For human rights organization Amnesty International, Trump's proposed border wall - which even some members of the Border Patrol fail to see as an effective barrier - will only enrich criminal organizations involved in extorting money from immigrants on the Mexican side.
The Guardian reports about Colombia’s Congress approval of an amnesty for all those who committed minor crimes during the conflict.
No matter which way the Supreme Court decides, immigration has become one of those explosive issues, like civil rights, that has overflowed the bounds of normal politics, and has come to represent a fundamental battle over the nature and future of American society.
In the days after the Dream Act died in the Senate, the most
common reaction of those who had passionately supported the bill was that
legislators who voted against it will pay for their disdain of Latinos come
Picture the Islamic Republic of Iran. What comes to mind? For the
average American it may be nuclear proliferation, the bombastic President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, maybe Persian rugs, but not much else. Certainly seven
regular, middle-class people who have been imprisoned for quietly practicing
the Baha'i religion haven't made it onto our radars.
"You owe us" is not exactly a compelling argument
for legislative action, but this is really all that some immigration reform
activists have left to goose Democrats to make something -- anything -- happen
during the lame-duck session of Congress.