Category Archives: Immigration

Perry Security

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, the co-founder of the virulently anti-immigrant Minuteman Project has announced that he will organize a revival of the group next spring. What could go wrong? Meanwhile, McDonald’s has fired the mother who was … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Nothing Congress

Artist – Rob Rogers The Houston Chronicle has an excellent article on how immigrant children actually travel to the United States and all that the process entails. Meanwhile, border sheriffs are less-than-impressed by Texas Governor Rick Perry’s order to send … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

Representative Steve Pearce (R-MN) was among a delegation who visited Honduras and Guatemala last week and he says violence is not driving immigration to the United States, however the delegation was afraid to leave the hotel during their stay. Congressman … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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You Won’t Believe How Bill O’Reilly Wants to Secure the U.S.-Mexico Border

There are certain historical ideas and precedents that we probably shouldn’t embrace if we want people to take us seriously. For example, we shouldn’t describe a solution to a problem as the “final solution.” Likewise, no one should ever say … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Invasion

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, President Obama is expected to sign an executive order on Monday which will add LGBT persons to an existing non-discrimination order that prevents discrimination based on race, sex, or religion. Meanwhile, House Oversight … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Iron-Pumping, Anti-Immigrant Bro Candidate Doesn’t Know Why Militia Followed Him

Frank Riggs, the shirtless, iron-pumping, ‘roided-up Bro candidate running for governor in Arizona can’t figure out why a group of militiamen followed him around at an anti-immigrant protest. During an interview with TPM, Riggs said he doesn’t know why they … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Think of the Children

Artist – Jimmy Margulies In other news, Senator Ted Cruz says he won’t support an emergency funding bill to handle the increased amount of undocumented children entering the country unless we deport all DREAMers as well. Will the GOP follow … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Marco Rubio Daydreams Out Loud

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that if he were president — Ha!– the current influx of undocumented children from Central America wouldn’t have happened. “Well first of all, it wouldn’t have happened because I never would’ve signed an executive order … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Oops! Anti-Immigration Protesters Mistakenly Block a School Bus Filled with YMCA Campers

Let’s recap. The kneejerk anti-immigration movement was insane enough already when a spelling-impaired vandal spray-painting a message on the wall of an Army facility: “NO ILLEAGLES [sic] HERE.” Then there was Sean Hannity and Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) who gathered … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Jon Stewart Asks “What The F*ck is Wrong With You?”

Jon Stewart hilariously dismantles rabid, anti-immigrant conservatives and our complicated immigration process in one of his best segments in a long time. You may be wondering — if they didn’t fill out the forms, can’t we just deport them? First … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Family Values: Quarantine Immigrant Children Like “The Lepers”

Anti-immigrant activist and all-around terrible person Sandy Rios declared on her American Family Radio program that we should quarantine the undocumented children coming across the border just like we used to quarantine lepers. Apparently there’s nothing wrong with “wanting to … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Outreach: GOP Rep. Says Immigrant Kids Might Be Thieves, Murderers and/or Rapists

During an interview with a radio station in Ocala, Florida Representative Rich Nugent (R) said we shouldn’t be fooled by the children coming across the border; some of them may be rapists. “A lot of these children … quote-unquote … … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Angry Conservatives Block The Wrong Children

Angry, racist, conservative protesters who took time out of their day to protest and block buses full of brown children ended up blocking a yellow school bus full of kids from a local YMCA instead. From the Associated Press ORACLE, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Congressman Gohmert Wants Texas to Mobilize for War Against Immigrant Children

Barney Frank once famously said that Republicans believe life begins at conception and ends at birth. It couldn’t be more true when it comes to the current humanitarian crisis involving some 52,000 Central American youths who have fled across the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Rep: Undocumented Children Might Have Ebola

Representative Phil Gingrey (R-GA) has cooked up another reason why you should be very afraid of undocumented children — they may carry Ebola. Last week, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Gun Nuts March to Take Their Country Back From Brown Children

Over 50 open carry activists and other assorted wingnuts marched through Vassar, Michigan to protest the possibility that undocumented children may be housed at a nearby human services facility reports Michigan Live. That’s right. No children have actually arrived there … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Swing and a Miss

Just one photograph can tell you a lot about the people who are taking time out of their lives to protest children. “No Illeagles” If you’re going to spray paint something that is clearly intended for the world to see, … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Real Enemies Aren’t Undocumented Immigrants, It’s Rick Perry and Sean Hannity

For the last several days, the above photo of Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and Sean Hannity has been haunting me. During the current unhinged freakout surrounding immigration reform and, specifically, the Central American teens and children being held by the … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theorists Ask the Tyrant President to Ignore the Law

We have enough Obama/Immigration conspiracy theories to curate a wikipedia page at this point, but when infamous insane person Tom Tancredo spelled out his conspiracy theory he also said something else that is far more interesting and seemingly contradictory. via … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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GOP Rep. Spots Threatening Undocumented Teenagers at a Glance

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) says the situation on the border is “heart-wrenching,” but he has also seen some very scary kids and he thinks the deportation of “heart-wrenching” babies should be expedited. There’s always a “but.” … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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