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Number of DACA Applications Stuck in the Mail Tops 900

By | December 1st, 2017|Immigration|

More than 900 young immigrants applying for a renewal of temporary work permits had their applications rejected because of mail problems, a number far greater than immigration lawyers had thought earlier this month.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged the significant impact on Thursday, as it

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ICE raids are targeting Cambodian immigrants caught between two countries, advocates say

By | November 3rd, 2017|Immigration|

Nak Kim Chhoeun entered the federal building in downtown Los Angeles a few weeks ago for his immigration check.

He had been reporting to immigration authorities like this every year since being convicted of assault and unlawful gun possession in 1999. This time the Cambodian refugee never came out, said his cousin Posda Tuot, who drove

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I Accidentally Turned My Dad In to Immigration Services

By | October 25th, 2017|Immigration|

This month my father and I drove to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Centennial, Colo., for a routine visit. I offered to drive because my dad was too nervous and excited to take the wheel. “How long have we waited for this day?” he asked me. He

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California could lose big money if DACA recipients aren’t allowed to work

By | October 23rd, 2017|Immigration|

California stands to lose billions of dollars if DACA recipients are removed from the state’s workforce.

The USC Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress use new interactive data to break down the number of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients living in each U.S. congressional district.

The

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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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‘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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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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