Monthly Archives: January 2018

Fact-checking SOTU on immigration and other immigration news

“You would think that the most important thing about immigration is our fear of immigration,” New Yorker editor David Remnick told Trevor Noah after the State of the Union speech. The SOTU speech focused heavily on immigration, and  included the usual presidential lies about immigration. Continue reading

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Starting with good news—January 30, 2018

A U.S. District Court Judge ordered the release of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir from immigration detention. After years of complying with orders to check in regularly with ICE, he was arrested earlier this month at a routine check-in. Democracy … Continue reading

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Syrian TPS ending, no grandparents allowed and other immigration news

Almost 7,000 Syrians live in the United States under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and they are anxiously waiting to see whether the Department of Homeland Security will end or extend their TPS this week. So far, the Trump administration has … Continue reading

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White House anti-immigration proposal and other immigration news—January 29, 2018

Tonight’s round-up focuses on the White House proposal—one page is all it needed to outline a proposal to overturn the U.S. immigration system, cut legal immigration in half, and end due process for most undocumented immigrants. Among other changes, the … Continue reading

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Latest Trump plan slashes legal immigration, eliminates protections for asylum seekers

Trump’s White House released a one-page memo outlining an immigration proposal on Thursday afternoon.  The price for the maybe/maybe not path to citizenship for 690,000 or 1.8 million Dreamers is slashing legal immigration to the lowest levels since the 1920s, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Wednesday plan, with another coming on Monday, plus other immigration news—January 25, 2018

“He says he’s looking for a new standard for chain migration. He said wives, husbands, sons and daughters OK, but you shouldn’t be able to bring in everyone you’ve ever met.” Like your mother. No visa for her. Continue reading

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Priest and rescue worker in jeopardy and other immigration news—January 24, 2018

On the day after the latest failure to pass a Dream Act, the news features a priest who is a Dreamer, and waiting along with half his congregation for the news that will tell him his fate. Meanwhile, in Arizona, … Continue reading

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