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Donald Trump Just Cranked Up The Volume On Immigration
HP | Elise Foley | 09/01/16

Anyone hoping for a kinder, gentler GOP nominee can forget it. He's getting worse.

The Republican presidential nominee firmly shot down speculation on Wednesday that he may be open to legal status for undocumented immigrants, vowing that "no one will be immune or exempt from enforcement."

"Anyone who has entered the United States illegally is subject to deportation," Trump said during what he billed as a major policy speech in Phoenix. "That is what it means to have laws and to have a country. Otherwise we don't have a country." ... Read more

Immigration in the United States: New Economic, Social, Political Landscapes with Legislative Reform on the Horizon
Faye Hipsman Migration Policy Institute | older 2013

... In the 1970s and 1980s, refugee and humanitarian emergencies led to annual admissions of more than 200,000 during some years. During the last decade and half, and especially since 9/11, both the size of the refugee program and annual asylum grants have decreased (see Figure 3). FY 2011 saw 56,384 refugee arrivals, down from 73,293 in FY 2010. Burma (16,972) Iraq (9,388) Bhutan (14,999), Somalia (3,161), and Cuba (2,920) were the top five refugee-sending countries of FY 2011. That year, 24,988 individuals were granted asylum (defensive and affirmative), a slight uptick from FY 2010 after about ten years of steady decline. There is no cap on asylum approvals.

Noncitizens who enter the United States for tourism, work, or study reasons are admitted with a temporary nonimmigrant status. There are over 70 categories of visas for nonimmigrants, including tourists, business visitors, foreign students, H-1B workers, religious workers, intracompany transferees, diplomats, and representatives of international organizations. Nonimmigrant visas typically have strict terms and conditions, and allow for periods of stay ranging from a few weeks or months to six or more years. A small number of nonimmigrant visas allow for eventual permanent residency.

In 2011, 7.5 million nonimmigrant visas were granted. Temporary tourism and business visitors represent the vast majority of nonimmigrant visa holders. Nonimmigrant visas issued to foreign students have increased significantly during the last decade. The 447,410 student visas issued in 2011 is more than 50 percent greater than the number issued in 2001. Much of this growth has been driven by the exponential rise in students from China, who now represent 35 percent of all foreign students. South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and India also send students to the United States in high numbers. ... Read more

Trump's Revolting All-Out Attack on Immigrants Bears the Fingerprints of New Adviser Roger Ailes
AlterNet | Adele M. Stan | 08/31/16

In a speech designed to smear undocumented immigrants, Trump looked to the GOP's winning 1988 strategy.

... In the late summer of 2016, Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump was down in the polls, compared with his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. So the Trump campaign came up with what its operatives hope will be a winning theme: tying the former secretary of state to crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. In a speech delivered to an Arizona rally of mostly white cheering Trump supporters, the GOP standard bearer repeatedly referred to American citizens who had lost their lives at the hands of undocumented criminals, and then brought to the stage the loved ones of some who had been killed. After each of the family members -- mostly mothers -- of the deceased testified for Trump, he kissed her and brought the next one to the podium. ... Read more

Hillary Clinton Disliked By A Record Number Of Americans, Survey Finds
HP | Matt Ferner | 08/31/16

While bombastic Republican nominee Donald Trump remains the most unpopular major-party presidential nominee in modern U.S. history, Hillary Clinton is not faring much better ? a new poll found that she is currently the most disliked she has ever been in 25 years of public life.

Just 41 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic presidential nominee, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday. It also found that 56 percent have an unfavorable view of her, a record high for the poll. ... Read more

TRNN | Ending of TTIP Talks May Be Tactical But Should be Celebrated Nevertheless' (09/01/16) [13:48]
TRNN | Harvard Professor Sidney Chalhoub: President Dilma Rousseff Impeached, New Government to Pursue Right-Wing Agenda [11:42]
TRNN | Professor John Ackerman on Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto: 'He's Our Trump' [12:39]
TYT | How Mexico Visit Is Big Win For Trump (08/31/16) [12:27]
TYT | Tea Party Trump Supporter's Explains Why He's Not Racist (08/31/16) [4:24]
RT | Keiser Report: Simple Sleight of Monetary Hand (E961) (09/01/16) [25:45]
Max and Stacy discuss all that was won by simple sleight of monetary hand. They also discuss Scotland's collapsing North Sea oil revenues and whether or not China can help them. In the second half, Max interviews David Low about Scotcoin and asks David, 'why not just use bitcoin?' They also discuss how it is that the Scottish independence referendum drove David to cryptocurrencies.
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*DR | Donald Trump's Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico (09/01/16) [1hr]
Under a Donald Trump presidency, there would be only one route to legal status for immigrants in the United States: to return home and apply for re-entry. In a speech last night in Phoenix, the Republican nominee for president took a hardline conservative position on immigration: zero tolerance for immigrants who commit crimes, an end to sanctuary cities and certain visas, and a new ideological test for entry. Still, he was short on specifics. He renewed his promise to build an "impenetrable, physical wall"--paid for by Mexico. But hours earlier, during a visit to Mexico, the country's president pledged to work with the U.S., but not subsidize a barrier. An update on the Republican presidential nominee's proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.
*DR | Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time" (09/01/16) [1hr]
National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race.
Aljazeera | Inside Story - Has Ireland given illegal tax incentives to Apple? (09/01/16) [25:00]
Aljazeera | People & Power: India's Nuclear Riddle (09/01/16) [25:00]
NPR (National Public Radio) - www.npr.org/
PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) - pbs.org/
MSNBC - Maddow/Hayes - www.msnbc.com/

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