posts categorized asOpEd

“Bad Dudes”: Immigrants, Illegality, and Human Rights

by on February 27, 2017

By sweepingly associating immigrants who overstayed their visa or crossed the border improperly with criminal activity, the President built upon a long tradition in U.S. political culture. Indeed, although his policies represent a major shift, they were made possible by a consistent strategy deployed since the 1970s to portray unauthorized immigration as criminal.

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William P. Jones, “Ray Cross’ misunderstanding of history undercuts his position,” The Journal Sentinel (May 11, 2016)

by on May 12, 2016

In a recently publicized private memo, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross compared tenured faculty “who are no longer needed in a discipline” to railway brakemen who, he claimed, demanded “a job for life even when that job was no longer necessary.” Cross’ analogy fails on two counts: First, it’s bad history.

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