Bernie Sanders visits the border in Nopales, Arizona. [x]

Listen to his statement here


- States that immigration is personal issue as a “son of immigrants”. 

- Condemns Trump’s xenophobia

- Calls out Arpaio’s inhumane treatment and detainment of immigrants

- He says he will push for comprehensive immigration reform and will expand Obama’s DACA and DACA. 


- Calls out Clinton’s support for the deportation of Central American children

- supports family reunification, and the return of other deported immigrants 

- Talks about his opposition to the 2007 immigration bill due to its part on guest worker programs which is “akin to slavery”

- Supports increase in border security technology

- Talks about tackling the economic causes of Latin American migration, mentions NAFTA

- Rethink War on Drugs by treating substance abuse as a health issue and not by “locking away people or engaging in military like conflict in Latin America”

  1. White and American are NOT synonyms.
  2. There is NO official language of the United States of America. So, remember that when you press “1” for English.
  3. English is NOT American, that’s why it’s called English… Like England. They were ENGLISH settlers. You worthless prats.
  4. European “settlers” colonized the Americas by force. It was England’s wayward folk who ended up in North America.
  5. White people were the original immigrants of the Americas (refer to #4 and #7).
  6. If we’re going to have an official language, it would have to be one of the thousands of languages of the Native peoples (misnomer “Indians”).
  7. Technically, it’s incorrect to say “America/American,” seeing as how there are TWO Americas. Conversely, White people are indigenous to NEITHER (refer to #4 and #5).
  8. Anyone who is a citizen of the United States of America, is an American citizen, or “an American.” Whether that person be Muslim, Christian, atheist, Jewish, gay, straight, Black, White, Chinese, Mexican, etc…
  9. There is no default or standard for being “American.” There is no particular way or mode of being.
  10. There is NO “state religion,” or official religion of the U.S. This is NOT a theocracy. Keep your religions to yourselves!

And finally, there is no “American culture.” There are Americans WITH culture (and these cultures vary greatly), but “we” don’t really have a culture, in my opinion… Unless you consider the ungraceful clashing and mixing of hundreds of different cultures, religions, and traditions a culture.

The largest wave of immigration in history from a single country to the United States has come to a standstill. After four decades that brought 12 million current immigrants—more than half of whom came illegally—the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped—and may have reversed, according to a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of multiple government data sets from both countries.

The standstill appears to be the result of many factors, including the weakened U.S. job and housing construction markets, heightened border enforcement, a rise in deportations, the growing dangers associated with illegal border crossings, the long-term decline in Mexico’s birth rates and changing economic conditions in Mexico.

Oregon's Governor Kate Brown Welcomes Syrian Refugees
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the nation's first openly LGBT governor, is responding to growing anti-refugee sentiment with a welcoming warmth.

As conservative governors (and presidential hopefuls) around the country sound off about what kind of international refugees they believe the U.S. should accept, the nation’s first openly LGBT governor has a much different tactic. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, who is bisexual, stressed that her state will continue to offer refuge to the world’s tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.



Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%. For the past half-century, these modern-era immigrants and their descendants have accounted for just over half the nation’s population growth and have reshaped its racial and ethnic composition.

Looking ahead, new Pew Research Center U.S. population projections show that if current demographic trends continue, future immigrants and their descendants will be an even bigger source of population growth. Between 2015 and 2065, they are projected to account for 88% of the U.S. population increase, or 103 million people, as the nation grows to 441 million.

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change Through 2065

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A snapshot of the United States in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority, according to new Pew Research Center projections. About one-in-three Americans would be an immigrant or have immigrant parents, compared with one-in-four today.

Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065

Breaking: Deadlocked Supreme Court on Obama Pro-Family Immigration Program Keeps It Banned
4-4 Ruling Could Lead to More Families Being Broken Up and Members Deported

The Supreme Court has just handed down a consequential ruling for millions of families who have undocumented members. After congressional inaction, President Barack Obama had signed executive orders prioritizing the deportation of criminals and other lawbreakers over the deportation of those who are undocumented but had not committed other offenses, especially those with family members who are American citizens. The goal was to keep families together. The program allowed parents who are undocumented to stay in the country if they had children who are American citizens.

An appeals court ruled those orders illegal, and the U.S. Supreme Court in a 4-4 ruling just handed down, upheld the lower court’s ruling.

The President’s plan, as The New York Times notes, would have allowed “as many as five million unauthorized immigrants who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program that would spare them from deportation and provide them with work permits. The program was called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA.”



A homecoming racked with guilt and shame for Guatemalan migrant children

In fiscal year 2014, more than 50,000 children from Central America’s Northern Triangle — El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala — were apprehended in the U.S.-Mexico border region. That’s more than double 2013’s total and 15 times 2009’s.

This is the first of a three-part series on Guatemalan migrant children who are returned to their country after unsuccessfully trying to reach the United States.