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What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

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Here’s what we know about illegal immigration from Mexico.

Ana Gonzalez-Barrera and Jens Manuel Krogstad, Pew Research Center

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March 2, 2017 | There were 11.7 million immigrants from Mexico living in the U.S. in 2014, and about half of them were in the country illegally, according to Pew Research Center estimates. Mexico is the country’s largest source of immigrants, making up 28% of all U.S. immigrants.

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/INS%20Visa%20Approval%20Stamp_0.jpgWith President Donald Trump’s administration taking steps to reduce the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. — including through the construction of a wall at the southern border — here’s what we know about illegal immigration from Mexico.

http://www.pewresearch.org/files/2016/05/Ana-G.jpgAna Gonzalez-Barrera is a senior researcher focusing on Hispanics, immigration and demographics at Pew Research Center.

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Jens Manuel Krogstad is a writer/editor focusing on Hispanics, immigration and demographics at Pew Research Center.
 

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The Isolation Of Julian Assange Is The Silencing Of Us All

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  • If there is no freedom of speech for Julian Assange, there is no freedom of speech for any of us — regardless of the disparate opinions we hold.
  • Related: Rachel Meeropol on Illegal Detentions,

John Pilger, Dissident Voice

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April 3rd, 2018 | In this letter, twenty-seven writers, journalists, film-makers, artists, academics, former intelligence officers and democrats call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech.

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John Pilger is an internationally renowned investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. His latest film is The War on Democracy. His most recent book is Freedom Next Time: Resisting the Empire (2006).

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Rachel Meeropol on Illegal Detentions, Rachel Meeropol, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

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It seems to me incredibly relevant that the communities likely to be subjected to discriminatory and arbitrary national security policies are black and brown communities … . That it seems that the rights of those individuals maybe don’t weigh quite as heavily as the rights of others, and that’s something we have to confront.

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Special Report | Killing Him While He's Dead; This Didn't Have to Happen.

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  • Part 1: Killing Him While He’s Dead
  • The problem isn’t that so many people are hurt and angry; the problem is that more aren’t.
  • Part 2: Sacramento Police Said They Were Making Changes. Then They Killed Stephon Clark.
  • This Didn't Have to Happen.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Killing Him While He’s Dead, A Eulogy For Stephon Clark

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Omar Suleiman

The problem isn’t that so many people are hurt and angry, the problem is that more aren’t.

Omar Suleiman, Huffington Post

Adapted from remarks delivered at Stephon Clark’s funeral, March 29, in Sacramento, California.

03/31/2018 11:30 In the aftermath of the violent shooting death of Stephon Clark, I ― like many of you ― felt the same pain and outrage that I felt after the unwarranted murders of so many others. Some time after, I learned that Stephon was a Muslim. But as Malcolm said, black people aren’t brutalized in this country because they’re Baptist, Methodist, Muslim or Catholic, but because they’re black people in America.

We cannot bring Stephon back from the dead, but we can make sure that his death is not in vain, that his family is loved and properly cared for, that justice is properly served, and that his memory is not slain as well.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5abf91952000001a00eb3873.png?ops=100_100 Omar Suleiman, Guest Writer, Huffington Post, is an American Muslim Scholar and Civil Rights Leader. He is the president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and a Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University.

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Part 2: Sacramento Police Said They Were Making Changes. Then They Killed Stephon Clark.

This didn’t have to happen.

Les Simmons, Huffington Post

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Stephon%20Clark.jpg03/22/2018 | Twenty times. Sacramento Police officers shot Stephon Clark, a young black man, 20 times on Sunday night in his own backyard, while his grandparents and little sister sat inside the house.

This didn’t have to happen.

The first reports from California described a black man with a “tool bar” who had been breaking into cars. Footage of the incident doesn’t show this, but picks up with officers chasing Clark into his own back yard where they shouted “gun.” Except it was a cell phone – there was no gun. Opening fire, they killed Stephon, a 22-year-old father of two.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5ab3cb4a1e000056107af6e7.png?ops=100_100 Les Simmons, Guest Writer, Huffington Post, is a pastor at South Sacramento Christian Center and director of the Simmons Center and Valley Hi Black Child Legacy Campaign. He is a board member of Sacramento ACT, part of the PICO California network working with Live Free on the H.E.A.T. strategy to build mutual trust between community and law enforcement.

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Disability activists are at the forefront of direct action against Trump.

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  • Despite Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities * For parents of disabled kids, one of life's biggest struggles comes from outside the home * ‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’
  • Related: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Week Ending March 17, 2018 | 

Despite Republican Claims, Medicaid Work Requirements Would Hurt People With Disabilities, Robyn Powell, Rewire / Portside

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For parents of disabled kids, one of life's biggest struggles comes from outside the home. Katie Paulson, Upworthy

January 3, 2018 | Everyone knows being a parent is hard. But parenting a disabled child carries challenges you don't expect.

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‘If We Lose Our Health Care, We Will Begin to Die’, Zoë Carpenter, the Nation

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House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act; Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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  • Part 1: House votes to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • A House bill would make it harder for people with disabilities to hold businesses accountable for inaccessibility.
  • Part 2: Justice Department Scraps ADA Guidance
  • Attorney General Sessions is rescinding several guidance documents clarifying the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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