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Federal judge is skeptical of Trump administration arguments against California’s ‘sanctuary’ law

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

A federal judge on Wednesday challenged attorneys for the Trump administration and California over their contrasting views of laws designed to limit the state’s involvement in enforcing federal immigration policy.

In the end, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez seemed to poke a

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Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to his tough talk and demands for changes in immigration laws a day after he retreated from his hard-line position of separating immigrant children from their families, capitulating to intense political pressure.

The president tweeted demands on Thursday — change the

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A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’

By | June 19th, 2018|Immigration|

Some youngsters retreat entirely, their eyes empty, bodies limp, their isolation a wall of defiance. Others cannot sit still: watchful, hyperactive, ever uncertain.

Some compulsively jump into the laps of strangers, or grab their legs and hold on for life. And some children, somehow, move past a sudden separation from their parents,

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L.A. consular officials receive training on hate crimes from Anti-Defamation League

By | June 1st, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

The picture flashed before two dozen people gathered at Los Angeles’ Mexican Consulate.

It showed a 25-year-old man, an immigrant from Mexico, lying on a hospital bed after being beaten about a decade ago in a Pennsylvania town.

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‘We’re closed!’: Trump vents his anger over immigration at homeland security secretary

By | May 25th, 2018|Immigration|

President Trump began berating Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the Oval Office earlier this spring, according to administration officials, griping about her performance and blaming her for a surge in illegal border crossings.

Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, who installed her in the job, jumped in to defend her.

The two men

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‘Astounding ignorance of the law’: Civil rights groups slam DeVos for saying schools can report undocumented students

By | May 23rd, 2018|Education, Immigration|

Civil rights groups slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying Tuesday that schools can decide whether to report undocumented students to immigration enforcement officials, saying her statements conflict with the law and could raise fears among immigrant students.

DeVos’s answers came during testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Rep. Adriano Espaillat

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New ‘zero tolerance’ immigration crackdown fills border courts

By | May 18th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

The crowded courtroom reeked of stale sweat, and 92 immigrants filled all five benches, leaving standing room only for visitors and court personnel.

“It’s packed in there,” said one of a dozen guards and deputy marshals stationed at the courtroom this week. “This

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