Daily Dispatch 10/25/18

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

October 25, 2018

Top Story:

Amazon leadership at odds with Amazon employees and shareholders over contracts with ICE. (ACLU files FOIA request for details.)

 

Caravan:

Though Trump admits he made up the “unknown Middle Easterners” thing, Pence defends the claim in an interesting, and surprisingly more racist, interpretation of Trump’s original meaning: “it’s inconceivable that there are not people of Middle Eastern descent in a crowd of more than 7,000 people.”  

Trump again says he is “bringing out the military” to the border, but the Department of Defense has not yet received any information or orders.

US and Mexican officials weighing legality of various options for dealing with migrant caravan.

From HuffPo: “Here’s What Happens When the Migrant Caravan Gets To The U.S. Border

For Central American migrants, “push factors” at home override US border policies.

 

The Media:

Fox & Friends reporter hounds family crossing the border, bragging that he had “foiled this attempt” to “illegally cross.”

How media’s use of terms like “caravan” and “deterrence” reinforce Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric.

 

Other News:

Administration considers shake-up off HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement.

From the Atlantic: “What Happens After You Become the ‘Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant in America’

What recent polls are saying about America’s reaction to Trump’s immigration policies.

Government Accountability Office releases report demonstrating that government agencies were caught unawares by April announcement of “zero tolerance” policy.

 

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