Daily Dispatch 8/31/18

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

August 31, 2018

The Kids:

Two updates on separated families: New York Times Editorial Board looks at the ongoing tragedy of those reunified, while the Washington Post covers the nearly 500 kids who remain in US custody.  

The Detainees:

Magic: The Gathering artists detained at Sea-Tac and taken to ICE detention center.

The Money:

Undocumented immigrants pay $12 billion to Social Security a year – if immigration were cut in half, Social Security would lose 2.4 trillion over the next 75 years.

Bank of America freezing customer accounts because of citizenship questions. 

The Revolving Door:

Sensing a pattern? Ian Smith, DHS policy analyst, resigned his position Tuesday after emails obtained by The Atlantic reveal his ties with the white-nationalist “social scene.”

The World:

Examining how Sweden became a hotbed of anti-immigration nationalism.

Lawyers accuse London’s Home Office of a double standard, rushing high-profile immigration cases through a secret process, while leaving others to languish.

Continuing coverage of the Chemnitz protests and the rise of the far-right in Germany.

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