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A ‘hidden’ community of Nepalese migrants fights to remain in U.S.

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration|

In an earlier life in Kathmandu, Keshav Bhattarai owned a two-bedroom home where his large extended family gathered to share stories and celebrate Dashain, a festival honoring the victory of Hindu gods over evil demons. Day to day, he managed an office supply store in Nepal’s capital.

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In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers

By | April 17th, 2019|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday took another significant step to discourage migrants from seeking asylum, issuing an order that could keep thousands of them in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum requests.

The order issued by Attorney General William P. Barr was an effort to

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San Diego lawmakers sue Trump administration as border county cares for 11,000 asylum seekers

By | April 4th, 2019|Immigration|

San Diego County’s Republican-dominated board of supervisors filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, claiming that policy changes in the way the federal government treats asylum seekers have strained the city’s finances and health services.

The Trump administration ended the so-called

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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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