[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Why is Another Category of Legally Present Immigrants Being Threatened with Loss of Status and Deportation?

by Donald Kerwin
October 7, 2017
Courtesy of Huffington Post
The Trump administration has never spoken with a coherent voice on immigration. Its immigration initiatives have been politically driven, some of them purely symbolic (the 2,000 mile wall), others unconstitutional (a “Muslim ban”), still others longstanding national priorities (“extreme vetting” and the deportation of violent criminals). What may ultimately distinguish the administration’s immigration approach, however, is its apparent hostility to refugees and to “legal” immigrants; that is, other than the wealthy, highly credentialed elites that the president habitually attacks in other contexts.

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[9 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
We’re Suing the Trump Administration for Taking DACA Away From People Who’ve Followed the Rules

By Michael Tan
October 7, 2017
Courtesy of ACLU
In April, President Trump had a message for the 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were given permission to live in the U.S. under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program: “The dreamers,” he said, “should rest easy.”
We now know that was a lie. In September, Trump announced he was ending the DACA program in six months, plunging nearly a million young immigrants’ lives into chaos. But Trump’s assault on DACA recipients began much earlier than previously known.

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[9 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
California becomes ‘sanctuary state’ in rebuke of Trump immigration policy

by Jazmine Ulloa 
October 7, 2017
Courtesy of L.A. Times
Under threat of possible retaliation by the Trump administration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark “sanctuary state” legislation Thursday, vastly limiting who state and local law enforcement agencies can hold, question and transfer at the request of federal immigration authorities.

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[9 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Karen Hensel
October 7, 2017
Courtesy NECN
Immigration is not just an issue at the borders, it is also an issue in Boston.
As more illegal immigrants are detained, some call it an immigration death sentence. A death sentence because they fear for their lives if they’re deported back to their countries.
One high profile case in Boston has become the example of the new changes in immigration enforcement.

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[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Internal emails show ICE agents struggling to substantiate Trump’s lies about immigrants

by Alice Speri
October 4 2017
Courtesy of The Intercept
As hundreds of undocumented immigrants were rounded up across the country last February in the first mass raids of the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials went out of their way to portray the people they detained as hardened criminals, instructing field offices to highlight the worst cases for the media and attempting to distract attention from the dozens of individuals who were apprehended despite having no criminal background at all.

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[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Yakima Immigration Case Could Have National Implications

by Esmy Jinez
October 3, 2017
Courtesy of Northwest Public Radio

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently had a four-day-long operation called “Safe Cities.” The national action resulted in over 450 undocumented immigrants detained. Thirty-three arrests took place in Seattle.
In Yakima, an individual but more complicated immigration detention case is ongoing. It started in May and continues with potential for national implications.
What began as one local case is now three distinct ones.