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Politics The 2020 Candidates: Right, Left and Center!

Xorkoth

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Nah been there, done that, I have plenty of degree. Of course if I didn't have a degree in a good fiend already I might feel differently.

Leftist violence is an infinitely larger threat than so-called white supremacists.
A bit sensationally exaggerated, don't you think? I did a little searching and found a list of right-wing extremist violence (there's no anchor to the part of the page but if you scroll down to a table about events since year 2000 that lists deadly events with right wing ties, you'll see it): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-wing_terrorism. I can't find such a list for left-wing violence, I can certainly think of a few recent ones. I'm just wondering if you can provide sources for specific events so support left-wing violence being substantially (infinitely!) more of a threat than right-wing.
 

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BTW if you don't wanna be put into a cell then don't break the law or enter a country illegally (especially with children).
God I find this disgustingly heartless.

"break the law", what crap. Human beings will do what they have to do in the circumstances they find themselves in. Hiding behind the law is what you do when you have such a fortunate life yourself that you can afford the luxury of abiding by the arbitrary laws you're subject too.
 

Burnt Offerings

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I'm feasting on neoliberal tears and they're delicious
Yeah it's hilarious to see people on cable news freak out after Sanders steamrolled the competition in Nevada.

His victory speech from Texas yesterday was fire. He played all the hits, Medicare 4 All, Green New Deal, 15 dollar minimum wage etc.
 

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Yeah it's hilarious to see people on cable news freak out after Sanders steamrolled the competition in Nevada.

His victory speech from Texas yesterday was fire. He played all the hits, Medicare 4 All, Green New Deal, 15 dollar minimum wage etc.
I think he really did his homework between 2016 and now. I think he's got a real shot at Texas.
 

JGrimez

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God I find this disgustingly heartless.

"break the law", what crap. Human beings will do what they have to do in the circumstances they find themselves in. Hiding behind the law is what you do when you have such a fortunate life yourself that you can afford the luxury of abiding by the arbitrary laws you're subject too.
Apart from drug use which I can agree with, then which laws do you approve of breaking where people shouldn't be punished? Do you think you should be able to enter another country illegally? Why/why not? If you were in trouble would you apply for asylum or would you send your children across the border with psychopathic gangsters, rapists and child traffickers?
 

Xorkoth

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If you were in trouble would you apply for asylum or would you send your children across the border with psychopathic gangsters, rapists and child traffickers?
When the process to be approved for asylum can take years, and your children are going to be pressed into gangs soon, is there really a feasible choice?
 

JGrimez

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When the process to be approved for asylum can take years, and your children are going to be pressed into gangs soon, is there really a feasible choice?
This sounds made-up or a minority of cases. Mexico is the second-largest economy in Latin America and the 15th-largest economy in the world. So should anyone from Central America be allowed to illegally cross into Mexico? I would support the US using diplomacy to help alleviate some of the serious internal problems that these countries are facing. What liberals do is instead of suggesting something like that to help the problem , they decide that border-jumping is somehow acceptable, or moral enough so that people should just accept it (and for some reason give sanctuary to illegals that commit serious crimes).
 

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According to immigrationforum.org which pulls data from the .gov website (which I have also looked at):


Basically, the process takes up to several years, during which t hey are held in detention, and unless they can afford to hire an attorney, only about 28% are granted asylum. This number jumps to 50% with legal representation.
 

Xorkoth

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I can't seem to post the quote I am trying to from the article, it says there are problems.

How long does the asylum process take?

The length of the asylum process varies, but it typically takes between 6 months and several years.
The length of asylum process may vary depending on whether the asylum seeker filed affirmatively or defensively and on the particular facts of his or her asylum claim.

Under the affirmative asylum process, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) requires USCIS to schedule the initial interview within 45 days after the application is filed and make a decision within 180 days after the application date.

Under the defensive asylum process, applicants must go through the immigration court system, which faces significant backlogs. As of July 2018, there were over 733,000 pending immigration cases and the average wait time for an immigration hearing was 721 days. The backlog has been worsening over the past decade as the funding for immigration judges has faileed to keep pacewith an increasing case load.

Are asylum seekers released before their immigration court hearings?

It depends.
The 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) requires all individuals seeking asylum at ports of entry to be detained. They remain in detention even after officials confirm their claims as credible, unless the officials decide the applicants are unlikely to flee and do not pose a safety threat. In addition, they must pay a bail, which they often cannot afford. If released, many asylum seekers are monitored by GPS ankle bracelets. Data show that 96 percent of asylum applicants show up to all their immigration court hearings.

If officials determine the applicants’ claims are not credible the asylum seekers are ordered for “expedited removal” and do not receive an immigration court hearing.

Under prior administrations, immigration authorities regularly released migrants from custody while their cases were pending in the immigration court system. Those migrants were still required to check in with immigration authorities and attend hearings in immigration court. The Trump administration has modified these policies to release as few asylum seekers as possible. A recent federal court decision requiring case-by-case determinations as to whether asylum seekers pose a flight risk or threat to public safety is likely to lead to more releases pending their hearings.

Does the government provide defensive asylum seekers with appointed immigration lawyers?

No.
Asylum seekers may hire their own attorney if they can afford to do so, but are not provided an attorney by the government, as criminal defendants are. Some attorneys offer pro bono services to asylum seekers and UACs in immigration proceedings.

Chances of obtaining asylum are statistically five times higher if the applicant has an attorney. In FY 2017, 90 percent of applicants without an attorney were denied, while almost half of those with representation were successful in receiving asylum.

How many people are granted asylum?

Nearly 20,500 individuals in FY 2016.
In fiscal year (FY) 2016, the most recent year for which data are available, 20,455 individuals were granted asylum, which is about 28 percent out of the 73,081 cases. Approval rates varied by immigration court from about 10 percent to 80 percent.
Average wait til until trial is 721 days, in the meantime they are held in detention/separated. If they can pay bail, they are released in an ankle bracelet. Unclear on whether they are reunited with children at this time.

To get it to post I had to edit out all the source links embedded in the text but the link to the page allows you to check those.
 

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If Bernie loses the nomination to Bloomberg - will he endorse the billionaire?
 
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