Monthly Archives: November 2017

Personal DACA stories and other immigration articles – November 29, 2017

The twins and their parents came here from Colombia in 2001 to escape death threats – now their parents are being deported. The twins can stay for now – because of DACA. Marcy Suarez lost her home in Honduras to … Continue reading

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Living in fear and other immigration news – November 28, 2017

In Atlanta, traffic stops trigger immigration detention. In Boston, an undocumented mom is afraid to let her children go trick-or-treating. On the border, Central American parents seeking asylum are sent to immigration detention and their children are taken away and … Continue reading

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Minnesota picture, big picture and other immigration news – November 27, 2017

Recent Minnesota news: work to change county jail practices in Hennepin County, to streamline U-Visa processing, and to help people become citizens. Two long-form articles paint a big picture of factors driving immigration: Moyers & Company describes long-term U.S. involvement … Continue reading

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Separating families at the border and other immigration news – November 24, 2017

Buzzfeed reported on three fathers forcibly separated from their very young children by U.S. immigration authorities as they asked for asylum. Eric Matute Castro crossed the border with his three-year-old son, Royer: “One of them said ‘If you want violence, … Continue reading

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Targeting TPS and other immigration news – November 22, 2017

The Star Tribune summarizes the situation for more than 300,000 people with TPS: Ten countries are on the list of Temporary Protected Status recipients: El Salvador: since 2001, with an estimated 200,000 people qualifying Haiti: since 2010, about 50,000 Honduras: … Continue reading

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Luck of the draw determines asylum decisions and other immigration news – November 21, 2017

Though Attorney General Jeff Sessions railed against a high rate of asylum grants, the facts are that asylum is granted in less than half of all cases. Nationwide, during the time period from 2012-2017, immigration judges denied 52.8 percent of … Continue reading

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Extreme(ly stupid and dangerous) vetting and other immigration news – November 20, 2017

Extreme vetting is still on the table, with the plan calling for private contractors to mine social media and “generate at least 10,000 investigative leads a year that would be forwarded to federal agents.” Even putting aside privacy and constitutional … Continue reading

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