What family separation looks like: Guatemalan man is deported, while his 6-year-old daughter remains behind in New York City

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

Six weeks ago Nazario Jacinto-Carrillo left his village in Guatemala with his 6-year-old daughter, Filemona, to seek asylum in the United States, but his plan went awry soon after illegally crossing the California border.

U.S. Border Patrol agents, he said, took his weeping

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Trump kills off House immigration bill he had vowed to support ‘1,000%’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

With an early morning tweet, President Trump put the likely final nail in the coffin of an immigration measure supported by the House GOP leadership, saying that lawmakers shouldn’t bother with legislation he had claimed to support just days before.

“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and

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Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net

By | June 22nd, 2018|Employment & Housing, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump, spurred on by conservatives who want him to slash safety net programs, unveiled on Thursday a plan to overhaul the federal government that could have a profound effect on millions of poor and working-class Americans.

Produced over the last year by Mr. Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, it

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U.S. Prepares Housing Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials struggled to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border.

The 20,000 beds at

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‘I Don’t Think We Were Prepared for This Level of Cruelty’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

This semester, Elissa Steglich’s law students handled two cases of immigrant mothers seeking asylum in the United States, both separated from their young children in the process. One of the children was 18 months old.

Steglich, a clinical professor in the University of Texas School of Law’s Immigration Clinic, has long been involved with family detention

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Federal judge is skeptical of Trump administration arguments against California’s ‘sanctuary’ law

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

A federal judge on Wednesday challenged attorneys for the Trump administration and California over their contrasting views of laws designed to limit the state’s involvement in enforcing federal immigration policy.

In the end, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez seemed to poke a

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Fewer Births Than Deaths Among Whites in Majority of U.S. States

By | June 21st, 2018|Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — Deaths now outnumber births among white people in more than half the states in the country, demographers have found, signaling what could be a faster-than-expected transition to a future in which whites are no longer a majority of the American population.

The Census Bureau has projected that whites could drop

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Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to his tough talk and demands for changes in immigration laws a day after he retreated from his hard-line position of separating immigrant children from their families, capitulating to intense political pressure.

The president tweeted demands on Thursday — change the

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Making ‘The Case for Colonialism,’ Anew

By | June 21st, 2018|Education|

Eight months after it was withdrawn from Third World Quarterly amid threats to its author and the journal’s editor and questions about why it was published in the first place, an article arguing in favor of colonialism has been published again.

The National Association of Scholars said this month that Bruce Gilley’s “The Case

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