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Immigrants Deported Under Obama Share Stories Of Terror And Rights Violations

By Tanya Golash-Boza/The Conversation

Although it is difficult to get exact numbers, some estimates show Immigration and Customs Enforcement home raids have never resulted in more than 30,000 apprehensions in any given year. At that rate, it could take 366 years for immigration agents to remove all 11 million undocumented migrants using home raids.

I contend immigration raids are not intended to deport large numbers of people. Instead, my research has shown that they are primarily effective in spreading fear among immigrants.

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Posted on March 27, 2017

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Posted on November 9, 2016

Immigrants Deported Under Obama Share Stories Of Terror And Rights Violations

By Tanya Golash-Boza/The Conversation
Meeting some of the people affected by home raids then can help us understand how people are being targeted today.

Posted on March 27, 2017

WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals Staggering Breadth Of 'CIA Hacking'

By David Glance/The Conversation
With more to come.

Posted on March 8, 2017

Peabody Agrees To Collateral For Mine Cleanup Costs

By Tracy Rucinski/Reuters
Peabody announced a temporary financing deal in July with four states, including Illinois, to cover a portion of the risk that it will walk away from mine clean-up obligations while in bankruptcy.

Posted on March 8, 2017

New WPA Stamps Are a Good Reminder To Bring Emergency Public Employment Infrastructure Programs To Violent Neighborhoods

By Steve Balkin
A WPA-type program should be the one of the first violent crime reduction strategies.

Posted on March 6, 2017

Big Pharma Quietly Enlists Leading Professors To Justify $1,000-Per-Day Drugs

By Annie Waldman/ProPublica
As it readies for battle with President Trump over drug prices, the pharmaceutical industry is deploying economists and health care experts from the nation's top universities. In scholarly articles, blogs and conferences, they lend their prestige to the lobbying blitz, without always disclosing their corporate ties.

Posted on March 3, 2017

CIA Cables Detail New Deputy Director's Role in Torture

By Raymond Bonner/Special To ProPublica
The chief of base's role in this tale of pointless brutality and evidence destruction was a footnote to history - until earlier this month, when Trump named her deputy director of the CIA.

Posted on February 27, 2017

Where Is Accountability For The Troubled SAT?

By Renee Dudley/Reuters
Oversight of the College Board, which owns the test, and its CEO, David Coleman, has been opaque, as members of the Board of Trustees have proved unwilling to discuss how the organization is handling its problems.

Posted on February 17, 2017

Cal City Candidates Called Upon

By Centro de Trabajadores Unidos: Immigrant Workers' Project
Since 2008, Calumet City has been sued 28 times over police misconduct, with three lawsuits stemming from fatal police shootings.

Posted on February 14, 2017

When the Government Really Did Fear A Bowling Green Massacre

By A.C. Thompson/ProPublica
For some concerned about America's vulnerability to terrorism, the very real, mostly forgotten case of Richard Schmidt in Bowling Green, Ohio, deserves an important place in any debate about what is real and what is fake, what gets reported on by the news media and what doesn't.

Posted on February 8, 2017

Other Countries Are Now Recruiting Skilled Immigrants Not Welcome In America

By Jon Marcus/The Hechinger Report
The U.S. is losing a competition it doesn't seem to know it's in.

Posted on February 7, 2017

Trump Puts U.S. Food, Farm Companies On Edge Over Mexico Trade

By Tom Polansek and Mark Weinraub/Reuters
Mexico is one of the top three markets for U.S. farm production.

Posted on February 6, 2017

MUSIC - The Weekend In Chicago Rock.
TV - Vizio Settles Spying Complaints.
POLITICS - The Terror And Rights Violations Of Obama's Deportees.
SPORTS - Saturday's 'Greatest Horse Since Secretariat.'

BOOKS - Bannon, The Best And The Brightest.

PEOPLE PLACES & THINGS - Beachwood Photo Booth: Descending Darkly.

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