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  • Originally published 05/08/2017

    How crossing the US-Mexico border became a crime

    Kelly Lytle Hernandez

    A new book by historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez reveals that for most of American history immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government. That changed in 1929.

  • Originally published 03/07/2017

    Why Trump EO is Still a Racist Muslim Ban

    Juan Cole

    The way you can tell that the list is generated by prejudice rather than security concerns is that there are plenty of states that are in worse shape than some of the 6 named but which are not Muslim-majority.

  • Originally published 03/07/2017

    Trump and the Battle Over Sanctuary in America

    To carry out mass deportations, thousands of new immigration and customs agents would be hired, and local police officers and sheriff’s deputies would be recruited. To do that, the president would need the cooperation of state, county and city officials. What if he does not get it?