Separating Families: A Routine Prison Practice In Washington State

The big fake news is that the Trump Administration policy of separating chidreln from their mothers (although it is believes a majority are human traffickers smuggling the children). Of course, fathers do not count. This has been widely condemned, including by the United Nations, and now condemned by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General […]

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Washington: Sanctuary State

Judge: Auburn Child Attempted Abduction Suspect Was Deported Twice Before. KIRO-TV (Seattle), June 11, 2018. UPDATE, JUNE 11: The suspect, Victor Y. Paz Fajardo, was previously deported twice, according to statements made Monday in court. Paz Fajardo, who works as auto mechanic, was identified in part from two verbal domestic violence reports taken in 2017, […]

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Seattle High Tech: Who Gets the Jobs?

Table: “Fast Rise of Foreign-Born Tech Workers in Seattle: Where Foreign Born Tech Workers Come From”, in Seattle Times, January 18, 2018. p. A1. India: 23195 (40.8%). Canada: 3427 (13.5%). China: 7680 (13.5%). Russia: 3349 (5.9%). South Korea: 1998 (3.5%). Vietnam: 1683 (3%). Philippines: 1194 (2.3%). Mexico: 1081 (1.9%). England: 965 (1.7%). Germany: 865 (1.5%). […]

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Venezuela’s Growing Refugee Crisis

Bahar, Dany. Photoessay: Up Front: Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis: Views From the Border. Brookings Institution, April 23, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2018/04/23/venezuelas-refugee-crisis-views-from-the-border/ Bahar, Dany. Press Release: Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis Will Exceed Syria’s; We Must Help. Brookings Institution, February 12, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/venezuelas-refugee-crisis-will-exceed-syrias-we-must-help/ Dews, Fred; Bahar, Dany. Podcast: Is Anyone Affressing Venezuela’s Refugee Crisis? Brookings Institution, April 27, 2018. https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-venezuelan-refugee-crisis-challenges-and-solutions/ =====

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EU’s Massive Refugee Welfare System in Turkey

This press release from the European Commission provides a quick overview of the massive welfare system erected to keep Syrian refugees in Turkey. Very interesting. The website at the link below posts daily press releases from the European Commission on every topic. Essentially none of it appears in the American media. ===== EU Facility for […]

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