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Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?

By | May 13th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

A lot of research has shown that there’s no causal connection between immigration and crime in the United States. But after one such study was reported on jointly by The Marshall Project and The Upshot last year, readers had one major complaint: Many argued

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HAS ICE FOUND A WAY TO GET AROUND SANCTUARY POLICIES?

By | May 8th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

When Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced its new training program for local law enforcement on Monday, the agency billed the program as a way for police in so-called “sanctuary” cities and states to cooperate with ICE.

Does ICE’s new program really allow police to skirt around their state and city’s sanctuary policies? According

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WHY IS BORDER PATROL PLANNING TO DNA TEST ASYLUM SEEKERS?

By | May 3rd, 2019|Immigration|

Next week, at two locations along the United States’ southern border, authorities will begin swabbing the cheeks of migrants and asylum seekers traveling as families to complete DNA tests. The new pilot program, first reported by CNN, seeks to identify what the Department of Homeland Security calls “fraudulent families.” The DNA tests

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Asylum Seekers Face New Restraints Under Latest Trump Orders

By | April 30th, 2019|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday ordered new restrictions on asylum seekers at the Mexican border — including application fees and work permit restraints — and directed that cases in the already clogged immigration courts be settled within 180 days.

In a memo sent to Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland

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Judge Gives U.S. 6 Months to Account for Thousands More Separated Migrant Families

By | April 26th, 2019|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Thursday gave the Trump administration six months to locate thousands more children and parents who were potentially separated at the southern border under a policy intended to deter illegal immigration.

Early this year, it came to light that many more children

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ARMED MILITIAS ON THE BORDER HAVE A LONG—AND OFTEN RACIST—HISTORY

By | April 23rd, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

The videos that went viral on April 16th shocked viewers: Shaky camera footage from the New Mexico desert shows heavily armed, non-governmental militia members “arresting” hundreds of migrant families at gunpoint. Flashlights illuminate the faces of children and their parents as they kneel in the dirt, detained by the vigilantes until Border Patrol

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A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fights to remain in U.S.

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration|

In an earlier life in Kathmandu, Keshav Bhattarai owned a two-bedroom home where his large extended family gathered to share stories and celebrate Dashain, a festival honoring the victory of Hindu gods over evil demons. Day to day, he managed an office supply store in Nepal’s capital.

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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.

The order issued by Attorney General William P. Barr was an effort to

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