Inspired By Gaza Killings, Ann Coulter Proposes Shooting Immigrants Trying to Cross U.S. Border Illegally

Following reports that Israeli forces killed 57 Palestinians and injured thousands more during Monday protests along the Gaza border, right-wing commentator Ann Coulter seemingly endorsed the efforts and suggested the U.S. take a similarly violent approach toward migrants attempting to cross into the U.S.  “Can we do that?” Coulter wrote on Twitter, linking to a New York Times article titled, “Israel responded with rifle fire to a mass attempt by Palestinians to cross a border fence, killing at least 28, Palestinian officials said.”  Britain, France and Germany called for the Israeli government…

Bernie Sanders: Trump administration ‘heartless’ toward immigrants

“…Trump is moving in exactly the wrong direction and we see the cruelty of his immigration policies …,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said of President Donald Trump. | Getty Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said President Donald Trump and his administration are “heartless” toward immigrants. “I think it is heartless. I think the entire Trump views on immigration is heartless,” Sanders said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Story Continued Below Last week, chief of staff John Kelly told NPR that “the laws are the laws”…

‘Incentives to Break the Law’: Student Rips ‘Absurd’ Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Apply for Financial Aid

Incoming NJ Gov Plans to Establish Agency for ‘Defensive Protection’ of Illegal Immigrants A Rutgers University student blasted a new bill that allows illegal immigrants attending college in New Jersey to apply for and receive financial aid. “It’s just absurd that we’re giving illegal immigrants more and more incentives to break the law. … I’m going to be paying for that debt after college,” Nick Knight said. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) called the United States the “world’s melting pot” where people come “in the hope of a new…

Donald Trump Is Waging War on Documented Immigrants

Joe Raedle The Trump administration is trying to deport as many people as possible, even if they’re here legally. Ever since he started running for president, Donald Trump has been pretty explicit: Immigrants are bad. He may follow that up with some soft backpedaling, saying that of course the good ones aren’t bad, but that’s the “some, I assume, are good people” that comes after the “they’re rapists.” It’s plausible deniability, giving him and his supporters wiggle room if anyone accuses them of being xenophobes or anti-immigration. But the Trump…

Trump suggests US ‘close up’ to stop immigrants

President Donald Trump with Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, left, speaks during a roundtable discussion on tax reform at Cleveland Public Auditorium and Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) CLEVELAND (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized U.S. immigration policies Saturday during a business roundtable in Cleveland. Trump said people entering the U.S. illegally are taking advantage of “catch-and-release” policies and don’t show up for their immigration court dates. He said: “We may have to close up our country to get this straight.” Trump said…

Legal Immigrants vs. Illegal Immigrants: Cutting the Line

New citizens stand during the Pledge of Allegiance at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization ceremony at the New York Historical Society Museum and Library in Manhattan, April 10, 2017. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) Which group should take precedence? America’s most forgotten men and women may be the legal immigrants who acquire their visas, scale no barriers, and patiently await their green cards and citizenship ceremonies. Amid the raging DACA debates, the fugitive-city outrages, and this week’s Honduran-caravan epic at the San Diego–Tijuana border, these overlooked individuals ring America’s doorbell…

Trump told to ‘take care’ with his language on immigrants

The letter was one of 45 delivered to the president by National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, written by students at the Newcomer Center at Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash. | AP Photo The national teacher of the year on Wednesday handed President Donald Trump a letter from a Rwandan immigrant student that urged Trump to “take care” with his language about immigrant and refugee communities. The letter was one of 45 delivered to the president by National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning, written by…

Immigrants’ Spouses Could Be Next to Face Hardships Under Trump

Jake Neher/WDET Shikha Dalmia (left) with Stephen Henderson The discussion about immigration in this country has become base — reduced to arguments over whether to deport people who were brought here illegally as children, even as infants. But it’s the changes to legal immigration that reveal the biggest threats posed by the Trump administration and reveal just how deeply immigration and this country’s make-up might change if Trump has his way. For years the H-1B visa has been a path for highly skilled immigrants to find work, and a home, in America. But a recent policy…

The Trump administration is quietly cracking down on documented immigrants – ThinkProgress

The Trump administration is quietly targeting visas for highly-skilled foreign workers and their spouses as part of a sweeping effort to cut down on immigration to the United States. Activists say the move is inhumane and business leaders argue it will hurt the economy. A report released Tuesday by the Silicon Valley-backed immigration lobbying group FWD.us lays out the White House’s ongoing assault on immigration more broadly, as well as under-the-radar efforts targeting documented immigrants specifically. Founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the organization’s report…

Milbank: Trump is a breed apart in his language on immigrants

“This is not normal,” James B. Comey said last week after President Trump threatened him with jail. If I had a nickel for every time somebody said that, I could repay the national debt. There is so much abnormality from this president that we’re numb. I’d like to pause, therefore, to reflect on just one thing the president did this week that, amid Russian hookers and his assaults on truth, law and decency, got little attention: his talk of immigrants “breeding” in America’s sanctuary cities. “There is a Revolution going…