Author Archive | Shikha Dalmia

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Republicans Are Preparing to Shut Down the Government Out of Anti-Immigrant Spite

There is basically one thing the GOP needs to do to avoid a government shutdown tonight when the temporary fundingErik McGregor/Pacific Press/Newscom bill is set to expire: Offer a clean path to permanent legalization for Dreamers—individuals who have grown up as Americans even though they were brought to this country as minors illegally—and make them […]

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Shitholers of the World Are Making America Great

It was true when the Pilgrims came, it’s true now, and it’ll be true forever. Shikha Dalmia|Jan. 14, 2018 2:15 pm Here’s a nifty table put together by American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry, a University of Michigan economics professor who runs the super smart blog Carpe Diem. It makes an illuminating companion to my post […]

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Indian Americans: America’s Shithole Success Story

I came to America 32 years ago with my former husband from India, a country that would surely qualify as what this presidentAdamCohn on Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND called a “shithole”: It is poor, underdeveloped and polluted, where—as one reader helpfully pointed out—people literally shit on the streets. Between my ex and me, we had […]

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A California Judge Overstepped in Ordering Trump to Keep DACA

Neither liberal nor conservative judges seem able to do immigration law right. The conservative Fifth Circuit Court erred in 2015 when it halted Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), the Obama administration’s program giving undocumented parents of American citizens a two-year reprieve from deportation. And this week a Northern District of Californian judge, Clinton […]

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The Right’s Incredibly Shallow Argument Against Immigration and Diversity

It depends on misusing the research of a liberal academic Shikha Dalmia|Nov. 8, 2017 5:25 pm One Trump era argument against immigration that has climbed from the alt-right gutter to respectable conservative circles is that homogeneous societies areMark Richards/ZUMA Press/Newscom much more “natural” than multi-ethnic diverse ones because people have a natural desire to be […]

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