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Republicans used Californias Juan Crow law as a model for other states. Now its dead, and so is the far-right | Gustavo Arellano 18.9.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Our state led the country with its anti-immigrant policies, which became the conservative movements Waterloo with voters It was a symbolic stroke of the pen, really political showmanship at its finest. But when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill on Monday that excised a 20-year-old statute from the Golden States law books once and for all, he showed anew that California remains the crystal ball of the United States especially when it comes to the ever-vexing issue of illegal immigration. Browns signature vanquished the last remnants of Proposition 187, the most important piece of state legislation youve probably never heard of an initiative placed on the 1994 California ballot that spawned an ugly legacy. Long before Arizona, Alabama and other states decided to pursue anti-immigrant measures, Prop 187 proved that it was politically possible. And 20 years before Republicans nationwide tried scoring cheap points by railing about unchecked immigration, the California GOP used the initiative to ...
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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants 17.9.2014 AP National
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law....
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Sweden's Social Democrats claim election victory after austerity backlash 15.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Anti-immigrant far-right holds balance of power as Stefan Lofven prepares for coalition talks with Greens and other parties Continue reading...
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Sweden's vote leaders struggle to form government after election shifts power to left bloc 15.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Sweden set for minority-left government as far right makes gains 15.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Social Democrats and two other opposition parties win 43.7% of the vote, against 39.1% for PM's coalition Continue reading...
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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color 7.9.2014 Truthout.com

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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The United States Was Welcoming to White European Immigrants, But Not to Peoples of Color Today 7.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles

In a profoundly insightful book that explores the history of unfair US immigration policy, Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, Aviva Chomsky explains how prejudice and the exploitation of inexpensive labor has increasingly shaped immigration law and lives. 

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Nearly 400,000 deportation cases pending in US immigration courts 6.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Backlog grown by more than 75,000 cases since October, as tens of thousands of families crossed into the US

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Golden Dawn visit dismays Australias Greek community 28.8.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Greek Australians vow to stop neo-fascist party from spreading hate as extremist group steps up efforts to tap diaspora for support

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Milbank: An anti-immigration group’s imaginary scapegoats 28.8.2014 Washington Post

It’s August in the capital, quiet enough for scapegoats to roam freely.

In fact, the mayor of Lynn, Mass., came for a visit on Wednesday and released a few of this breed in the heart of downtown, at the National Press Club at 14th and F. Hosted by a hard-line immigration group, the mayor, Judith Flanagan Kennedy, told an alarming tale about how unaccompanied minors emigrating illegally from Guatemala have caused havoc in her fair burg.

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The United States' Continuing Border Crisis: The Real Story Behind the "Invasion" of the Children 25.8.2014 Truthout.com
A group of 22 migrants, mostly women and children from Honduras and Guatemala, in custody just after crossing the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas, June 18, 2014. (Photo: Jennifer Whitney / The New York Times) Call it irony or call it a nightmare, but the "crisis" of Central American children crossing the US-Mexican border, which lasted for months amid angry debate, is now fading from the news. The media stories have been legion, the words expended many. And yet, as the "crisis" leaves town, as the sound and fury die down and attention shifts elsewhere, the real factors that would have made sense of what's been happening remain ...
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Don't overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama 15.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer. When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of ...
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Immigration issue could tip scales in Colorado's U.S. Senate race 10.8.2014 Denver Post: Local
There's a story that Rep. Cory Gardner likes to tell when he's asked about his position on illegal immigration. Although the details sometimes vary, it always involves a high school student from rural Colorado whom he met several years ...
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Arizona governor makes key endorsement in primary race to replace her; did it come too late? 8.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Arizona governor makes key endorsement in primary 8.8.2014 AP Politics
MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer weighed in on the crowded Republican primary race to replace her Thursday, throwing her support behind a relatively moderate Republican who has backed her positions on border security, Medicaid expansion and school standards....
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Why Waiting Your Turn in Line Doesn't Make Sense for Desperate Immigrant Families 6.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles

Whenever the issue of immigration comes up in Congress, lawmakers point to "the line." Just get in line, wait your turn! This magical, invisible line encapsulates an enduring myth of immigration policy—the idea that if you play by the rules and make an honest case for yourself, your patience will pay off, your American dream redeemed in a timely fashion. 

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Ebola has infected public discourse with a new xenophobia 4.8.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
My midwives refused to see me after my trip to Nigeria, which didnt surprise me, given the reckless reporting of the Ebola outbreak Like Sars and swine flu before it, Ebola has gripped the national imagination. I was made all too aware of this last week on my return to London from a holiday in Nigeria. Im now two thirds of the way through my second pregnancy, and was due to have a routine midwifes appointment the day after my flight landed at Heathrow. The only problem was that my midwives refused to see me. They took this precaution as a result of two factors my poorly toddler, who had a slight temperature, and heavy news coverage of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. They referred me instead to my GP. Their wisdom was debatable. I was travelling from Nigeria, a country in which so far only two people have been quarantined as a result of possible contact with the disease . And in any case, a GPs waiting room is not the best place to take a potentially deadly virus. Thank goodness Im not ...
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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with the tide of children 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
McAllen, Texas • For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, up 14 points since May and on par with ...
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Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids 30.7.2014 AP Top News
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May....
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Scott Brown Targets Shaheen, Obama in New Anti-Immigration Ad — In Front of a Green Screen 30.7.2014 Boston Globe: New Hampshire
Never one to shy away from controversy, the former US Senator from Massachusetts who is running for that same office in New Hampshire has weighed in on the national topic du ...
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