Monthly Archives: March 2018

ICE: Let’s put pregnant women in jail

ICE is changing an Obama-era policy of generally releasing pregnant migrants from custody. Now ICE policy is official: put them all in jail. Except, maybe, for those in such advanced stages of pregnancy that they wouldn’t be able to board … Continue reading

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Weaponizing the Census

Are you a citizen? That’s a question the census has not asked since 1950, but the Commerce Department announced this week that it will be asked in 2020. The Trump administration says that asking about citizenship will somehow help them … Continue reading

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Trump gives Liberian DED beneficiaries twelve months to leave

  On Tuesday, Trump officially ended the Deferred Enforced Departure program that has protected about 4,000 Liberians in the United States for about two decades. His order gave them 12 months to wind up their lives here: to homes, jobs, … Continue reading

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Elderly, disabled Americans need immigrants

Nationwide, one in four direct care workers are immigrants. The Washington Post reports a Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute calculation that there are “34,600 who are non-U.S. citizens from Haiti, Nicaragua (for which TPS will end in January), El Salvador (in September … Continue reading

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Minnesota Monday, racism in immigration jails, and more

Today’s summaries begin with stories from Minnesota, including Liberian refugees whose protection will expire on Saturday, an immigrant told to “go back where you came from” by a city worker in Minneapolis, a victim of a rear-end car collision turned … Continue reading

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Deep dive: Immigration policy

With anger, fear, and lies dominating much of the public discourse about immigration, it’s time to step back and look at policy changes that are already being implemented. Don’t worry: the deep dive is not hard reading, just thought-provoking reporting. … Continue reading

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A California mother and a Kansas dad reunited with their families

While most immigration news remains grim (like nothing in the budget for DACA), two families celebrated reunions this week. The first: Perla Morales-Luna, whose arrest went viral onYouTube after immigration agents dragged her away from her crying daughters. The second: … Continue reading

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