Asylum Seekers at the Border Existed Long Before the News Covered Them

It’s easy to forget, but the stories of migrants, such as the thousands of Haitians who have captured media attention this week, do not begin with their arrival at the southern border. By ignoring the ongoing stories of migrants outside of the U.S., news outlets create a media environment where they and their readers can fit vulnerable people into political narratives.
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Media Bias Alert: Divided Coverage of Harris Fuels Filter Bubbles

There are — as there almost always are —more than two sides to Vice President Kamala Harris’ management of her immigration assignment from President Joe Biden. But for the dedicated followers of biased media, it’s likely only one “reality” prevails. As you’ll see from the headlines shown...
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Non-Citizens Influenced the Primaries, Earning Praise from Left Media, Critique from Right

As the United States enters a chaotic election season, media outlets on the left and right offered very different perspectives on how non-citizen activism might play a role in the 2020 election. Ahead of Super Tuesday, a headline from Breitbart (which AllSides gives a Right media bias...
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Story of the Week: Supreme Court Hears DACA Case

Tracking impeachment: The first publicly televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump were held Tuesday, as former diplomat Bill Taylor offered investigators new details of Trump's engagement with Ukraine. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) came before the...
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Story of the Week: Senate Votes to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

The Senate voted to block President Trump's national emergency declaration for border wall funding, with 12 Republicans joining Democrats in passing a resolution to reject the move. The vote is slightly symbolic, as Trump will likely veto the measure. The move divided conservatives in...
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Story of the Week: Trump to Declare National Emergency for Border Wall

President Trump agreed to sign a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown but will declare a national emergency to fund the construction of a wall at the southern border. Many Democrats have condemned the move as autocratic and criticized his immigration policy as ineffective...
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Story of the Week: Government Shutdown Ends as Border Wall Negotiations Continue

The longest government shutdown in history came to a close last Friday as President Trump agreed to sign a temporary spending bill while border wall negotiations continue. Some say that Trump lost the fight by caving to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who would not agree to allot $5.7 billion...
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Negotiations Stall as Government Shutdown Poised to Become Longest in History

Negotiations between President Trump and prominent Democrats stalled this week as the partial government shutdown inches closer to becoming the longest in history, with leaders still at an impasse over funding for a wall at the southern border. After giving an Oval Office address followed...
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Trump and Democrats Blame Each Other as Government Shutdown Drags On

The partial government shutdown had no end in sight on Thursday as President Trump and Democrats remained at an impasse over funding for Trump's border wall. Both sides of the aisle have depicted the shutdown as needless and preventable. Some have accused Democrats of being obstructionist...
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Tensions Heighten as Migrant Caravan Arrives at U.S.-Mexico Border

Tensions are rising at the U.S.-Mexico border with the arrival of thousands of Central American migrants claiming asylum, particularly as U.S. Border Patrol used tear gas to disperse a group who attempted to rush the fence in Tijuana, Mexico. Some have commended Trump for his dedication...
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