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Broken Dreams









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The Forgotten History of U.S. Deportations to Mexico in the 1930s (Video)

Francisco Balderrama, author and professor of American history and Chicano studies, explains why we must revisit this history in light of President Trump’s immigration policy.

Posted on Apr 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

For One Oregon City, the American Dream Turns Into a Deportation Nightmare


Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE

As Deportation Fears Rise, a Community in New Mexico Trains for Resistance


In Las Cruces, a group is teaching nonviolent opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids after about 20 residents were recently detained by agents.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE

‘Sanctuary Cities’ and Black Community Control of the Police


President Trump’s offensive against the undocumented is inseparable from his plans to forcefully pacify black America.

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 READ MORE

Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies


Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE

Mexico’s Zapatistas to Use Organic Coffee to Give Trump the Middle Finger


The indigenous resistance group will sell colorfully named “100 percent Zapatista coffee, cultivated in Zapatista lands by Zapatista hands” to raise funds for a cause sure to get under the president’s thin skin.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE

Farmers Suffer From a Shortage of Workers, but Native-Born Americans Don’t Want the Jobs


Although wages for farm work are rising, Trump’s immigration policy is decimating an already tight labor pool, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE

Smoke ’Em Out









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Palantir Technologies Is Creating a Vast Immigration Database


The data-mining firm has a $41 million government contract to aid in mass deportations.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE

White Noise









Posted on Mar 3, 2017 ENLARGE    

Deportations Have Some Communities Questioning Their Support for Trump


As the president’s crackdown spreads fear across the country, one Illinois town helps free a detained immigrant.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 2


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan for enforcing immigration laws. Read Part 1 below, on the plan for implementing border security.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration’s New Immigration Plans, Part 1


The president released two memorandums Tuesday, expanding the crackdown on undocumented immigrants. Here is the plan to implement border security. Read Part 2 above, on the plan for enforcing immigration laws.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Trump Administration Issues ‘Sweeping Rewrite’ of Immigration Policies


New guidelines expand the current crackdown on undocumented immigration and increase the number of people who can be deported.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants


Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky’s Bold Request Before President Obama Leaves Office (Video)


The public intellectual released a video Friday saying that “President Obama should issue a general pardon to undocumented immigrants.”

Posted on Dec 25, 2016 READ MORE

Deportation









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Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration Ruling That Imperils Millions


Republicans once again push migrants into legal limbo.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE

Jill Stein Believes the Green Party Is Better for Women Than a Hillary Clinton Presidency


The Greens’ presumptive presidential nominee finds that in many respects, Clinton’s platform is terrible for women.

Posted on Jun 1, 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

Democratic Senators Call on Obama to End Deportation Raids on Women and Children


Nearly half of all Senate Democrats have urged the president to end the raids, amid fears that they could resume this weekend.

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 READ MORE

Mass Deportation









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Donald Trump and Ben Carson: The Outsiders Have Found Their Way In


Why haven’t Trump and Carson faded away? Because they’re saying what much of the Republican Party base wants to hear.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE

The U.S. Government Is Deporting Central American Migrants to Their Deaths


Investigations into the consequences of President Obama’s crackdown on migrants find that since 2014, as many as 83 U.S. deportees have been murdered shortly after returning to Central America.

Posted on Oct 12, 2015 READ MORE

Fools, Fascists and Cold Warriors: Take Your Pick


Are they fools or fascists? Probably the former, but there was a disturbing cast to the second GOP debate, a vituperative jingoism reminiscent of the xenophobia that periodically scars Western capitalist societies in moments of disarray.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE

U.S. Border Patrol Agency Violated Its Own Rules in Deporting Thousands of Children


U.S. border patrol agents deported thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children between 2009 and 2014 without determining if they would be safe when they returned to their home countries.

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Comforting Sobbing Refugee, Merkel Says Germany Can’t Help Everyone

In a televised meeting that has gone viral, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rubbed the shoulder of a sobbing teenager who faces the threat of deportation under German policies.

Posted on Jul 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama Administration Seeks New Deportation Powers


The White House will ask Congress for greater power to conduct “fast-track” deportations of tens of thousands of parent-less children from Central America who are crossing the U.S. border.

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 READ MORE

What Happens to Immigrants When They’re Deported From the Only Homes They’ve Known?

President Obama has broken the record for deporting undocumented immigrants from the United States.

Posted on Mar 22, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Obama Is Trying to Vanish Us’

As the number of deportations under President Obama approaches 2 million, hundreds have gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border this week to support a group of undocumented youths and families seeking re-entry into the United States.

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama to Set Deportation Record


By 2014, the Obama administration will have deported more people than were expelled from 1892 to 1997; a majority of Californians believe that increasing the number of guidance counselors in schools would be more beneficial for safety than adding armed police officers; and while some see the fall of print journalism as a tragedy, others see it as an opportunity. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Petition Seeks Piers Morgan’s Deportation Over Anti-Gun Comments


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A petition seeking to deport the CNN host for speaking out in favor of gun control has garnered enough signatures to elicit an official response from the Obama administration.

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 READ MORE

Immigration Reality









Posted on Nov 21, 2012 ENLARGE

Not All Undocumented Immigrants Are on Obama’s Side (Video)


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Benita Veliz, a young Hispanic from San Antonio, proclaimed her unauthorized status and her support for President Obama in front of millions of television viewers at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. But her enthusiasm for the incumbent is not universal among the undocumented.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 READ MORE

Los Deportados: Stories From the Other Side

A recent report by the Pew Hispanic Center revealed that Mexican repatriation from the U.S. between 2005 and 2010 doubled from the previous five years. Roughly 4.4 million immigrants were “deported, removed or returned.” Many were separated from their families.

Posted on May 5, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

Death on the Border

In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

Fewer Mexicans Entering U.S., More Leaving


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Mexican immigration to the United States has slowed after four decades of the largest rush of migrants from a single country in American history and may even be declining, a report by the Pew Hispanic Center says.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 READ MORE

Occupy Targets Obama


Occupy Des Moines protesters decide it’s high time to occupy the Democratic headquarters, and they won’t be the last; Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” gets more viewers than Fox News; and one of America’s most visible poets fell out of grace thanks to a racist poem. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012 READ MORE

‘Frontline’ Investigates Obama’s Record Deportations

This year the United States will deport 400,000 immigrants, a million since Obama took office, reports PBS’ “Frontline” in a groundbreaking investigation of the president’s immigration policies. In short: Obama makes George W. Bush look soft.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN

Congressman Arrested for Protesting Deportations


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U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., was arrested in front of the White House Thursday afternoon with about a dozen others while demonstrating against the deportation of illegal immigrants. Gutierrez is a supporter of the DREAM Act, which would allow students who are in the country illegally to become conditional permanent residents ... (more)

Posted on Jul 27, 2011 READ MORE

Fixing U.S. Immigration









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Sarkozy, EU Officials Trade Blows in Roma Row


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French President Nicolas Sarkozy fired back Thursday at European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, who had previously let fly about France’s controversial move to dismantle Roma camps and deport occupants thereof to other countries.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 READ MORE

Israel to Deport 400 Children


AP / Bernat Armangue

Q: What do Arizona and Israel have in common? A: An uncanny disregard for immigrant rights. Two weeks ago the Israeli Cabinet voted to deport 400 children of migrant workers, and even after the wife of the Israeli prime minister wrote a letter pleading for amnesty for them, the Cabinet has refused to reconsider.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 READ MORE

Using Fingerprints to Track Immigration


U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement

A recently implemented immigration program in Oakland subjects anyone booked at local jails to a fingerprint check to determine if they are in the country illegally. The deportation scheme is part of a $1.4 billion federal program that is supposed to be running in every jail in the country within a few years.

Posted on May 7, 2010 READ MORE

Arizona’s Immigration Debate Gets Californians Talking

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Now that Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 has caught the nation’s attention, immigration may again move into front-and-center position in another Western state that is ever grappling with the issue. Yes, that would be our own Golden State of California.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010 READ MORE

New Rule Allows West Bank Deportations


AP / Ariel Schalit

A new order from the Israel Defense Forces will enable the government to deport tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank. The military order defines anyone who is in the West Bank illegally as an “infiltrator,” and gives the IDF the ability to deport or arrest Palestinians without other cause.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010 READ MORE

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