Category Archive: Immigration

On Immigration, Remittances and Walls Miss the Point

April 14, 2016

This post originally appeared on Trump’s plan to pay for the border wall is seductively simple. He proposes holding hostage remittances – the money immigrants in the U.S. send back to their countries. The idea is that Mexico is forced to pay the ransom by footing Continue Reading →

Deportation Raids in 2016 And The Democratic Fallout

December 30, 2015

This piece originally appeared on Ringing in the new year with mass deportation raids - what the heck are some of the folks in the Obama administration thinking? That is the question Democrats must be pondering as we go into 2016. In early January Immigration and Continue Reading →

Trump Praised It Without Naming It: What Was ‘Operation Wetback?’

November 12, 2015

This piece originally appeared on On Tuesday’s Republican presidential debate Donald Trump spoke of President Eisenhower moving more than one million “illegal immigrants out of this country, moved them way south.” Donald Trump did not mention it by name, but he was describing the Continue Reading →

The Texas Standard: “Operation Wetback” Breakdown

November 11, 2015

Immigration: Pathway to the American Dream

October 1, 2015

MSNBC’s Morning Joe – Hitting Pause on Immigration?

September 8, 2014

MSNBC Live — Border Crisis

June 29, 2014

MSNBC’s NOW — POTUS, Deporter-In-Chief?

March 14, 2014

MSNBC Live – Immigration Reform from the GOP

January 31, 2014

The State of our Union: Immigration

January 27, 2014

This post originally appeared on Inside the Capitol Rotunda, to thundering applause, President Obama said: “leaders from the business, labor, law enforcement, faith communities, they all agree that the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform.” That was one year ago, when the Continue Reading →

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