Monthly Archives: April 2017

Deporting mothers and Dreamers and other immigration articles – April 20, 2017

Maribel Trujillo was deported yesterday. She’s a mother of four U.S. citizen children from Fairfield, Ohio. Trujillo came to the United States in 2002, and was arrested in a raid on her workplace in 2007. Her asylum application was denied, and … Continue reading

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Hire American, Buy American (unless your name is Trump) and other immigration news – April 19, 2017

On April 18, President Donald Trump signed a “buy American, hire American” executive order, tailor-made for sloganeering and without any immediate legal effect. He ordered four cabinet departments to study things and recommend changes in the H-1B visa program for skilled … Continue reading

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What do the numbers tell us? and other immigration articles – April 18, 2017

What Does New Immigration Data (or Lack of It) Tell Us About Trump’s First Three Months in Office? asks Latino USA. The short answer: not much. The Latino USA article begins by summarizing a report by Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University, which … Continue reading

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Sanctuary cities vs. Donald Trump and other immigration news – April 16, 2017

An assistant U.S. Attorney seemed to argue that Trump’s order doesn’t really mean anything and therefore should not be struck down. Continue reading

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Rapid hiring of ICE agents – What could possibly go wrong? and other immigration news – April 14, 2017

The Washington Post has gotten access to an internal Department of Homeland Security assessment showing plans to make it easier to hire Border Patrol and ICE agents – by eliminating lie detector tests, physical fitness requirements, and Spanish language tests. James Tomscheck, … Continue reading

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Pope vs. President on immigration and other immigration news – April 13, 2017

Beginning during the presidential campaign, Pope Francis’s denunciation of anti-immigrant and anti-poor political rhetoric and policies was seen as a criticism and challenge to Trump.  Vatican Radio quoted a 2016 speech that summarizes many of the positions that continue to put the pope … Continue reading

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Extreme vetting, extreme prosecution and other immigration news – April 12, 2017

Extreme vetting remains a key Trump administration proposal, despite the lack of definition for the term. The New York Times called it “extreme foolishness” – three articles below will explain why. The general “get tough” attitude of the administration was reiterated in a memo from Attorney General Jeff Sessions telling prosecutors to go after more immigrants. Extreme vetting, meet extreme prosecution. Continue reading

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