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Biden repairs the system for resettling people fleeing war and strife

The following editorial appeared in the Boston Globe, October 9, 2023. Before Donald Trump became president, the United States had long resettled more refugees than every other country combined. The Biden administration is rebuilding that tradition. When it comes to resettling refugees, the Biden administration is bringing back a proud American tradition. Up until 2017,

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In his anti-immigrant push, how extreme can Ron DeSantis get?

By Marcella Garcia,  The Boston Globe,  April 15, 2023. People who house a family member who is undocumented, clergy who minister to those without legal status, mothers who drive their undocumented child, parents who hire an undocumented nanny or housekeeper — they would all be criminalized. In the race to be the most anti-immigrant Republican

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A Shameful Stunt

Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner It is easy to demonize the “other” — the one who looks different, speaks differently, or comes from somewhere else. Especially during periods of deep social, political, and economic anxiety, pounding one’s chest about “us” and “them” and using fear as a rallying cry can whip populations into a fervor.

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