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Diversity on the Border

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On September 19, 2018
The historian Mary Mendoza has a good piece on how there is often more attention to the diversity of plants and wildlife on the border than diversity of people and suggests how we might think about this. These animals and plants are important and valuable to people living near the border as well as the […]
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These vile scumbag assholes: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna on Wednesday defended his rewriting of the government agency’s mission statement earlier this year as a change meant to underscore that his employees serve Americans and not immigration applicants. “The entire mission statement, the whole thing, I put it aside. I started […]
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It’s hard to find new words to describe the morally putrescent cancer of the Trump administration on the United States and especially how it treats immigrants. This is just disgusting. Immigration officials have set up de facto blockades at government-sanctioned ports of entry, where asylum-seekers attempting to enter the country the “right” way have been […]
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Liberation/Immigration

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On July 4, 2018
There’s plenty to unpack in Trump’s likening of ICE raids to “liberating towns” with military force. Certainly, it aligns with other moments of exclusion and militarization. Me, I’m reminded of the experiences of a couple of suburban French cities in the 1960s—probably because I wrote my first academic journal article about how one of them […]
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