Tag: Immigration

Making America Unwelcoming to Immigrants

At the urging of his triangulating strategist Dick Morris, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was signed by President Clinton in August 1996. During his 1992 campaign, Clinton had repeated his intention to “end welfare as we…

Watch the GOP Jerk Around Their Base

The House of Representatives is supposed to return to legislative business today at 2pm. The wheels on their bus aren’t exactly turning smoothly so it’s hard to be sure what their plan is since it keeps changing. They’ve abandoned the…

Trump Isn’t Getting His Border Wall

There’s been a lot of speculation that President Trump’s heart wasn’t really committed to repealing Obamacare. He agreed to go along with the strategy of tackling the issue first, perhaps because he didn’t realize the odds against success, but his…

A President’s Right to Discriminate

One of the interesting tidbits that can be found in the government’s defense of President Trump’s Muslim Ban is the argument that it may very well violate the law to discriminate in the issuance of immigrant visas “based on nationality,…

Trump Loses in Court, Again

The 9th Circuit is handling the Trump administration’s appeal of a District Court stay on their fascist Muslim ban. They received the argument today: Lawyers for the Justice Department told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that…

Start With the Mormons

If we want to do anything about Donald Trump’s fascist Muslim ban other than helplessly bleat in impotent protest, we’re going to have to find Republicans who agree with us that it is a moral outrage that violates sacred tenets…

A Contrary View of Trump’s Big Day

I seem to have a contrary and somewhat alarmist reaction to Donald Trump’s Big Day, yesterday. Taken by itself, independent of the press coverage and the substance, and the political fallout in the Latino community, I think it was clearly…