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This California sheriff bucks trend, calls for ‘anti-sanctuary’ policies on immigration

By | April 24th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

More than three years ago, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood made headlines when he defied the California Trust Act, a law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that restricts cooperation between local law enforcement officials and federal immigration agents. His stance riled the governor and California’s immigrant-rights groups.

Now,

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With Ally in Oval Office, Immigration Hard-Liners Ascend to Power

By | April 24th, 2017|Immigration|

After sending more than 13,000 Twitter messages in less than three years, Jon Feere, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, suddenly went silent after Inauguration Day.

As a legal policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington-based group that favors significant reductions in immigration, Mr.

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Trump wants to ramp up deportations, but ICE probably won’t be able to keep up

By | April 21st, 2017|Immigration|

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, hampered by poor organization and an overworked staff, will have trouble keeping up with the Trump administration’s plans to ramp up deportations of people in the country illegally, government inspectors have concluded.

ICE has “overwhelming caseloads,” its records are “likely inaccurate” and its deportation

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Deportations of ‘Dreamers’ who’ve lost protected status have surged under Trump

By | April 20th, 2017|Immigration|

The number of “Dreamers” deported after being brought illegally to the United States as children and losing their protected status because of criminal behavior appears to have soared in the first few months of the Trump administration.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Feds say they didn’t deport ‘Dreamer,’ but acknowledge error on his DACA status

By | April 20th, 2017|Immigration|

Federal officials acknowledged Wednesday that Juan Manuel Montes’protected immigration status was not due to expire until 2018, correcting themselves on one point in a case that thrust the 23-year-old Mexican national into the center of a heated debate on illegal immigration.

They had said Tuesday that Montes’ protected status ended two years ago….

Read more

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A 23-year-old ‘Dreamer’ sues the Trump administration over his deportation to Mexico

By | April 19th, 2017|Immigration|

A 23-year-old man has sued the Trump administration over his deportation to Mexico in February, saying he has permission to live and work in the United States under an Obama-era immigration program that protects young people who were brought into the country illegally as children.

If his claim is correct, it is

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Illegal immigration protesters interrupt ‘Know Your Rights’ forum in El Monte

By | April 17th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

EL MONTE >> A group of protesters, some sporting “Make America Great Again” hats and other clothing in support of President Donald Trump, interrupted a “Know Your Rights” information forum for undocumented immigrants hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, D-El Monte, Friday night.

The event, held at the city’s Grace T. Black Auditorium, was meant to provide

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This group wants to bar children in the U.S. illegally from attending some schools

By | April 5th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

While President Trump awaits the authorization and funds to construct his promised 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border wall, an organization has proposed a local initiative that would keep immigrants who are in the country illegally out of some Inland Empire schools.

Voters in the Yucaipa-Mesa Joint Unified School District — a district split by San Bernardino and Riverside

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LA mayor defends city’s immigrant detention policy in meeting with Homeland Security chief

By | March 30th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is in Washington, D.C., this week, said he and other mayors spoke to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on Wednesday about the responsibilities of cities to follow the United States Constitution when dealing with immigrants who are in the country illegally.

“One of the things we wanted to underscore

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‘They’re so scared.’ Trump brings heartache, fear in L.A.’s ‘Ellis Island’

By | March 27th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Past the looming maze of freeway interchanges on the west side of Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights sits Biky’s Market, a light blue building with a dusty green awning.

On the days that San Antonio de Padua Church across the street is closed, locals come here to confide their troubles to store

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