Monthly Archives: August 2017

Sanctuary cities and other immigration news – August 31, 2017

The anti-sanctuary policies of the current administration ran into trouble in Texas, Philadelphia, and Denver this week. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Texas’s SB4, the city of Philadelphia sued Trump and Sessions, and the Denver city council … Continue reading

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Minnesota immigrants in the news and other immigration news – August 30, 2017

A Pew Research study finds that 19 percent of babies born in Minnesota over the past 25 years were born to immigrant mothers. Stories of Minnesotans from Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Somalia highlight the diversity of Minnesota immigrants.

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Good news from Illinois, not much in other immigration articles – August 29, 2017

Any good news is worth highlighting – today’s good news comes from Illinois: Rauner signs immigration, automatic voter registration bills into law (Chicago Tribune, 8/28/17) Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed new legislation protecting immigrants. “Known as the Trust Act, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey, defending DACA, pardon for Arpaio, and other immigration news – August 28, 2017

August was once a slow month for news, and weekends were even slower. No more: this weekend’s immigration related headline’s include ICE’s bizarre responses to Hurricane Harvey, the growing drumbeat of stories predicting Trump action on DACA, and Trump’s pardon … Continue reading

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The politics of fear and other immigration news – August 25, 2017

  A young mother of two, with DACA status, is arrested, threatened with deportation, shuffled from one jail to another over a week’s time so that her family and lawyers have difficulty finding her. Finally, she is released. A student … Continue reading

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Demonizing teens and other immigration news – August 24, 2017

  Trump has inveighed against MS-13, invoking fear of gang members flooding into the United States. The opposite is true: victims of MS-13, frantically trying to escape recruitment and rape and murder, have fled their homes in Honduras and El … Continue reading

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Trump in Arizona, Dreamers as bargaining chips, and other immigration news – August 23, 2017

During the campaign Trump promised to deport Dreamers – as president, he promised “some absolutely incredible kids” that they could “rest easy.” Now he’s found a way to break both promises. With two weeks to go until Congress reconvenes, McClatchy … Continue reading

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