immigration

3 in 4 readers see necessity in Trump’s travel ban, halted yesterday in federal court

If the administration's travel ban advances beyond the injunction put in place by the courts Wed., it would restrict travel to the U.S. from six countries -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- also including measures aimed at restricting refugee resettlement in the U.S.

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POLL: Your view on Trump’s revised travel ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order revising a temporary ban on entering the U.S. on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, removing Iraq from the original list, among other changes. What's your view of this order's necessity for U.S. security?

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Build the wall? Majority of readers favor Trump’s border plan

More than half of Overdrive readers supported efforts to build a wall across the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico. The most vocal among responding commenters, however, were those among the 27 percent who did not support the wall effort in any way.

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POLL: Should the United States in fact follow through on Trump’s ‘build the wall’ campaign message?

Though a reported 700 miles of barrier exists on the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border today, with Donald Trump hammering away at his campaign pledge to build a barrier and get Mexico to pay for it, what's your view of the idea?

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Outreach to immigrant communities among truckers should be a top priority of owner-op organizations

Reader owner-operator Ernest Tufft believes better outreach could encourage better "expectations of wages and working conditions, as a way to stabilize the marketplace for workers like me."

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Readers on child-migrant wave: Current law adequate solution

A slight majority of Overdrive readers saw current law as adequate on the border, provided adequate enforcement was in place.

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POLL: What strategy would most effectively deal with flood of migrant children?

With the recent flood of migrant children from countries in Central America and elsewhere, this poll probes the options for effectively dealing with the problems.

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Stowaway diary: Keep an eye on your roof fairing in Laredo

What's wrong with this picture? Taken by owner-operator Henry Albert, with whom we just checked in last week, it shows a desperate attempt by a couple to stow away on a rig on its way from the border zone into the U.S. interior. A testament to the value of drivers looking out for each other, Albert posted it to his blog late last week, after one of his regular runs from the Charlotte, N.C., area, where he ...

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R&L driver Sam Spradlin runs for Congress in Illinois

Sam Spradlin (pictured), driver on a pickup-and-delivery route for R&L Carriers, is taking some time off this month, but it's no vacation. He's gathering signatures needed to file to include himself on the ballot in the Republican primary for his home state's newly redistricted 13th congressional district. He'll be challenging 15th-district incumbent Republican Tim Johnson, who's been in that seat since the beginning of this decade. "Most people think it’s time for him to go," says Spradlin, "but ...

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