Big Government, Texas Style

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The divide between conservatives and liberals is more about what government should do, not how big it should be.

Fear of Immigrants the Terror Tactic of Choice

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Anti-immigration activists use fear to dehumanize immigrants and migrants to the U.S.A

The U.S.A.’s Official Racial Immigration Policy

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Current immigration protests in the U.S.A. reflect a long history of official racial immigration policy.

How to Hate Child Immigrants Without Even Trying

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“We had humanity. We had concern for our fellows. We would never leave a man behind. It just wasn’t done…Doesn’t look like it any more, does it?” Thaddeus Howze, on the humanitarian crisis at the border.

Stars and Stripes, Pride or Hate?

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From World Cup fans to immigration bus blockers, the Stars and Stripes is both patriotic and nationalistic.

Eric Cantor’s Fall & Bogus Republican Bedtime Stories

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The main stream conversation about Cantor’s fall is missing the point: Charles D. Ellison explains how.

Love in Secondary Inspection

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A. X. Ahmad is detained by Homeland Security at the airport — and finally gets to really know his fiancée.

Immigration Reform Is All About The Republican

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When it comes to passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill President Obama just doesn’t matter that much.

Those Bloody Refugees

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Geoff Ahern, a mental health clinician in Australia, couldn’t sleep. Here’s the powerful story of an asylum seeker that kept him awake, and yet another reason why we must spread love to all we meet.

America the Beautiful, Justin Bieber and What It Really Means to Be Foreign in America

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Edith Cardenas explains that regardless of whether you’re an immigrant, in the United States, if you’re not white, you’re foreign.

What Americans Could Achieve if We Banded Together Like We Did to Deport Justin Bieber

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Too often we assume our politicians know or care what we care about. “We the People” have spoken. Can we get a redo?

A Very Disturbing Phenomenon: The Rapid Increase of Unaccompanied Minors Entering the US

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Reid Maki of the Child Labor Coalition: 60,000 children without adult supervision will cross over into the US border this year.

The Staircase of Oppression – It Begins With a Stereotype

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Raoul Wieland digs into the nitty gritty details of how even seemingly harmless stereotypes lead to outright racism and oppression.

Governor Chris Christie Signs In-State Tuition Bill for Undocumented Immigrants

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New Jersey is now the 18th state to grant eligible undocumented immigrants access to in-state tuition.

REPORT: U.S. Officials Systemically Abused Immigrants and Took Their Possessions

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A two-part scathing report released on Tuesday adds to the growing criticism against the U.S. Border Patrol Agency for its mistreatment of immigrants in detention centers.

President Urged to Issue Strong Protections to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Immigrant Detainees

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A dozen bipartisan Congressional members urged the President to enforce strong measures to prevent immigrants placed in detention centers from sexual abuse and assault.