User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
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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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Don't just pay lip service to migrants' contributions – back them with policies | David Khoudour 24.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The new development goals recognise migrants’ huge economic contributions in remittances and taxes, but we need flexible migration policies that support them

The international community no longer considers migration a threat. This, at least, is what an optimistic observer could infer from the final document adopted at the conference on financing for development in Addis Ababa this month.

The accord signed at the end of the meeting – the Addis Ababa action agenda – acknowledges the positive contribution of migrants to the development of countries of origin, transit and destination.

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Donald Trump's comments offend many U.S. Latinos, but not all 23.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
Edward Morfin, a 57-year-old maintenance worker, speaks fluent Spanish. His surname is common in Mexico.
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Budapest’s battle of the billboards 22.7.2015 Financial Times: Popular
A one-man party is taking on Viktor Orban, the authoritarian Hungarian prime minister
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Zombie Eric Cantor is here to weigh in on the Donald Trump problem he helped create 22.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Zombie Eric Cantor is here to weigh in on the Donald Trump problem he helped create
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How Donald Trump’s fury road campaign was abetted by the two-party system 18.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
How Donald Trump’s fury road campaign was abetted by the two-party system
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Trump ups the ante on immigration, unfazed by criticism and protests 11.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Donald Trump is doubling down on his recent incendiary remarks on immigration, even as some companies, celebrities and GOP leaders continue to distance themselves from the Republican presidential candidate.
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Republicans struggle to contain Trump 9.7.2015 Financial Times US
Anti-immigrant remarks damage party’s efforts to court the Hispanic vote
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Donald Trump is the monster the GOP created 9.7.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It has been amusing to watch the brands — the PGA, NBC, Macy’s, NASCAR, Univision, Serta — flee Donald Trump after his xenophobic remarks. Who even knew the Donald had a line of mattresses featuring Cool Action Dual Effects Gel Memory Foam? Read full article ...
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Reliable Source: Jose Andres backs out of restaurant in Donald Trump’s hotel 8.7.2015 Washington Post
Jose Andres, the D.C.-based super-chef with a growing national brand, is backing out of a deal to open the flagship restaurant in Donald Trump’s forthcoming Washington hotel — the latest on a growing list of high-profile partners to sever ties with the presidential candidate over his anti-immigrant comments. Read full article ...
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The Fix: Surprise! Donald Trump is wrong about immigrants and crime. 2.7.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Donald Trump's two-week-old campaign has been pretty good at sticking to two core points: defending the candidate's anti-immigrant remarks at his announcement and pretending that the companies that responded to those comments by ending their business relationships with him were, instead, rejected by him first.Read full article ...
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Hungary government condemned over anti-immigration drive 2.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Activists accuse Fidesz party of stoking xenophobia to divert attention from escalating poverty and corruption scandals

What came first – the refugees or the rhetoric? In Hungary, suddenly one of Europe’s most anti-immigration nations with its billboards and planned border fence, it’s hard to say.

Certainly public opinion has swung against migrants in a year when a record 61,000 asylum seekers have entered Hungary. A poll in April found that 46% of Hungarians classified themselves as anti-immigrant, more than three times higher than in the early 1990s when polling began.

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Immigrant advocates allege excessive force during Murrieta protests 2.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
One year after anti-immigration protests erupted in the city of Murrieta, two immigrant advocates who were arrested during the demonstrations have sued the city and Riverside County, alleging unlawful detention and excessive use of force.
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De-hyphenated Jindal hit by twitter storm 26.6.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, June 26 : Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has found himself in the eye of a twitter storm ever since he kicked off his US presidential campaign distancing himself from his Indian heritage.
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WorldViews: 17 ways the unprecedented migrant crisis is reshaping our world 20.6.2015 Washington Post: World
The world is undergoing a dramatic, perhaps unprecedented migrant crisis. All around the globe, people are fleeing war zones, persecutions, or economic instability in search of a better life. They are undertaking perilous journeys and many are dying in huge numbers. Those that make it to their destination often face anxious, sometimes even outright hostile hosts.Read full article ...
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Britain in Europe: Cameron’s migrant equation 19.6.2015 Financial Times: Analysis
The PM believes benefit reform will persuade voters that the UK should stay in the EU, but it is proving a hard sell across Europe
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Danish People’s party leader demands border crackdown after election success 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Kristian Thulesen Dahl signals he may stay out of government, propping up minority coalition, after DPP finishes second in vote

Denmark woke up on Friday to a radically altered political landscape after the anti-immigrant Danish People’s party finished second in the country’s general election and demanded stricter border controls to stem the movement of migrants.

The DPP took more than 21% of the vote and 37 seats in the country’s 179-seat parliament. On a night of political contradictions, the centre-left Social Democrats, who increased their vote and were easily the biggest party, conceded defeat and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Denmark’s first female prime minister, resigned as party leader.

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Denmark's center-right opposition poised for election win 19.6.2015 AP Top News
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Denmark's center-right opposition was set to win the country's parliamentary election Thursday, with near-complete preliminary results showing it defeating the left-leaning governing coalition....
Denmark election result too close to call as exit polls suggest no clear winner 19.6.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt hopes for comeback after making up huge poll deficit against centre-right alliance led by Liberal party

Denmark’s cliffhanger election was poised to go down to the wire as exit polls after voting ended on Thursday night predicted the tiniest of margins for the centre right, but no clear victor.

Should the centre-right alliance oust the incumbent Social Democrats, the result would give David Cameron a vital ally in Europe for his bid to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU. It would also be likely to see the anti-immigration, Eurosceptic Danish People’s party (DPP) enter government for the first time.

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What's blamed for California's drought? Basically everything 18.6.2015 AP National
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Mother Nature isn't the only one blamed for California's drought....
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