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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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Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape

By | July 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — Marlon Parada, a construction worker in Los Angeles, already was worried when he got an urgent call from his cousin in Honduras, asking if he would agree to take in the cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. She’d been taken from her mother while attempting to cross the border and detained in Houston,

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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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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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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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