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Trump Confirms Support for Law to Protect ‘Dreamers’

By | September 14th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump confirmed on Thursday morning that he supports legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation and would deliver a “massive” increase in border security — but not with a wall on the southern border.

Mr. Trump’s comments, both in Washington and in Florida,

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Despite compromise, California law enforcement mixed on ‘Sanctuary State’ bill

By | September 13th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations, Police & Community|

The California State Sheriffs’ Association remains opposed to the so-called “Sanctuary State” bill despite a number of amendments that weakened the final version, the group announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the California Police Chiefs Association said following Monday’s revisions that it has lifted its opposition to SB 54, formally named the California Values Act, which would limit law enforcement cooperation

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LA County leaders limit travel to anti-DACA states

By | September 13th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Faced with growing uncertainty and fear among immigrants across their districts, Los Angeles County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to defend an Obama-era policy that protected undocumented children from being deported, but disagreed on how their Board should press the federal government to preserve it.

The board’s unanimous vote on parts of a motion introduced last week

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Trump Moves to End DACA and Calls on Congress to Act

By | September 5th, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to the Obama-era executive action that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation and called on Congress to replace the policy with legislation before it fully expires on March 5, 2018.

The government will no longer accept new applications from

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Trump expected to halt Obama’s program but allow some Dreamers to stay temporarily

By | August 31st, 2017|Education, Employment & Housing, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Donald Trump is expected to end an Obama-era program that shielded young people from deportation, but he will likely let the immigrants known as Dreamers stay in the United States until their work permits run out, according to multiple people familiar with the policy negotiation.

That plan would allow Trump to fulfill a campaign promise

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‘Dreamer’ Plan That Aided 800,000 Immigrants Is Threatened

By | August 30th, 2017|Immigration|

Jessica Rojas beat poverty to put herself through engineering college, where she collected accolades for academic achievement. After graduating last year, Ms. Rojas, who grew up in Chicago, was hired by a utility company to help modernize the city’s electrical grid.

But her life could soon be

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As LA students head back to school, LAUSD has message for immigrants: ‘We stand together’

By | August 15th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

The Los Angeles Unified School District is making visible what it’s so far said in words: that immigrant students and their families are welcome at Los Angeles schools.

When students start the new school year today, they’ll walk through entrances decked with 6-foot-tall banners featuring the Statue of Liberty, long the symbol of new opportunity for

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‘We don’t feel OK here’: Detainee deaths, suicide attempts and hunger strikes plague California immigration facility

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

Alexander Burgos Mejia was in his bunk at the Adelanto Detention Facility on a Tuesday evening in July when he heard a guard scream.

Walking into a common room, Burgos Mejia saw a man hanging from the second floor with a bedsheet around his neck, he recalled in an interview. A female guard was trying to

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LA leader to Feds: ‘We’ll have to sue’ if you don’t clarify new sanctuary rules

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

Los Angeles could be barred from receiving an annual federal grant that goes toward fighting gang crime because of new Justice Department requirements on illegal immigration, with City Attorney Mike Feuer saying Monday the city might file a lawsuit if those requirements aren’t clarified by the end of the week.

Feuer sent a letter to Department

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Sessions Scolds Chicago for Suing Over ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Threat

By | August 8th, 2017|Immigration|

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel sued the Justice Department on Monday over President Trump’s threat to cut off federal grants for so-called sanctuary cities like Chicago, calling it an attack against public safety and the city’s conscience.

Hours later, Attorney General

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