Daily Dispatch 10/23/18

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

October 23, 2018


Trump declares, “I’m a nationalist”

“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly not caring about our country so much. And, you know what? We can’t have that. You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, ‘Really? We’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. OK? I’m a nationalist. Use that word. Use that word.”



Stephen King and others respond to Trump’s anti-immigrant tweets.

Google searches on immigration spike in Ohio after Trump’s string of anti-immigration tweets.

Geraldo Rivera’s thoughts on immigration, posted here because the eye-opening comments section demonstrates that racism, xenophobia, and nationalism are very, very real.

More white ladies (… Passport Patty?…): Woman confronts Guatemalan family and demands their passports because they were speaking Spanish while eating dinner at a Virginia restaurant. (Restaurant owners refer to her as a “former customer” and “a vile and loathsome individual” in a Facebook post.)



Do images of the migrant caravan help Trump distort our understanding of immigration? (Yes)

Related: Immigration and race in the midterm campaigns.



Mijente, in cooperation with the National Immigration Project, the Immigrant Defense Project, and Empower LLC, released a report on tech companies that enable ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations.

DC’s Attorney General is suing ICE for violating FOIA requirements in its refusal to turn over documents related to immigration enforcement actions in the District.

From NPR: “ICE appears to end use of federal prisons from immigrant detainees


Other News:

Sessions really won’t let this immigration thing go – now he proposes a new rule that would allow him to rule on immigration cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals has the chance.

From Politifact: “Immigration in 5 charts: a 2018 midterm report

From ABC News: “ ‘Immigrant’: Amid rising displacement, rapper Belly shares an ode of power and pride to immigrants



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