Monthly Archives: April 2018

Losing the children

The migrant caravan arrived at the border on Sunday, with U.S. officials saying the border crossing was “full” and they could not let anyone else in. Threats from Trump and  DHS included arresting everyone, keeping asylum seekers in detention indefinitely, … Continue reading

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Eyes on the border

So what’s going on at the border? The migrant caravan has arrived, but they have to get in line behind hundreds of other asylum seekers waiting to turn themselves in to U.S. authorities. DHS is threatening to separate parents and … Continue reading

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Sessions reverses course on Legal Orientation Program

Today’s two big immigration stories were Sessions’ surprise decision to allow the Legal Orientation Program to continue and the oral arguments to the Supreme Court on the Muslim ban. In other news: local immigration policies in New York and Tennessee; … Continue reading

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Latest DACA ruling may force government to accept new applications

A federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the government to begin accepting new DACA applications, as well as renewals. The judge stayed his order for 90 days in order to give DHS time to come up with a … Continue reading

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Muslim ban goes to Supreme Court

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case against Trump’s Muslim ban. Lower courts have ruled against the ban, holding it an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment protection of religious freedom. Opponents point to Trump’s numerous … Continue reading

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‘This is my real life’: Immigration policies through individual stories

Personal stories make the impact of immigration policies clearer. In “This is my real life,” AP tells stories of families still separated by Trump’s travel ban. A DACA recipient and child of immigrants tells her real life story in Vogue. … Continue reading

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Love, marriage, and deportation

The New York Times has a couple of articles about the perversely anti-family immigration policies under Trump, with USCIS interviewing couples and approving the immigrant spouse’s marriage-based visa—and then ICE agents coming in and hauling the spouse off to be … Continue reading

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