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Is Immigrant-Bashing a Vote Winner for the Left? June 18, 2019

Is a hardline position on immigration the key to electoral success for Europe’s beleaguered center left? Denmark’s Social Democrats certainly think so. They took first place in a general election this month after arguing that immigrants threaten the country’s social cohesion and generous..

Mexico publishes Trump’s ‘secret deal’ on migration June 15, 2019

MEXICO CITY, (AFP): Mexico published the document Friday that Donald Trump earlier flaunted as a secret deal to curb migration, but denied it had capitulated to the US president's demands for a so-called "safe third country" agreement. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard underwent a grilling in..

U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago May 23, 2019

Unauthorized immigrants in the United States are better at speaking English and more educated than they were a decade ago, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data. In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – meaning they either..

Setting the Record Straight About African Migration May 14, 2019

In recent years, images of young Africans attempting to reach Europe, sometimes through the most daring and desperate routes, have become a fixture on global and national news channels. Cynical politicians in Europe and the United States have argued, for the sake of winning votes, that these..

Feds: Immigration top US crime, one-third of all sentencings May 13, 2019

Immigration crime, virtually all involving illegal male, Hispanic immigrants, was the top offense in federal courts last year, according to the United States Sentencing Commission. In its just-released annual report, the commission said that immigration crimes accounted for 34.4% of all sentencing..

Cyr: Immigration reform important for U.S. policy — and politics May 12, 2019

The happy and powerful do not go into exile,” wrote Alexis de Tocqueville, the brilliant visitor from France who struggled to understand the dynamic new American nation nearly two centuries ago. His 1830s visit to the United States, and the book that resulted, “Democracy in America,” speak..

U.S. census should ID, but not count, illegal immigrants May 8, 2019

Decent, law-abiding people know that crime is wrong and it’s unjust to profit from criminality. So why do many Democrats oppose President Trump directing the U.S. census to determine whether people are illegally in America? After all, a fundamental principle of our Constitution is that each..

Passing the Parcel: The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean April 16, 2019

The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it’s been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders and impenetrable defences. Across Europe,..

America is not full. Its future rests with young immigrants. April 10, 2019

President Trump’s pronouncement that the U.S. is “full” and that there is no need for attracting future immigrants is exactly the opposite of what our demographic future portends. If anything, the nation is sputtering from historic demographic stagnation. We recently registered the slowest..

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s bad-guy talk belies migrants’ reality April 7, 2019

By CALVIN WOODWARD, WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump talks about the masses of Central Americans trying to get into the U.S., he describes a horde of beefy men with ill intent, “some of the roughest people you’ve ever seen,” and mocks them for acting like frightened babies so..

US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families April 7, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT, SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration wants up to two years to find potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border before a judge halted the practice last year, a task that it says is more laborious than previous efforts because the..

Terms of Asylum and Distraction: Moreno’s Assange Problem April 3, 2019

Political asylum is an accepted if often ignored right. It is also at the mercy of those interests that grant it. Ecuador’s repeated insistence on conditioning Julian Assange’s stay in its London abode is tantamount to corroding the idea of asylum to vacuity. You are granted asylum as a..

Democrats See Trump Aid Cut Boosting Immigration March 30, 2019

The Latest on Trump administration moves on immigration through U.S. border with Mexico (all times Eastern): 11:20 a.m. Congressional Democrats say President Donald Trump's move to cut aid to three Central American countries will only increase the flow of immigrants to the United States. The..

Ore. May Grant Driving Privileges to Undocumented Immigrants March 27, 2019

BY SARAH ZIMMERMAN, SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Every time Mariana Alvarez leaves her home, she crosses herself in prayer in hopes she will be able to return to her three children. Alvarez moved to Salem from Mexico, and lives in Oregon without proof of legal residence. Under state law, that means she..

Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings March 19, 2019

Lizbeth Diaz, Jose Gallego Espina, TIJUANA-SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to..

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