Immigration

Transit Officer Asks Rider About Immigration Status, Sparks Outcry

Transit Officer Asks Rider About Immigration Status, Sparks Outcry

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status. The agency announced it was investigating after Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales posted video of the incident to his Facebook page on May 19. Morales said the officer […]

Advocates for Haitian Immigrants: Long-Term Status Is Needed

Advocates for Haitian Immigrants: Long-Term Status Is Needed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely. Temporary Protected Status was given to Haitians living in the United States after a 2010 earthquake devastated parts […]

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We’re Resisting in Texas

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We’re Resisting in Texas

Grassroots leaders and local officials wasted little time organizing a coordinated campaign to fight SB 4, a new Texas law that targets cities, towns and sheriffs that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Only nine days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legislation, formally known as Senate Bill 4, into law, grassroots advocates […]

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Grassroots advocates claimed several victories in Florida on May 9 as the legislative session ended, saying that nine bills they view as anti-immigrant were derailed, including legislation that would punish sanctuary cities. One of the most contentious bills of the nine would have forced sanctuary cities, which generally do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, […]

Immigration Protection for Haitians Extended to January 2018

Immigration Protection for Haitians Extended to January 2018

May 22, 2017 update from The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending humanitarian protections for Haitian immigrants living in the United States until at least January. The Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 Haitians was set to expire in July. A U.S. government official says the Trump administration has agreed to extend […]

U.S. Judge to Trump: You Can’t Stop Money to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

U.S. Judge to Trump: You Can’t Stop Money to ‘Sanctuary Cities’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration officials, saying the president has no authority to attach new conditions to federal spending. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the preliminary injunction in two lawsuits — one […]

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

New Metro Phoenix Sheriff to Close Joe Arpaio’s Famed Tent City Jail

PHOENIX (AP) — The new sheriff of metro Phoenix announced Tuesday that he’s closing down a complex of jail tents that helped make his predecessor, Joe Arpaio, a national law enforcement figure. The decision by Sheriff Paul Penzone to close the 24-year-old Tent City complex will undo a critical piece of Arpaio’s political legacy. He […]

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