How Trump is Building a Border wall no one can see
Maria Sacchetti and Nick Miroff
The Washington Post
When you think of Trump’s border wall you naturally
envision bricks and mortar. But, as Maria Sacchetti and
Nick Miroll point out in their article for The
Washington Post, the wall can be/is being built with
bureaucracy. Revised regulations, enforced restrictions,
simple government rhetoric are all, in their own way,
adding brick upon brick to the wall.
Updated Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the
Jie Zong, Jeanne Batalova, and Jeffrey Hallock
Migration Policy Institute
The public conversation on immigration needs
authoritative, unbiased and timely information. With
that goal in mind, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) has
released their latest findings on international migrants
to the United States. The information presented in their
report includes data on workforce characteristics,
permanent immigration, immigration enforcement,
naturalization trends, and more.
Why Border Patrol Agents can board a bus or train and
ask if you're a citizen
Alexia Fernández Campbell
The Fourth Amendment gives Americans a certain right to
privacy and protection from unreasonable government
intrusions and searches. What most Americans don't
realize is that near a U.S. border, the bar for what is
considered a "reasonable" stop is far lower than for the
rest of the country. Is that fair or, in fact, true?
Alexia Campbell offers some insight into that question.
Countering Anti-Immigrant Narratives
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
There are opportunities for you to combat anti-immigrant
narratives. Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
(CLINIC) offers a three-part guide that explains how
legislative testimony, local media work, and social
media can be used in the effort.
Social Media vetting of immigrants
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Reporting in the ACLU’s blog Speak Freely, Manar Waheed
points out that ‘In May, the government formally began
the “extreme vetting” of certain visa applicants, asking
for social media handles as part of the immigration
process for applicants subjectively deemed suspect by
immigration agents.’ Is the program working? Is it being
administered fairly and justly…and securely?
An historial view of becoming a citizen
Jessica Leigh Hester
The New York Historical Society
has put together a collection of personal stories,
documents and artifacts that recount the process of
becoming a U.S. citizen dating from 1715 to the 1950s.
The collection gives a glimpse of the challenges faced
by immigrants and the changing attitudes of the
public—and politicians—on newcomers to our nation.
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