Ilhan Omar

Jake Johnson, staff writer
People from El Salvador and Honduras who are seeking asylum in the United States sit outside the El Chaparral border crossing on February 19, 2021 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
"We must keep our promises to people who have fled unthinkably brutal conditions in their home countries and live up to our ambition to provide them a safe haven."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A group of five Palestinian children ages 8 to 13 were gathering wild vegetable near the illegal Jewish settlement of Havat Maon when they were arrested by Israeli troops. (Photo: Nasser Nawaj'ah/B'Tselem/Twitter)
"Congress must stop ignoring the unjust and blatantly cruel mistreatment of...
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Demonstrator holding a sign at a protest in Manhattan on March 3, 2021.
"Our resources should go to helping the American people get through this crisis...


Unimaginably, the lows go lower. In Texas, Laura Maradiaga, an 11-year-old girl who fled death threats in El Salvador with her terrified family, may be deported by herself thanks to an immigration court error, a pointless government shutdown, and the prevailing cruelty of the regime. Are we great yet? Nope, says Houston's police chief, who is as appalled as the rest of us. "Family values? American values? Judeo-Christian values?" he wrote. "The Nazis enforced their laws as well."