The crisis in Del Rio feels like a long time ago. It wasn’t.
Even if “the majority of the border-crossers who reached the Del Rio camp have been returned to Haiti or turned back to Mexico,” migration from the south continues. In Necoclí, Colombia, thousands gather before they traverse the…
Way back in 2008, Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, “a tiny white supremacist organization,” according to the ADL, coined the term “Alt-Right.” In August of 2017, Spencer exploded onto the scene, instigating the violence in Charlottesville that killed Heather Heyer and injured dozens of others.
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We read about Haiti a lot.
But, we don’t think about Haiti a lot.
Well, the reality of a flow of Haitian migration that began 11 years ago has reached the nation’s doorstep.
In the weeks and days leading up to 9/11, comprehensive immigration reform was within grasp. President Bush was spending political capital. Mexico’s President Fox, before becoming the best F-Bomber ever, was fully invested.
The pieces were falling into place. Which means we were *that close* to me advocating for puppies.
Today’s edition of Noorani’s Notes pulls together the various Day One immigration actions by President Biden. Subscribe to this daily newsletter here.
Let’s jump into it….
Immigration was a large part of President Biden’s first hours in office. We’ll get to that below.
Today our hearts are with members of Congress and their staffs, law enforcement, journalists and others directly affected by the storming of the U.S. Capitol and other congressional buildings by angry mobs.
Over the last few days, I have been thinking about why immigrants and refugees so want to come…