29 Jan 2017

Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq

Not long into his campaign, President Donald Trump stood before a roaring crowd and called for a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. At the time, multiple polls showed a disturbing trend—that a substantive number of Americans supported a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Late January

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28 Jan 2017

Iranian Refugee: Trump’s Muslim Ban Stranded My Uncle, Green Card Holder, In Iran

Sahar is an Iranian refugee and citizen of the United States. Her family immigrated from Iran in 1998 when she was 10 years-old. Her uncle and his wife joined them three years ago, and they have lived together in the U.S. ever since. But now, President Donald Trump’s executive order

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27 Jan 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Executive Order Is Grotesque Product Of Fear And Prejudice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born individuals were convicted or implicated in “terrorist-related crimes” since the September 11 attacks, which is

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President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by Gage Skidmore.
11 Jan 2017

Day After Obama’s Farewell Speech, Trump Gives A Press Conference

President Barack Obama gave his farewell speech and lamented inequality, saying, “For all the real progress we’ve made, we know it’s not enough. Our economy doesn’t work as well or grow as fast when a few prosper at the expense of a growing middle class.” Obama continued, “But stark inequality

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18 Dec 2016

‘Unauthorized Disclosure’ Podcast: Episode 31—Border Patrol’s Cruel Strategy Against Border Crossers

For more than 20 years, the United States Border Patrol has employed a cruel strategy against border crossers known as “prevention through deterrence.” The strategy is likely responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in 2016. As detailed in the first report in a report series by the humanitarian aid

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Photo by Dan Sorenson Photography on Flickr.
08 Dec 2016

‘Chase And Scatter’ Leaves Refugees For Dead In US-Mexico Borderlands

Law enforcement efforts to capture refugees crossing the vast wilderness of the US-Mexico borderlands leads to injury, trauma, death, and disappearance.

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New York protest demands justice for Rasmea Odeh. Photo by Joe Catron on Flickr.
07 Dec 2016

In Political Prosecution, Palestinian American Activist Rasmea Odeh Granted New Trial

Federal Judge Gershwin Drain granted Palestinian American activist Rasmea Odeh, who was convicted of immigration fraud in November 2014, a new trial.

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President Barack Obama convenes a meeting in the Situation Room to discuss the latest on the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Photo by the White House on Flickr.
14 Nov 2016

The Complicity Of Obama, Democrats Set Stage For Dangerous Trump Presidency

President Barack Obama expanded and institutionalized several powers, especially related to national security, which will make it easier for Trump to impose his authority.

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Photo from UUSC report, "No Safe Haven Here: Children and Families Face Trauma in the Hands of U.S. Immigration"
22 Sep 2016

Appeals Court Blocks Effort To Secure Legal Rights For Immigrant Children Facing Deportation

A class action lawsuit brought by immigrant children was rebuffed by judges who say they must exhaust administrative process first.

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20 Sep 2016

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘America Back’ by Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule’s song, “America Back,” was performed at rallies for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, and it has been part of her repertoire for the past two to three years. It is now featured on a major crowd-funded protest songs compilation album that is forthcoming. “America BacK” is a robust

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