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Updated Information About The U.S. Immigration Crisis

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a spike in outrage over the separation of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S. border. Particularly horrifying are the reports that the children were being kept in cages, as if they are dogs. To be clear, our office has been speaking out against the practice […]

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Tamales for Trump: An Invitation

  The spread of tamales as an important, popular food throughout North and South America bears witness to the connection shared by the people of the Americas. The tamale is a culinary testament to the fact that we have been moving across borders and sharing recipes or hundreds, and in some parts, thousands of years. […]

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Could Trump’s Border Wall Actually Be a Good Idea?

  In the past, we have decried Trump’s border wall proposal, railing against it as an unworkable plan that holds potential to trash our diplomatic relations with Mexico while putting our nation’s food security at risk and threatening the health of industry. Today, after reading plans submitted by entities that want to actually get the […]

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DREAMers Update: What You Need to Know About DACA in the Trump White House

“DACA is a very, very difficult subject for me,” Trump stated during a news conference Thursday, promising to address the issue “with heart.… It’s one of the most difficult subjects I have because you have these incredible kids.” Earlier this year, at his inauguration lunch with congressional leaders, Trump told Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), the […]

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Uniting the Americas: Pope Francis on the Border Wall

If you follow the news, you probably heard about the bold statements Pope Francis made during his visit to Mexico. In a beautiful tribute to the unity of mankind despite arbitrary border divisions, Francis celebrated Mass at the Mexican-US border. Reportedly, 200,000 Mexicans attended while 30,000 Americans watched him on the big screen at the […]

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