Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: immigration

Contradictions negate Lady Liberty’s message

Today’s anti-immigration anger is revoking the generous promises we identify with Lady Liberty.

‘Totally unacceptable’: US rejecting 90% of Afghans seeking asylum under humanitarian...

"We don't feel safe," lamented one Afghan asylum-seeker whose brothers translated for U.S. invasion forces. "We don't know what will happen in an hour. We don't know what will happen tomorrow."

Our country is trading children’s lives for guns 

Guns have become an intimate part of American culture, one that is fed by gun-makers and the gun lobby, the right-wing media and Hollywood, and of course the Republican Party. Our children are paying the price.

Trump’s asylum ban hasn’t disappeared—but media outrage over it has

As border crossings increased in the second year of the pandemic, Republicans, Democrats and the Washington Post are all in agreement that shelving human rights concerns is the price of keeping unwanted refugees and migrants out of the U.S.

Housing is a human right—here’s how to make it a reality

The federal government has for years enabled the private market to make money off our housing needs. Now, as home prices and rents skyrocket, there is a simple solution: offer people a public option for housing.

Why the Freedom Convoy is more American than Canadian

Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe protests led by Canadian truckers. It is a cause that unites the libertarian and extremist wings of the GOP and offers a new front in the culture wars to mobilize right-wing forces.

Waiting at the border, migrants lean on tradition

One early afternoon, Sandra Vázquez sits on an old metal bench outside a bus station, next to two other women who, like...

Temporary relief for millions of essential immigrant workers could be a...

Immigrant rights advocates will continue to take to the streets and pressure their elected officials to make good on their campaign promises for a pathway to citizenship.

Immigration cruelty goes beyond the border

Migrants are hit long before they migrate, before they reach the border, and often long after they cross it.

In Minnesota’s ‘most diverse city,’ schools are addressing the community’s deep...

Educators use the community schools approach to tackle underlying causes of disparities that show up in classrooms.

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Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

What’s really at stake in a politically charged Supreme Court case on elections

Moore v. Harper could transform the law—but not in the way that many pundits, or even politicians, anticipate.

The renewable energy transition is failing

Renewable energy isn’t replacing fossil fuel energy—it’s adding to it.

‘Love wins again’: Senate passes bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage

"Today we celebrate this win, tomorrow we continue to fight for the justice and equity that every American deserves."

175 nations start negotiations for legally binding international treaty on plastic pollution

Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.