A sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.
November 1, 2018
-- Trump delivered remarks on immigration today at 4:15pm ET in the White House Roosevelt Room. Announcements included a ban on asylum for those who enter between points of entry, (apparent) authorization for military to fire on unarmed civilians if they "throw rocks" ("rocks will be considered firearms"), the end of "catch & release" (though churches and non-profits are reporting mass releases of detainees in Texas, Arizona, and California), and hints about a "quite comprehensive" executive order to be issued next week.
-- Liberals and Conservatives alike denounce Trump’s “desperate and vile” anti-immigration ad, released yesterday via Tweet just days before midterm elections, comparing it to the 1988 “Willie Horton” ad.
[Be aware that the ad contains multiple instances and variations of the word “f---” and is NSFW.]
Thirty years ago, George H.W. Bush released his infamous fear-mongering, racist ad on Willie Horton.
This Trump ad is worse. Far worse. https://t.co/jLFbhU8FLs
— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) November 1, 2018
- More on the man behind Trump’s immigration policy.
- From Vanity Fair: “The Intellectual Origins of Trump’s Chilling Immigration Plan”
-- Border Patrol warns Texas landowners to expect “armed civilians” on their land as militia groups like the Texas Minutemen announce plans to bring guns to the border.
-- June Supreme Court ruling leads ICE to issue “phantom” court dates; immigrants wait in long lines for hearings that don’t exist.
-- Birthright citizenship order would cause number of undocumented people in the U.S. to spike, leaving some essentially stateless.
-- For the science fans: “Immigration to the US changes a person’s microbiome”
-- South Africa native, Trevor Noah, discusses Trump, immigration, and comedy.
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