Letter to the Editor: Applause for Trump on immigration issues

Finally, perhaps there is a small light at the end of this very lengthy tunnel after all. I don’t usually watch the news or presidential speeches, or any political nonsense, but I just happened to flipping through the channels when I came across President Trump talking about the caravan of illegal immigrants trying to enter […]

In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek

NILTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers’ arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers’ chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads. The U.N. children’s […]

Trump pledges asylum crackdown, tent cities; is it legal?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he plans to sign an order next week that could lead to the large-scale detention of migrants crossing the southern border and bar anyone caught crossing illegally from claiming asylum — two legally dubious proposals that mark his latest election-season barrage against illegal immigration. Trump also said […]

Trump: End birthright citizenship for some US-born babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another hardline immigration play in the final days before the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order an end to the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the United States to non-citizens. Most scholars think he can’t implement such a change unilaterally. With seven […]

US slashes number of refugees to 30,000 for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world’s danger zones. Up to 30,000 refugees will be […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Come in the right way

A great big round of applause to Else Adelhelm Ross on her letter in the Aug. 4, issue of the DSN. (“Legal immigration only way to enter country”). The topic of immigration has been grueling, to say the least, and nothing, absolutely nothing has been done about it. Ms. Ross came into country the legally, […]

COMMENTARY: Border security – Wall vs. principles

Consider the limited thinking that produces a concept such as “border security.” The essential assumption here is that the United States of America is primarily a physical container — three and a half million square miles of freedom and prosperity, whoopee, but the supply is limited. Sorry, have-nots, we don’t have room for you. The […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Courts need to impose democratic will

Regarding Mr. Roof’s July 12 Letter to the Editor titled, “Hypocrisy of criticizing immigration policy,” a rebuttal of Mr. Gaddis’s July 6 Letter titled, “U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is inhumane,” Mr. Roof disagreed with Mr. Gaddis’ contention that the founders created a “constitutional democracy.” Mr. Roof utilized a falsely attributed Benjamin Franklin quote, “Democracy […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legal immigrants often overlooked

I want to applaud Barbara Armstrong (“Immigration: An American perspective” July 15) for shedding needed light on the difficulties legal immigrants face to enter this country and become citizens. There is so much talk these days supporting those who enter illegally, and so much taxpayer money going to support them, that the hardships of those […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defining terms in immigration debate

I’m responding to a letter published on July 14 entitled “Misuse of language, logic for expedience” referring to my letter entitled “U.S. treatment of asylum seekers is ‘inhumane.’” The writer disputes a few things that I wrote and has prompted me to further research. Asylum can be applied for from within the country of origin […]