User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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Since When Has Monoculture Been a Founding American Principle? 28.8.2015 Truthout.com
With the Republican presidential candidates each trying to  say increasingly offensive things about immigrants  in order to prove to the base how opposed to immigration they are, it's no wonder that my Facebook feed is filling up with depressing anti-immigrant memes from my conservative friends and acquaintances. One person has been on an aggressive tear, sharing every post she can find condemning immigrants as "illegals" who mooch off our tax dollars, steal our jobs and destroy our country. While scrolling through her page, I stopped shaking my head in frustration long enough to chuckle at this particular meme: "If you don't like it, leave!" is actually a common refrain in her posts, but the hypocrisy had only finally struck me. How do these two schools of thought coexist? In one breath, this person is encouraging someone to emigrate if they're not happy with their homeland. In the next breath, this same person is condemning people for emigrating from their homelands to make a better life. If she ...
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America has always been hostile to immigrants 28.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
At what point, in this great nation of immigrants, did calling someone an “immigrant” become such an insult?Recent weeks — on the campaign trail and elsewhere — have been filled with ugly rhetoric about immigration status or other ethnic impurities, even when the target of such attacks has entered the country legally, is a naturalized American or is even an American by birth but descended from the wrong kind of parents. Witness Donald Trump’s proposal to deport first-generation Americans whose citizenship is conferred upon them, constitutionally, by birth. Witness legions of white nationalists lining up behind him, and the coded “dog-whistle politics” that other candidates are invoking to attract their own anti-immigrant coalitions. Read full article ...
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Democratic Group Fires A Warning Shot With Immigration Attack Ad 28.8.2015 NPR News
SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.
WorldViews: How tens of thousands of migrants could help save Europe 27.8.2015 Washington Post: World
Europe's startling refugee crisis, unparalleled perhaps since World War II, has generated all sorts of alarmist headlines. A right-wing British tabloid bemoaned the "swarms" flooding across the Channel. Anti-immigration protesters in Germany have attacked asylum centers for recent arrivals. Faced with a dramatic influx, the Hungarian government accelerated the construction of a border fence and warned that it could deploy its military against tens of thousands making the the trek to safe havens in the European Union.Read full article ...
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How Donald Trump turned the immigration debate from reform to 'anchor babies' 27.8.2015 LA Times: Nation
At a recent anti-immigrant rally in the Inland Empire, where activists stood on a street corner chanting, "Help America, not illegals," several sported the same white T-shirt. On it, in large blue letters, was a name: "Trump."
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It's not just Trump: Latinos should boycott the Republican party en masse | Daniel Peña 26.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Donald Trump’s treatment of Univision’s Jorge Ramos is just the latest reason why Latino voters should unite to bring the party to its knees There is nothing courageous about a political party standing big to undocumented people, arguably the most vulnerable and exploited people in America. There is nothing strong about separating families or outright head-hunting undocumented individuals, as Donald Trump and Ben Carson have advocated as part of their official platforms. There is nothing noble about energizing a Republican base with anti-immigrant slurs like ‘anchor babies’ and ‘illegals’. And so there’s no other choice for us Latinos: we must boycott the Republican party en masse. If this suggestion sounds extreme, it might be because that’s how far right the Republican conversation has gone. On Tuesday night, Trump had his security physically remove Jorge Ramos , a celebrated Univision newsman largely considered the Walter Cronkite of the Spanish-speaking world, from his press conference in Iowa. Trump ...
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Hiatt: Donald Trump’s nativist bandwagon 24.8.2015 Washington Post
When we lived in Moscow, people used to ask my wife and me, “Who are you by nationality?”“Americans,” we’d say.Invariably the response would come: “Yes, but who are you really?”Russia, you see, is a kind of melting pot, like the United States, but ethnicities don’t melt in quite the same way. People consider each other first as Armenians, or Tatars, or Jews (yes, “Jewish” is deemed a nationality), and only second as Russian citizens. Read full article ...
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Why citizenship should remain a birthright 22.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Republican presidential candidates often invoke Jesus, but lately they sound more like Jehovah. The Old Testament says, "I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation." Punishing kids for their parents' sins is the ...
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Elizabeth Warren went after the GOP over Donald Trump. Again. 22.8.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Sen. Elizabeth Warren again attempted to tie Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and rise in presidential polls to the broader Republican party during an interview with NECN on ...
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Not Just Trump and Walker: ALEC Called for Ending Birthright Citizenship Too 21.8.2015 Truthout.com
It's not just Donald Trump and Scott Walker that have declared children born on American soil should no longer be considered citizens: the American Legislative Exchange Council, or "ALEC," made the same claim in 2008. This week, Donald Trump released a six-page immigration plan that, among other far-fetched proposals (like having the Mexican government pay for a border wall), called for ending the birthright citizenship guaranteed by the US Constitution's 14th Amendment, calling it "the biggest magnet for illegal immigration." In the face of declining poll numbers, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker jumped on the bandwagon, declaring that he too would dismantle the 14th Amendment, which grants citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." Even GOP presidential candidates who personally benefitted from birthright citizenship joined in. Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal , both of whom are American citizens despite being born to non-citizen parents, called for restricting the program. How ...
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Trump's rhetoric on immigration gets a reality check in Tijuana 21.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
He's called for a 2,000-mile border fence. He's called for an end to remittances. He's called for the deportation of 11 million people and for the end of birthright citizenship.
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Donald Trump is making immigration a nightmare for Republicans 18.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Donald Trump has an immigration policy. It's based on dubious assertions and would be fabulously expensive, but as a statement of goals it's largely coherent. And it may mark a very, very dangerous turning point in the Republican presidential ...
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Donald Trump is an immigration Know-Nothing, and dangerous for Republicans | James Nevius 18.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
Some compare the billionaire to 1990s campaign-spoiler Ross Perot. But he’s more like Millard Fillmore on policy and possibility Donald Trump released “ Immigration Reform that will make America Great Again ” last weekend – his first, detailed position paper since announcing his campaign for the Republican nomination for president. Immigration has been central to the Trump campaign from day one: he threw his hat into the crowded presidential ring with the remark that Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists ”. Assuming a take-no-prisoners style of campaigning, Trump not only refused to apologize for the comment, he doubled-down, noting that “ it’s totally accurate ”, and his popularity among the Republican base soared. Now, with the release of his first position paper, his thoughts on immigration have taken on a touch more nuance, and he’s probably going to garner even more supporters. Will Trump be the Republican nominee? Conventional wisdom and the deep pockets of ...
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Trump plan: Make immigrants pay for 'permanent border wall' and deport millions 18.8.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Donald Trump has been stirring up passions with his heated rhetoric on immigration for weeks. But when he finally outlined a platform Sunday detailing his policy proposals, what he outlined wasn't all red meat. The plan, as he posted on his website and explained in an interview on NBC's "Meet ...
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Aurora labeled a "sanctuary city" even though it is not 18.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
If Aurora is a "sanctuary city" for those entering this country illegally, then no one bothered to tell city officials.
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The Republican debate: meet the 2016 candidates 6.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Here’s the rundown of what you need to know about the ten candidates debating on Thursday, who made the cut because they scored highest in the polls

Donald Trump

Billionaire and TV personality

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If you want to be an ally, Kelly Osbourne, educate yourself about other people first 5.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
She has more in common with Donald Trump, whom she tried to scold on The View, then the Latino immigrants she was ostensibly defending Kelly Osbourne experienced a liberal person’s nightmare on Tuesday when she made a racist gaffe on national television – while attempting to defend a minority group from racism. Osbourne was guest-hosting on The View, where the topic was Donald Trump, who has been spewing anti-Latino hate speech on every media platform from Twitter to C-Span for the past few weeks as part of the run-up to his Republican presidential bid, or as an elaborate Candid Camera set-up. We can’t be sure. “If you kick every Latino out of this country,” Osbourne said, “then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald ...
Cameron wins accolades from Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League 4.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Rightwing party endorses British prime minister’s stance on immigration following crisis in Calais

David Cameron is being hailed as a hero by Italy’s rightwing anti-immigrant Northern League party, which has heartily endorsed the British prime minister’s stance on immigration following the crisis in Calais.

Matteo Salvini, the bombastic head of the Northern League – or Lega Nord, as it is known in Italy – congratulated Cameron and other British ministers for showing some “balls” in their attempts to make Britain as inhospitable as possible to African and Middle Eastern migrants who were trying to make their way to the UK.

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Bernie Sanders is wrong on open borders; they'd help boost the economy | Cory Massimino 3.8.2015 Guardian: Comment is Free
It’s also a moral imperative for those who truly wish to help the world’s poor, which the presidential candidate claims to support Bernie Sanders has come out against open borders , claiming they are a “right-wing proposal” that “would make everyone in America poorer.” He argues that, while we have a “moral responsibility” to “work with the rest of the industrialized world to address the problems of international poverty... you don’t do that by making people in this country even ...
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Aliens, immigrants, religion, and the health service in Britain | Vanessa Heggie 28.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Immigration was a serious issue for the Victorians - like modern Britons they worried about migrants from eastern Europe, but unlike them the people they thought ‘didn’t identify with Britain’ were Jews, not Muslims. Vanessa Heggie looks at how these fears drove the founding, and location, of the first Jewish Hospital in Britain. Some Victorian anxieties about immigration would look very familiar to us today: politicians, newspapers and the (wo)man in the street were worried by both new immigrants and by second or third generation citizens who they feared were ‘unassimilated’ and perhaps – to use David Cameron’s phrase – ‘did not really identify with Britain’. These worries included the fear of violence and terrorism: not from Muslims, but from Jews, who came to Britain in increasing numbers after 1880 fleeing pogroms in the Russian empire . Although it was probably Irish Fenians that British people most associated with violent attacks, in the popular imagination Jews were linked to anarchists, who also ...
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