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Why did deportation of illegal immigrants drop so much under Biden, compared to Obama?

Part of the explanation may be that Democratic deportation policy may follow the actual degree of undocumented immigration to the USA, presumably with a bit of a lag for policy to catch up with border ...
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Why does the US have such a low per-capita immigration rate compared to other countries?

The U.S. immigration rate is not "low". The premise of the question is doubtful. There is no reasonable interpretation of the facts in which the U.S. per capita immigration rate is "low&...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations?

No; why would it? In more general terms, why would any obligation of country A towards country B imply that country A has that obligation to any other country? Treaties between countries (or other ...
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Why is voter turnout hitting lows in 2024 primaries, and does relative primary turnout tend to predict general election turnout?

What factors are driving the decline in voter turnout in 2024's primaries so far? Voter turnout is driven by the top of the ticket race. In 2024, the top of the ticket race was the race for the ...
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Why has Alpine County in California become so Democratic in the last few presidential elections?

Alpine County went from being virtually uninhabited, as of 1930, to having two growing ski resorts in recent years (with the biggest shift between 1970 and 1980). The success of these ski resorts, and ...
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Why is the Democratic convention after State ballot deadlines?

The only honest answer to this question is that it simply wasn't an issue prior to this election cycle. The modern primary and ballot systems are designed around 1940s technology: the printing press ...
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Why did deportation of illegal immigrants drop so much under Biden, compared to Obama?

President Biden has requested that Congress give him $13.6 billion to increase deportations of people crossing the border illegally, but congressional Republicans are reluctant to comply because they ...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations?

If we speak of a moral obligation, then preventing an extermination of any nation is an obligation - even if we speak of Iran, Russia, North Korea or another sworn enemy of the US. In practical term, ...
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What power do minority parties have in state legislatures?

Well, it varies state by state, depends on how much of a minority the minority party is sitting at and it varies by subject: Just as an example, a number of states require supermajorities to increase ...
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Why does the US have such a low per-capita immigration rate compared to other countries?

One possible answer, with regards to illegal immigration, is geographic: the EU - another region with high immigration - has a lot more borders to worry about The aggregate length of border fences ...
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