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When Donald Trump announced he was running for president in 2015, he launched into a disgusting rant about undocumented immigrants from Mexico, accusing them of the most heinous behaviors.

"They are not our friend, believe me," he said. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

Trump's speech was a powerful and disturbing example of the undying myth that immigrants commit more crime than native-born Americans. This belief helps people rationalize their racist attitudes and gives them a reason to scapegoat immigrant communities for a variety of social ills.

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White House Announces DREAMy Immunity for Some Young Illegal Immigrants

Obama leapfrogs the stalled DREAM Act and lifts fear of deportation for close to a million young immigrants. Romney's next move?

Nearly one million law abiding immigrants who entered the country illegally as children will no longer face deportation, the White House announced this morning. The move works around a stalled Congress that has failed to pass the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants who have either served in the military or attended college.

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California Attorney General to Investigate Compton Parent Trigger Move

It's war between the adults involved in the pulling of the parent trigger at McKinley Elementary in Compton, California.

As we've previously written, the so-called "parent trigger" is a controversial new California law that allows parents to change the administration at their child's failing school with enough signatures. Parents having the opportunity to give their children an excellent education sounds good, right? Well, the war between the adult players on either side of the pulling of the trigger at McKinley Avenue Elementary in Compton, California is definitely on, and now the State of California's getting involved.

The president of the California State Board of Education, Ted Mitchell, plans to ask the state's Attorney General's Office to look into allegations of misconduct on the part of the both the collector of parent trigger petition signatures, Parent Revolution, and McKinley's staff members.

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