The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
Black Lives Matters murals on boarded-up businesses in New York City.
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What will it take to change a brutal and militaristic style of policing in America? Political will.
Attorney General William Barr at an April 18 press conference about the public release of the special counsel’s report on Donald Trump.
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As the special counsel’s investigation of Trump turns into a partisan battle in Congress, here are four key issues to follow.
Sarah Isgur Flores, Justice Department spokeswoman, being interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo in 2018.
CNN has just announced it has hired a former Trump administration official to help direct political coverage. A storm of criticism ensued. But political hacks have long found a home in journalism.
Sen. Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail, February 2016.
President Trump has been criticized for the appointment of political allies as attorney general. But history is filled with examples of AGs who were friends and political supporters of the president.
Mike Pence administers the oath of office to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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He was a champion for ‘law and order’ policies at the highest level.
Naira and her daughter, who are traveling with thousands of other immigrants from Central America, rest in Huixtla, Mexico, on Oct. 22, 2018.
A scholar who has worked with asylum-seekers for a decade explains why the legal path to safety is challenging for the migrants currently traveling through Mexico.
President Donald Trump with pastor Paula White during a dinner for evangelical leaders in the White House, on Aug. 27, 2018.
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President Trump has promised to protect religious liberty. But there was a time when evangelicals believed that a religion that needed protection from government had no reason to exist at all.
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The British home secretary has decided not to seek assurances from the US that it wouldn’t use the death penalty for an IS duo arrested in Syria. This must be opposed.
Detainees at Otay Mesa immigration detention center in San Diego.
Trump’s executive order to end family separations at the border is too little too late, a human rights expert writes. Indefinitely detaining immigrants is breaking the law.
Immigration proceedings look a lot like criminal trials, with immigrants often brought in handcuffed.
The attorney general can decide immigration cases because immigration courts are part of the DOJ, not the judiciary. This congested system has 345,000 open cases. Most will likely end in deportation.
Children at an immigrant family separation protest in Phoenix.
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Who’s in charge of deciding how immigrants coming over the US-Mexico border are treated? Both Congress and the executive branch have power, a legal scholar explains.
Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Donald Trump’s policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
A protest against the family separation policy in Los Angeles in mid June.
The US attorney general cited Paul’s letter to the Romans to justify the Trump administration family separation policy. Here’s why that’s a misreading of the Bible.
Jeff Sessions is citing the Bible in defending the Trump administration’s immigration policy.
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Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
A group of asylum seekers raise their hands as they approach RCMP officers while crossing the Canadian border at Champlain, N.Y., in 2017.
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A recent decision by the United States to deny asylum for victims of domestic abuse will have unintended consequences for Canada.
The MS-13 gang operates in Central America, Mexico and the U.S. But so far its efforts to get into the drug business have failed.
Trump justice officials portray the Salvadoran gang MS-13 as a powerful drug cartel staffed with criminal undocumented immigrants. That’s a dangerous mistake if you actually want to prevent violence.
Immigrants and activists demonstrate in front of the Republican Party headquarters in Washington.
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Conservatives on migration claim that allowing the DACA recipients to stay shows disrespect for the law. The moral principles that underlie the American legal system, however, tell a different story.
Customers lining up to legally buy recreational marijuana in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The attorney general’s memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
Bill Clinton, at a wind farm in Panama’s Cocle province built with the Clinton Foundation’s support.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton’s legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal’s ugliness. That’s no longer true.