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ICE enforcement ends in death of farmworkers, leaving anger and questions

By | April 19th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Celestino Hilario Garcia, his eyes bloodshot and his voice raw, struggled to explain that his brother’s and sister-in-law’s deaths were not his fault.

A month ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had trained their sights on Santos Hilario Garcia. In the early morning darkness, they followed in two black Jeeps as he and his wife, Marcelina

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Justice Dept. Can’t Tie Police Funding to Help on Immigration, Judge Rules

By | April 13th, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department cannot require that local police departments help immigration agents in order to receive federal funding, a federal judge has ruled. The ruling is a significant victory for local governments that have opposed the Trump administration’s stance on immigration and vowed to stay out of enforcement

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Trump Plans to Send National Guard to the Mexican Border

By | April 4th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — The White House said Tuesday night that President Trump planned to deploy the National Guard to the southern border to confront what it called a growing threat of illegal immigrants, drugs and crime from Central America after the president for the third consecutive day warned about the looming dangers

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ICE arrests farmworkers, sparking fears in the Central Valley over immigrants and the economy

By | April 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

Jesus Aceves was driving three of his fellow farmworkers to the tomato fields in the early-morning darkness when he saw lights flash behind him.

ICE agents pulled him over and asked for his license, registration and insurance and, most forebodingly, whether the men were in the United States legally.

Aceves and his passengers were

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Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better

By | April 2nd, 2018|Employment & Housing, Immigration|

SILVER SPRING, Md. — With forecasters expecting the unemployment rate to sink further this week, the chorus of complaints about worker shortages — from custodians to computer prodigies — has swelled.

Yet companies that turn to labor recruiters like Ray Wiley tend to have an especially tough

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Here’s what you need to know about where DACA stands

By | April 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

It’s been a time of uncertainty for the roughly 700,000 young unauthorized immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Obama-era program, known as DACA, granted temporary work permits and protection from deportation for young adults who arrived in the U.S. as children.

Once someone qualified, that status had to be renewed every

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Sex Trafficking Bill Heads to Trump, Over Silicon Valley Concerns

By | March 22nd, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to legislation that strengthens the policing of sex trafficking, over the opposition of many internet companies. Lawmakers are trying to catch up to the reality of prostitution long after the bartering of children and adults moved from the streets to the web.

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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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