Daily Dispatch 8/22/18

A new series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 22, 2018

The Communities:

Researchers from the Brookings Institution suggest that every American student be required to attend a citizenship ceremony before graduation.

This article on the impact of ICE raids in Salem, OH is probably a great read – but most of us will never know thanks to the Wall Street Journal’s infuriating paywall. So, if you don’t subscribe to WSJ, enjoy this uplifting tale about baseball, fishing, and immigration in a small town in central Wisconsin from the Wausau Daily Herald.

The Lawyers:

TIME talks to lawyers at the border who are still dealing with the fallout from the family separation policy.

Examining the need for more pro bono lawyers, with 50,000 immigrant children needing services. And here’s what happens when kids have to appear in court without them.

Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer continues to criticize Trump’s policies.

On the root causes of immigration from Central America and how increasing deportations further contributes to violence in the region.

The Companies:

ICE orders a batch of full-body restraints for detainees from a California company that touts how “The Wrap” is easily “downsized to fit very small children.”

Texas developer Trammell Crow Co. will build massive new administrative building for USCIS at Dallas Fort Worth airport.

The Politics:

An opinion piece on the First Step Act, a justice reform bill, loaded with useful links.

Politicians and Trump are blaming death of University of Iowa student on immigration laws – challengers using the murder as a an opportunity to label opponents as “amnesty advocates.”

Chair of Latino Coalition says both parties have politicized immigration, indeed “they’ve demagogued this issue.”

Larry Kudlow, currently head of Trump’s National Economic Council (formerly that guy on CNBC who loves that blue shirt with white collar thing), defended himself as a “civil rights Republican” after entertaining the publisher of a white nationalist website at his Connecticut home.

Trump returns to talking about the NFL in order to deflect from yesterday’s unfavorable news day.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pardons an undocumented immigrant for a years old nonviolent offense in order to help prevent deportation.

Is the media taking sides in the immigration debate? This guy thinks so.



Comments (2)

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    Nancy sulfridge


    I’d go the Brookings Institution one better and say that I think all U.S. high school students should have to pass the citizenship test to graduate. That said, I have never been to a citizenship ceremony, and it mIght be a good experience for me, too.


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