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Deportations Down

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On May 12, 2021
Good news here! The number of deportations carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last month fell to the lowest monthly level on record, a drop that comes as illegal border crossings remain at a 20-year high, according to the latest enforcement data, obtained by The Washington Post. ICE deported 2,962 immigrants in April, […]

Title 42

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On May 1, 2021

In another sign of Biden’s indifference to immigration as an issue, he has not revoked Trump’s use of public health measures as a reason for mass deportation. President Joe Biden said duri

Family Separation

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On April 30, 2021

Biden hasn’t been very good on immigration yet, though at least the push back forced him to cave immediately. But one thing we do know is that babies won’t be placed in cages apart from th

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Anti-Asian Racism Through Time

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On April 28, 2021
The recent attacks on Asians have blown a huge hole in the “model minority” ridiculousness, demonstrating once again that Americans will be racist toward any non-whites, whatever the meaning of non-white means at any given time. The historian Mae Ngai, one of the most important scholars working on immigration in any field today, reminds us […]
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This is the grave of Joseph Swing. Born in Jersey City in 1894, Swing grew up well off and was admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1915 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He was on Pershing’s ridiculous chase of Pancho Villa across the Mexican desert and then […]

IRCA II

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On February 27, 2021

You may remember Andrew Sandoval-Strausz from our podcast a couple of months ago. He now has an essay in the Washington Post about how the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 had a path to citi

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Outsourcing Immigration Brutality

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On February 24, 2021
Good Nation piece on the how the U.S. increasingly gets the governments of Mexico and Central America to do its dirty deeds of keeping migrants out of the country for it. On January 18, hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers armed with batons and wooden poles, backed by the Guatemalan National Civilian Police, violently confronted and dispersed […]
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