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...]

Report: ICE Lets Detainees Die from Lack of Medical Care

An explosive new report from several human rights groups documents appalling medical neglect going on at detention centers run by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. In particular, it cites multiple cases where people died from not receiving prompt and proper medical care for serious health problems. … [Read more...]

The Syrian Refugee Lie That Republicans Won’t Stop Repeating

One of the iron laws of politics is that a lie that is useful will never die, it will continue to be repeated over and over again no matter how obvious the lie or how many times it has been debunked. Glenn Grothman, the incredibly dumb congressman from Wisconsin, repeats the ridiculous lie that Syrian refugees are not vetted. … [Read more...]

Cruz Lies About Immigration in Debate

During the last Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz told a lie about an article in the Wall Street Journal about immigration in the state of Arizona. He claimed that the article said Arizona had saved hundreds of millions of dollars in welfare, education and prisons, but the article never mentioned welfare at all. … [Read more...]

Wiles: Pope Wants to Conquer America With Catholic Immigration

Pope Francis really seems to have upset the far right in this country with his criticism of Donald Trump for his anti-immigration stance as being anti-Christian (to be fair, the words of Jesus would support the pope in this). Rick Wiles, as usual, takes the most extreme position I've seen on the matter: … [Read more...]

Jeffress Criticizes Pope for Criticizing Trump

Pope Francis criticized Donald Trump, though not directly by name, and his supporters, including wingnut preacher Robert Jeffress, are responding with some truly inane arguments. Jeffress went after the pope and immediately tried to change the subject to ISIS rather than Mexican immigration. … [Read more...]

Court: Texas Cannot Deny Syrian Refugee Settlement

In an entirely predictable result, a federal judge has denied a motion from the state of Texas to prevent the federal government from settling Syrian refugees in that state. The court ruled that the case is a political dispute to be resolved by legislatures, not by the courts and that the state had failed to support its case. … [Read more...]