[19 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Local DACA Immigrants: We Still Have a Dream

by Arielle Dreher
September 19, 2017
Courtesy of Jackson Free Press
Brenda Ramirez came to the United States from Mexico City when she was 9 years old with her family. She went to public schools and graduated from Ridgeland High School this past spring. She is working to help her mother out, and she plans to enter the Army—or was, until President Donald Trump announced he is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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[22 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
The US Soldiers Stuck in Immigration Limbo Under Trump

by Julia Preston
September 20 2017
Courtesy Vice
When he enlisted in the Army last year, Private First Class Kyungmin Cho thought he would be an active-duty soldier by this time and a proud naturalized citizen of the United States. But despite enthusiastic praise in recent days from President Trump for the service of immigrants like him, Cho’s time as a recruit has left him wondering whether the American military wants him at all.

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[22 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Kate Ackley
September 21, 2017
Courtesy Spokesman Review
Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
A week after the sector’s top brass, such as Microsoft President Brad Smith, lambasted the Trump administration’s decision to rescind an Obama-era program for those young undocumented immigrants, tech industry lobbyists are looking for a way to turn their bosses’ words into a strategy on Capitol Hill.

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[22 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Law against encouraging illegal immigration could violate First Amendment

By Josh Gerstein
 September 21, 2017
Courtesy Politico
A federal law that makes it a crime to encourage or induce foreigners to enter or stay in the U.S. illegally may run afoul of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court suggested in an unusual order Monday.
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel asked federal public defenders and immigrant rights groups to submit amicus briefs arguing that a San Jose, California, woman was improperly convicted because the law is vague or overbroad.

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
What we’re missing in the debate about immigration

by Duarte Geraldino 
September 21. 2017
Courtesy Ted
Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced removal as Geraldino explains how the sudden absence of a mother, a local business owner or a high school student ripples outward and wreaks havoc on the relationships that hold our communities together.

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[21 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Plainclothes Officers Arrested Immigrants at a Courthouse. Can They Do That?

by Maya Rhodan

September 18, 2017

Courtesy of Time
Representatives of Immigration and Customs Enforcement say that the arrests of undocumented immigrants last week by plainclothes officers who did not identify themselves to bystanders outside a Brooklyn courthouse were allowed under current policy.
Under the Trump Administration, arrests at courthouses have become a common occurrence, much to the chagrin of immigration attorneys and immigrant rights advocates.