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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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[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigrant defense fund

by Lisa Edge 
October 3rd, 2017
Courtesy of Real Change
A legal defense fund to support low-income immigrants and refugees targeted by the federal administration became available Monday.
Immigrants in detention, facing deportation or in danger of losing their immigration status who live or work in Seattle or live in King County and have a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (less than $24,120 for a single adult or $49,200 for a family of four) can qualify for help through the Legal Defense Network assistance.
Immigrant defense fund
 

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[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act urgently needed for humane treatment of detainees

by Dan Werner
October 3, 2017
Courtesy of Southern Poverty Law Center
Immigrants in detention centers have not been charged with criminal offenses, but they are treated like criminals. Warehousing immigrants – including asylum-seekers who are fleeing violence and persecution in their native countries – in prison-like environments goes against any understanding of human dignity.
Too often, guards use excessive force against detainees, and abusively place them into solitary confinement.

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[7 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Federal Records Show New Immigration Policies Delay Local Cases, Increase Court Backlog

by Jodie Fleischer and Rick Yarborough
October 7, 2017
Courtesy of NBC Washington
Newly released records obtained by the News4 I-Team show the severe impact new immigration policies have in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area; one former judge says it’s making the huge immigration court case backlog even worse.
Records from January through July of 2017 show immigration judges around the country were forced to postpone 24,806 cases, because those judges were not in their courtrooms to hear cases.

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Top 5 Things You Should Know About DACA

September 12, 2017
Courtesy of We Are Hear To Stay
(En espanol)
On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on behalf of the entire Trump Administration, announced an end to the DACA program.Here are the top 5 things to know about his announcement

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fear Of Being Deported Keeps This Undocumented Mother From Providing For Her Children

by Adam Salandra
September 1, 2017
Courtesy of Logo
Airing September 1 on Logo, Forbidden aims a spotlight on the struggle of being both LGBT and an undocumented immigrant.
The doc profiles activist Moises Serrano, who has dedicated his life to fighting for LGBT rights and immigration reform.
The 27-year-old activist is especially focused on the fate of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), an Obama-era program that allows children who arrived in the U.S. without proper documentation to stay in the country and receive social security numbers.

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s Move to End DACA and Echoes of the Immigration Act of 1924

by Jelani Cobb

September 5, 2017
Courtesy of The New Yorker
From the outset, the rearguard movement that is Trumpism has been honest, at least, about its intentions to deliver the United States back to an earlier era in its history. We have heard this sort of appeal to an Edenic past from conservative politicians for decades—for so long, in fact, that those who wished to avoid the more alarming implications of Donald Trump’s resentment agenda could see him as simply a more rough-hewn version of that variety. They imagined him capable of the fabled …

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[6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
#DefendDACA

September 5, 2017
The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, and its allies, will peacefully protest outside the office of Sen. Thad Cochran in Jackson, MS on Friday September 8th, from 11:30AM to 2:00PM.
We demand that Mississippi stands by its #DACA recipients and protect the students, doctors, lawyers, teachers and workers that have helped build our economy and contributed to our culture.

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[6 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Frequently Asked Questions: Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

September 5, 2017
Courtesy of Dept of Homeland Security

The following are frequently asked questions on the September 5, 2017 Rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Defend ‘Dreamers’

by Houston Chronicle Staff
September 5, 2017
Phew! Don’t you feel better? And safer? And more principled?
No, we’re not talking about this community’s heroic response to Harvey. We’re responding, sarcastically, to President Donald Trump’s hypocritical decision regarding the Obama-era executive order known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The order provides so-called Dreamers two-year work permits and a reprieve from deportation.
 On Tuesday, the president took the Pontius Pilate approach to the plight of DACA recipients, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.