Immigration Policy

Tom Suozzi at the stage on election night, smiling in front of American flags and a sign reading

Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up Tom Suozzi Takes Back the Seat He Never Should Have Given Up

A bad candidate and a bumbling GOP hand the Democrats another House seat. The biggest loser? House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Feb 14, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Border patrol officers take security measures as migrants trying to cross the Mexico-United States border to seek humanitarian asylum cut through razor wire despite high security measures in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 31, 2024.

Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza Democrats Are Helping Make the US Border Look More and More Like Gaza

The party is embracing the idea of the border as a bulwark against a savage horde. As it happens, that’s exactly how Israel talks about Gaza.

Feb 15, 2024 / Dylan Saba

All Crumbley Now

All Crumbley Now All Crumbley Now

The soft fascism of false equivalencies.

Feb 9, 2024 / The Greater Quiet / Steve Brodner

Tom Suozzi in a suit speaking in front of a sign announcing the special election in NY-03.

The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up The Race to Take Over George Santos’s Seat Heats Up

Polls show Democrat Tom Suozzi up by four points over Republican Mazi Pilip, which is not a great sign for the former incumbent. But Suozzi has the money to take over the airwaves.

Feb 9, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks about Republicans’ abandoning the bipartisan border deal during the Senate Democrats’ press conference in the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way The Democrats’ Hard-Right Turn on Immigration Is a Disaster In Every Way

It’s amoral. It’s desperate. It’s politically reckless. It’s wrong no matter how you look at it.

Feb 8, 2024 / Adam Johnson

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson told reporters that the Senate's bipartisan border bill is

What the F^&$ Happened to the Border-Security Bill? What the F^&$ Happened to the Border-Security Bill?

The immigration bill was terrible—but the way it cratered is worrying.

Feb 6, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) attends a roundtable on the southern border at the US Capitol on January 31, 2024, in Washington, D.C.

Republicans Got the Border Deal They Wanted. Why Are They Disowning It? Republicans Got the Border Deal They Wanted. Why Are They Disowning It?

The Senate agreement is a historic win for the anti-immigration GOP. But Speaker of the House Mike Johnson has pronounced it “dead on arrival.”

Feb 6, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

11 Arguments for Open Borders

11 Arguments for Open Borders 11 Arguments for Open Borders

A world not divided by militarized borders would help form a world where sustainability and justice take precedence over extraction and exploitation.

Feb 5, 2024 / John Washington

A Right-Wing Takeover of the European Union Isn’t Far-Fetched

A Right-Wing Takeover of the European Union Isn’t Far-Fetched A Right-Wing Takeover of the European Union Isn’t Far-Fetched

The European Parliamentary elections in early June could signal a political sea change, with far-right forces replacing the parliament’s current centrist consensus.

Jan 31, 2024 / John Feffer

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