Category Archives: Border control

What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 6 charts

John Gramlich and Luis Noe-Bustamante of Pew Research – Border Patrol agents apprehended 92,607 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border in March, the highest monthly total since April 2007. In response to the influx of migrants, U.S. President Donald Trump recently … Continue reading

Posted in Border control, Donald Trump, Immigrants, Mexico, Pew Research

A member of an armed group detaining migrants at the border has been arrested by the FBI

Taking the law into their own hands… from Dakin Andone and Artemis Moshtaghian of CNN – The FBI on Saturday arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, a member of an armed militia that had detained hundreds of migrants at the Mexico-New Mexico … Continue reading

Posted in Border control, Mexico, Rule of Law, United States

A moral crisis grips the US border. Yet the religious right is shamefully silent

By Marilynne Robinson in the Guardian The Christian right is allowing Trump to escape responsibility for the immoral policy of separating children from their parents. Have they no shame? Read more…  

Posted in Border control, Children, Controversial, Immigrants, Religion

Trump’s Presidency: the German Perspective

by Dominik Meier and Inga Karten, Miller & Meier Consulting, Berlin, Brussels and Washington  (website) This Tuesday, Donald John Trump took the last hurdle on his path to the US presidency by securing a victory in the Electoral College. In … Continue reading

Posted in Border control, Congress, Democracy, Elections, European Union, Germany, Immigrants, Politcal Consulting, Political parties, Washington

Democracy: The ultimate mulligan?

 by Ken Feltman   What if we elect the wrong people? – Hungarian patriot, 1989  A mulligan is a second chance, a do-over, a penalty-free attempt to get it right. The term comes from the game of golf and is used when … Continue reading

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