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Fla. Immigration Advocate: U.S. Will Thrive Once it’s Free of Racism

Fla. Immigration Advocate: U.S. Will Thrive Once it’s Free of Racism

With Immigrant Heritage Month having ended last month, I’ve taken the time to reflect on my humble beginnings and all the opportunities this great country has provided me. As director of policy and advocacy for the Florida Immigrant Coalition, I have worked with many immigrants who have made America their home in order to escape […]

America’s Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty

FRESNO, Calif. — They came to America in the 1970s and 1980s as child refugees, members of the Hmong minority in Laos fleeing that country’s new communist government and persecution for helping the CIA in its covert war in Southeast Asia. America held the promise of safety and a piece of the American dream. Many […]

Justice Dept. to Supreme Court: Rehear Immigration Reform

Justice Dept. to Supreme Court: Rehear Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the Supreme Court should seek to break its recent tie over plans to protect million of immigrants, when a ninth justice is on the bench. The Justice Department request filed Monday argues that the court should not let the 4-4 tie in late June that effectively killed the […]

Families Fight for Reforms After SCOTUS Blocks Immigration Plan

Families Fight for Reforms After SCOTUS Blocks Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency. The outcome underscores that the direction of U.S. immigration policy will be determined in large part by this fall’s […]

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some immigrants locked up longer than six months during deportation proceedings should have a chance to be released. The justices said Monday they will take up an issue that affects thousands of immigrants detained for months or years without the benefit of a hearing to determine […]

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can’t keep out Syrian refugees, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing concerns state Republican leaders’ sounded over hidden extremists following the Paris attacks and revived this week by Donald Trump following the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Texas was the first state to sue the Obama administration over resettlements, though […]

Why College Protests Over Immigration Agents Are About Justice

Why College Protests Over Immigration Agents Are About Justice

  In late April at San Diego City College, over two-dozen students quickly mobilized after learning that Border Patrol agents would have a booth at the career fair. The students solicited support from their professors, who also reached out to community organizations and planned a public demonstration at the Quad where the career fair would […]

Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama’s immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court. As hundreds of pro-immigration demonstrators and a smaller number of opponents filled the sidewalk outside the […]

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