Monthly Archives: December 2017

No Dream Act in 2017 and other immigration news – December 22, 2017

Congress refused to pass a Dream Act before 2018, as it passed a stop-gap spending bill today, funding government operations through January 19. The Senate vote was 66-32, with 16 Democrats joining all Republicans in voting for the Continuing Resolution. … Continue reading

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Turning chicken before Christmas: Congress poised to fail Dreamers and children – December 21, 2017

As Congress rushes toward a Christmas recess, Republicans refuse to include protection for Dreamers in the stop-gap spending bill that can keep the government running past December 22. They need Democratic votes to pass the bill. Previously, Democrats promised to … Continue reading

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Dreamers, work, families and other immigration news – December 20, 2017

The clock runs out for 122 Dreamers every day.  Call Congress – we need a clean DREAM Act before they leave for Christmas. Today’s first three stories highlight another group of immigrants – highly skilled workers. This administration’s policies hurt … Continue reading

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Family visas under attack and other immigration news – December 19, 2017

President Trump has attacked family visas over and over again, in speeches, in tweets, and even on an official White House web page.  He’s demonizing family reunification, calling it “chain migration,” and lying about it as a danger to national … Continue reading

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Unsafe and unhealthy immigrant detention facilities and other immigration news – December 18, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security Inspector General responded to complaints about violation of detainee rights across the country by looking closely at five facilities. They found very serious violations in four of the five. Read the full report here. The … Continue reading

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Getting real: One more Dreamer in jeopardy and other immigration news – December 15, 2017

Osman Enriquez was among the many DACA renewal applicants who saw their applications rejected by the government for being late, after languishing for weeks at a United States Postal Service processing center in Chicago. After extensive press coverage, ICE acknowledged … Continue reading

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Terror suspects and other immigration news – December 13, 2017

Any excuse for an attack on immigrants —  that’s the explanation for the latest Trump tweets blaming the immigration system for the Bangladeshi bomber in New York City. Because Trump is pushing for an end to both the diversity visa … Continue reading

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