The ‘hotbed of anti-Semitism’ isn’t a foreign country. It’s U.S. college campuses, a new report says.

By | April 25th, 2017|Education, Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

As violent attacks against Jews worldwide drop to their lowest in more than 10 years, the United States, particularly college campuses, have been the “hotbed of anti-Semitism,” according to a new report.

The report by researchers at Tel Aviv University, which covers data from 40 countries, found that violent anti-Semitic incidents, which include attacks with and

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This California sheriff bucks trend, calls for ‘anti-sanctuary’ policies on immigration

By | April 24th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration agents. His stance riled the governor and California’s immigrant-rights groups.

Now,

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Anti-Semitic incidents have reached levels unseen in recent years, Anti-Defamation League report says

By | April 24th, 2017|Hate Crimes, Intergroup Relations|

The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. skyrocketed by 86% in the first three months of the year, according to a new report released Monday by a prominent Jewish civil rights organization.

The Anti-Defamation League’s audit of anti-Semitic events counted 541 anti-Semitic attacks and threats against Americans in the first quarter

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Civil rights group says schools must address student anxieties on immigration enforcement

By | April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

School districts that fail to address the anxieties experienced by undocumented students as a result of federal immigration policies of the Trump administration may be violating their students’ constitutional rights to a meaningful education, the head of a Latino civil rights group said.

Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, was

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With Ally in Oval Office, Immigration Hard-Liners Ascend to Power

By | April 24th, 2017|Immigration|

After sending more than 13,000 Twitter messages in less than three years, Jon Feere, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, suddenly went silent after Inauguration Day.

As a legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based group that favors significant reductions in immigration, Mr.

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North Carolina Civil Rights Center Faces Conservative Ire

By | April 24th, 2017|Education, Intergroup Relations|

RALEIGH, N.C. — A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state’s higher education system.

African-American attorney Julius Chambers, who endured firebomb attacks in the

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Trump wants to ramp up deportations, but ICE probably won’t be able to keep up

By | April 21st, 2017|Immigration|

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, hampered by poor organization and an overworked staff, will have trouble keeping up with the Trump administration’s plans to ramp up deportations of people in the country illegally, government inspectors have concluded.

ICE has “overwhelming caseloads,” its records are “likely inaccurate” and its deportation

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Deportations of ‘Dreamers’ who’ve lost protected status have surged under Trump

By | April 20th, 2017|Immigration|

The number of “Dreamers” deported after being brought illegally to the United States as children and losing their protected status because of criminal behavior appears to have soared in the first few months of the Trump administration.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Feds say they didn’t deport ‘Dreamer,’ but acknowledge error on his DACA status

By | April 20th, 2017|Immigration|

Federal officials acknowledged Wednesday that Juan Manuel Montes’protected immigration status was not due to expire until 2018, correcting themselves on one point in a case that thrust the 23-year-old Mexican national into the center of a heated debate on illegal immigration.

They had said Tuesday that Montes’ protected status ended two years ago….

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Does Financial Literacy Betray Racial Bias?

By | April 20th, 2017|Intergroup Relations|

In a thicket of complex policy prescriptions for the nation’s student-debt crisis, few carry the homespun appeal of the financial-literacy seminar. Like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup, lawmakers, families and college officials increasingly savor the simple notion that students might be less broke if they better understood how to manage their money.

But a

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