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The Lawlessness of William Barr, America’s New Top Law Enforcement Official

    The Lawlessness of William Barr, America’s New Top Law Enforcement Official

WASHINGTON — Congress’ confirmation of William Barr as Attorney General for the United States on Thursday has come and gone with comparatively little commotion compared to that attending his predecessor, Jeff Sessions, or Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Most media attention fixated on the potential for Barr to undermine the work of his former colleague…

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Trump Wants Spain to Build a Wall Across the Sahara Desert

    Trump Wants Spain to Build a Wall Across the Sahara Desert

Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell recently revealed that Donald Trump suggested that the government of Spain build a wall across the Sahara desert to prevent immigrants from traveling into the country. During one meeting, a Spanish diplomat reportedly pointed out that the Sahara desert was over 3,000 miles long, to which Trump replied, “The Sahara border can’t be…

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Family of Mollie Tibbetts Tell Right-Wingers to Stop Exploiting Her Death for Racist, Anti-Immigrant Narrative

    Family of Mollie Tibbetts Tell Right-Wingers to Stop Exploiting Her Death for Racist, Anti-Immigrant Narrative

As Fox News, President Donald Trump, and right-wing commentators continue to shamelessly exploit the murder of 20-year-old Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts to advance their anti-immigrant narrative and cruel policy agenda, members of Tibbetts’ family are forcefully pushing back against this “small-minded” effort to use the horrific killing of a young woman as a political prop. “Hey I’m a…

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“Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

    “Families Belong Together” Marchers Target Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” but Mum on Obama’s Deportations

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Saturday in cities across the United States and around the world to march against the Trump administration’s implementation of its “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which has led to the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. Organized by MoveOn.org, more than…

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Trump’s War on Migrants Lands Toddlers in Court to Plead Their Cases Alone

  Trump’s War on Migrants Lands Toddlers in Court to Plead Their Cases Alone

LOS ANGELES — Children as young as three years old are being forced to hold their own in deportation proceedings in federal court, judges have reported, further confirming how the cruelties of the U.S. immigrant enforcement regime have been largely unhindered by the local and global controversy it’s provoked. The practice began under former President…

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Muslim Ban

  Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Muslim Ban

In a 5-4 ruling on Tuesday that further demonstrated how much the “stolen Supreme Court seat is paying off for Republicans,” Justice Neil Gorsuch joined his fellow conservatives on the nation’s highest court in voting to uphold President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. “This is a dark day for America. The Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii betrays our…

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The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

  The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and signed an executive order terminating family separation. The horror of children locked up in warehouses operated by private businesses making a profit off of US taxpayers,…

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Don’t Kid Yourselves, US Immigration Prisons Are Absolutely “Concentration Camps”

  Don’t Kid Yourselves, US Immigration Prisons Are Absolutely “Concentration Camps”

In our previous report on the U.S. immigration enforcement regime, MintPress News looked at how the for-profit prison industry and anti-immigrant lobbyists have driven the U.S. government’s war on immigrants. In this report, we look at the factors that fueled the monstrous growth of the migrant incarceration system and concentration camp network sprawling across the…

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Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

  Scientific Study Finds Asylum Seekers Are Actually Boosting Europe’s Economy

Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations’ economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday, reports the Thomson Reuters Foundation. An analysis of economic and migration data for the last three decades found asylum seekers added to gross domestic products and boosted net tax revenues by as much…

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Sessions Proposes DNA Tests For Border Migrants to Prevent Human Trafficking

  Sessions Proposes DNA Tests For Border Migrants to Prevent Human Trafficking

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been talking to members of Congress about using DNA testing to verify whether children crossing the southern U.S. border are biologically related to adults they arrive with, or if they are being smuggled into the country by human traffickers, Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council. “Sessions is talking to congressional…

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