Category Archive: Immigration

The Texas Standard – Wet Foot/Dry Foot Policy for Cubans

January 13, 2017

The Businessman President Should Leave Sanctuary Cities Alone

December 5, 2016

This piece originally appeared on President-elect Trump’s immigration enforcement is about to come to a city near you, well, at least if you find yourself in one of the 300 sanctuary cities across the country. What is a sanctuary city? There’s not one official Continue Reading →

MSNBC’S Alex Witt: Sanctuary Cities

November 27, 2016

University of Rhode Island Honor’s Colloquium – Immigration Keynote

September 20, 2016

Trump Wants it Both Ways on Immigration

August 25, 2016

This piece originally appeared on Trump pumped up over 5,000 at a rally in Austin, Texas this week by pledging a border wall that Mexico would pay for it, and that there would be a return to lawful immigration (translation — no more executive Continue Reading →

NPR’s In The Thick Podcast: The Clash of Immigration & Affirmative Action

July 6, 2016

Why Supreme Court Immigration Decision Is Best Possible Outcome

June 27, 2016

This post originally appeared on Heartbreaking, was how President Obama described the Supreme Court decision that keeps his immigration executive orders blocked. It is indeed a heartbreaking outcome but politically it was the best possible outcome for undocumented immigrants and supporters of immigration reform. Politics Continue Reading →

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 →

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