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Sunday, 28 June 2015 12:16

Immigration 101?

Written by  Adam Gaffney, SALON, compiled by Team SCPA

Posted June 28, 2015

Immigration, cont'd.

Just in case you missed this last year. We could call it 'Immigration 101' -- and this class should be prerequisite for speaking on the topic. Did you ever wonder why the countries very close to USA -- except for Canada -- are so poor? If you can't pass this class, take it again! And you certainly aren't fit to run for public office until you pass this fundamentally important course.
-- SCPA Editor

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Debunking the myths about immigration: Ronald Reagan, Central America and everything Ted Cruz doesn’t understand

If we want to understand the immigration crisis, we need to revisit Reagan and the violence we brought the region

SALON, by Adam Gaffney, August 22, 2014

There seems to be a general consensus that we should be addressing not only the symptoms, but also the “root causes” of rising emigration from Central America. But what are they? ...

… Clearly, inequality in Central America has been, to some degree, the brutal legacy of colonialism. Yet even today, the countries of Central America are among the most unequal …

… But why is the region so underdeveloped, why is poverty so entrenched, and why has the colonial legacy of inequality proven so resistant to social and political change? Though the situation is admittedly complex, the dismal state of affairs in Central America is in no small part the result of the failure of social democratic and left-of-center governments to maintain power and enact socioeconomic change; this failure, in turn, is sadly (in part) the consequence of the ironic “success” of U.S. foreign policy.

Consider the case of Guatemala. ...

Read more on SALON here

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