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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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On the Border, Little Enthusiasm for a Wall: ‘We Have Other Problems That Need Fixing’

By | January 9th, 2019|Immigration|

COLUMBUS, N.M. — Just minutes from the border in rural New Mexico, the Borderland Cafe in the village of Columbus serves burritos and pizza to local residents, Border Patrol agents and visitors from other parts of the country seeking a glimpse of life on the frontier. The motto painted on the wall

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He’s Built an Empire, With Detained Migrant Children as the Bricks

By | December 3rd, 2018|Immigration|

Juan Sanchez grew up along the Mexican border in a two-bedroom house so crowded with children that he didn’t have a bed. But he fought his way to another life. He earned three degrees, including a doctorate in education from Harvard, before starting a nonprofit in his Texas hometown.

Mr. Sanchez has

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Independent Autopsy of Transgender Asylum Seeker Who Died in ICE Custody Shows Signs of Abuse

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, LGBTQ+, Police & Community|

A transgender woman who died in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency appeared to have been physically abused before her death in May from dehydration, along with complications from H.I.V., according to an independent autopsy released this week.

The finding in the death of the woman, Roxsana Hernandez Rodriguez,

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The Number of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S. Has Dropped, a Study Says. Here Are 5 Takeaways

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration|

Shortly after then-candidate Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, he suggested that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States could exceed 30 million. But a new study puts the number far lower and shows a significant decline over more than a decade.

The

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THE NORTH CAROLINA SANCTUARY CHURCH RESIDENT’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS A GROWING DIVIDE AMONG AMERICAN CHRISTIANS

By | November 28th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

In North Carolina, the arrest by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last week of a man who had been living in a church for nearly a year prompted statewide rallies in his support—and showed once again how the Trump administration’s immigration policy is driving a wedge between Christian communities.

Samuel Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old man originally from Mexico, lived in the

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