Posts Tagged ‘Immigrants’

July 16th, 2021 - 6:00 pm § in Law and Courts

A federal judge just ruled DACA is illegal; will it stick?

A Bush-appointed (i.e., conservative) federal judge in Texas issued an expected ruling on Friday, July 16, 2021, declaring that the Obama-era DACA program, which shields immigrant minors illegally brought to the U.S. by their parents from deportation, is illegal. However, the judge stayed immediate [...]

March 17th, 2020 - 1:43 am § in America

St. Patty’s Day: Why is the Medal of Honor so IRISH?

“Of the 3,515 Medals of Honor awarded by the United States, some 2,018 have gone to Irish-Americans, according to Patrick McDermot of Irish Veterans Post 2, created in Tampa in 2017.” Perhaps there are lessons here for today’s immigrant-haters. And yes, America’s highest award for combat[...]

March 6th, 2019 - 6:35 pm § in America

SCANDAL: Trump’s Border Patrol blacklists, arrests, and questions reporters, lawyers, and activists it doesn’t like

“Customs and Border Protection has compiled a list of 59 mostly American reporters, attorneys and activists for border agents to stop for questioning when crossing the U.S-Mexican border at San Diego-area checkpoints, and agents have questioned or   arrested at least 21 of them,” NB[...]

October 30th, 2018 - 7:53 pm § in America, Donald Trump

Should children of illegals born in the U.S. be citizens?

Under current law, they are, based on a Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment dating back to the 19th century. But some conservatives want to challenge that interpretation. Their argument that the 14th Amendment doesn’t necessarily confer citizenship upon everyone born on U.S. soil ha[...]

August 13th, 2018 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump

What makes someone an American?

Floyd Gibbons (1887-1939) was a war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune whose reporting turned Belleau Wood into legend. Badly wounded himself in the first days of the battle, he filed his most famous dispatch from a hospital bed. It is a story about immigrants: Most of the U.S. Marines who fought[...]

November 30th, 2017 - 5:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Acquittal in Steinle murder trial

During the 2016 campaign, President Trump exploited the Kate Steinle shooting as a vehicle to rail against illegal immigrants and promote his border wall.  A jury today decided her death was an accident. The defense claimed Garcia Zarate merely picked up a shirt he found lying on a bench, and a gun[...]

February 19th, 2017 - 1:12 am § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

What is an “unauthorized” immigrant

David Preston  Not trying to start a fight, but what’s with this new term “unauthorized”? That makes it sound like they’re trespassing or something. . I like “illegal immigrants” because it’s both descriptive and neutral. They are immigrants and, yes, they[...]

May 24th, 2016 - 10:54 am § in Politics

SeaTac’s ex-city manager denies asking for “tactical map” of Muslim residents

Even in the context of the American right’s current Islamophobia, this is over the top. James “Donny” Payne served as interim city manager of SeaTac, Washington, for only a few months — from January to April of 2016. But during his brief tenure, Payne quickly became controver[...]