Monthly Archives: September 2017

Keeping out refugees and other immigration news – September 29, 2017

  Trump announced that the number of refugees admitted in 2018 will be capped at 45,000. That’s the lowest number since the Refugee Act of 1980 was enacted, and less than half the number set by the Obama administration last … Continue reading

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“They will arrest anyone that has a pulse” and other immigration news – September 28, 2017

Today’s stories include the crisis in immigration courts, federal contracts for intelligence gathering on immigrants, and a surge in apprehensions at the border. NBC’s reporting on the crisis in immigration courts is packed with statistics and graphics – well worth … Continue reading

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DHS plans huge expansion of social media information collection and other immigration news – September 27, 2017

DHS plans to start collecting social media information on all immigrants – including permanent residents and naturalized U.S. citizens – beginning October 18. The information will include  “social media handles and aliases, associated identifiable information and search results.” They may … Continue reading

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Jacobo’s story continues, new Dreamer bill, Travel Ban 3.0 and more immigration news – September 26, 2017

Phone calls and emails supporting Jacobo Gabriel Thomas flooded into ICE offices on Monday, including messages of support from Senator Al Franken’s office and Minnesota legislator Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake). No decision on ILCM’s motion for a stay of deportation … Continue reading

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Worthington father forced out after 24 years, new travel ban announced, and other immigration news – September 25, 2017

  NOTE: The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota has filed a last-minute stay of deportation for Jacobo Gabriel Tomas, who is scheduled to leave his home and family in Worthington today. Call ICE now and ask that they grant a stay … Continue reading

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When immigration decisions kill, and other immigration articles – September 22, 2017

The Austin Statesman (Texas) has a story of deadly deportation – a man taken out of an Austin courtroom by ICE has been killed in Mexico, just as he feared. From California – a Vietnamese-American woman is dying for lack … Continue reading

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Resistance and other immigration news – September 21, 2017

A New York “sanctuary union,” hotel workers learning tactics to resist ICE raids, and a grant to provide legal representation to immigrants in danger of deportation: resistance takes different forms in different places.

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