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Federal agents demand documents from 77 Northern California businesses in immigration sweep

By | February 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

Federal agents this week ordered dozens of Northern California businesses to prove that their employees are authorized to work in the U.S., heightening tensions between state and federal officials over immigration policies.

Employers at 77 businesses were given three workdays to

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Less cooperation with ICE? LA County’s sheriff oversight panel could recommend it

By | January 26th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Ideas to further limit cooperation between the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and federal immigration officials were met with cheers and jeers from community members Thursday at a civilian oversight meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

The recent passage of Senate Bill 54, sometimes referred to as a “sanctuary state” law, already limits the ability of

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Most Americans Want Legal Status for ‘Dreamers.’ These People Don’t.

By | January 25th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

For Pav Sterry of Columbus, Ohio, legalizing any undocumented immigrants — even those who came as children without a choice in the matter — is just plain wrong.

Huy Pham of St. Paul believes any concessions for the so-called Dreamers will unleash another tidal wave of illegal

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Trump Says He Is Open to a Path to Citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

By | January 25th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he is open to a path to citizenship after 10 to 12 years for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, days after rejecting a bipartisan plan with that as its centerpiece.

Mr. Trump

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How an LA teacher’s lawsuit put White House’s DACA repeal on hold

By | January 16th, 2018|Education, Immigration|

When the Trump administration announced last fall it would phase out a program that provides deportation relief to thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children, Los Angeles teacher Miriam Gonzalez Avila didn’t want her students to think she could be defeated so easily — so she sued.

“I knew signing up as

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Workplace Raids Signal Shifting Tactics in Immigration Fight

By | January 16th, 2018|Immigration|

The Trump administration is taking its campaign against illegal immigration to the workplace.

The raids by federal agents on dozens of 7-Eleven convenience stores last week were the administration’s first big show of force meant to convey the consequences of employing undocumented people….

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Senator Insists Trump Used ‘Vile and Racist’ Language

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday offered a vague denial about the language he chose to use about immigrants during a private meeting with lawmakers at the White House on Thursday, when he reportedly referred to African nations as “shithole countries.”

But Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of

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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

By | January 12th, 2018|Hate Crimes, Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to several people briefed on the meeting.

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to

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House Republicans’ Hard-Line Immigration Stand Clashes With Trump Overture

By | January 11th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — Prominent House Republicans stepped forward on Wednesday with a vision of immigration policy that clashed fiercely with President Trump’s recent overtures of bipartisanship and highlighted how difficult it will be for Congress and the president to reach accord in the coming weeks.

The proposal, championed by

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Trump Administration Says That Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave

By | January 9th, 2018|Immigration, Intergroup Relations|

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 200,000 people from El Salvador who have been allowed to live in the United States for more than a decade must leave the country, government officials announced Monday. It is the Trump administration’s latest reversal of years of immigration policies and one of the most consequential

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