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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 […]

ICE Deep State

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On February 14, 2021

Wanted to recommend Will Bunch’s recent piece on how ICE is the real deep state, resisting treating immigrants like humans no matter if Democrats are in power. So far, Biden is finding that abru

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Let Migrants In

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On February 11, 2021
It should not be controversial that we should accept the world’s tired and poor. Just let these migrants into the nation. More than 1,000 people who had been detained after crossing have been released into the country in recent days in a swift reversal from the Trump administration’s near shutdown of the border. Many more […]
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