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Category Archive: Immigration

Jul 29 2014

Reagan: Far More Undocumented Immigrants Than Obama

PolitiFact takes a look at a claim by Deirdre Imus that under President Reagan, illegal immigrants weren’t “pouring in” to the United States like they are now under Obama. The reality? Illegal immigration was far higher under Reagan than under Obama. The number of people arrested crossing the border averaged more than a million a …

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Jul 28 2014

Rape Helping Fuel Child Refugee Crisis

Here’s one major aspect of the child refugee crisis on our southern border that is rarely mentioned: The role that sexual violence in Central America is playing in driving young girls to flee north. The New Republic sheds some light on the issue.

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Jul 25 2014

Fox News Can’t Believe We Help Those Who Don’t Speak English

Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, easily the two dumbest men on television, are simply beside themselves at the idea that 911 emergency responders in Texas actually help people who don’t speak English. And they seem to think they’re supposed to determine whether someone is a citizen over the phone.

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Jul 25 2014

Uh Oh. The Wingnuts Turn on Ted Cruz.

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I wrote the other day about the transparent sham of Ted Cruz pretending to give a shit about the child refugees he’s using as a political weapon, but for his more bigoted and extremist followers he has now revealed himself as a bleeding heart liberal and probably a communist. These are from his Facebook page:

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Jul 24 2014

Wingnut: 2nd Amendment Purpose to Repel Child Refugees

Jody Hice, the extremely far right House candidate in Georgia, knows what the First Amendment was for — repelling the “invasion” of helpless child refugees. And since the government won’t go down to the border and, presumably, shoot or threaten them, he thinks people should go do it themselves.

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Jul 23 2014

Wingnut Xenophobe: Death Too Good for Obama

Stephen Steinlight is a senior policy analyst for bigoted anti-immigration group the Center for Immigration Studies. He likes to speak to Tea Party groups. And he likes to tell them that not only should Obama be impeached, being drawn and quartered is too good for him.

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Jul 22 2014

Palumbo: Not In My Backyard

Remember Peter Palumbo, the Rhode Island state representative who famously called Jessica Ahlquist an “evil little thing”? Well he just wrote a letter to the governor of that state saying that while he has sympathy for those 52,000 child refugees, he doesn’t think we should do anything to help them — at least not in …

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Jul 21 2014

The Non-Existent ‘$50 Million Federal Resort for Illegals’

They say truth is the first casualty of war and it’s proving true in the right wing’s war on 52,000 child refugees — and on common decency. Jim Hoft, the infamous Gateway Pundit (often referred to as the Dumbest Man on the Internet), published a piece with the headline: “FEDS TO OPEN $50 MILLION RESORT …

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Jul 21 2014

HUMANE Act Gets It Exactly Backward

As you’ve probably read by now, American immigration law deals with unaccompanied minors from Mexico differently than those from non-contiguous countries. Mexican children can be sent back immediately by a border patrol agent, while those from non-contiguous countries have to have a hearing before a judge. A new bill in Congress does the exact opposite …

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Jul 21 2014

WND Suddenly Cares About Religious Non-Profits Getting Taxpayer Funds

The Worldnetdaily has suddenly decided that they’re troubled by religious non-profits getting government funding, but only if those religious charities are taking care of refugee children — you know, the 12-year olds with ebola coming here to rape white women and vote Democratic.

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Jul 20 2014

Jon Stewart vs Louis Gohmert

Jon Stewart takes on the right wing’s freakout over 52,000 child refugees who have entered the country over the last few months, especially the incredibly stupid Louis Gohmert and one of his loopy House floor speech. This is funny stuff.

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Jul 20 2014

Armed Bigots Protest Refugee Children in Michigan

The same group of xenophobic bigots who held their own meeting last week to throw a fit about the possibility of 120 child refugees being housed for a few weeks in Vassar, Michigan while they await an immigration hearing just held an armed march in that town to protest the same thing.

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Jul 19 2014

Rios: Treat Refugee Children Like Lepers

Sandy Rios of the American Family Association knows just what Jesus would do with those 52,000 child refugees at our border: He’d quarantine them like lepers. I’m sure that’s exactly what he meant by “whatever you do to the least of these, you do unto me also.”

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Jul 18 2014

Tribalism and the Myth of the Diseased Immigrant

As we watch the right wing unconscionably attack thousands of child refugees who have come here for safety and opportunity, partly with the old trope about diseased immigrants, Jesse Singal notes that this reaction is based on tribalism and fear of the other that is deeply ingrained in us.

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Jul 18 2014

The Bus Full of Refugees That Wasn’t

Adam Kwasman, a Republican state legislator now running for Congress in Arizona, is one of those far right politicians who is simultaneously demanding that all of the refugee children be sent back immediately and that Obama is to blame for the mistreatment that led them to come here in the first place. And he has …

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