SCOTUS decisions, immigration, and #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

SCOTUS decisions, immigration, and #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

The #SCOTUS deadlock on immigration case affects millions of unauthorized immigrants

— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 23, 2016

Immigration activist Josefina Mora: #SCOTUS DAPA decision "representsthe racism that this country was founded on"

— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) June 24, 2016

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TEARS FOR FEARS: SCOTUS immigration ruling puts millions in limbo

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 24, 2016

SCOTUS decision is a massive blow to mediocre white people coasting on privilege

— (@Salon) June 24, 2016

SCOTUS shuts down the woman who said she got rejected from college because she's white #BeckyWithTheBadGrades

— NowThis(@nowthisnews) June 24, 2016

When you're accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression. #beckywiththebadgrades

— Brandon For Bernie (@brandon2479) June 24, 2016

I want #scotus ruling to lead to discussion of how white women benefit from "inclusion"intiativesAND white supremacy #beckywiththebadgrades

— OriginalRudeGyal(@Blackamazon) June 23, 2016

#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

#deportation centers and #immigration is a global issue that needs more attention.

U.S. Undermining Due Process Protections for Asylum Seekers

Even before the recent ICE raids on Central American families began last week, there were serious signs that the government was undermining due process and not providing asylum-seekers a meaningful opportunity to make their cases. Many of the violations were brought to the attention of the immigration agencies by the CARA Project and Human Rights First, through a formal letter to the Directors of USCIS and ICE, which called upon the Department of Homeland Security to halt the egregious due process violations taking place inside family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania.


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17 Of The Most Powerful Things Latinos Said In 2015 That Got Us Thinking

Diversity, immigration, feminism and more — these celebrities covered it all.


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#Immigration Tweets 11.13

#Immigration Tweets 11.13

Discovery of up to 50 bodies in truck highlights European migrant crisis

Austrian authorities launched an international probe into the deaths, as they struggled to count the corpses.

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Freedom to (im)migrate.

Freedom to leave.

Freedom to return.

Freedom of movement.

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#DonaldTrump #Immigration Tweets 7.2

Monica Brown on Dehumanizing Language and the Immigration Debate




…Republican Representative Steve King referred to one of First Lady Michelle Obama’s guests as “a deportable.” He tweeted it.


When I heard this description of 21 year old Ana Zamora, a hardworking college student and DREAMer, it felt like a blow to the chest. When President Obama enacted his 2012 executive order on immigration, Ana Zamora wrote him a thank you letter. She said, “I am finally a person in the United States…”
Not according to Representative King. To him, she is deportable.


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The Stories of Immigration to Chicago

Immigrants learned that to survive and prosper in a hostile urban environment of unleashed capital, they needed to stick together. Mutual aid societies and houses of worship provided support and kept their histories and languages alive. The strong communal bonds that could in effect relocate a European village to a single tenement are evident today in many of Chicago’s neighborhoods. While the points of origin may have changed over the years, Chicago continues to welcome a significant immigrant population.

Decades of Immigrants
Examine Chicago’s top immigrant groups decade by decade, in U.S. Census data from 1850 until 1990. Each year highlights a different country of origin from the top five immigrant groups of that year.

1850 (France)
1860 (Scotland)
1870 (Norway)
1880 (Ireland)
1890 (England)
1900 (Bohemia)
1910 (Austria)
1920 (Russia)
1930 (Germany)
1940 (Sweden)
1950 (Poland)
1960 (Italy)
1970 (Mexico)
1980 (Philippines)
1990 (Korea)


The use of the word ‘lure‘ in the image above without mentioning that (im)migration is a such a big decision that to imply that a whole group (im)migrates because of only one reason seems troublesome. 

(im)migration involves both push and pull factors. People will often be prompted to leave their country because of a push factor (war, economy, environment), then they choose which country to go to for it’s pull factor (liberal immigration policy, availability of jobs and availability of freedoms). 

Although interesting, many of these synopses are so oversimplified as to be misleading.