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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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In response to Trump policies, some Californians open their homes to asylum seekers

By | September 12th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

When it comes to fighting the Trump administration’s immigration policies, California has two “resistances.” There’s the official one, conducted by politicians, that includes the state’s landmark “sanctuary” law.

Then there’s the unofficial resistance, which includes people like Ann and Kent Moriarty.

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U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

By | August 30th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

PHARR, Tex. — On paper, he’s a devoted U.S. citizen.

His official American birth certificate shows he was delivered by a midwife in Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas. He spent his life wearing American uniforms: three years as a private in the Army, then as a cadet in the Border Patrol and now as

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ICE arrests in courtrooms escalate feud between California and Trump administration over immigration policy

By | August 29th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Yovanny Ontiveros-Cebreros arrived at the Sacramento courthouse expecting to plead not guilty to felony drug charges and be allowed to go home. His attorney had said that was standard procedure.

Instead, an immigration agent approached the 38-year-old after his arraignment and put him in handcuffs, saying he was wanted for unlawful reentry into the United States.

With

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Judge allows lawsuit targeting California’s ‘sanctuary state’ laws to go forward

By | July 20th, 2018|Immigration|

An Orange County Superior Court judge has given the green light to Huntington Beach’s lawsuit opposing California’s “sanctuary state” protections for immigrants in the country illegally, denying the state’s attempt to delay it.

An expedited trial is scheduled for Sept. 27 before Judge

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Attorneys’ report slams conditions for migrant children at U.S. detention centers

By | July 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Attorneys who recently visited Border Patrol stations, ports of entry and family detention centers filed a scathing report this week alleging that the federal government is not adequately caring for minors in its custody.

Children and their parents interviewed by the attorneys described

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Closed for Business: Trump Administration Moves to Shrink Grounds for Asylum

By | July 18th, 2018|Immigration|

The kidnappings and mass killings were a fact of daily life for Francisco Miguel-Francisco, a young man living in Cerro Martín, a small village tucked into the indigenous highlands of Guatemala. He grew up in fear of the warring factions that battled for control of the region and that would kill without hesitation

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