What the Battle over the Dream Act means for the West

As the threat of a government shutdown looms, Congress wrestles over DACA. — by Maya L. Kapoor is an associate editor for High Country News. For a short time, soccer seemed like it might be Daniela Benitez’s ticket to attending college. She didn’t begin playing soccer until the eighth grade, but by her junior year of high …

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Reviews Are In: Trump Doubles Down on Dangerous Immigration Policies

In his darkest speech to date, Donald Trump doubled down on hate in an anti-immigrant policy speech delivered in Arizona on Wednesday. Trump spoke about undocumented immigrants and DREAMers in dehumanizing terms, cast them as criminals, and confirmed what we all already knew,  that he plans to deport 16 million people. Trump’s plan and speech …

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Demanding Strict Constitutional Abidance Until It’s Inconvenient

Within minutes of the news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Republicans said (more specifically Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said) they would refuse to consider ANY Obama nominee to replace him, no matter what. Such a lengthy vacancy on the court would likely preserve the status quo in a number of …

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Tell House Leadership: Remove Steve King from immigration subcommittee

Remove Rep. Steve King from his seat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Border Security now. His hateful characterization of immigrants as criminal drug smugglers and his continued extremism don’t reflect the views of a majority of Americans — nor his constituents in Iowa. It’s time to show your commitment to real …

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Rally for Justice for Immigrants and Immigration Reform, Wed 5/29

WHO Immigration Reform for Nevada Mi Familia Vota United Latino Community Justice for Immigrants St Teresa of Avila Catholic Community, a member of ACTIONN Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, a member of ACTIONN WHAT Campaign for Citizenship launch and public assembly WHEN Wednesday May 29, 2013, 6:30 pm-8:15 pm WHERE Little Flower Catholic Church, …

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