Cruz Adviser Claims Minneapolis Has Muslim ‘No-Go’ Zones

If there's one claim the paranoid far-right Islamophobes love, it's the idea that there are Muslim "no-go" zones all over the country. Clare Lopez, one of Ted Cruz' primary foreign policy advisers, recently made the claim that such zones exist in Minneapolis and even the police won't go in there. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Plan to Make Mexico Pay for His Wall

After months and months of declaring that he can build a wall along the Mexican border and make Mexico pay for it while consistently dodging the question of how in the world he's doing to do that, Donald Trump has finally released his plan to do so. It's every bit as dumb as one would expect. … [Read more...]

Trump: Ban All Muslims. Except My Rich Friends.

Donald Trump is a lot like Alex Jones in that he often refers to information or support he gets from unnamed friends or insider sources. During an MSNBC Townhall he claimed that he has lots of rich Muslim friends who support his idea to ban Muslim immigration and tourism to the US. Oh, and they get to come despite the ban. … [Read more...]

Now My State Wants to Pass Illegal Bill Over Immigration

It isn't just southern states like Texas losing their minds over the settlement of a few Syrian refugees in their states. My home state of Michigan, which is likely to take in about half the Syrian refugees settled in the country, now has a paranoid, xenophobic movement building and legislation that would last 10 seconds in court. … [Read more...]

South Carolina Makes Bid to Regain Title of Most Backward Carolina

After North Carolina passed one of the most horrible and bigoted pieces of legislation imaginable to deny equal rights to LGBT people, South Carolina clearly wants its title back as the most backassward Carolina in the country. They've got a bill that would hold sponsoring organizations responsible for anything refugees do wrong. … [Read more...]

Texas Files Suit to Stop Syrian Refugee Settlement

I'm a bit confused by this. According to the Guardian, the state of Texas has filed a federal lawsuit against the federal government and the International Rescue Committee to stop them from settling a Syrian refugee family in that state. But they already filed such a suit and lost. … [Read more...]

Immigration Judges Hammer DOJ Official on Child Refugees

A new brief has been filed in the ACLU's case seeking right to counsel for children seeking refugee status in immigration court proceedings. The brief was filed by three former immigration judges hammering a former judge and current DOJ official for his ludicrous claim that he has taught immigration law to three- and four-year olds. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Total Hypocrisy on Visas and Foreign Trade

Donald Trump says outsourcing production to China and Mexico is destroying the economy, while he outsources production of his clothing line to China and Mexico. He says the H1-B visa program is killing American while he uses such visas to fill thousands of jobs at his resorts. And his lame excuse: … [Read more...]

More Trump Hypocrisy on Immigration and China

We've watched Donald Trump rant and rave about the evils of immigration and China beating us economically and taking our jobs, even while his own clothing line was made in China (and Mexico, his other favorite target). And now we have yet another example of his own blatant hypocrisy on these issues. … [Read more...]

Jones and Schlafly: Trump Smells Like Reagan

Phyllis Schlafly, the grand old ignorant hypocrite of the conservative movement, went on the Alex Jones show and the two of them had a mutual love session for Donald Trump. They rather bizarrely claimed that he "smelled like" Ronald Reagan, a man with whom he has almost nothing in common. … [Read more...]

DOJ Official Thinks Three Year Olds Can Be Immigration Lawyers

In one of the most unbelievably asinine things I've ever heard anyone say, the man who trains immigration judges for the Department of Justice said in a deposition that a three or four year old child can represent themselves in court during immigration and amnesty proceedings. … [Read more...]

Schlafly: Ban Foreign Players from Major League Baseball!

Bitter racist Phyllis Schlafly doesn't like seeing those damn furriners playing baseball. She doesn't like it so much, in fact, that she says we should ban all foreign players from Major League Baseball by denying them visas to enter the country. Along the way, she cherry picks a lot of data to make her case. … [Read more...]