More Brexit and Websites – The World Is The Supply Chain

Reuters Report on Broken Immigration System

Yesterday we looked at an editorial by the Miami Herald editorial board arguing that the country needs immigrant labor, including undocumented workers. On Monday, Reuters published a report where the oil industry, the one that Donald Trump routinely touts as a “win” for his policies is unable to meet labor requirements because of the broken… Read More Reuters Report on Broken Immigration System