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Attorney general threatens to punish Stockton, San Bernardino and other ‘sanctuary cities’

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

In another move to pressure cities into cooperating with immigration enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice threatened Thursday to withhold crime-fighting help from four cities — including two in California — if they refuse to help federal agents target jail inmates suspected of being in the country illegally.

But the

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LA sheriff fears Trump ‘sanctuary city’ crackdown could cost county $132 million

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he has been lobbying President Donald Trump’s administration to avoid potentially losing out on as much as $132 million in federal law enforcement grants over the next three years due to the department’s immigration policies.

During recent trips to Washington D.C., McDonnell said he has met with U.S. Attorney

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A Game of Cat and Mouse With High Stakes: Deportation

By | August 4th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

There’s a new game afoot.

The federal government’s current emphasis on deporting undocumented immigrants — even those facing low-level charges — has, in effect, turned courthouses in New York State into arenas where practitioners of criminal law face off against enforcers of immigration law.

In

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Trump Supports Plan to Cut Legal Immigration by Half

By | August 3rd, 2017|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump embraced a proposal on Wednesday to slash legal immigration to the United States in half within a decade by sharply curtailing the ability of American citizens and legal residents to bring family members into the country.

The plan would enact the most far-reaching changes

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LA could lose federal funds for refusing new immigration rules. But is that legal?

By | August 1st, 2017|Immigration|

Los Angeles officials on Monday questioned the legality of tougher rules announced last week that would require cities to work more closely with federal immigration officials in order to receive public safety related grants.

The city each year typically receives federal funds, known as Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance grants, to fight gang crime, as long

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Prosecutors’ Dilemma: Will Conviction Lead to ‘Life Sentence of Deportation’?

By | August 1st, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

The drunken-driving case seemed straightforward, the kind that prosecutors in Seattle convert into a quick guilty plea hundreds of times a year: a swerving car, a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit, a first-time offense that caused no injuries.

The only complication was the driver. A

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Mixed message from Trump on DACA sparks frustration from Dreamers as well as critics of illegal immigration

By | July 25th, 2017|Immigration|

Ever since Donald Trump was elected, Melody Klingenfuss has known her time in the United States could be limited.

The 23-year-old has temporary immigration relief under President Obama’s landmark Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which seemed imperiled amid Trump’s vowed crackdown on illegal immigration…

Read more in the

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Religious leaders protest L.A. pastor’s detention during a routine ICE appointment

By | July 25th, 2017|Immigration|

The arrest of a pastor during a routine appointment with an immigration officer Monday has sparked protest and sent worry through Los Angeles’ Latino religious community.

Noe Carias, who now leads an evangelical church near Echo Park, was first deported in 1993 after crossing illegally into the United States as a teenager. The Guatemala native then

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Senators Durbin, Graham Try to Jump-start Dream Act

By | July 21st, 2017|Education, Immigration|

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Senators called on President Donald J. Trump and their fellow lawmakers Thursday to support their bipartisan effort to win passage of the Dream Act.

The Senators introduced the bill anew Thursday after 16 years of stymied attempts to pass the legislation that would grant legal status to those brought to the United

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The 2016 Hate Crime Report from California’s Office of the Attorney General

By | July 11th, 2017|Disability, Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations, LGBT, Police & Community|

Hate Crime in California, 2016 reports statistics on hate crimes that occurred in California during 2016. These statistics include the number of hate crime events, hate crime offenses, victims of hate crimes, and suspects of hate crimes. This report also provides statistics from district and elected city attorneys on the number of hate crime cases

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