Monthly Archives: July 2017

Watching the children, and other immigration news – July 31, 2017

Two House bills to protect Dreamers joined the new Senate Dream Act this week, all awaiting committee and floor action. In addition, 42 Senators signed a letter to the president, urging him to protect and keep DACA. in force. That’s … Continue reading

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Ellison questions Stanek and other immigration articles – July 28, 2017

Yesterday’s news included the health care circus in the Senate – and the communications director saying he wants to “kill leakers” — which was the least objectionable part of his rant. These headlines pushed immigration off the front pages today, … Continue reading

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Latest on sanctuary cities vs. Trump administration and other immigration news – July 27, 2017

The Department of Justice announced new sanctions on sanctuary cities, but the scope of the DOJ action is very limited. Cities will be penalized if they do not comply with three conditions: give Department of Homeland Security agents access to … Continue reading

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The real immigration crisis, viewed from Minnesota, and other immigration news – July 26, 2017

Twin Cities Business just published two long-form articles analyzing “the real immigration crisis”  – Minnesota and U.S. economic need for immigration, and how our current, broken immigration system fails to meet that need. Immigration is essential to continuing economic growth. … Continue reading

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Targeting teens and other immigration stories – July 25, 2017

ICE is targeting undocumented teens in at least two separate initiatives, according to internal memos first reported by Reuters and a separate report from a disillusioned ICE agent. The Reuters report describes a four-day push that began on Sunday, focusing … Continue reading

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Dreamers, deportation, death and other immigration news – July 24, 2017

The Dream Act, reintroduced in a 2017 version by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), faces an uphill battle, but it maybe the only positive immigration legislation with any chance of passing in this Republican-controlled, basically anti-immigrant Congress. … Continue reading

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New Dream Act lands in Congress and other immigration news – July 21, 2017

They grew up here, went to school here, work here, pay taxes here, raise their own children here – let them become citizens. That’s the gist of the latest Dream Act, unveiled Tuesday (July 20) by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and … Continue reading

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