Monthly Archives: September 2018

In the Middle of the Night: Children Taken to Tent City in Texas

The children were awakened in the middle of the night, in shelters across the country. They were ordered to put their possessions in backpacks and then loaded on buses for the trek to a Texas tent city immigration jail. Sometimes … Continue reading

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This Week: Ten Cases

Each week, FWD.US compiles a list of individual cases that show the human consequences of U.S. immigration law. They are added to an on-going tracker, as part of FWD.US efforts to move toward fixing our country’s broken immigration system.  Here are … Continue reading

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From Cruelty to Boondoggle to Lies

As newspapers, advocates, and think tanks weigh in on the public charge rule, denunciation ranges from “unnecessarily strict and hard-hearted rules aimed at solving a problem that social scientists say doesn’t exist” (Los Angeles Times) to “direct attack on children” … Continue reading

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Tough Choices for Immigrants

While the punitive public benefit regulation will force hard choices on many immigrant families, other tough choices already abound, some imposed by law and more by deliberately harsh policies and practices.

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New Regulation Threatens Legal Immigration

The weekend’s biggest immigration news broke on Saturday evening, as the Department of Homeland Security posted online a long-threatened 447-page proposed “public charge” regulation. The regulation can be used to deny permanent legal residence to immigrants if they, or anyone … Continue reading

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Due Process Under Attack

Once again using his power to overrule immigration judges, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new edict that orders no discretionary termination of deportation cases. He wrote that judges “have no inherent authority to terminate removal proceedings even though a … Continue reading

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By the Numbers: Immigrants in America

Several recent reports gave important new data on immigrants in the United States.

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