Monthly Archives: March 2017

Links and stories – March 31, 2017

From opposite sides of the country, local governments fight back against the Trump immigration agenda. In Washington, Seattle sued the Trump administration over its threats to defund “sanctuary cities.” In Connecticut, Governor Daniel Malloy announced a new resource: a toolkit for … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 30, 2017

Judge Derrick Wilson extended his order blocking Trump’s travel ban and refugee ban, after hearing arguments from both sides on Wednesday. According to AP, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin “argued that the ban’s implied message is like a “neon sign flashing ‘Muslim … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 29, 2017

  Across the country, immigration agents arrest people at home, at work, in jails, in court, and on the street. Now a single drunk driving arrest seems to be enough to revoke DACA status and move to deportation. Sheriff: ICE arrests … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 28, 2017

Lose on health care? Beat up on immigrants. That’s what it looked like at the daily White House briefing, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions called in to threaten “sanctuary cities” and to tout last week’s (somewhat discredited) report on “non-cooperating” jurisdictions.  According … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 27, 2017

Lots of people heard about “immigration detainers” for the first time this year. A “detainer” is a formal request by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) to a local law enforcement agency to hold a prisoner past their judicially mandated release … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 24, 2017

Just because he can, just because they can, the president and the federal agencies that answer to him make life more and more miserable for immigrants every day.  Today’s stories include shaming and blaming local law enforcement, implementation of a “mandatory social … Continue reading

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Links and stories – March 23, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, DHS officers showed up on Twin Cities rapid transit lines. The DHS presence provoked a flurry of Facebook and Twitter posts asking what Homeland Security agents were doing on the trains. In his MPR News Cut blog, Bob … Continue reading

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