Immigration

Immigration Fact Sheet 2

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  • Our Responsibility to Climate Migrants

    By any moral calculation, the United States should be weighing its responsibilities to Central Americans displaced by climate disasters. And, whether migrants cross international borders or not, it should be US policy to make their journeys as safe and humane as possible.

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  • Danny Glover on George Floyd and Possibly Reviving ‘Lethal Weapon’

    In an exclusive interview with Nick Vivarelli from Variety magazine, Glover discusses immigration, the murder of George Floyd, the fight for racial justice, and how these narratives can be democratized through “cultural production.”

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  • History Has Taught Us That Concentration Camps Should Be Liberated. We Can’t Wait Until 2020.

    Few of us have fully considered what we would do if concentration camps were built and operated in our nation, by our government, on our watch, on our dime.  King is a regular contributor to The Intercept.

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  • California Defies Trump Policies by Giving Medicaid to Some Undocumented Young Adults

    The Real News Network’s Marc Steiner interviews Lighty on California’s new law that would use state and federal funds to provide Medicaid to undocumented adults between 19-25 years-old.

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  • Civil Rights, Immigration & Human Dignity

    Civil rights, immigration, climate change, and the economy - all are connected and tied directly to the issues of justice and human rights.

    At the Sanders Institute Gathering, Dr. Jim Zogby moderated a panel on civil rights, immigration, and human dignity with Dr. Radhika Balakrishnan, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Susan Sarandon, and Ben Jealous. The panelists talked about how climate change and economic injustice are creating conflicts across the world and contributing to mass migration. This in turn has impacted several countries fostering xenophobic far-right movements. They discussed the importance of judging a country's economy, not on how large it is, but on whether it is just and meets the test of providing equal opportunity for all. And they talked about the history of the United States and how genocide against indigenous peoples, indentured servitude, slavery, and disenfranchisement defined the United States' beginning and still shapes our social and our political realities.

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  • Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?

    In 1998 Robert Reich wrote this piece about the growing inequality between the rich and the poor and how walls do not help fix the problem. As President Trump shuts down the government to fund a border wall, it is important to this argument.

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  • 7 Truths About Immigration

    A record high of 75% of Americans now say immigration is a good thing for the country. 

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