When it comes to political messaging, negative attitudes towards immigrants are framed as being driven by economic and security issues. A recent study found a very different factor is at work. WaPo: Racial resentment is the biggest predictor of immigration attitudes. (It’s also worth noting that there is more openness to immigrants in cities and states where immigrants actually live.)

+ “The tearful reunions — ordered by a court in California — came as the government said that it would release hundreds of migrant families wearing ankle bracelet monitors into the United States, effectively returning to the ‘catch and release’ policy that President Trump promised to eliminate.” NYT: As Migrant Families Are Reunited, Some Children Don’t Recognize Their Mothers. (Some days, I don’t recognize my country.)

+ Daily Beast: Government told immigrant parents to pay for DNA tests to get kids back.