Much attention has recently been focused on the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the southern U.S. border. The policy, which President Donald Trump ended with an an executive order and replaced with a policy of detaining entire families, was meant to deter immigrants from Central and Southern America from coming to the United States. It is only one of many ways the administration is trying to reduce not only new immigration, but also the population of immigrants already living and working in the United States. Asylum seekers, who are protected by the U.S.

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  • Booming real estate market makes housing for visa workers too expensive
    One in two jobs in Maine is in hospitality, but hotels are finding it increasingly difficult to find staff because visa workers, which make up 10 percent of the workforce in high tourist season, cannot find lodging in the expensive apartment markets statewide. More
  • The Bangor area was once home to more than 10 ski areas — all now lost
    There are lots of places to go cross-country skiing in Greater Bangor, but there’s only one place to try your hand at downhill skiing: Hermon Mountain, the family-friendly ski area that boasts 20 trails and offers an affordable way to ski and snowboard all winter long, as well as go tubing. More
  • Youthful Brewer boys eye steady growth, ‘A’ North tourney berth
    BREWER, Maine — One of the youngest lineups in Class A boys basketball this winter is being fielded at Brewer High School, with one sophomore and two freshmen among the Witches’ starting five. Such lineups typically endure growing pains while also experiencing significant improvement, and coach Ben Goodwin’s club is no exception as it prepares for the final third of its regular-season schedule. More
  • UMaine women’s basketball team defeats Stony Brook
    The University of Maine women’s basketball team bounced back from its first America East loss of the season with a 68-54 victory at Stony Brook on Saturday afternoon. Coach Amy Vachon’s club, which had lost at Hartford on Wednesday, improved its record to 12-7 overall and 5-1 in conference play while Stony Brook fell to 14-4 overall and 3-2 in America East. More
  • Stony Brook rallies past UMaine men’s basketball team
    Building early leads rarely has been the issue for the University of Maine men’s basketball team since the start of America East play earlier this month. Maintaining them for the full 40 minutes of play is the next step toward upward mobility for the rebuilding Black Bears. Stony Brook University was the latest to mount a comeback against UMaine, rallying from an 16-point halftime deficit to frustrate the upset-minded Black Bears 64-61 at the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday afternoon. More
  • Let's Have a Real Immigration Debate
    Doesn’t this prove the shutdown is the byproduct of empty partisan squabbling and political point-scoring? No. The reason why the two parties are talking past each other is so they can avoid the real ...
    01/14/2019 - 5:04 am | View Link
  • This is what’s wrong with Canada’s Left
    Perhaps the prime example these days is what to do about the steady trickle of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the ... fault lines running through Trudeau’s Canada and Trump’s America. Canadi...
    01/11/2019 - 4:05 pm | View Link
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BORDER CRISIS: Experts say there is no security crisis, but there is a simple way to fix immigration — and it's not a wall
    It doesn't all add up to a 'security crisis' at the border ... The Trump administration has sought to temper the flow of asylum-seekers with a variety of deterrence policies, perhaps the most infamous ...
    01/10/2019 - 4:59 am | View Link
  • In familiar refrain, Trump relies on fear to sell immigration message
    America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who ... especially once they come into the United States as asylum-seekers. So there is a real challenge to our immigration system. But the wall ...
    01/8/2019 - 1:44 pm | View Link
  • What’s actually happening at the US-Mexico border, explained
    President Trump wants you, and everyone else in America, to believe that ... s doing everything it can and simply doesn’t have the resources it needs to provide humane care. 6) The “problem” of asylum ...
    01/8/2019 - 9:20 am | View Link
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  • No more refugees!
    I realise this was submitted almost six years ago, but the fear and ignorance in regards to refugees and asylum seekers throughout this piece is still unfortunately evident today.
    01/15/2019 - 11:18 am | View Website
  • Bernard,prophecy,Catholic Church,Nostradamus,Revelation ...
    Last Update 1/14 2018 my video/writing 7/4 (Français Texte) . by Tim Bernard please pass on as I'm now being censored by Google, Youtube and others . A Walk thru the Stars and Time. ALTAR OF TEARS . Scroll down to the bottom for the Table of Contents, this story begins before Genesis and continues through the Bible and into the present and looks at the future.
    01/15/2019 - 10:14 am | View Website
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    The suspect has been apprehended after the incident at the UPS processing facility in Logan Township, the prosecutor said.
    01/15/2019 - 7:22 am | View Website
  • Gates of Vienna
    Note: The following post accompanies Takuan Seiyo’s latest piece.Both are being kept “sticky” until tonight. Scroll down for other posts that have appeared since Wednesday. Certain posts at Gates of Vienna, among them those by Takuan Seiyo, tend to attract the attention and comments of people who are preoccupied with the Jews.
    01/13/2019 - 1:51 pm | View Website
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