Justin Gest (@_JustinGest) is an associate professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government. He is the author of " The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality " and, with Anna Boucher, " Crossroads: Comparative Immigration Regimes in a World of Demographic Change ." The views expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) During four years in office, President Donald Trump reduced immigration admissions in every way that American law makes possible without congressional approval -- cutting refugee numbers, deporting law-abiding members of American citizens' families and then finally halting all entry to the US amid the pandemic for a period before blocking the issuance of new green cards. In 2020, virtually zero migration was no longer just a thought experiment; it was, at least for a period of time, policy. Justin Gest As the US government now … [Read more...] about What America would look like with zero immigration
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( CBS DFW ) — Many Americans are wondering about a fourth stimulus check, even as the third round of economic relief continues to arrive. Around 159 million payments of up to $1,400 per person have been issued over the last month. Paper checks and EIP cards continue to arrive by mail. Plus-up payments, for those who didn’t receive what they’re eligible for, have also started going out. Altogether that’s most of the $422 billion allotted in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act. These relief payments are part of a larger effort to soften COVID’s economic impact on households and brace the economy while the pandemic recovery continues. The stimulus package also extends unemployment benefits, strengthens the child tax credit, and much more. The recent round of checks follows the $1,200 CARES Act payments at the pandemic’s outset and the $600 payments in early January. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment? How Does The … [Read more...] about Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Trump looms over Senate's anti-Asian hate crimes battle Appointing a credible, non-partisan Jan. 6 commission should not be difficult Why President Biden is all-in in infrastructure MORE (R-Ky.) should put away his worry beads about big business. Corporate leaders haven’t gone soft on liberalism. Instead, Republicans have gone “wobbly” on democracy and that’s not good for business. Some Republican leaders have followed Donald Trump Donald Trump Graham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE down the rabbit hole of conspiracy delusion. They’ve spent the first quarter of 2021 trying to hot-wire the engine of democracy to churn for them in the next elections by denying Americans free and fair access to the … [Read more...] about It’s not ‘woketivism,’ it’s good business
Virginia Republican Pete Snyder, who is running for governor, is campaigning against “woke capitalism” in the wake of the boycotts aimed at Georgia’s election laws, providing his remarks during an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday . Snyder, a longtime businessman who founded New Media Strategies and is now CEO of Disruptor Capital, told host Matthew Boyle that if he is elected governor, he “won’t care about the woke crowd at all.” Snyder said, “I know some people don’t believe this, and the woke crowd doesn’t like to say it, but I believe our Founding Fathers were geniuses, and they not only were the architects of what became the Commonwealth of Virginia, they’re the architects of the United States of America, and they designed Virginia to be a very powerful governorship — second only to California as far as true brute strength and power — but they have it as one four-year term, and I am a tried and true conservative. I’m going to get in office. I’m going to make … [Read more...] about Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Pete Snyder Blasts MLB, ‘Spineless’ CEOs
The status quo is killing us Re: “Mass incarceration, racial disparities are harming Coloradans,” April 8 commentary You might know Michael Marshall as the mentally ill, homeless man killed by sheriff’s deputies in the Denver jail, but to me he was Uncle Mike. Son of John Marshall and Hattie Lee Black-Marshall, Uncle Mike was a loving man, willing to do what he could for his family and other people experiencing homelessness. He had a contagious laugh and presence that brought joy at holidays and Sunday dinners. Because he lived with schizophrenia and the stigma that goes along with mental illness and poverty, you’ll never get to meet the man I loved, but you can honor his memory by supporting Senate Bill 62. Jails should be for people who are a danger to others. Yet, too many people like my uncle are jailed because they are experiencing homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorder, or can’t afford to buy their freedom. Uncle Mike was jailed for an alleged low-level … [Read more...] about Letters: The status quo is killing us (4/18/21)