Browsing All posts tagged under »immigration«

Guns and Immigration

February 28, 2018


Set aside what you think of guns or immigration as a matter of public policy or even morality. Instead, think of them as dye-markers of how our cultural politics and the nature of the two political parties have changed over time. In the 1990s, it was common for Democrats to fret over both illegal and […]

Weaponized Immigration Rhetoric

January 31, 2018


A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but that logic doesn’t apply to immigration-related rhetoric. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech along with political leaders and activists have weaponized specific words in an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the American people. For example, take “chain […]

Current Immigration Policy Will Change

December 19, 2017


The wave of anti-immigration sentiment that boosted the presidential campaign of Donald Trump has historical parallels. In 1955, historian John Higham wrote a book titled “Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1924.” The restrictionist movements, ideas and legislative efforts chronicled in Higham’s history bear a distinct resemblance to those that have emerged in […]

Trump’s Immigration Order Wrong

October 31, 2017


President Trump said he was going after criminals, but his immigration agents detained a 10-year-old cerebral palsy patient at the hospital. Rosamaria Hernandez was brought to this country when she was only 3 months old, but when she was rushing in an ambulance to surgery, she was priority for deportation. The polices put forward by […]

Immigration Dreamers in Limbo

February 7, 2017


For decades Congress has stalled on dealing with immigration and Hispanics crossing our southern border and awful things have happened to good people. The fact of the matter is we need the skills and knowledge of these people in our workforce. By now, everyone in America has heard about our broken immigration system and the […]

Continue Obama’s Dreamers Action

June 1, 2015


An appeals court in New Orleans retained a lower court hold on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Conservative hostility to undocumented immigrants is understandable for a host of reasons, not the least that such immigrants broke the law in crossing the border. But hostility to the subset of immigrants known as “Dreamers,” who were […]