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Homeland Security Chief Casts Doubt on DACA Program

Homeland Security Chief Casts Doubt on DACA Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Hispanic lawmakers on Wednesday that a program that protects young immigrants from deportation is likely illegal, though he is personally supportive, according to House members.  Kelly attended a closed-door meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who pressed him on former President Barack Obama’s Deferred […]

SB 4 Lawsuit: Texas Immigration Law Violates U.S. Constitution

SB 4 Lawsuit: Texas Immigration Law Violates U.S. Constitution

The battle over a controversial new law in Texas that targets sanctuary cities and undocumented immigrant families keeps growing, with the ACLU of Texas filing the latest lawsuit June 5 that challenges the statute. In the suit, the ACLU of Texas argues the statute, SB 4, violates “fundamental constitutional rights and principles,” and seeks an accelerated […]

Limiting What Landlords Say About Immigrants Is Focus of Calif. Bill

Limiting What Landlords Say About Immigrants Is Focus of Calif. Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Democrats control all levels of state government, and leaders have vowed to resist Trump administration policies at every […]

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 […]

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