Daily Dispatch 10/15/18

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

October 15, 2018

Democratic Process:

56 days left to post your comments on the proposed “public charge” rule that doctors say pose public health threats.

 

Politics:

When things become unpopular, they claim helplessness in the face of the law: DHS now claims it has no choice but to end TPS.

Both parties put greater emphasis on immigration in campaign ads than previous cycles.

As he prepares to leave the mayor’s office, Rahm sues DOJ over “sanctuary city” funding policy.

 

Migration:

Caravan of Honduran migrants nearly doubles as it reaches Guatemalan border.

Deported Mexican immigrant dies in California desert while trying to make his way back to his US citizen wife and children in Idaho.

 

At the Border:

Mexican officials cracking down at the border; advocates and lawyers have various theories as to why.

CBP releases report on employee misconduct. Analysis here and here.

Related: “Why I Quit the Border Patrol

CBP labels some family units as “fraudulent” and doesn’t include them in family separation statistics – and more analysis of Amnesty International report.

Tornillo tent city continues to expand. Take a tour of the camp here.

Related: ORR and its contractors (including Southwest Key) use dental X-rays to determine age of children, sometimes transferring them to ICE detention.

Related: Trump defends family separation as effective deterrent and says “we’re going to do whatever we can do to get [illegal immigration] slowed down.”

One measure under consideration is the “binary choice” option, giving parents the choice to keep their kids with them in detention or give them up to be sent to shelters and foster care.

 

The Church:

Baltimore police agree to recognize Parish ID cards issued by Archdiocese to undocumented immigrants.

Indigenous Guatemalan woman given sanctuary at Methodist Church in Virginia.

 

Further Reading:

This longer piece, “Checkpoint Nation” (from the Texas Observer), will trigger your PTSD, but still worth reading.

 

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