Illegal immigration could rise after Brexit, a think tank has claimed. More people will enter and remain in the UK unlawfully when EU freedom of movement rules stop applying, it suggested in a report. The Social Market Foundation (SMF) called on ministers to "come clean" about the "complexities and unintended consequences" of immigration policy. Its briefing examined historical examples and identified four lessons for policymakers today. It claimed greater restrictions on "well-established existing immigration flows" can lead to: an increased permanent lawful immigrant population; increased irregular migrant entry; and increased irregular migrant "stay". An increasingly visible irregular immigrant population, accompanied by increased immigration enforcement, can give rise to greater public concern over immigration even if overall immigrant flows are reducing, the paper added. It urges the Government to "inject a dose of honest realism, coming clean about the complexities and unintended … [Read more...] about Illegal immigration could rise after Brexit, think tank claims
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Chris Berdik, The Washington Post Published 6:51 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine - On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones who is a Spanish professor at Colby College. One girl asked Millones what he missed about the country he left nearly three decades ago. "I miss the sound of the language, because it kind of fades away," he said. "I miss the sunset over the ocean. I miss the smell of earth in the highlands right after it rains. I miss also some tastes, like Peruvian chili and fruits like the lucuma, which I can never find anywhere else." The girls took turns asking Millones other questions. Why did he come to America? What were his first impressions? Did he ever feel mistreated as an immigrant? They split up other tasks, too, such as taking notes, recording video, requesting photographs and emailing follow-up questions. In the weeks ahead, the … [Read more...] about What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?
Michael Scherer, The Washington Post Published 4:39 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 WASHINGTON - Republican allies of President Donald Trump are researching new ways to position him in the run-up to the 2020 election, particularly among the college-educated suburbanites who voted for Democrats in November because of their disapproval of the president. One polling effort is intended to test messages and policy initiatives for the next State of the Union address and the coming year, while providing a better understanding of what worked and what did not in the last election, according to a person familiar with the Trump reelection effort who, like others interviewed, was not authorized to discuss strategy publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Other Republican-aligned research projects are planned to decode the 2018 results in an effort to reclaim voters Trump will probably need to win reelection. The research will test the appeal of crossover issues Trump … [Read more...] about To expand Trump’s support, GOP seeks lessons from 2018
No wonder Amazon passedRe: "Bathroom bill: Back, but not as main event? Battles over LGBTQ rights, religion cover may take top billing," Wednesday news story. When the bathroom bill again rears its ugly head, can Texans really wonder why Amazon passed us by? Young, educated, progressive men and women will not move to Texas knowing its politics are so radical. A state where black, brown and all other minorities are regularly discriminated against. Amazon could never find the necessary people to fill its workforce. Sadly, we are shooting ourselves in the foot.Mickey Tryon, ArlingtonLegislature focuses on hateThe Texas Legislature in its focus on hate is most likely taking up the bathroom bill again and LGBQT rights, better known as the taking away of rights. While the news media has not blamed this on Dallas losing Amazon, this is precisely why Amazon would never come to a state like Texas; even money (bribery) could not get them to come. There is no place for hate!Yvette Sedlewicz, … [Read more...] about Letters: Bathroom bill, HIV/AIDS, Tarrant GOP, immigration, nationalism, Kyler Murray
Seung Min Kim and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 8:14 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 President Donald Trump plans to quickly focus on his reelection campaign following Tuesday's midterm elections, believing his brand of divisive and confrontational politics will mobilize his supporters and carry him to a second term. Fresh off an 11-rally, six-day campaign swing through key conservative states, Trump has already begun talking about holding Make America Great Again rallies early next year, two of the president's advisers said. He continues to judge his success by crowd sizes - which were large throughout his recent campaign blitz - and applause. But it's an open question whether Trump can re-create the coalition of voters and swing state victories that delivered him the White House - particularly on the same hard-line themes he relied on during the 2016 campaign and the first two years of his presidency. Trump didn't campaign throughout the country ahead … [Read more...] about Trump prepares for 2020 campaign with no plans to change his approach