U.S. needs to take responsibility for violence and instability it helped cause in Central America

This means devoting more resources to hire more asylum officers and immigration judges to reduce administrative backlog. It also means putting an end to family separations and indefinite detentions. In the long term, we need compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform and a foreign policy that doesn’t contribute to the global refugee crisis.

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Trump's Temper Tantrums and Tirades are Making America the World's Laughing Stock.

Our foreign policy is a hot mess. Our traditional allies are starting to look at ways to circumvent the US in salvaging institutions of global order and such things as the Iran Nuclear Deal. If we want to fix our foreign policy, it will require a more steady hand and President Trump is not that man. He’s become a laughing stock and lacks the intellectual capacity and curiosity to solve any problems.

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How do we mourn a president with a mixed record on civil rights?  

In all truth, I don’t know the answer. Viewing his life in its totality and entirety, I see a man who held traditional beliefs about marriage and sexuality. But I also see a man who evolved and changed with the times. At the same time, I cannot ignore the countless deaths from HIV/AIDs that were a result of his inaction on the epidemic.

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