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What if the US Really Did Deport 11 Million People?
A case study of New York’s Hudson Valley, where immigrants—with and without documents—have brought once-dead towns back to life.
September 14, 2016
A New Generation of Freedom Fighters Is Taking It to the Streets—and the World
As schools, states, and corporations redraw their borders, young people are launching transnational campaigns to fight back.
September 13, 2016
America Wanted to Keep Immigrants Out Long Before Donald Trump Was Even Born
The United States was an explicitly racist project intended to populate the land with white people—maybe that’s what Donald means by “Make America Great Again”?
September 7, 2016
Phyllis Schlafly Was Alt-Right Before Alt-Right Was Uncool
For 70 years the right-wing icon worked within the Republican Party, forging an organization that would welcome Donald Trump’s extremism.
September 2, 2016
The Obama Administration Continues Pulling Away From Private Prison Companies
Homeland Security launches a review of private detention centers, weeks after DOJ began closing its own facilities.
Seth Freed Wessler
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September 1, 2016
Trump, in a Major Immigration Speech, Is Back in Fearmongering Form
In Mexico, Trump is solemn and praising; in Arizona, he’s back to hysterical horror shows.
August 31, 2016
Mexicans Scorn Trump’s Visit—And Peña Nieto for Having Invited Him
“You confront tyrants. You don’t appease them.”
August 25, 2016
When Anti-Immigrant Politics Came Back to Haunt the Republican Party
The life cycle of California’s Republican Party suggests that the long-term effect of peddling xenophobia is disastrous.
August 25, 2016
Your Nationalism Can’t Contain Me
I’ve held three passports and claimed many identities, all at once. I am the future of citizenship.
August 23, 2016
There’s a Bigger Problem at the Border Than Trump’s Proposed Wall
We live in fear of Trump
s plan for the Mexican border—not realizing that much of it already exists.