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Originally published by SALON

Anis Shivani

Big changes are afoot on immigration policy as the right continues to deploy its familiar talking points, feeding into the Trump punitive juggernaut. Unfortunately, the current public discourse – whether around the Muslim ban or the expulsion of criminal aliens – remains mostly free of historical, legal and philosophical nuance.

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Originally published by Slate.com

Henry Grabar

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the sermon at the Spanish-language Mass in Waterloo, Iowa, was about fear. Like many Catholic churches, the tan-brick, gothic Queen of Peace serves as a community center for Hispanic immigrants in this Cedar River town of 68,000. Waterloo has a claim to be Iowa’s most diverse big city.