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Legal protection, from Minneapolis to Supreme Court and other immigration articles – June 26, 2017

Today’s news starts with a series of legal decisions and actions — and there will be more tomorrow, as the Supreme Court issues its final decisions of the term later today. First, a Michigan federal court ordered a temporary halt … Continue reading

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H-2B visas creating U.S. jobs, and other immigration news – June 23, 2017

Bloomberg’s story of “the lauded farm-to-table restaurant at the Pentagoet Inn in Castine, Maine” illustrates a paradoxical truth about temporary immigrant work visas: giving jobs to foreigners creates more jobs for U.S. citizens. The Inn depends on a small but … Continue reading

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Big Brother is watching you, too, and other immigration articles – June 22, 2017

Biometrics, drones with facial recognition capacity, cell-site simulators: these weapons developed for the war on terror are being used in immigration enforcement. The Atlantic reports that Deportation Is Going High-Tech Under Trump (6/21/17). Obama began using some of these tools and tactics, … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day, protecting children, and other immigration news – June 21, 2017

June 20 was World Refugee Day, in a year when the worldwide number of refugees and forcibly displaced people reached a record 65 million. More than half of the refugees are children, and on June 21 the U.S. House Judiciary … Continue reading

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Lessons from a refugee father and other immigration news – June 20, 2017

Refugee stories are not just fascinating and exciting stories – though they are both. They are life lessons and stories of family and of contribution to the economic and spiritual wealth of this country.  Kao Kalia Yang was born in … Continue reading

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What Department of Homeland Security said about DACA and other immigration news – June 19, 2017

On June 15, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum that withdraws all support for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and Legal Residents) and the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) expansion ordered by President Barack … Continue reading

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DACA at five and other immigration news – June 16, 2017

“I am undocumented. I am a DACA beneficiary. And no matter what Donald Trump says, I am #HereToStay” –@Grei_sa @UNITEDWEDREAM pic.twitter.com/729JLSC9fF — Lorella Praeli (@lorellapraeli) June 15, 2017 DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – turned five years old … Continue reading

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