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Locking up more immigrants and other immigration news – October 20, 2017

Under the Trump-Sessions regime, immigration policy has three prongs: keep them out, lock them up, throw them out. The latest in the lock-them-up policy area is a memo directing a search for more jail cells, especially in private prisons, and … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news in St. Cloud, and other immigration articles – October 19, 2017

The bad news from St. Cloud is that city council member Jeff Johnson wants to stop refugee resettlement. The good news is that his anti-refugee resolution drew quick and strong condemnation from civic and community leaders, including his fellow city … Continue reading

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More anti-immigrant moves by Trump administration and other immigration news – October 18, 2017

With a presidential pledge to “take it five steps further” on immigration enforcement, the ICE acting director’s promise to quintuple workplace raids, and an email to Army recruiters directly contradicting DoD policy and federal law on enlistment by permanent residents, … Continue reading

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Challenging Travel Ban 3.0 and other immigration news – October 17, 2017

Trump’s travel ban 3.0 was stopped in its tracks today by Federal District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii. Watson ruled on one of several cases brought against the travel ban since it was issued. The ban was scheduled to go … Continue reading

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Immigration on television and other immigration articles – October 16, 2017

I tried hard to find some good news to start the week. The best I could find was fictional: television sitcoms focusing on immigration. There’s also a halfhearted Defense Department statement on immigrant soldiers that might be good news, though … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies and immigration policy –  October 13, 2017

On October 12, Attorney General Jeff Sessions slammed asylum applicants, immigration judges, and immigration attorneys in a speech filled with inaccuracies and outright lies. He charged that asylum applicants are “gaming the system” with the help of “dirty immigration lawyers.” … Continue reading

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United We Dream head wins MacArthur ‘genius’ grant and other immigration news – October 12, 2017

Good news! Congratulations to Cristina Jiménez Moreta, co-founder and executive director of United We Dream. Cristina was chosen as one of 24 people to receive the MacArthur ‘genius’ award. She came to the United States as an undocumented child, grew … Continue reading

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