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[31 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
Climate Refugees in Toxic Immigrant Jails Are Victims of Environmental Racism

七月 30, 2017
by Candice Bernd
Courtesy of Truthout.org
In April, the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, 华盛顿, again made headlines after more than 100 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike to protest the conditions inside the for-profit immigration jail.

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[31 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States

By Walter Ewing, 博士, Daniel E. Martínez, Ph.D. and Rubén G. Rumbaut, Ph.D.

七月 13, 2015
Courtesy American Immigration Council

For more than a century, innumerable studies have confirmed two simple yet powerful truths about the relationship between immigration and crime: immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born, and high rates of immigration are associated with lower rates of violent crime and property crime.

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[28 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
Social workers and lawyers say deportation raids targeting teen gang members are misguided

By Julienne Gage
七月 25, 2017
Courtesy PRI.org
What do they think they’re accomplishing by doing that?” she asks under her breath as two of her teenage male Latino co-workers bag groceries at neighboring registers. “Most of us are here to work hard. Just because you see kids with tattoos hanging out in parks or at the movies, it doesn’t mean they’re going to jump you. Authorities should put their efforts into arresting the people who really push all this criminal business.”

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[28 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
Haitian Immigrants With Temporary Status Await Trump’s Next Move

By Khorri Atkinson
七月 21, 2017
Courtesy New York Times
Jean Jubens Jeanty, a Haitian Uber driver who lives in Brooklyn, has his future mapped out. After completing a high school diploma program at Brooklyn College next month, he plans to start college next year. He would then seek further schooling to become a nurse or pediatrician. But the clock is ticking on his plans.

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[28 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
Trump Immigration Crackdown Straining Courts, Advocates Say

Andrew Rafferty
七月 23, 2017
Courtesy NBC News
President Donald Trump’s promised crackdown on illegal immigration has resulted in temporary reassignments of about one-third of the nation’s immigration judges, a move judges and activists say is only further backlogging already jammed immigration courts.
Dozens of immigration judges have been sent for weeks-long assignments closer to the U.S. border with Mexico following Trump’s executive order aimed at increasing border security.
Judges have also been assigned to detention centers around the country or made to hear cases via teleconferencing.

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[19 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
The Unclaimed Dead

by Ryan Devereaux and Robert Shults
七月 18, 2017
Courtesy The Intercept
The bodies are typically found by accident. A decaying corpse drying out in the Texas sun, stumbled upon by a hunter or ranch hand. A call might be placed to the sheriff’s office or the remains might be loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Often, they will be delivered to a rural cemetery where paperwork may or may not be filled out before they are lowered into a hole in some unclaimed corner of the graveyard.

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[18 七月 2017 | 没有评论 | ]
Top Ten Immigration Myths and Facts

by Leo Anchondo
七月 19, 2017
Courtesy Archive.org
In the midst of the whole immigrationdebate”, often times the facts are either ignored or forgotten.  Especially in the era offakenews, facts are becoming more and more important to have. To offset the fear of immigrants, here are ten facts that should not be overlooked when talking and/or learning about in conversations.