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  • What Mexico has done to curb illegal immigration to United States, a look beyond Trump’s tweets

    Less than three months ago, President Donald Trump was unequivocal in his assessment of Mexico’s efforts to stop illegal immigration to the United States: "Mexico is doing NOTHING to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants to our Country," he tweeted March 28. Now, he claims that Mexico is a greater help than America’s own elected leaders: "Now with our new deal, Mexico is doing more for the USA on Illegal Immigration than the Democrats," Trump tweeted June 10. Trump’s tune changed after a June...
  • The United States’ Debt to Immigrants

    This spring, while on break in London, I rode the train two hours north to Birmingham and back in one evening to see an exhibit by the British artist Hew Locke. I’d seen his work in New York and was taken with his visual vocabulary, one entirely his own and haunted by colonialism. He transforms found objects and historical memorabilia (old coins, for example) into armadas of model boats that evoke refugees, slaves, immigrants; and he dresses Victorian statues as if they were going to Carnival,...

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  • Trump: Mexico doing more on illegal immigration than Democrats

    President Trump in an early morning tweet on Monday said Mexico is doing more to stop illegal immigration than the Democrats."Now with our new deal, Mexico is doing more for the USA on Illegal Immigration than the Democrats," he said. "In f

  • New York state approves issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants

    Illegal immigrants in the state of New York will soon be able to obtain driver's licenses, under a new law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) Monday night.What are the details?The bill passed 33-29 in the Senate before making its way to the governor's desk, ending months of debate on what The New York Times called "a deeply polarizing issue that had splintered Democrats and stirred backlash among Republicans in New York and beyond." According to USA Today, Cuomo suggested he might veto the bill...