Category Archives: Immigration, Migrant Rights, etc

Cartoon: Muslim Ban

IF you like these cartoons, please support them at my Patreon. This is another one inspired by current events (as I’m sure you’ve already figured out). The point being made – that folks favoring the Muslim ban because of terrorist … Continue reading

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Please call or email to ask that Nina Chaubal be freed #freenina

Trans Lifeline is a suicide prevention help line for trans people. The co-founder of Trans Lifeline, Nina Chaubal, is currently in ICE detention and being threatened with deportation: Trans activist detained in Arizona and threatened with deportation due to bureaucratic … Continue reading

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The Republican Quote Debate(s) Unquote

The Washington Post has a full transcript of the prime-time debate, and also a transcript of the “undercard” debate. It’s also worth checking out Factcheck’s quick overview of both the main and the undercard debates. “Businesswoman and former CEO of … Continue reading

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Questions linger over US Border Patrol’s killing of 16-year-old

NOGALES, Mexico: Questions linger over US Border Patrol’s killing of 16-year-old | National | The Bellingham Herald. From the article: The bullet hit Elena in the back of the head. He slumped mortally wounded to a sidewalk on the Mexican … Continue reading

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Coke’s controversial “America The Beautiful” Commercial

Some comments about Coke’s Super Bowl Ad from Coke-Cola’s Facebook page: You should be ashamed of that commercial. Ill never buy another coke product again. Offensive and a diss to America the Beautiful! Ashamed, disappointed. Bad choice, Coke! I’ve been … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigration Is Not A Contemptible Act

[Note: Title changed in order to more accurately reflect Jack’s views.] Over at Ethics Alarms, Jack wrote a post about John Kerry’s lies (short form: Kerry lies about having been against invading Iraq, lied about being Irish, plus the typical … Continue reading

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How Building The Border Wall Increased Immigration From Mexico

Ezra Klein interviews immigration expert Doug Massey: According to Massey, the rise of America’s large undocumented population is a direct result of the militarization of the border. While undocumented workers once traveled back and forth from Mexico with relative ease, … Continue reading

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Seven Thoughts About The Gang Of Eight’s Immigration Bill

The bipartisan “Gang of Eight” – that is, eight Senators – has released a 19-page summary of their proposed immigration reform. If you’re not up to reading a 19 page summary, you can read Rebecca Leber’s much shorter summary of … Continue reading

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“Undocumented Immigrants” versus “Illegals”: A conversation about power and respect

A very short play (or maybe a future comic strip, if I think of a punchline): SHERMY: Now, what William here proposes we increase widget production. BILLY: Actually, it’s “Billy,” if you don’t mind. SHERMY: I think I like “William” … Continue reading

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Killing People For Infractions of Minor Laws: Prohibition and Immigration

From an article about the government’s program of deliberate poisoning during Prohibition: Frustrated that people continued to consume so much alcohol even after it was banned, federal officials had decided to try a different kind of enforcement. They ordered the … Continue reading

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