Trump again dares courts to stop him February 19, 2019
By Stephen Collinson, Washington (CNN)The legal confrontation over Donald Trump's immigration national emergency is becoming the most important test yet of his vision of an unfettered presidency immune to norms that check executive power. The President hit back Tuesday after 16 states filed a..
Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film February 18, 2019
Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a leader in creating a sovereign fund (too late for that now); it might demonstrate, in various ways, a singular approach to solar energy (impossible, we are told, on that..
Refugees as Business: The Paladin Group Contract February 16, 2019
Despair breeds profits; disturbances supply opportunity. The genius and venal nature of human nature will always see a possible buck from an impossibly cruel situation. Globally, a study should be done about how many billions goes into the supply of contracts, tenders and sweetheart deals to..
Sickness and Paranoia: The Morrison Government’s Refugee Problem February 15, 2019
The passage of amendments to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) by the Australian House of Representatives and the Senate this week was less a case of celebration than necessitous deliverance. The mental wellbeing of asylum-seekers on Manus Island and Nauru, or lack thereof, has been documented..
By AMY TAXIN, NEW YORK, (AP): Immigrants from Nepal and Honduras have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Feb. 10 in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of..
TRUMP’S MEXICO BORDER WALL– A JUSTIFIABLE BUT UTOPIAN IDEA February 9, 2019
US President Trump’s determined anti migrant pronouncements and his declared aim to construct border wall with Mexico to prevent the migrants from Mexico illegally entering US has been much criticized by the pledged critics of Trump, the so called human rights activists and the Democratic party...
Hundreds of migrants in a new caravan that just reached the U.S. border may have to wait in Northern Mexico for months, because the U.S. agents in the tiny Texas town where they want to cross can only currently process fewer than 20 migrants a day, according to Customs and Border Protection..
The United States is home to more college-educated immigrants than any other country. As of 2015, there were 14.7 million immigrants ages 25 and older with a postsecondary diploma or college degree living in the U.S. – more than triple the number in Canada (4.4 million) and more than four times..
Fake University Set Up By US Immigration Agents February 1, 2019
The University of Farmington described itself on its website as a school for science and business that dates back to the 1950s. The school, near the city of Detroit, Michigan, said it “combines traditional instruction and distance learning” and offers “flexible class schedules.” But the..
Here’s where immigrants contribute most in America January 31, 2019
The battle over the wall — and the associated 35-day partial government shutdown — was partly an effort to tighten immigration policy. And a new study from WalletHub shows how limiting migration would hurt some states even more than others. President Donald Trump is currently pursuing a..
ICE arrests 118 during Operation Cross Check in New York January 30, 2019
NEW YORK, (ICE) – Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 118 during a 5-day period, from January 14-18th, in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. During the operation, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal..
Democrats and Republicans flip all the time on border security. This was a fabricated shutdown. January 28, 2019
President Donald Trump crafted a three-week shutdown reprieve on Friday. In the aftermath, there was a crossfire of analysis of who won and who lost. But unlike previous shutdowns, the underlying disagreement keeping government workers hostage was entirely fabricated on both sides. Clearly,..
Americans Support More High-Skilled Immigrants January 23, 2019
ANXIETY OVER immigration has been stirring politics across the West for years, from the 2016 Brexit vote results in the United Kingdom, to increasing hard-line policies across Europe to the government impasse in the United States over President Donald Trump's demands for a border wall. Now a new..
Georgia’s Unnoticed, Rarely Used Immigration Review Board January 21, 2019
Georgia has a state immigration board that, in almost a decade of existence, has only served two people. The story begins in 2011, when Georgia lawmakers passed HB 87, one of the strictest laws in the U.S. aimed at curbing illegal immigration. But a provision in the law created something unique to..
Can immigration save the U.S. from its birthrate crisis? January 18, 2019
The primary asset of any society is its people. That’s true in the lofty spiritual sense and in the crass financial one: Other people produce both the economic goods and the tax revenue that sustain the nation. Like any other asset, this one needs to be replenished by continual reinvestment. A..