Lori A. Nessel (Seton Hall): Instilling Fear and Regulating Behavior: Immigration Law as Social Control. Huyen Pham (Texas A&M) and Van H. Pham (Baylor): Subfederal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect. The Trump administration’s immigration policies are impossibly cruel — that’s the whole point. Jose Jorge Mendoza (UMass): The Contradiction of Crimmigration. Why deporting the “Dreamers” is immoral. Kari E. Hong (BC): How to End “Illegal Immigration”. Tanvi Misra on mapping who lives in Border Patrol’s “100-mile zone”. An interview with Alexandra Delano Alonso, author of From Here and There: Diaspora Policies, Integration, and Social Rights Beyond Borders.


Dalie Jimenez (UC-Irvine): Ending Perpetual Debts. From ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, Catherine E. Corder reviews Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present by Dan Mazur and Alexander Danner; Eric L. Berlatsky reviews Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities, ed. Binita Mehta and Pia Mukherji; and Victoria Addis reviews Sovereignty and Superheroes by Neal Curtis. Primitivism is back, not that it ever left: Ben Etherington on the historical and contemporary notions of primitivism. Turmoil for Turkey’s Trump: Incompetence at the top doesn’t really matter, until it does. Here’s how Europe’s data privacy law could take down Facebook. Italy veers toward political chaos after president blocks right-wing coalition.


Steven G. Calabresi (Northwestern): Opinion on the Constitutionality of Robert Mueller’s Appointment. For Americans who want clarity on the Trump-Russia investigation. Fifteen unanswered criminal-law questions about Trump. Donald Trump is not above the law, and presidents can be indicted. Paul Waldman on Trump’s craziest claim about Russia. Trump’s war of attrition against Mueller bears fruit among Republicans. Trump’s strategy to fight Mueller is crazy — but it’s just crazy enough to work. Trump is ready to pull the whole temple down on his head (and more). It’s just noise as long as Robert Mueller has a job. Robert Mueller’s undergraduate thesis adviser Richard A. Falk has a great memory — but he doesn’t remember Mueller. Great artist Jon McNaughton unveils exciting new Mueller painting.

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