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The Latest in Trump’s America: DACA and What to Know

The Latest in Trump’s America: DACA and What to Know

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration. This week we have a special report on what happens now that the Trump administration has decided to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. When President Donald Trump decided to end the DACA program, he threw the lives and […]

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Reaction from immigrant youth and their allies to the Trump administration’s Sept. 5 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program came quickly. Grassroots reform advocates and immigrant youth affected by the decision condemned the decision. They also continued rallies in support of DACA, including one at Trump Tower in New York […]

SB 4, the Texas ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Law, Is Temporarily Blocked

SB 4, the Texas ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Law, Is Temporarily Blocked

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  The law, known as Senate Bill 4, […]

Immigrant Families in Illinois Praise New TRUST Law

Immigrant Families in Illinois Praise New TRUST Law

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will limit how local and state police can cooperate with federal immigration authorities under a plan signed into law Monday by Gov. Bruce Rauner, a move that puts the first-term Republican at odds with his party on immigration issues. The narrow measure, which had support from immigrant rights advocates and families, […]

Civil Rights and Political Leaders Decry Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Civil Rights and Political Leaders Decry Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Political, civil rights and community leaders nationwide are condemning President Donald Trump’s late Aug. 25 pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio, 85, has faced numerous legal issues, including what amounted to racial profiling of Latinos in the Phoenix area during immigration sweeps by his deputies. A U.S. judge had […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Editor’s Note: So what motivates a person to become a social justice leader and work for community progress for families? To help answer this question, Equal Voice News is sharing the Q&A interview with Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition. Rebekah Barber of Facing South conducted the interview, which is reprinted […]

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 […]

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