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Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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Communities polarised by influx of unaccompanied child migrants 19.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Amid protests and resolutions against migrant shelters, some leaders rally to help young people arriving from Central America

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Arizona politician, protesters mistake YMCA campers for immigrants 16.7.2014 LA Times: Opinion
A would-be congressman joined protesters in Oracle, Ariz., to object to housing some Central American immigrant children at a local academy. But when all was said and done, he might have been better off staying home. 
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La Bestia: the hit song the US border agency made to scare off immigrants 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
It's a big hit in Central America with its lyrics about la bestia , or the 'train of death', that migrants ride up to the US border. But few listeners know that it is all part of a multi-million dollar propaganda campaign to dissuade them It might just be the most tuneful piece of propaganda since The Simpsons' "Drop Da Bomb" . La Bestia , "the beast", mimics the traditional Mexican narrative ballads called "corridos". With catchy Caribbean-style instrumentation, it tells the story of "the Beast from the South, this wretched train of death", a notoriously dangerous freight train on which migrants hitch a lift to the United States. It is currently being played on 21 radio stations in Central America. But what listeners are not being told is that the song was devised by a US advertising agency, for US Customs and Border Protection, as part of a multi-million dollar anti-immigration campaign to halt the influx of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Migra corridos migra is a derogatory term ...
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Arizona protesters rally against immigrant children bus that never arrives 16.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Illegals and gangsters and Ebola, oh my! 5 conservative immigration myths of the moment, made sane 16.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
As lawmakers seek a solution to the border crisis, the hysterics have reached a new level. We separate punditry from reality Just when you thought Washington was out to do something, the yellers pull you back in. Bipartisan legislation from Texas lawmakers is set to be introduced any moment now, in an effort ( albeit a broad one ) to answer President Obama's call for "an urgent humanitarian situation" to the migrant crisis on the US border with Central America, and Republicans are reportedly interested in providing half of the emergency funding he has requested . Yet this seems like the moment when so many immigration conspiracies pumped for weeks by conservative websites, talk-radio hosts and Fox News are just now ratcheting up. Somewhere (hint: national television), Dick Cheney is talking about "integrity" on the border . Illegal immigrant children are being quietly dumped in states without the states knowledge or consent. ... Texas and Arizona have Republican Governors and are red states, and ...
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Establishment Republicans still face threats from the right 14.7.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
The Republican establishment beat back most challenges from its movement right in this year's primaries, including a play to fill the House majority leader ...
Border Patrol Ceases Flying Migrants To San Diego 11.7.2014 NPR News
The practice came under fire last week, when opponents prevented two buses holding detained migrants from entering a Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, Calif.
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US Border Patrol halts migrants' flights to San Diego from Texas 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Agency denied protests over undocumented migrants' transfer to California for processing had influenced decision

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Rubin: Immigration polling tells Congress to act 9.7.2014 Washington Post
The Partnership for a New American Economy, the Business Roundtable and the National Association of Manufacturers are releasing a new poll today on immigration reform. A national poll of 1000 likely voters plus polls in 26 states of 500-855 likely voters conducted by a GOP firm, Harper Polling, found high support even among Republicans for immigration reform. The findings, provided to Right Turn, suggest the anti-immigration forces are loud but in the distinct minority. (States surveyed were Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana,  Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and ...
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Is It Time for Unilateral Action on Immigration? 8.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
White House to seek $3.8 billion for border control, more than previously signaled 8.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The White House on Tuesday will request $3.8 billion from Congress in emergency funding to deal with an influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, a far higher amount than the Obama administration had previously signaled, according to a Capitol Hill source familiar with the ...
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Arizona loses immigration driver's license dispute 8.7.2014 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a new blow to Arizona in its series of immigration-related crackdowns, ruling that the state cannot deny driver's licenses to young immigrants who are allowed to stay in the U.S. under a 2012 Obama administration policy....
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DHS chief Jeh Johson takes cool approach to hot-button issue of immigration 4.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is steeped in the struggle for black civil rights. His uncle, a Tuskegee Airman, was arrested for trying to integrate an officers club. His grandfather’s 1956 essay about the plight of African Americans in the South was praised by Martin Luther King Jr. Johnson himself attended Morehouse College with Spike Lee and King’s son, and he plotted student marches at the Atlanta home of King’s widow, Coretta Scott ...
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Monkey Cage: How diverse national soccer teams challenge anti-immigrant and racialized politics in France and Germany 4.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Monkey Cage: How diverse national soccer teams challenge anti-immigrant and racialized politics in France and Germany
Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths 2.7.2014 Truthout.com
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The Mexican 'germ invasion' is just the right's latest anti-immigration myth | Laura Murphy 2.7.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
One hundred years ago, the KKK accused migrants of spreading disease. Fox News picked up where they left off Late last week, before President Obama gave up on pressuring Congress on comprehensive immigration reform in favor of his familiar executive actions, media outlets began pressing a familiar non-news item. The local CBS station in Dallas/Fort Worth reported that "four or five [US Border Patrol] agents have tested positive" for illnesses such as chicken pox or tuberculosis, ostensibly contracted at their border posts. With over 18,500 agents stationed along the Mexican border, the headline probably should have been something like "Border Patrol Agents Unusually Healthy Among Americans". Matt Drudge preferred, as usual, a more pernicious threat: BORDER PATROL AGENTS TEST POSITIVE FOR DISEASE CARRIED BY IMMIGRANTS ...
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The Fix: Anti-immigrant sentiment is down in the United States — way down 27.6.2014 Washington Post: Politics
A new poll  shows an increasing number of Americans want to see less immigration to the United States, with the less-immigration crowd jumping from 35 percent of the population the last couple years to 41 percent ...
1994 in the Rose Bowl -- when soccer met Prop. 187 27.6.2014 LA Times: Commentary
 
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Editorial: Judge wise to void Utah’s immigration crackdown 21.6.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Unfortunately, state legislatures sometimes require that federal authorities intervene in order to save those states from making foolish decisions. Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened Wednesday when U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck enough verbiage to basically void the Utah Legislature’s 2011 attempt to create its own immigration policy and appoint state and local police agencies to enforce it. Some folks with hard-core anti-immigration inclinations may think that the ruling is g...
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Judge upholds Utah's Arizona-like immigration law, but with limits 19.6.2014 LA Times: Top News
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