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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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Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration

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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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.