Monthly Archives: June 2017

DACA at five and other immigration news – June 16, 2017

“I am undocumented. I am a DACA beneficiary. And no matter what Donald Trump says, I am #HereToStay” –@Grei_sa @UNITEDWEDREAM pic.twitter.com/729JLSC9fF — Lorella Praeli (@lorellapraeli) June 15, 2017 DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – turned five years old … Continue reading

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Dreamers, headline writers and other immigration news – June 15, 2017

Reporting on immigration can get complicated, but you’d think the Washington Post could do better than this June 12 headline: Trump Administration Grants Work Permits to Thousands of Illegal Immigrants The story is actually about DACA – Deferred Action for … Continue reading

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More from the courts, deporting Iraqi Christians and Kurds, and other immigration news = June 14, 2017

Almost lost in yesterday’s reporting over the Ninth Circuit decision against the Trump travel ban were two other important immigration cases. In the first, an Atlanta federal district judge ordered ICE to reinstate Jessica Colotl’s DACA status. Colotl is a … Continue reading

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On to the Supreme Court for Trump travel ban, and other immigration news – June 13, 2017

Now that both the 4th and 9th Circuits have ruled against Trump’s travel bans, the cases are on their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The most immediate questions are: Will the U.S. Supreme Court grant a writ of certiorari, … Continue reading

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One more court says no to Trump travel ban

With today’s ruling, both the 4th and 9th Circuits have ruled against Trump’s travel bans, the cases are on their way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The most immediate questions are: Will the U.S. Supreme Court grant a writ of certiorari, … Continue reading

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Unauthorized pumpkin seeds and other immigration articles – June 12, 2017

Under the Obama administration, immigration officials closed the deportation case of a woman from El Salvador. Under the Trump administration, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement filed to reopen the case at the end of March. Her attorney said the woman has … Continue reading

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Deporting everyone and other immigration articles – June 9, 2017

Family deportation stories can break your heart. We need to share the heartbreak that these families feel, to strengthen our resolve to stand in solidarity, to work for justice, to end the deport-everyone-absolutely-everyone policy pushed by a heartless regime. So … Continue reading

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Trump’s new executive order courts and other immigration articles – June 8, 2017

The Department of Justice set up seven new immigration courts to implement Trump’s January 25 executive orders. The Guardian reported on one of the courts – staffed by a rotating cast of judges pulled from other immigration courts for two-week … Continue reading

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Teen, immigrant, poet and other immigration articles – June 7, 2017

A teenage immigrant poet ranks among the best in Los Angeles, moving audiences to laughter or tears. “A Dream in Five Days.” Sitting on the desert Dying for a drop of water It’s not fun thinking about your family About … Continue reading

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Not so much sanctuary here and other immigration articles – June 6, 2017

A man was stopped by police while driving his child to daycare, and asked to prove his legal status. A woman was questioned by police about her immigration status while waiting for her sister in front of a post office. Ibrahim … Continue reading

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