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As the immigration debate ramps up, here are the leading bills already pending in Congress

By | October 10th, 2017|Immigration|

When President Trump withdrew deportation protection for people who illegally came to the United States as children, he tasked Congress with crafting an immigration plan to overhaul the system.

A blueprint deal he reached with Democrats emphasized protecting the so-called Dreamers while beefing up border security to prevent

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White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal

By | October 9th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, imperiling a fledgling bipartisan push to reach a legislative solution.

Before agreeing

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ICE targets ‘sanctuary’ cities, arrests hundreds of undocumented immigrants

By | September 29th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials on Thursday said they’ve targeted sanctuary cities in recent days, arresting hundreds of undocumented immigrants in communities the Trump administration says offer limited cooperation with federal authorities.

In all, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 498 people during a four-day national operation that ended Wednesday. Those arrests included 167 people taken

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WHITE NATIONALISM IS AS MUCH OF A THREAT TO U.S. AS ISIS, FBI’S OPEN INVESTIGATIONS SHOW

By | September 28th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) and similar groups, the FBI revealed Wednesday.

Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terrorist groups and another

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A September of Racist Incidents: Assaults and race-related posters and graffiti afflict college campuses across the U.S., inflaming students as the academic year begins.

By | September 22nd, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The attack that left a black Cornell University student bloodied last week may be the most severe racially charged incident on college campuses in the early weeks of the academic year, but it is far from the only one.

Experts say these apparently racially motivated events are nothing new in academe, though they’ve gained more visibility

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‘My daughters are going to be OK.’ Then Trump phased out DACA

By | September 19th, 2017|Immigration|

Behind closed doors, Bertha Martinez and her husband, Victor Soriano, often discussed how they would tell their oldest daughter that she was in the country illegally.

“We didn’t want to hurt her,” Soriano said.

Paying someone to sneak 7-year-old Brenda and 3-year-old Diana across the border in the back of a minivan had seemed like the right

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Cornell U. Announces Steps After Apparent Hate Crime

By | September 19th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes|

Cornell University is taking steps to “be a more equitable, inclusive, and welcoming university” after a student was hospitalized in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime, Martha E. Pollack, the university’s president, said in a written statement on Sunday.

On Friday a black student was physically assaulted and called racial slurs. One

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Trump throws a wrench into any immigration deal, saying ‘chain migration’ can’t be included

By | September 15th, 2017|Immigration|

Just over a day after agreeing with Democratic leaders to make an immigration deal, President Trump on Friday took a hard line against allowing close family members to follow new immigrants, a position that could stymie bipartisan legislation.

Trump wrote on Twitter that any immigration bill cannot include “chain migration,” a term used by advocates of limiting immigrants to criticize how

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DACA Student Says She Was Harassed by Classmate Over Immigration Status

By | September 14th, 2017|Education, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

A student at Transylvania University, in Kentucky, has accused the university of failing to act after what she alleges was a stream of online harassment brought on by a classmate posting about her immigration status.

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Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’

By | September 14th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with a wall on the southern border.

Mr. Trump’s comments, both in Washington and in Florida,

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