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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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DACA Student Says She Was Harassed by Classmate Over Immigration Status

By | September 14th, 2017|Education, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

A student at Transylvania University, in Kentucky, has accused the university of failing to act after what she alleges was a stream of online harassment brought on by a classmate posting about her immigration status.

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Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’

By | September 14th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with a wall on the southern border.

Mr. Trump’s comments, both in Washington and in Florida,

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Despite compromise, California law enforcement mixed on ‘Sanctuary State’ bill

By | September 13th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The California State Sheriffs’ Association remains opposed to the so-called “Sanctuary State” bill despite a number of amendments that weakened the final version, the group announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the California Police Chiefs Association said following Monday’s revisions that it has lifted its opposition to SB 54, formally named the California Values Act, which would limit law enforcement cooperation

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LA County leaders limit travel to anti-DACA states

By | September 13th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Faced with growing uncertainty and fear among immigrants across their districts, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to defend an Obama-era policy that protected undocumented children from being deported, but disagreed on how their Board should press the federal government to preserve it.

The board’s unanimous vote on parts of a motion introduced last week

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Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act

By | September 5th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.

The government will no longer accept new applications from

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