Immigration

Borderline Crazy: Oklahoma Gov Smears Refugee Children in Attempt to Stir Up the Base

Borderline Crazy: Oklahoma Gov Smears Refugee Children in Attempt to Stir Up the Base
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's attempt to make a group of impoverished refugee children fodder for her reelection will surely test the limits of the the state electorate's cravenness and ignorance. It wouldn't be the first time a candidate resorted to extremes in the face of falling poll numbers.
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This Is What Central American Refugees Are Fleeing

Reaction to NYT reporter Sonia Nazario's piece claiming Central America's immigration crisis is actually a refugee crisis.
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Separation of Church and Mexico: Right-Wing Pastor Says Jesus Would Not Help Immigrant Children

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Dallas megachurch buffoon who previously has said Obama's policies are paving the way for the Antichrist, now tells FOX News that Jesus doesn't want you to help immigrant children: "Jesus loved children, but he also respected the law. He said, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's."
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The Republican Immigration Position Just Got More Ridiculous

The Republican Immigration Position Just Got More Ridiculous
On Thursday, Speaker Boehner warned that Congress may not be able to pass legislation to help address the influx of Central American child migrants, because too many Democrats are unwilling to alter the 2008 human trafficking law, and give President Obama’s Border Patrol agents expanded power to return unaccompanied minors home without judicial reviews.
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Prayer Rug or Soccer Jersey? Breibart Can't Tell the Difference.

Prayer Rug or Soccer Jersey? Breibart Can't Tell the Difference.
Would you be able to tell the difference between a prayer rug and a soccer jersey? Well, Breitbart.com can't. They tried using a picture of the jersey to claim that immigrants crossing the border had "terrorist" elements.
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The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show

The Rick Perry Border Conspiracy Show
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on ABC this past weekend and attempted to spread border conspiracies so absurd that the host cut him off.
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Racist? Check. Oblivious to History? Check. Louie Gohmert? Oh, Most Definitely Needs to be Checked

Racist? Check. Oblivious to History? Check. Louie Gohmert? Oh, Most Definitely Needs to be Checked
Sam Seder talks with a caller about Louie Gohmert's intensely false impression of who exactly is immigrating to the US.
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Note to Right-Wingers: America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence

Note to Right-Wingers: America Has Always Been a Refuge from Violence
The phenomenon of people fleeing violence and parents making hard choices to protect their kids is nothing new. That is the exact dynamic that is playing out at our Southwest border today. The arrival of tens of thousands of young migrant children, many of them travelling alone, mirrors the escalating violence in their Central American homelands.
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Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant

Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant
Citing constitutional concerns, the city of Los Angeles announced yesterday that they have put a halt to detaining undocumented immigrants for ICE without either a court order or and arrest warrant.
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Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries

Racists Block, Divert Immigration Buses in CA: Many in Caravan Escaping Persecution in Home Countries
Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families, some of whom were escaping persecution in their home countries, were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after anti-immigrant, American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching a suburban processing center.
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