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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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DHS Should Stop the Social Media Surveillance of Immigrants

by Sophia Cope and Adam Schwartz
October 3, 2017

Courtesy of EFF 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last month issued a notice that it is storing social media information on immigrants, including lawful permanent residents and naturalized U.S. citizens, apparently indefinitely, in a government database that contains “Alien Files” (A-Files). This is an invasive new feature of DHS’s previously known programs on collecting social media information.

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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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An unlikely consequence of Trump’s immigration policies? Declining enrollment at U.S. business schools

by Kim Gittleson
October 2, 2017
Courtesy of Marketplace
Mention Nottingham in a conversation, and it’s pretty likely the first thing to come to mind is Robin Hood.
But the story being told here is very different from the fable of old.
Instead of stealing from the rich to give to the poor, students today who hope to get rich are flocking to this charming city two hours north of London.
Nottingham Business School – which is part of Nottingham Trent University – has seen a 25 percent uptick in interest from international students.

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Dance party raises $2,400 for immigrant bail fund

by Keshav Raghavan 
October 02, 2017
Courtesy of Yale Daily News
The Immigrant Bail Fund raised $2,400 at a dance event on Saturday to support its work posting bail for people held in immigration detention who are unable to do so on their own.
The event, a dance party with refreshments, was held at the New Haven People’s Center on Howe Street and attended by around five dozen people.