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Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

By | September 13th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United

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In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers

By | September 12th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

When it comes to fighting the Trump administration’s immigration policies, California has two “resistances.” There’s the official one, conducted by politicians, that includes the state’s landmark “sanctuary” law.

Then there’s the unofficial resistance, which includes people like Ann and Kent Moriarty.

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U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

By | August 30th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen.

His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as

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ICE arrests in courtrooms escalate feud between California and Trump administration over immigration policy

By | August 29th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Yovanny Ontiveros-Cebreros arrived at the Sacramento courthouse expecting to plead not guilty to felony drug charges and be allowed to go home. His attorney had said that was standard procedure.

Instead, an immigration agent approached the 38-year-old after his arraignment and put him in handcuffs, saying he was wanted for unlawful reentry into the United States.

With

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Judge allows lawsuit targeting California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws to go forward

By | July 20th, 2018|Immigration|

An Orange County Superior Court judge has given the green light to Huntington Beach’s lawsuit opposing California’s “sanctuary state” protections for immigrants in the country illegally, denying the state’s attempt to delay it.

An expedited trial is scheduled for Sept. 27 before Judge

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Attorneys’ report slams conditions for migrant children at U.S. detention centers

By | July 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Attorneys who recently visited Border Patrol stations, ports of entry and family detention centers filed a scathing report this week alleging that the federal government is not adequately caring for minors in its custody.

Children and their parents interviewed by the attorneys described

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Closed for Business: Trump Administration Moves to Shrink Grounds for Asylum

By | July 18th, 2018|Immigration|

The kidnappings and mass killings were a fact of daily life for Francisco Miguel-Francisco, a young man living in Cerro Martín, a small village tucked into the indigenous highlands of Guatemala. He grew up in fear of the warring factions that battled for control of the region and that would kill without hesitation

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‘We cannot take care of these inmates’: Victorville prison strains to handle hundreds of immigrant detainees

By | July 13th, 2018|Immigration|

Immigration detainees who were sent to a federal prison in Victorville last month were kept in their cells for prolonged periods with little access to the outside and were unable to change their clothing for weeks, according to workers at the facility and visitors who have spoken with

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For Many L.G.B.T. Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

By | July 11th, 2018|Immigration, LGBT|

TIJUANA, Mexico — Jade Quintanilla had come to the northernmost edge of Mexico from El Salvador looking for help and safety, but five months had passed since she had arrived in this border town, and she was still too scared to cross into the United States and make her request for asylum.

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Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback

By | July 10th, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration on Monday lost a bid to persuade a federal court to allow long-term detention of migrant families, a significant legal setback to the president’s immigration agenda.

In a ruling that countered nearly every argument posed by the Justice Department, Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Federal

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