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'Big, beautiful' walls don't stop migrants in the US or Europe

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Jesus Blasco De Avellaneda/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe....

Trump's Muslim Ban For Dummies!

Ahmed Ghanim | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Ahmed Ghanim

The #MuslimBan for dummies : Is this ban for refugees only or all immigrants? -This ban does NOT affect refugees only. It does affect ALL immigrants ...

An Open Letter To Border Officials

Fatima Zaman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Fatima Zaman

It's time to speak up -- the quiet scrutiny of one group of people has to stop and we need to challenge the underlying, indirect, intentional, unintentional and sometimes well intended, racism and xenophobia that acutely drives these situations.

Border Walls, Deportations And The Final Presidential Debate

Donald Kerwin | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

In short, broad, integrated reform of the underlying legal immigration system, coupled with effective engagement of migrant sending states, would better address the challenges to which Trump's largely symbolic and wholly untenable policy proposals seek to respond.

Europe Is Living Proof That Donald Trump's Wall Idea Wouldn't Work

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home

At the center of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign is the proposal to build a “great, great wall” along the United States...

The Dark History Of The 'Nation Of Immigrants'

Aviva Chomsky | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Aviva Chomsky

Donald Trump may differ from other contemporary politicians in so openly stating his antipathy to immigrants of a certain sort. But the policies Trump is advocating, including that well-publicized wall and mass deportations, are really nothing new.

The Problem With Trump's Wall...Canada

Ronnie C. Rouse | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Ronnie C. Rouse

On June 15, 2016 Donald Trump announced his bid to become the 45th President of the United States.

The Real Reason Trump Scares Me

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Parvez Ahmed

Trump scares me, not because any of his crazy ideas are practically feasible. My real fear is that his brand of bullshitting and nativism will become an indelible part of the American political and social landscape.

The Squatter And The Donald: Trump's Back-to-School Reading Assignment

Ben Railton | Posted 09.13.2016 | Home
Ben Railton

Ruiz de Burton's novel was and remains unique as a creative lens into 19th century Mexican American and American history and identity. So Donald, your assignment is to read this forgotten American book and give us a full report on what you find.

Insourcing: American Lose Jobs to H-1B Visa Workers

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

If a company is done with an employee, guest workers often find themselves stranded in the U.S. without a job. After five years as an H-1B, employers are required to start paying social security, so the worker becomes less attractive. When the job is over, so is the visa, making them into illegals. Their staffing company may h

So How Much Will Donald Trump's Border Wall Cost?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Donald Trump has made building a wall with Mexico the centerpiece of his campaign. Yet America's attempt to build a wall under the Bush Administration has given us some idea about how much such an endeavor would cost.

Dispelling Myths of the Border

Miguel Fernandez | Posted 05.20.2016 | Home
Miguel Fernandez

Growing up along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border, the interrelation of our two communities is ingrained in our DNA. It's part of everyday life; waki...

Panic Sets in Across Canada as Citizens Fear Ted Cruz Return

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

"It was like when they broadcast 'The War of The Worlds'" explained Ernie Butler of Edmonton, "The prospect of Cruz wrapping his tentacles around the weakest among us is too much to bear," said Butler as he scampered into the darkness clutching a sleeping bag and sack of hastily-made sandwiches.

What It Is Like Traveling in Europe Right Now

Susanna Kelly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Susanna Kelly

Travel in Europe seemed chaotic and scary. I, like many travelers have found myself questioning the safety of travel in Europe in the current climate. I chose to continue traveling, despite everything, and want to share my findings on the current state of traveling in Europe.

The U.S. Should Not Ignore Mexico

Brian Fonseca | Posted 03.23.2017 | Home
Brian Fonseca

Given all the electoral noise surrounding "big beautiful walls" and calls for mass deportations of the alleged rapists and other criminals streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border, it is very easy to lose track of one simple and powerful fact: no relationship affects the United States more than our relationship with Mexico.

How I Will Make Mexico Pay for The Wall

Donald J. Drumpf | Posted 03.22.2017 | Comedy
Donald J. Drumpf

Today, I am pleased to announce my 3-point plan to make Mexico pay for the Wall--a plan that covers everything from raw materials to labor costs to ongoing maintenance.

For El Paso-Juárez, Trump's vision of Mexico based on misconception

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home
Kevin A. Lees

EL PASO, Texas and CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico - When Pope Francis visits Ciudad Juárez on Wednesday, city officials hope that the international attention...

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some...

Donald Trump's Campaign Doesn't Care That His New Ad Is Wildly Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

On Monday, the campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump released its first TV ad, relying on heavy fear-mongering against Muslims and immigrants, a ...

No Walls Here: Lalo Alcaraz Discusses the New Fox Animated Series, Bordertown

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.29.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Lalo Alcaraz is one busy Chicano. Many of us know him as the cartoonist-creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, where Alcaraz skewers bigotry and intolerance with a heavy dose of Chicano culture and humor. .

Immigration Officials To Launch Large-Scale Deportation Raids

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hu...

Central American Moms And Kids Are Still Coming To The U.S. For Safety

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of mothers and children being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border is going up, again. After crossings by unaccompanied ...

This Popular Anti-Immigrant Talking Point Just Keeps Falling Apart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

A study released on Thursday confirmed what many people who have been following the national immigration debate have understood for years: Immigration...

The Route Of 'Ghost Bomber' Ahmad Al-Mohammad

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | Home

The Syrian passport found near the remains of a suicide bomber in the attack on the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night has shone a spotlight on ...

Ron Johnson: Deporting Kids To Honduras Is OK Because It's 'A Beautiful Country'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

It's not so bad to deport children to what was until recently the murder capital of the world, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Friday, since Honduras i...