We should overhaul network of secret immigrant jails

Confronted by a system that is failing, countless people are detained each day, hidden from public knowledge. Among the hundreds are not only people without papers but also legal residents, people seeking asylum, victims of human trafficking and even U.S.-born citizens who have been caught up in immigration raids.


Anti-immigrant sentiment on health care shouldn’t be heeded

Republicans are shouting about people from across the border only to try blocking action on health insurance and to let those profiting from the current system continue to rake it in. They’d rather keep getting huge campaign contributions from the likes of drug makers and private insurers than help us get decent health insurance.


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