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Asylum Seekers from Central America: Gaming the System or Legitimate Claimants? (Matthew A. Shadle)

Recent debates over refugees coming to the United States have mostly focused on those coming from the Middle East and parts of Africa. During the presidential campaign last year the candidates debated the wisdom of admitting refugees from Syria, and President Donald Trump’s executive orders earlier this year implementing a […]

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A Problem Like Maria – Saving Lives in an Age of Climate Catastrophe (Jacaranda Turvey Tait and MT Dávila)

When Hurricane Maria made landfall just south of Yabucoa Harbor in Puerto Rico in the early hours of Wednesday, September 20, it unleashed its force on an island already reeling from the impact of Irma on its vulnerable infrastructure. The result was literally catastrophic. Almost three weeks after the storm […]

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Heretics Against the God Named Empire – Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, and Trump (Jorge Juan Rodríguez V)

During the 2016 presidential election President Donald Trump’s bombastic personality and overt bigotry centered practically all conversations and coverage around him. Millions of dollars of free media advertising propelled him to center stage, elevating his popularity beyond that of any other Republican candidate. From the beginning, the danger he posed […]

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Faith in Public Life: A Response to Dianne Feinstein and Steve Bannon (Matthew A. Shadle)

During a Wednesday Senate confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominated for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said to Barrett, a practicing Catholic, “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern when […]

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