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‘They’re so scared.’ Trump brings heartache, fear in L.A.’s ‘Ellis Island’

By | March 27th, 2017|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

Past the looming maze of freeway interchanges on the west side of Cesar Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights sits Biky’s Market, a light blue building with a dusty green awning.

On the days that San Antonio de Padua Church across the street is closed, locals come here to confide their troubles to store

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ICE puts LA jails on ‘non-cooperative’ list for refusing to hold immigrants

By | March 21st, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Several Los Angeles area jails, including one in Van Nuys, made the federal government’s list of facilities where local law enforcement authorities rejected requests to detain undocumented immigrants past their release dates.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday released what federal officials described as a “weekly” report that identifies “noncooperative” cities, including some that are

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ICE agents make arrests at courthouses, sparking backlash from prosecutors and attorneys

By | March 15th, 2017|Immigration, Police & Community|

Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client last month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them.

The men asked his client’s name. Then they pulled out badges.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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Fearful parents sign papers for friends to care for kids in case they’re deported

By | March 13th, 2017|Immigration|

She saw the news of the raids happening around the country and felt helpless. Scared. She had lived here for more than a decade, following her father’s advice: Work hard and stay out of trouble.

But suddenly it felt as though trouble was looking for her. Lorena Napola worried about her four children. What if she

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Here’s the Reality About Illegal Immigrants in the United States

By | March 6th, 2017|Immigration|

There are 11 million of them, the best estimates say, laboring in American fields, atop half-built towers and in restaurant kitchens, and swelling American classrooms, detention centers and immigration courts.

In the public’s mind, the undocumented — the people living here without permission from the American government — are Hispanic, mostly Mexican and crossed the southwestern

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Research Counters Trump View of Immigration

By | March 6th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

When President Donald J. Trump announced his newly created office of Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement — or VOICE — last week during his speech to a joint session of Congress, it built upon his longstanding efforts to associate crime with immigration.

However, if Monica Gomez Isaac, executive director of the Institute for Immigration Research at

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The White House has found ways to end protection for ‘Dreamers’ while shielding Trump from blowback

By | February 17th, 2017|Education, Immigration|

While President Trump wavered Thursday on whether he will stop shielding from deportation people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, his aides have identified at least two ways to quietly end their protections without his fingerprints.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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White House considers ending for-profit immigrant detainee centers but critics say it could add billions to the cost

By | September 6th, 2016|Immigration|

The Obama administration is considering an end to the practice of keeping immigrant detainees in for-profit centers, weeks after the Federal Bureau of Prisons announced it would stop its use of private prisons.

Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

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