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- I feel sorry for David Glosser, who seems to have sensible ideas on asylum, refugees, and the United States’ place in history, and has to be related to Stephen Miller. “They are like our family,” Glosser said on CNN, referring to Central American migrants risking their lives and the lives of their families by making their way through Mexico and up north to the U.S. He compared them to European Jews to fled west before World War II. “We needed to come here. We needed to find someplace to go and those that couldn’t suffered consequences.” [CNN]
- Six Honduran migrants filed a class action lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing stopping asylum-seekers is illegal, which is probably the coolest thing I’ve heard and I hope they win. [The Hill]
- Leaked documents show that the U.S. thinks troops will have to face-off with militias when migrants arrive at the border. [Newsweek]
- Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee for the Montana Senate seat, spoke at an Oath Keepers rally just four short years ago. [Talking Points Memo]
- Is anyone surprised a man who appeared in Republican congressman Steve Knight’s ad turned out to be a racist and conspiracy theorist? [LA Times]
- A professor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln should be able to enjoy looking at a Republican congressman’s vandalized campaign sign, even one with googly eyes, even one with a fart jokes, without getting a call to his boss. [Twitter]
- Congressman Tom Reed’s office implies it would be wrong to say his wife can’t have an ownership stake in the medical debt collection firm he founded nearly 20 years ago. [The Intercept]
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