Tag Archives: Immigration

American Employers Exploit Undocumented Workers For Profit

Contributed by Joel Wells American employers face almost no risk when hiring undocumented workers and pocket higher profits when they do. This affects the economy of every state in the nation, including Iowa. According to the Pew Research Center report … Continue reading

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Obama And Trump On Immigration

By Ralph Scharnau The history of immigration to the United States reveals a long and continuing pattern of fractious immigration debate, laced with myths, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and classism.  Over the years, American Indians, women, Catholics, workers, and leftists among … Continue reading

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Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen?

Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen? By David Shorr Ever since President Trump started splitting parents and children at our southern border, I’ve been thinking about the last time I was called for jury duty. Jurors were being picked … Continue reading

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Veterans Condemn Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

Veterans For Peace strongly condemns Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, the imprisonment of children, and criminalization of undocumented immigrants. Our immigration laws and enforcement tactics have long been at a crisis point and we are now witnessing even more draconian … Continue reading

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ICE Raid In Mount Pleasant

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Fear, Paranoia, Immigration And Christian Values

I am saddened by so many aspects of the responses to the Paris attacks. My heart aches for the dead, and their grieving loved ones. All violence should be condemned. I worry for the Muslims in my personal circles. Orphaned … Continue reading

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Governing Undocumented Iowans

IOWA CITY–Johnson County announced acceptance of applications for a new Community ID program on Wednesday. The county seeks to become more welcoming, and to resolve a practical public safety issue problem—undocumented residents prefer to stay in the shadows. “Johnson County … Continue reading

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Iowa Forms Sixth LULAC Council

(EDITOR’S NOTE: While some seek to disenfranchise U.S. citizens, others are registering voters. On Aug. 4, the League of Latin American Citizens of Iowa (LULAC) announced formation of its sixth council in Storm Lake in Buena Vista County. Iowa’s other … Continue reading

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This Week On The Fallon Forum: Why Do Republicans Begrudge Poor People Food?

Monday, Dr. Charles Goldman and I definitively answer once and for all the perplexing age-old question: “Why do Republicans hate food stamps?” Tuesday, we discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy one year later, and in other climate news, we look … Continue reading

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Jim Mowrer Interview with Roll Call

This two minute, 27 second clip from a recent interview with Roll Call done by 4th Congressional District Democratic candidate Jim Mowrer made it into our inbox. It is worth listening to Mowrer say he believed Steve King’s recent comments … Continue reading

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