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Why is the Brexit camp so obsessed with immigration? Because that’s all they have | Peter Mandelson 3.5.2016 Guardian: Comment is Free
Since having its economic arguments blown apart, Vote Leave has had no other option but to rely on xenophobia Though the early skirmishes of a campaign will not determine the result, the battle lines of the EU referendum contest are being firmly established. Those campaigning to get Britain out of the EU are gradually being forced to abandon a strategy based on economic argument in favour of Nigel Farage’s long preferred dog-whistle tactics . This is now developing into a contest between the economy and immigration. But for a while, it did not look like the campaign would be fought along such predictable ...
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LAPD prepares for anti-Trump demonstrations 2.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Live updates: May Day rallies in Los Angeles May 1 2016, 1:01 PM Two marches are scheduled for today. The International Workers May Day march and rally, organized by the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, was set to begin at noon but was moved to 1 p.m. Its route begins at 11th and Figueroa streets...
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LAPD preparing for more anti-Trump protests during May Day rally in downtown 1.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

After intense anti-Donald Trump protests in both Orange County and Burlingame in recent days, Los Angeles authorities are bracing for the May Day rally Sunday in downtown Los Angeles.

Organizers say the march will demand equality for immigrants and protest Trump's controversial statements about...

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Trump rhetoric reaches tech capital California 30.4.2016 Hindu: News
Protestors clash with supporters and police ahead of a rally
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Is Donald Trump's Rhetoric Reigniting Anti-Immigrant Legislation in Arizona? 29.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Amid a presidential election cycle marked by anti-immigrant rhetoric, we take a look at how the national campaigns are affecting state politics in Arizona. A number of anti-immigrant bills are currently making their way through the Arizona state Legislature. On Thursday, House lawmakers gave initial approval to a measure that would require undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes to serve maximum prison terms without the possibility of probation or early release. Other bills under consideration here would withhold money from sanctuary cities and bar state funds from being used to resettle refugees. Last month, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed another measure that requires undocumented people convicted of crimes to serve a longer portion of their prison sentences before they are turned over to immigration authorities for deportation. For more, we speak with Isabel Garcia, co-chair of Coalición de Derechos Humanos, or Coalition for Human Rights, based here in Tucson. She just retired from her post as ...
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More people are filing to become citizens in the face of anti-immigration politics 22.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

At a recent fair at the Long Beach Convention Center, more than 3,000 immigrants got free help filling out citizenship applications and practiced casting ballots at mock voting booths.

Events like this almost certainly were not what Republicans intended when they blocked President Obama's program...

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Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On "The Obama Effect" 21.4.2016 NPR News
Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.
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Immigration activists look to election as supreme court considers key case 19.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
As justices heard arguments over Obama’s executive actions to defer deportations, activists on both sides of the debate prepared for a ruling Obama’s immigration action prompts heated exchanges at supreme court Though the eight justices on the supreme court have only just heard arguments on Barack Obama’s executive actions , activists on the right and left are already preparing to rally round the hugely consequential ruling and wield it as a banner in the presidential campaign. Immigration has emerged as a defining issue in the 2016 election and, as the focus of Donald Trump’s insurgent campaign, it has threatened to upend the Republican party entirely. The matter has heightened the contrast between reform-minded Democrats and the anti-reform conservative movement, and the court’s decision, expected in June, could reshape both the national debate going into November and the president’s ...
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It's the Supreme Court's turn to weigh Obama's immigration actions 18.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Monday in a case that will determine whether 4 million people living in the country illegally will get a reprieve from the threat of deportation, as President Obama sought to provide. It’s a contentious case framed as much by politics as law, and one that...

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'Covering All Kids' is good for Illinois 12.4.2016 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The national debate on immigration is ugly, anti-immigrant and full of facile soundbites and unworkable ideas. Many Republicans in Illinois do not agree with this rhetoric. I do not believe Mexican immigrants are rapists or criminals. My wife, Susan Crown, and I supported former Florida Gov. ...
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Immigrant Activists Call for AFL-CIO to Expel Border Patrol Union After Donald Trump Endorsement 8.4.2016 Truthout.com
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), a union representing 14,000 US Border Patrol agents, endorsed Donald Trump for President on March 30. It was the union's first presidential endorsement. In response, Not1More, a national campaign for immigrant rights, released a statement last week calling for the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the border patrol agents, declaring "there's no room for hate in the house of labor."  Although the AFL-CIO is a "staunch ally to immigrant communities," according to Not1More organizer Marisa Franco, the NBPC's endorsement represents a "very clear dilemma inside of labor." "We wanted to shine a light on the fact that inside of the federation, there is this border patrol union that has a  legacy of abuse and brutality  in immigrant communities," says Franco, stressing that the endorsement of Trump is objectionable because of his "racism, xenophobia, [and] misogyny." But NBPC is adamant that Trump is the "only" acceptable candidate given his outspokenness on the ...
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Belgium to require immigrants to sign up to 'European values' 2.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Critics say move will further increase community tensions, already high after Brussels terrorist attacks

Non-EU migrants and refugees wishing to live in Belgium will have to sign a statement declaring their acceptance of local values or see their residency claim rejected, a government official said, in a move campaigners fear will fuel anti-immigrant sentiment.

Parliament is expected to pass the proposal to introduce a “newcomers’ statement” in the next few months, according to a spokesman for Belgium’s secretary of state for asylum and migration, Theo Francken, who drafted the plan.

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DFL lawmakers propose pro-immigrant agenda 31.3.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two DFL state lawmakers are proposing a package of seven bills aimed at increasing the education and economic opportunities available to new immigrants.
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A wall apart: divided families meet at a single, tiny spot on the US-Mexico border 29.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

In an election darkened by Cruz and Trump’s divisive rhetoric, the scene at a brief stretch of border fence known as Friendship Park paints an urgent picture

There are 1,954 miles of border separating the US and Mexico but only one tiny stretch, measuring no more than fifteen meters wide, where families are sanctioned to touch fingertips through a steel-mesh fence.

This spot, where the Pacific ocean joins the sandy shoreline, and where San Diego becomes Tijuana, is where the US Customs and Border Patrol allows families torn apart by an unforgiving immigration system their own, fleeting connection.

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Donald Trump effigy burned in Mexican Easter ritual – video 27.3.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

People burn effigies of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as part of an Easter ritual in Mexico City on Saturday. Trump’s anti-immigrant views have sparked outrage south of the American border, after he said some Mexican immigrants crossing into the US illegally were ‘rapists’ and ‘criminals’

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Mexicans burn Donald Trump effigies in Easter ritual 27.3.2016 Hindu: News
Since he started his campaign, the real-estate tycoon has accused Mexico of sending rapists and drug runners to United States.
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Torture or steadiness? Terrorism again collides with 2016 campaign 23.3.2016 LA Times: Nation

Terrorism roared into the presidential campaign again on Tuesday, dividing it familiarly: Donald Trump played to fear, a trailing Republican candidate tried to out-Trump Trump, and the rest of the field offered proposals that were sober and yet unlikely to make Americans feel safe as chaos played...

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Cruz gets Bush backing, rebukes ‘spoiler’ Kasich 23.3.2016 Hindu: Home
Mr. Cruz used his Utah showing to pressure Mr. Kasich to drop out of the race.
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Arizona Trump protesters block roads as New York City rally condemns candidate 20.3.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
Republican’s anti-immigration stance fuels growing backlash across America as protesters also rally in calls to end racist rhetoric Protesters blocked roadways leading to a Donald Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday, ahead of an event where the Republican frontrunner for president would appear alongside Joe Arpaio, the 83-year-old sheriff best known for his hardline views on immigration. The blockade of several dozen protesters, carrying placards and American flags, delayed the rally and halted traffic to the Fountain Hills venue, where Arpaio’s deputies were set to provide security. An organizing page for the anti-Trump protest had more than 3,000 Facebook signatories, and advertised in English and Spanish. Trump has stoked anti-immigration and anti-Hispanic sentiment with remarks about Mexican “rapists” and “criminals” entering the US and a proposal to wall off the entire ...
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Trump Picks Up Anti-Immigration Endorsement Before Arizona Primary 18.3.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
Donald Trump is bringing his heated rhetoric on illegal immigration to Arizona for the state's Tuesday primary. The state is already a flash point in the national debate over immigration.
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