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UNDERSTANDING THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION ON INDEFINITE DETENTION OF IMMIGRANTS

By | March 20th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

In 2013, Juan Lozano Magdaleno gave a speech at his daughter’s wedding—or, more accurately, he gave a speech from a detention facility, which his family played, over the phone on speaker, at the wedding reception. At the time, Magdaleno had spent almost five months in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. Normally, someone like Magdaleno—a 57-year-old grandfather, who

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Anyone Speak K’iche’ or Mam? Immigration Courts Overwhelmed by Indigenous Languages

By | March 19th, 2019|Immigration|

SAN DIEGO — With Magdalena Lucas Antonio de Pascual and her three children facing deportation, the immigration judge wanted to make sure she understood the charges against her. But even with the help of an interpreter speaking in Q’anjob’al, a Mayan language, Ms. Antonio de Pascual appeared to comprehend little.

“What language

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ICE is tracking immigrants with the help of California sanctuary cities, court records show

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

Civil rights groups in California want police and sheriff’s departments to stop sending license plate scanner information to a national private database, saying new public documents show federal immigration agents are using the system in breach of sanctuary state and city laws.

The

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THE SUPREME COURT WILL BYPASS LOWER COURTS TO REVIEW CONTROVERSIAL CENSUS QUESTION ABOUT CITIZENSHIP STATUS

By | February 18th, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The United States Supreme Court agreed on Friday to fast track a review of a case concerning the Trump administration’s plans to add a question to the 2020 census asking households to disclose whether their occupants are U.S. citizens.

The Department of Commerce—which oversees the Census Bureau—announced the decision to include the new question

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Immigrants affected by government shutdown could wait years for new day in court

By | January 28th, 2019|Immigration|

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents.

It was early January, nearly two weeks

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Supreme Court Doesn’t Act on Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

By | January 22nd, 2019|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court took no action on Tuesday on the Trump administration’s plans to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The court’s inaction almost certainly means it will not hear the administration’s challenge in its current term, which ends in June. The justices’

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$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

By | January 18th, 2019|Immigration|

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Detained in a California lockup with hundreds of other immigrants seeking asylum, Duglas Cruz faced a choice.

He could content himself with a jailhouse diet that he said left him perpetually hungry. Or he could labor in the prison’s kitchen to earn money to buy extra food at the commissary.

Cruz went

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Thousands More Migrant Children Were Probably Taken From Families Than Reported

By | January 17th, 2019|Immigration|

HOUSTON — The Trump administration likely separated thousands more children from their parents at the Southern border than was previously believed, according to a report by government inspectors released on Thursday.

The federal government has reported that nearly 3,000 children were forcibly separated from their parents under last year’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy,

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Trump citizenship question on 2020 census blocked by court

By | January 15th, 2019|Immigration|

A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

In the first major ruling on the controversial question, Judge Jesse Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered

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Newman officer’s killing stirs a familiar fear: ‘I hope to God the suspect isn’t Latino’

By | January 11th, 2019|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The procession of police cars worked its way through the Central Valley, escorting the body of Ronil Singh for his final watch in this small town.

The silver hearse swept past ads for farm equipment, campaign signs for a Republican congressman who narrowly

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