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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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Santa Clarita sides with Trump over California’s sanctuary policy

By | May 9th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

SANTA CLARITA — The debate over California’s immigration laws flared in Santa Clarita whose five-member City Council voted unanimously to file an amicus brief against California’s so-called sanctuary law, supporting the federal lawsuit against the state by the Trump administration.

Santa Clarita could become the first city in Los Angeles County to officially oppose SB 54,

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Children are likely to be separated from parents illegally crossing the border under new Trump administration policy

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

All immigrants who cross the border illegally will be charged with a crime under a new “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said Monday, launching a crackdown that could overwhelm already-clogged detention facilities and immigration courts with hundreds of thousands of new cases.

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Migrants, young and old, are not always related. Border Patrol says fear of child trafficking forces separations

By | May 8th, 2018|Immigration|

Border Patrol agents found the man walking a little boy up a dirt road north of the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, with eight other Central American migrants.

The pair wore matching blue-striped polo shirts.

Ely Fernandez explained that he was a taxi driver who had fled San Pedro Sula, a notoriously dangerous city in northern Honduras.

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Children likely to be separated from parents under new border enforcement policy

By | May 7th, 2018|Immigration|

The Trump administration on Monday will unveil a new, tougher border enforcement policy to stem the flow of illegal crossings.

The crackdown, which took effect last week and will be formally announced later Monday, will mean that parents bringing children over the border illegally will likely be separated if caught, according to an official at the

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Sanctuary state fight at local level may be more orchestrated than organic

By | May 3rd, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

With California and the Trump administration locked in a legal battle over immigration policies, a state Republican leader and an illegal immigration critic are quietly offering to help communities fight the state’s new “sanctuary” law.

County officials are scheduled to

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