[17 Noviembre 2017 | No hay Comentarios | ]
Feds Threaten Jackson Funds Over Immigration ‘Sanctuary’ Policy

By Arielle Dreher
Noviembre 16, 2017
Courtesy of The Jackson Free Press
El U.S. Department of Justice does not know the City of Jackson has a new mayor. In a letter addressed to Mayor Tony Yarber but dated Nov. 15, 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson asked the City of Jackson to review itssanctuary cityordinance in order to receive federal funds from the Office of Justice Programs going forward.

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[17 Noviembre 2017 | No hay Comentarios | ]
MIRA and Jackson officials respond to DOJ immigration laws accusation

By Roslyn Anderson
Noviembre 16, 2017
Courtesy of Msnewsnow
The Capital City is in hot water with the U.S. Justice Department over federal immigration laws. Jackson received a letter demanding compliance, accusing them of immigration rule violations.
It is one of 29 jurisdictions being given just over two weeks to comply with immigration rules.
Thursday the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance held a news conference responding to the Justice Department demands.
Not only is it an overt attack on immigrants but it is a covert attack on the City of Jackson, said MIRA Executive Director Bill Chandler.

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[16 Noviembre 2017 | No hay Comentarios | ]
Lumumba issues statement on sanctuary city policy letter sent by DOJ

By Donesha Aldridge
Noviembre 16, 2017
Courtesy WJTV
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued a statement Thursday about the letter sent to Jackson and dozens of other cities about information sharing related to immigration enforcement.

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[15 Noviembre 2017 | No hay Comentarios | ]
Justice Department sends letters to 29 cities regarding immigration enforcement

By Donesha Aldridge
Noviembre 15, 2017
Courtesy WJTV
The Department of Justice sent letters to 29 jurisdictions that may have laws, policies, or practices that violate, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement.
The Justice Department sent the letters Wednesday.
Justice Department sends letters to 29 cities regarding immigration enforcement

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[18 Noviembre 2017 | No hay Comentarios | ]

By Kimberly Yam
Noviembre 17, 2017
Courtesy of Huffpost.com

For immigrants, the road to U.S. citizenship has always been a long and difficult one. But things could be getting worse.

The average processing time for naturalization applications has almost doubled, from about five months in early 2016 to an average of almost nine months today, according to a report from the National Partnership With New Americans.

The wait has undermined people’s access to critical rights, John C. Yang, president and executive director of nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, told HuffPost in an email.

Many of these individuals

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

By Michael Tan
Octubre 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.