Tag: Immigration

Opportunism, thy name is Huckabee

Or, “There’s nothing that can’t be blamed on Mexicans.” DES MOINES — Mike Huckabee used the volatile situation in Pakistan Friday to make an argument for building a fence on the American border with Mexico and found himself trying to…

Some mildly good news

… so it turns out that U.S. employers are not going to be forced to fire millions of employees. The Department of Homeland Security is trying to crack down on anyone whose records don’t match up properly, which is like…

Are women’s rights human rights?

One immigration court says no. When Alima Traore was a young girl in Mali, parts of her genitalia were cut off, which is the custom there. “In my country, usually there is an old lady who does circumcision,” said Ms.…

Black Sheep

Hey look, right-wing xenophobic anti-immigrant assholes are assholes in other countries too! The posters taped on the walls at a political rally here capture the rawness of Switzerland’s national electoral campaign: three white sheep stand on the Swiss flag as…

Owwww.

I just got back from my immigration physical, and my hand hurts. The doctor, a sweet old guy, had a hard time finding a vein in my arm so he had to draw blood from my hand. And he wasn’t…