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IOM Votes 'No' on Trump

Will its funding be affected?

Breaking with decades of tradition, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) decisively voted against the candidate proposed by the United States, the agency's largest funder. The snub was clearly a vote against President Trump's immigration policies. It remains to be seen whether the Trump administration will respond by cutting funding for the IOM.
Topics: Refugees

What if the President Is a Secret Genius?

Machiavelli or Chance the gardener?

President Trump's actions at the Helsinki summit, at which he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, had nothing to do with immigration, but his performance there suggests a style of operating that puts the administration's recent actions on border security into context.
Topics: Politics

The High Cost of Non-Enforcement

A "catch and release" tale

In any other criminal context, lawsuits filed on behalf of the children of defendants for separation from their incarcerated parents would be baseless. It is only because the immigration laws have not been enforced vigorously over the years that such lawsuits would be considered at all.
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