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A showdown between Texas and local officials centers on the state’s ‘sanctuary’ cities ban

By | June 27th, 2017|Immigration|

Hundreds of immigrant advocates gathered outside a federal courthouse here Monday as local officials from across Texas squared off for a legal showdown with the state and federal governments over the state’s new anti-“sanctuary city” law.

Mayors, council members and county judges from tiny border towns and big Texas cities were packed inside. One by one,

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A U.S. citizen says her rights were violated after she was detained by immigration authorities in San Bernardino

By | May 26th, 2017|Immigration|

Guadalupe Plascencia said she was alarmed when a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy asked her to sign papers related to her immigration status.

The 59-year-old hairdresser from San Bernardino had spent the night of March 29 in jail because of a decade-old bench warrant related to her alleged failure to appear as a witness in a

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Trump Budget Takes Broad Aim at Undocumented Immigrants

By | May 25th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first budget offers up dramatic policy shifts and hundreds of millions of dollars to clamp down on undocumented immigrants living in the United States, denying them tax credits, jobs and haven while funding a deportation force and flights home for those being removed.

The

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Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order

By | May 17th, 2017|Immigration|

Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people on civil immigration charges since President Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year.

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said in a press call Wednesday that Trump

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What it’s like to be a teen in L.A. with a parent in the U.S. illegally

By | May 8th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

It was hard not to eavesdrop in the tiny Pico-Union studio where Maria Garcia grew up.

She was around 9 when her father came home one day from his low-wage job as a garment worker and told her mother about the immigration raid at his downtown L.A. factory. She could hear their relief that her father

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1 in 8 children in California schools have an undocumented parent

By | May 2nd, 2017|Education, Immigration|

Posing significant challenges for educators, about 1 in 8 students in California schools has at least one parent who is undocumented, according to a new brief from the Education Trust-West.

Undocumented children as well as U.S. citizen children with undocumented relatives have experienced heightened anxieties for several years as a result of deportation policies begun under

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Babies and children are listed in Homeland Security’s immigrant database of alleged criminals

By | April 27th, 2017|Immigration|

A database the Trump administration said would help victims of crimes track the custody of suspected criminal immigrants mistakenly listed babies and other children.

The public database included the names of children, from infants to underage teenagers, in immigration custody.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

 

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Defiant Trump Vows to Take Immigration Case to Supreme Court

By | April 26th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Wednesday to challenge California jurisdictions all the way to the Supreme Court after a federal judge there stopped him from withholding funds to penalize them for shielding illegal immigrants.

Mr. Trump, who twice has been blocked by courts from

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