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Can tiny Los Alamitos take on California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ movement?

By | March 21st, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The small Orange County suburb of Los Alamitos has picked a big fight with California by passing a resolution saying it wants nothing to do with “sanctuary state” laws aimed at protecting people here illegally from President Trump’s promised immigration crackdown.

Now comes

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Lawyers for Mexican journalist blame his detention in the U.S. on Trump’s ‘anti-Mexican bias’

By | March 7th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

Lawyers for a Mexican journalist being held in a U.S. immigrant detention center are demanding his release, saying President Trump’s frequent attacks on Mexicans and journalists are evidence that the man is a victim of discrimination.

In a writ of habeas corpus

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A fight simmers in the Bay Area over protecting the privacy of immigrants here illegally

By | March 7th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Panicked callers to Alba Hernandez’s hotline reported a possible immigration raid. She rushed to the West Oakland home to find officers had blocked off traffic in what they described as a human-trafficking investigation.

The police revealed no criminal charges from

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Visits by federal immigration authorities are spooking California businesses and workers

By | February 26th, 2018|Employment & Housing, Immigration|

When federal immigration agents visited Los Angeles 7-Eleven stores and trucking companies near the ports in recent weeks to conduct audits of employee records, it sent a chill through those businesses and others in the region.

Immigrant advocates said some employees at the

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Justices Turn Down Trump’s Appeal in ‘Dreamers’ Case

By | February 26th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday declined to clear the way for the Trump administration to end the Obama-era program that protects about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation, meaning that the so-called “Dreamers” could remain in legal limbo for months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent.

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SoCal immigrant rights activists fight back against last week’s ICE immigration actions

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Southern California activists are responding to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement immigration actions last week by fanning out to businesses targeted by the agency and responding to requests by family members and friends to check on their loved ones detained by the agency.

The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network is among those organizing a

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Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.

In Texas, a rancher

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U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

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

Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents

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ICE steps up enforcement at businesses in California, targeting employers and workers

By | February 16th, 2018|Immigration|

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put on their navy blue jackets and walked into a trucking company’s office in Carson this week, sending waves of anxiety rippling through the building.

In the lobby, a nervous office manager greeted the team from ICE’s

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No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust

By | February 16th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — In terms of rip-roaring debates, it certainly didn’t rival Calhoun versus Webster. It definitely was not in the pantheon with Lincoln and Douglas. In fact, it really didn’t even measure up to Biden meets Palin.

The promised freewheeling, take-on-all-comers Senate showdown over immigration policy never really

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