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ICE moves to silence detention center volunteer visitors

By | November 6th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Immigration officials have stopped allowing a volunteer group to visit people at Otay Mesa Detention Center unless its members agreed not to talk with the media or other groups about conditions inside.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said members of Souls Offering Loving and

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WHAT WOULD ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP MEAN FOR THE UNITED STATES?

By | October 31st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

This week, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump would attempt to end birthright citizenship with an executive order. If the president makes good on this campaign promise, a fight over the Fourteenth Amendment—ensuring citizenship for “all persons born or naturalized in the United States”—would surely follow. We’re the only country in the world where a

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‘There Is Still So Much Evil’: Growing Anti-Semitism Stuns American Jews

By | October 29th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Until recent years, many Jews in America believed that the worst of anti-Semitism was over there, in Europe, a vestige of the old country.

American Jews were welcome in universities, country clubs and corporate boards that once excluded their grandparents. They married non-Jews, moved into mixed neighborhoods and by 2000,

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Trump prepares plan to close border to Central American migrants and deploy troops

By | October 26th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the travel ban first issued in early 2017, according to administration

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San Francisco will allow noncitizens to vote in a local election, creating a new immigration flashpoint

By | October 26th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

San Francisco in November will become the largest city in the nation to allow noncitizens the chance to vote in a local election, making the city once again a flashpoint in the debate about immigration.

Noncitizens, including those without legal status, will be

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‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy Surprised Agencies, Report Finds

By | October 24th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration did not tell key government agencies about its “zero tolerance” immigration policy before publicly announcing it in April, leaving the officials responsible for carrying it out unprepared to handle the resulting separations of thousands of children from their families, according to a government report released on Wednesday.

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Trump Claims ‘Criminals and Unknown Middle Easterners’ Are in Caravan of Migrants

By | October 22nd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday said a caravan of migrants making their way toward the United States included “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners,” and blamed Democrats for the state of immigration law.

The “unknown Middle Easterners” Mr. Trump mentioned are a new cohort on the

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A NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULE ON PUBLIC BENEFITS COULD DISCRIMINATE AGAINST IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

By | September 26th, 2018|Immigration|

Under longstanding immigration law, an immigrant seeking permanent status or entry to the United States must prove she is not a “public charge,” or dependent on the government. Now, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule that would expand this test to include programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

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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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