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For 11 years, he'd never felt like he'd been targeted for the way he looked. Donald Trump's victory changed that 3.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

Janeth Calderon flipped on the kitchen light and the windows burned bright in the pre-dawn blackness. Next she slayed the quiet, turning on a radio that filled the room with traditional Mexican music. A few pots and pans clattered as she began making breakfast for her four children.

Mario was up...

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Getting Prepared to Fight Against Trump Immigration Raids and Deportations 2.12.2016 Truthout.com
While it is difficult to predict what this bevy of racist right appointees will do once they take the White House in January, undocumented people -- or people merely perceived to be undocumented -- have reason to be concerned. An activist displays a sign at the Mobilization for Immigrant Justice on March 10, 2011. (Photo: Sarah-Ji ) "After the election, we've been asking folks to prepare," Armando Carmona, spokesperson for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told AlterNet over the phone from Los Angeles. "We don't want to get stuck in fear, but we need to be prepared, and be prepared for the worst." Carmona is one of many organizers across the country reeling from the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, following Trump's campaign of racist incitement against immigrants, refugees, Muslims and the Black Lives Matter movement. Already, Trump has appointed white nationalist Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist. Jeff Sessions, who was determined too racist to serve as a federal judge ...
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'Xenophobia' is the word of the year for 2016, says Dictionary.com 28.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Dictionary.com has selected "xenophobia" as the 2016 word of the year, citing the anti-immigrant rhetoric of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the United Kingdom's Brexit vote to leave the European Union as reasons for its choice.

In a news release, the online dictionary said that searches...

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New York City Immigrants Vow to Fight Deportations 23.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Amid a packed crowd of protesters at a #HereToStay rally on Sunday, Nov. 13 in Columbus Circle, 22-year-old Juan stood outside the entrance to Central Park holding a sign that read, "I'm a dishwasher, not a rapist." Juan arrived in the United States from Colombia a mere six months before Donald J. Trump, who called immigrants "rapists" and "criminals," was elected President. In faded jeans and a green hoodie, he joined thousands of New Yorkers, many of them immigrants, to protest Trump's anti-immigration agenda. Afterwards, he headed to work in the kitchen where he washes dishes.  "Hispanic people, Latin-American people, we are good workers. We are not rapists. We are the base of this country," he said. "Donald Trump knows nothing about people who work in kitchens. It would be nice to see what kind of people work in the Trump Tower kitchen." It was the fifth consecutive day that protesters hit the streets over the election of Trump in cities across the country. In New York, the protest was organized by ...
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Jennifer Rubin: The Jeff Sessions battle ahead 19.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Within an hour of the announcement that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., would be the president-elect’s pick for attorney general, Democratic groups were fully mobilized. From an immigrants rights group: “Sen. Sessions’ nomination to attorney general is more evidence to why the Trump agenda must be fought. Individuals, local officials, and others must commit to non-cooperation at every level for the sake of our families and our democracy.” From Democracy for America: “The handful of people who might ...
Trump rose to power on anti-immigrant rhetoric, but he should endorse DACA nonetheless 19.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Even before election day, Donald J. Trump was already moving away from his absurd campaign pledge to round up and deport more than 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status. Now, he tells the nation, he’ll focus first on removing upward of 3 million “people that are criminal or...

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Resisting Trump: What's Next for the Immigrant Rights Movement 17.11.2016 Truthout.com
Immigrant rights activists are digging in their heels for a hard fight, including reforms at state and local levels. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) Immigrants and their allies may be reeling from the election of Donald Trump, but the immigrant rights movement has already built considerable grassroots power through challenging the Obama administration. Activists are preparing for a hard fight and urging immigrants and their families to prepare in the meantime. Immigrant rights activists are digging in their heels for a hard fight, including reforms at state and local levels. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In the aftermath of the election, independent media is more important than ever. Can you make a donation to support the publication of more stories like this one? After building a fierce grassroots movement and turning out voters in record numbers , immigrant communities have been struck with a mix of panic, anger and confusion as a divided nation prepares for President Donald Trump. Now, ...
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The kids are right to protest Trump 17.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary

News footage showing thousands of mostly Latino high schoolers walk out of classes to protest the election of Donald Trump took me back to a very specific date: Nov. 2, 1994. That day, more than 10,000 teens across Southern California left their classrooms to protest Proposition 187, the notorious...

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Why the Trump Effect Could Increase Bullying 16.11.2016 Truthout.com
Donald Trump has won the presidency, but not before launching one of the most ugly and fractious campaigns in American history. As the 2016 election season now comes to a close, there are signs that it has left scars behind, particularly in the schools of the United States.  The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest teachers' union, recently launched an information campaign to tie Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's  "inflammatory rhetoric"  to an increase in bullying in America's schools.  At the same time, the nonprofit  Southern Poverty Law Center  released survey data from the  "Teaching Tolerance"  project that gave details about the  toxic effects  Trump's campaign rhetoric has had on teachers and students (and especially racial/ethnic minority students).  The SPLC report described immigrant students' -- especially Muslim and Latino immigrants -- concerns about what might happen to them or their families after the election. Most respondents reported an increase in ...
Will Trump Target Both Documented and Undocumented Immigrants? 11.11.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Immigration reform supporters cheer at a rally on the National Mall in Washington, on October 8, 2013. (Photo: The New York Times) President-elect Donald Trump's fixation with immigration suggests that he may have aspirations beyond deporting as many as  11 million undocumented US residents , building a  wall along the southern border  and barring  Muslims  from entering the country. Why make a big fuss when the number of people without papers, especially those from Mexico,  is declining ? The Obama administration has deported a  record 2.5 million people . Only 10,000 Syrian refugees have settled here, a tiny sliver of the roughly  11 million Syrians (about half the nation's pre-war population) who have fled their homes. The Trump team's fierce rhetoric and its  resonance  with his supporters, some immigrant rights advocates suspect, have less to do with illegal immigration than  the legal variety . "They tapped into the anxiety over the growing diversity of the US," said Douglas Rivlin, communications ...
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Immigrants gripped by deportation fears with Trump election 11.11.2016 AP National
PHOENIX (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump launched his candidacy on an anti-immigrant sentiment and has vowed to repeal a key Obama administration program that shields hundreds of thousands of people from deportation....
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California's top elections official calls Trump's choice for immigration advisor 'troubling' and a threat to minorities 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Issa, Bera lead returns in their districts but races remain uncalled Nov. 10, 2016, 3:26 p.m. Here's what we're watching right now: The California returns, which are still being countedAntonio Villaraigosa announced he'll be running for governor. Who else might run?You can find...
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Antonio Villaraigosa announces he'll run for governor of California 11.11.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Essential Politics: Issa, Bera lead returns in their districts but races remain uncalled Nov. 10, 2016, 11:32 a.m. Here's what we're watching right now: The California returns, which are still being countedAntonio Villaraigosa announced he'll be running for governor. Who else might run?You can...
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After Brexit and Trump, populists eye Europe's next dominoes 10.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After success in Britain and the U.S., populists are setting their sights on the next five dominoes at risk. Votes are looming within less than a year in Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, France and then Germany. Exasperation with the political and business establishment over a raft of grievances from inequality to immigration will likely shape all of these votes, with the outcome increasingly hard to predict. “Now, I think, we are beginning to learn that the polls always under-report the extremi...
Trump victory 'sets off a bomb' of fear among Utah's Latinos 10.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Longtime activist Josie Valdez says it’s a sign of just how scared Utah Latinos are after the election of Donald Trump. “I was shopping this morning at [discount retailer] NWS,” she said, and “saw many Latinos buying a lot of groceries — like two full grocery carts each, which I found unusual.” When she asked about it in Spanish, they told her they were “stocking up on food so they don’t have to go out of their houses so often because they’re afraid they’ll get reported” as undocumented immigran...
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The Interpreter: Trump’s Victory and the Rise of White Populism 9.11.2016 NYT > World
The president-elect has tapped into a sense of alienation and loss of status among poorer white voters, a sentiment that exists in other countries, too.
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Britain’s Increase in Hate Crimes Is Tied to Changes in How They Are Reported 5.11.2016 NY Times: Europe
The rise can be attributed to increased public awareness and changes in British law stemming from a perception-based definition of what constitutes a hate crime.
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Trump's Wall Ignores the Economic Logic of Undocumented Immigrant Labor 30.10.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In the final weeks of his campaign, Donald Trump has  reiterated  his call to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. A Pew Research  survey  shows his supporters are united by, perhaps more than any other issue, anti-immigrant sentiment. To him, like many of his supporters, this wave of invading "criminals" supported and abetted by the Mexican government is a dire  threat  to the nation. Put aside for a moment the racist dimensions of this rhetoric. The wall argument assumes the cause of undocumented migration originates in Mexico, in the Mexican government or in the criminal intent of migrants. A border wall makes intuitive sense if you assume the cause of undocumented migration is external to the United States. This is a belief that ignores not only the ease of  breaching such a wall , but more fundamentally the economics of low-wage, undocumented labor migration that generated these flows in the first place. Over the last two decades, US recruitment of workers without documentation has ...
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Jennifer Rubin: Hard line on immigration is killing the Republican Party 21.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump spent much of the GOP presidential primary hyping his “deportation force” and promising to deport millions of people. In the general election he publicly agonized: Did he really want to forcibly round up 11 million people? In his Arizona speech he sure sounded like he wanted to kick out everyone else, but he and his spinners continued to fudge. Their “priority” would be kicking out criminals. But must everyone else go too? At the third debate we got Donald Trump’s final answer: “As ...
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Kansas trio accused of plot to attack immigrants get lawyers 18.10.2016 AP National
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Three men accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in western Kansas appeared in court Monday, where they were appointed lawyers and ordered to remain in custody for the time being....
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