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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
When Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Not a Crime

May 23, 2017
Kelly Lytle Hernandez
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
It was not always a crime to enter the United States without authorization.
In fact, for most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government.
That changed in 1929.

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Workers Memorial Day- Mourn the Dead and Honor the Living

April 27, 25017
Every year, thousands of people in North America leave for work and never come home. Millions more come home, but they are sick or injured.  
Preventable deaths and on-the-job accidents kill nearly 5,000 people every year in the U.S. according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a recent report issued by the AFL-CIO found another 50,000 to 60,000 died annually from diseases caused by workplace injury and exposure to dangerous environments.

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[17 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigrants Of All Skill Levels Spur Job Creation

April 17, 2017
The American Enterprise Institute and Partnership for a New American Economy, for instance, found that every time 100 additional less-skilled, legal, non-agricultural workers are admitted to a given state, 464 jobs are created for U.S. born workers; For every 100 additional high-skilled H-1B (includes STEM fields and requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent) workers, 183 jobs are created for native-born workers in the same state.

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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
How much it costs ICE to deport an undocumented immigrant

April 11, 2017
by Octavio Blanco
Courtesy CNN Money
President Trump has said he wants to deport two to three million criminal undocumented immigrants. While it’s unclear where he got that figure from, achieving his goal won’t come cheap.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is one of two agencies within the Department of Homeland Security that’s already playing a pivotal role in enacting Trump’s mission. One of ICE’s main jobs is to apprehend undocumented immigrants who have received their final deportation orders or who have failed to report to the agency as instructed.

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[10 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Undocumented victims of domestic violence weigh seeking help against risk of deportation

by Leighton Akio Woodhouse
March 29 2017
Courtesy The Intercept
M. AND HER former partner met in 2004 at the frozen food factory where they both worked in Los Angeles. Like M., he was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. When they started going out, he was generous. M. had a son from a prior relationship, and her partner would bring food to her house, as if he cared for both of them. In retrospect, M. recalls, it seemed like an act.