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Op-Ed: Does The Trump Administration See Central Americans As Human?

Photo credit: the immigration post.com

Photo credit: the immigration post.com

As of Thursday, 711 children who were effectively kidnapped and held hostage by the Trump administration remained in government custody, supposedly “ineligible” to be reunited with their families. What happens to them now? The government won’t say, apparently doesn’t know and evidently doesn’t care.

U.S. District Judge Dana M. Sabraw, who had ordered that those children and nearly 2,000 others be returned to their loved ones by last week, summed up the administration’s cruel incompetence at a court hearing Friday in San Diego: “What was lost in the process was the family. The parents didn’t know where the children were, and the children didn’t know ...

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Op-Ed: Four Reasons Why Anti-Trump Latino Voters Won’t Swing The Midterms

 Photo credit: https://newstaco.com/2016/10/25/this-is-the-moment-of-truth-for-latino-voters/

Photo credit: https://newstaco.com/2016/10/25/this-is-the-moment-of-truth-for-latino-voters/

 

Steffen W. Schmidt, Iowa State University

The Democratic Party shouldn’t count on Latinos swinging many midterm races their way this year.

Approximately 27.3 million U.S. Latinos are eligible to vote in November’s midterm elections—12 percent of all eligible voters, according to the Pew Research Center.

Democrats hope that this big bloc of voters will punish Republicans for President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies. They are courting Latinos in red states like Arizona and Florida.

But the so-called “Latino vote” has always been more promise than reality for Democrats. My political science research indicates that a Latino blue wave is not likely to tip the upcoming ...

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Op-Ed: Tragic NFL Player’s Death Shouldn’t Become An Indictment Against Immigrants

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Colts player Edwin Jackson’s death caught the attention of the White House. Photo credit: NFL

Fabiola Santiago/fsantiago@miamiherald.com

On Sunday, two tragedies played out across the country at the hands of impaired drivers – one in Indianapolis, the other in Miami Beach.

Only one made national headlines. On Tuesday, starting with tweets of condemnation and condolence by President Donald Trump, it became the launch point for a day filled with rhetoric about criminals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.But both accidents left bereft families and irreparable losses.

In Indianapolis, Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver were killed at 4 a.m. on the side of a highway after Jackson felt sick, the ...

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