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Immigration News: September 30, 2022

Most people in the United States welcome immigrants and want a path to citizenship for Dreamers, essential workers, and long-time undocumented residents. That preference is reflected in state legislation over the past decade. [The Hill] “According to data compiled in … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 29, 2022

On Tuesday, a group of migrants, who were walking along a road in Texas, stopped at a water tank. When a truck drove up, they tried to hide.  They could not hide: one migrant was shot in the head and … Continue reading

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September 28, 2022

Yes, there was some immigration news today, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. Yesterday, I went out to my brother and sister-in-law’s farm and picked apples. Today, I spent the day washing, peeling, slicing, cooking, and canning 36 … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 26, 2022

Immigration reform is stuck on stop. Just where it has been for 35 years. A majority of voters still support a pathway to legal residence and citizenship for Dreamers, farmworkers, essential workers, and more. But a loud minority continues to block … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 23, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing program is transparently about making  migrants miserable to further  his own political agenda. He deliberately avoids connecting the asylum seekers with volunteers waiting to welcome them.  [The Guardian] “[MomsRising/MamásConPoder volunteers] have been dashing into the … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 22, 2022

A terrific article today’s Star Tribune draws the parallels between the White Citizens Council shipping Black southerners north in the 1960s and today’s political stunts with immigrants. In both instances — (1) The people on the buses were lied to … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 21, 2022

During the process of rescuing and resettling Afghans over the past year, the U.S. government created a system of “sponsor circles” — private groups and individuals who came together to sponsor specific Afghan individuals or families in their communities. This … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 20, 2022

Bexar County, Texas Sheriff Javier Salazar will investigate the DeSantis-arranged flights of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard. He says there is reason to believe that a crime was committed. The migrants, who are seeking asylum, have a legal right … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 19, 2022

As the year’s total for encounters at the border tops two million, context remains important. First, the number of “encounters” is not the same as the number of people crossing the border. Many people cross multiple times, and are counted … Continue reading

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Immigration News: September 16, 2022

As more information about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s immigrant airplane stunt surfaces, the story gets worse and worse. Migrants on the DeSantis-sponsored flight to Martha’s Vineyard were not put on a plane in Florida, but were recruited in Austin, Texas. They … Continue reading

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