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Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  Trump’s list of demands included overhauling the country’s green-card system, a crackdown […]

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Aggressive deportation policies, like those that have been enacted since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, tear families apart — including elders and the family caregivers they depend upon.  Since 1980, the share of households headed by an immigrant has doubled (from 7 percent to 14 percent in 2012). In 2009, 16 percent of households headed by an immigrant were multi-generational, compared with […]

Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of 'Sanctuary Cities' Law, SB 4

Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.  But the unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel in New Orleans includes the caveat […]

It's Law: California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' for Immigrants

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

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

The Latest in Trump

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

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, […]

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