u.s.-mexico border

Tucson City Council Votes to Oppose Trump's Border Wall

 06/07/2017 - 05:21
La ciudad de Tucson, Arizona, con la cordillera de Santa Catalina al fondo. Foto: Wikipedia
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On Tuesday, Tucson City Council voted unanimously to oppose President Trump’s proposed border wall and prevent the city from doing business with companies that agree to work on the wall.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:45am
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The city of Tucson, in Arizona, with Santa Catalina mountains on the background. Photo: Wikipedia

[OP-ED]: Trump could use a history lesson on NAFTA

 05/25/2017 - 14:05
Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE
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 President Trump is an expert on some things. The North American Free Trade Agreement is not one of them.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
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Governor of the state of Washington (USA), Jay Inslee (c), considered today that the NAFTA should be renegotiated "without fear" and with "optimism", and positively valued the change of direction taken by the president of EE. Donald Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.
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 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:45am
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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

[OP-ED]: Hablamos de la frontera de manera equivocada

 05/04/2017 - 08:40
El muro podría empeorar el problema al “cercar” a muchos de los que se calcula que son 11 millones de inmigrantes ilegales de este lado de la frontera.
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Parece que todos tienen una enérgica opinión sobre el muro fronterizo de Donald Trump. Pero al menos deberíamos hablar del tema en la forma correcta. Es decir, con claridad, pragmatismo y sentido común.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 4:30pm
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El muro podría empeorar el problema al “cercar” a muchos de los que se calcula que son 11 millones de inmigrantes ilegales de este lado de la frontera.

[OP-ED]: Liberal media finally discovers ‘Dreamers’

 05/01/2017 - 09:59
Immigration advocates have an incentive to stoke fears that Dreamers may be deported. It mobilizes the community and pressures Trump to handle the immigration issue with care. 
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When you rummage through the immigration debate, you never know what you’ll find.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 9:15am
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Immigration advocates have an incentive to stoke fears that Dreamers may be deported. It mobilizes the community and pressures Trump to handle the immigration issue with care. 

Trump's push to fund wall may be delayed to avoid government shutdown

 04/25/2017 - 03:04
United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES
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President Donald Trump insisted on Monday in a pair of Twitter posts that the border wall with Mexico, the financing of which is an obstacle blocking a budget agreement to avoid a partial shutdown of the US government, is a "very important tool" for preventing the entry of illegal drugs into this country.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 2:45am
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United States Border Patrol (USBP) agents standing the near the 'Friendship Fence' between the United States and Mexico in the Border Field State Park in San Diego, California, USA, 26 March 2017. EFE/JASON SZENES

[OP-ED]: America needs more immigrants, not fewer

 04/20/2017 - 09:50
Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE
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President Trump appears to have softened his position on NATO, free trade, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the advice of generals, and whether China is a currency manipulator.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
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Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE

Arizona congressman sues Trump administration over border wall

 04/13/2017 - 05:21
Arizona - U.S. Customs & Border Protection Southwest Border Fence Line. Photographer: Donna Burton

[OP-ED]: On sanctuary cities, conservatives are driven to distortion

 04/10/2017 - 08:33
Thousands of undocumented students covered by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) claim during Dallas' "Megamarch 2017" more security for themselves and their families, who feel "continually threatened" By the strong immigration rhetoric of the president of the United States, Republican Donald Trump. EFE
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 Retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz would tell his students the oft-repeated secret to good lawyering. 

“When the law is on your side,” Dershowitz would say, “pound the law into the table. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. And when neither the law nor the facts are on your side, just pound the table.”

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Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:15am
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Thousands of undocumented students covered by the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) claim during Dallas' "Megamarch 2017" more security for themselves and their families, who feel "continually threatened" By the strong immigration rhetoric of the president of the United States, Republican Donald Trump. EFE

[OP-ED]: Trump: Bridging an Unnecessary Wall

 03/31/2017 - 11:49
Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE
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Pennsylvania commands a dubious distinction. 

Pennsylvania is the state with the nation’s second highest total of structurally deficient bridges according to a Federal Highway Administration analysis updated earlier this year.

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 11:45am
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Trump shades his bigoted targeting of Latinos with another justification for that hugely expensive wall: blocking terrorists. EFE