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Under Trump, Border Patrol Steps Up Searches Far From the Border

By | February 21st, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

WASHINGTON — Border Patrol officers are working without permission on private property and setting up checkpoints up to 100 miles away from the border under a little-known federal law that is being used more widely in the Trump administration’s aggressive crackdown on illegal immigration.

In Texas, a rancher

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U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

By | February 20th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the U.S. in recent years have been held with their children at immigration detention centers. But the case of a Brazilian woman and her son illustrates what migrant advocates call a harsher approach to immigration enforcement that aims to separate parents

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ICE steps up enforcement at businesses in California, targeting employers and workers

By | February 16th, 2018|Immigration|

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents put on their navy blue jackets and walked into a trucking company’s office in Carson this week, sending waves of anxiety rippling through the building.

In the lobby, a nervous office manager greeted the team from ICE’s

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No Room for Debate: Senate Floor Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust

By | February 16th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — In terms of rip-roaring debates, it certainly didn’t rival Calhoun versus Webster. It definitely was not in the pantheon with Lincoln and Douglas. In fact, it really didn’t even measure up to Biden meets Palin.

The promised freewheeling, take-on-all-comers Senate showdown over immigration policy never really

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Amid tense immigration climate, LAPD revises rules for working with ICE, place-of-birth questions

By | February 14th, 2018|Immigration, Police & Community|

Students of the Academia Avance charter school in Highland Park, and many of their parents, were on edge last February.

It was the morning after a classmate’s father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, had been detained by federal immigration agents as he dropped off his children at school. So when a parent drove by and spotted uniformed law

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Applications for college aid through the California Dream Act are down again

By | February 13th, 2018|Education, Immigration|

Each year, California invites students who are in the country without legal permission to apply for the same financial aid packages available to others. But officials once again are concerned that fears are keeping those they want to help from seeking the funding.

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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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