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Voice Mail From a ‘Concerned American’

By | July 2nd, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The voice mail Karen Fang received last week alarmed her — and alarmed many others when she shared it on social media.

The caller, who identified herself as a “concerned American,” was apparently trying to reach someone else at the University of Houston, where Fang is a professor of English. It’s unclear who

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Trump administration began separating children from parents earlier than thought, study shows

By | June 29th, 2018|Immigration|

Even before the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect in May, parents who crossed the border illegally ended up deported without the children they came with, according to a new report.

At least 228 children were left behind when their parents were

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White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

White-supremacist propaganda on college campuses is rising sharply, according to data released on Thursday by the Anti-Defamation League.

During the 2017-18 academic year, the ADL’s research arm, the Center on Extremism, recorded 292 instances of white-supremacist propaganda on campuses. That’s a 77-percent increase from the 165 cases it documented in the 2016-17 academic

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It’s not just criminals — ICE is nabbing lawful permanent residents too

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

In 2001, Jose Luis Garcia was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Whatever tumult it caused within his family, the event seemed to fade with every passing year as Garcia became a grandfather and inched closer toward retirement.

Earlier this month, the nearly 20-year-old conviction came roaring back when immigration agents arrested the 62-year-old as

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The Impact of Justice Kennedy

By | June 28th, 2018|Education, Intergroup Relations|

The news Wednesday that Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was stepping down from the Supreme Court could have a major impact on future rulings on the constitutionality of colleges’ consideration of race in admissions.

Justice Kennedy was the author of the two most recent Supreme Court decisions — both involving the University of Texas

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Cities Cut Government Contracts for Immigrant Detention as Protests Grow

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

EL PASO — In Texas, officials near Austin terminated a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain dozens of migrant mothers who had been arrested and separated from their children. In California, Sacramento County ended a multimillion-dollar deal with ICE

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Separated at the border, parents and children must deal with a web of agencies

By | June 27th, 2018|Immigration|

In a rare retreat last week, President Trump signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating children from parents illegally crossing into the United States. By then, though, more than 2,000 migrant children were in the hands of the federal government, which

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Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

By | June 27th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days.

Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the Federal District Court in San Diego said

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Border Officials Suspend Handing Over Migrant Families to Prosecutors

By | June 26th, 2018|Immigration|

McALLEN, Tex. — The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place.

Kevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

By | June 26th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump acted lawfully in imposing limits on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that Mr. Trump had ample

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