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Judge Overturns Trump's 'Catastrophic' Asylum Ban

Judge Overturns Trump’s ‘Catastrophic’ Asylum Ban

November 21, 2018

A federal judge ruled that Trump’s ban on asylum applications from those who do not enter the US at a legal port of entry is in complete contravention to US and international law. Angelo Guisado of the Center for Constitutional Rights outlines the practical and legal background of the decision

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ICE Holds Record Number of Immigrants, Including 14,000 Children

November 19, 2018

Over 44,000 immigrants are being held by a system that is increasingly privatized, while a humanitarian crisis is looming at the border

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Whither the Melting Pot?

November 16, 2018

By Andrew Levine It is practically axiomatic: Donald Trump makes everything worse. Is it all part of a plan? There is no easy answer to that question because, more likely than not, Trump has only attitudes and instincts, not strategies. But let’s give him more credit than he deserves and stipulate, as lawyers might say, that…

Blue Wave or Red Wave? No Way to Tell

November 6, 2018

By Barbara Koeppel / Truthdig. Based on a 1,500-mile interviewing trek that I took outside the Beltway for 12 days two weeks ago—to Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Rock Island, Ill., Toledo and Akron, Ohio, and several points in between—one thing seems certain: Don’t hold your breath on election eve for crossovers. On a single issue, Democrat and…

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

Trump Threatens to Shoot Migrants Fleeing US-Fueled Violence and Instability

November 4, 2018

While Donald Trump deploys troops to the Mexico border and orders them to shoot immigrants who throw rocks, many people in this migrant caravan in fact already fled US government-fueled violence in Central America. Eduardo García discusses impunity for Border Patrol killings and US-backed instability in Honduras and Guatemala

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

After White Supremacist Terror, Trump Doubles Down from Birthright to the Border

October 30, 2018

In the aftermath of a spate of white supremacist violence from Florida to Kentucky to Pittsburgh, President Trump is ramping up nativism and xenophobia. The U.S. is deploying up to 14,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, purportedly in response to a caravan of Central American asylum seekers. Trump also says he might revoke birthright citizenship…

Supreme Court Stops Deposition Of Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross In Census Citizenship Question

Supreme Court Stops Deposition Of Commerce Sec Wilbur Ross In Census Citizenship Question

October 24, 2018

Even though Ross’s memo contradicts his and DOJ testimony, Supreme Court says Sec Ross will not have to testify in the challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question, which threatens to undercount immigrants in the US. A first  consequence of Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Court

Honduran Migrant Caravan 4000 Strong Marching To US Border, Trump Apoplectic  

Honduran Migrant Caravan 4000 Strong Marching To US Border, Trump Apoplectic  

October 18, 2018

Thousands of self-organized Hondurans fleeing violence and poverty are marching to US/Mexico border. Trump threatens to stop money for Honduras and send troops to border

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Week of September 23rd, 2018

October 1, 2018

Eze Jackson, Khalilah Harris, and Dharna Noor talk about Maryland’s only 2018 gubernatorial debate, place-based solutions to climate change, demands for justice at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, and the Kirwan Commission on Education

Protest Targets Johns Hopkins' Multi-Million Dollar ICE Contract

Protest Targets Johns Hopkins’ Multi-Million Dollar ICE Contract

September 22, 2018

Dozens of students, faculty and community members marched through campus on Friday and delivered a petition demanding Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University end its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement