New from Episcopal Migration Ministries: Response to the Border: Education and Advocacy

6/27/19, New York Times: Five Takeaways From the Border Aid Vote

6/27/19, Washington Post: What’s keeping Congress from making a deal to address the border crisis?

6/27/19, Women’s Refugee Commission: Real Solutions to the Trump Administration’s Unconscionable Policies Toward Children and Families Seeking Asylum

6/27/19, Vox: The citizenship question is blocked for now. But demographers are still worried about the census.

6/26/19, Vox: Why Julián Castro started a Democratic debate fight over repealing “Section 1325”

“Decriminalizing migration isn’t exactly the same as opening the borders. People coming to the US without papers could still be deported if they were caught and brought before an immigration judge. But it would make unauthorized immigration purely a civil offense, instead of a criminal one.

The distinction matters a lot. Criminal prosecution of illegal entry was what gave the Trump administration the power to separate thousands of families in 2018. It referred thousands of parents for criminal prosecution for illegal entry — advertised as a “zero tolerance” approach — and thus separated them from their children to send them to criminal custody.”

6/26/19, New York Times: Asylum Officers’ Union Says Trump Migration Policy ‘Abandons’ American Tradition

6/26/19, Vox: Meet the people fighting for health care access for disabled kids detained at the border

6/26/19, New York Times: As Wayfair Workers Protest Migrant Detention, the Specter of a Consumer Boycott Rises

6/26/19, The Guardian: Trump’s war on refugees is tearing down US’s life-changing resettlement program

6/25/19, The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations: Ten Actions You Can Take to Accompany Undocumented Immigrants

6/25/19, Immigration Impact: The Government Ended an Effective and Less Costly Alternative to Immigration Detention

6/25/19, Philadelphia Inquirer: Many local governments in Pa. help ICE agents apprehend undocumented immigrants, study finds

6/25/19, New York Times: ‘A Constant Game of Musical Chairs’ Amid Another Homeland Security Shake-Up

6/24/19, Pacific Standard: Illinois is Cracking Down on Private Immigration Detention

6/24/19, New Yorker: ICE Agents are Losing Patience with Trump’s Chaotic Immigration Policy

6/23/19, The Guardian: Perfect mix: using cooking to link refugees and neighbours


6/25/19, New York Times Letters to the Editor: U.S. Cruelty Toward Migrant Children

6/24/19, New York Times Editorial Board: Children Shouldn’t Be Dying at the Border. Here’s How You Can Help.

June 2019, Migration Policy Institute: International Experience Suggests Safe Third-Country Agreement Would Not Solve the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis


6/27/19, The Nation: Opp Art: Solidarity Road

6/26/19, The Intercept: Whitewashing History: America’s Racist Legacy from Slavery to the War on Immigrants (Podcast, transcript to come)