Monthly Archives: April 2017

May Day protest plans and other immigration articles – April 28, 2017

  May Day is coming on Monday, and this year’s protests will focus on immigration, as they have for several years. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, that means two marches – not coordinated, but not exactly opposing one another. The … Continue reading

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New research on unauthorized immigrants and other immigration articles – April 27, 2017

The Pew Research Center just issued a new analysis of unauthorized immigrant population in the United States. Among its findings: The total number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States dropped to 11.0 million in 2015, the lowest number since … Continue reading

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Judge rules against Trump on sanctuary cities and other immigration articles – April 26, 2017

  In a 49-page decision on April 25, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order penalizing sanctuary jurisdictions – section 9(a) of the executive order. The preliminary injunction applies … Continue reading

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Sanctuary city attacks and resistance and other immigration articles – April 25, 2017

From News Day post: On April 21, the Department of Justice sent letters to nine jurisdictions “having laws that potentially violate 8 U.S.C. §1373:” — Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York, and Chicago. … Continue reading

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Latest attack on sanctuary cities meets major resistance

From the campaign onward, Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric also targeted sanctuary cities. Since his inauguration, his administration has made three moves against sanctuary cities: an executive order, a failed series of ICE reports, and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attack on … Continue reading

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Holding health care hostage to border wall and other immigration articles – April 24, 2017

The border wall should be a non-issue by now, with immigration officials, Republicans on the border, and just about every person with any background information agreeing that it’s a stupid idea. Everybody, that is, except the president. With a government … Continue reading

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Celebrate Jeanette Vizguerra and other immigration stories – April 21, 2017

Jeanette Vizguerra (Time, 4/20/17) An undocumented immigrant activist living in sanctuary is on the 2017 Time 100 list of “the most influential people in the world: the artists, icons, leaders, pioneers and titans who are shaping the future.” “Jeanette moved … Continue reading

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