Category Archives: Immigration

This Will Bring Jobs Back To Coal Country

This happened recently in Baltimore (boldface mine): The co-owner of a dockside Baltimore restaurant has revealed that nearly his entire kitchen staff resigned after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent demanded their papers in the latest example of the national … Continue reading

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ICE And Freedom

If you’re Latino, or even just ‘look’ or ‘sounds’ Latino, you might want to carry a passport with you at all times (boldface mine): A Gunnison man born in Colorado was picked up by immigration officers after a court appearance … Continue reading

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Our Border Forces Are Out Of Control

This makes no sense whatsoever to any decent person (boldface mine): Juan Garcia Mosqueda, an Argentinian curator who has been a legal US resident for the past decade and who runs Chamber NYC, an architecture and design studio on West … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism And The Petty Tyrants

Worst band name EVAR. But that’s not what this post is about. One thing that’s patently clear in even the most precursory study of authoritarianism is that authoritarian regimes rely on ‘petty tyrants’: officials, including very minor ones such as … Continue reading

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Are People Really Going To Move From Clay County, KY To Wash Dishes In D.C.?

Or Boston? Or Austin, TX? From Pew (boldface mine): Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants live in just 20 major metropolitan areas, with the largest populations in New York, Los Angeles and Houston, according to new Pew … Continue reading

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The Right Always Told Us Tyranny Would Arrive Via FEMA–The Seattle ICE Edition

Recently, I noted this the Customs and Border Patrol: We’ll get back to this, but we’re also seeing a rise in detention by Customs and Border Patrol (‘CBP’). One recent case was the detention by U.S. Customs of U.S Olympian … Continue reading

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