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[25 Settembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigration Game Tries To Tell An Important Story, Falls Short

by Gita Jackson
Settembre 25, 2017
Courtesy Kotaku
Four Horsemen is a game about immigrants and refugees, and also kinda sorta the apocalypse. It’s a compelling game, written from a place of deep empathy about a topic that is important to consider in our current political climate. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite come together.
Things are ending for the four friends you follow in this visual novel—school is ending, friendships end, and most significantly these kids have experiences that end their illusions about their identities and the country they live in.

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[25 Settembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
ICE Detention Center Exploits Immigration Detainees For Labor

by Jackie Wattles
Settembre 20, 2017
Courtesy CBS Philly
A privately-run detention center is exploiting immigrants by paying them a dollar a day, Washington State’s attorney general says.
Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday that he’s suing GEO Group, a private prison operator.
The suit alleges GEO Group uses immigration detainees to run “virtually all non-security functions” at its Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, Washington — all while paying them next to nothing. Detainee responsibilities range from cooking and cleaning to painting.

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[25 Settembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban

Settembre 24, 2017
Courtesy National Immigration Law Center
This evening, the Trump administration announced its new discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban, to include North Korea, Venezuela, and Muslim-majority Chad, and continues to include Iran, Libya, Syria, and Yemen. The degree of immigration restriction varies by individual country, including complete ban. This move by the administration represents an attempt to sanitize a discriminatory and illegal policy before it is reviewed by the Supreme Court on October 10.

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[22 Settembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
The US Soldiers Stuck in Immigration Limbo Under Trump

by Julia Preston
Settembre 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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[22 Settembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration

by Kate Ackley
Settembre 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.