Daily Dispatch 10/12/18

A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

October 12, 2018

Top Story:

The gruesome story of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and dismemberment inside a diplomatic facility will not impact lucrative U.S.-Saudi arms deals because the reporter was an immigrant with permanent residence and not a US citizen.

Immigration:

Wilbur Ross now remembers Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach’s involvement in discussions about controversial new citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Pence speaks at two-day Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America – “if you do more, we’ll do more.”

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) swerves right on immigration policy in an effort to take Paul Ryan’s spot as Speaker (or Minority Leader).

Report from New American Economy examines destabilizing economic effects of “public charge” rule.

Zero tolerance fuels organized crime in border cities.

Anti-immigrant fliers appear in Queens, claiming “it is your civic duty to report any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

However, as one immigration lawyer noted when the same fliers blanketed Omaha, “the only way you can find out if a person has proper documentation to be here is to impersonate a federal official, which is illegal.”

Washington state proposes new fees on farmers seeking to hire H-2A seasonal farmworkers in order to fund better oversight of living and working conditions.

Criminal Justice:

Washington state’s Supreme Court declares death penalty racist and unconstitutional.

Trump says he’s the decider on criminal justice reform, not Jeff Sessions.

Donald and Kanye differ on “stop and frisk” policies… and other stuff was said too during yesterday’s Oval Office sit-down. This anchor’s reaction is valid:

 

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