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DACA Recipients Gain Temporary Protection by U.S. Judge

DACA Recipients Gain Temporary Protection by U.S. Judge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.  U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits […]

A Texas Woman's Journey and Fight for Immigration Rights

A Texas Woman

Miriam Aguayo has never forgotten her journey across the U.S.-Mexico border as a child on her way to California with her family. Twenty years later, Aguayo stood roughly 15 miles from that border in November 2017 and was sworn in as an attorney for undocumented and unaccompanied immigrant children. At the ProBar Children’s Project, Aguayo […]

2017: How Advocates Made Progress in Trump's America

2017: How Advocates Made Progress in Trump

In 2017, Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice tracked the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our last installment for 2017: It’s been a wild year of policymaking and unmaking that could create mental […]

A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

When I heard the news, I wept. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the middle of announcing his decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program that has provided 800,000 young immigrants the opportunity to work and pursue an education without exposing themselves to the risk of deportation.  My tears fell […]

Latest in Trump's America: Local Progress on Environment & Justice

Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Fighting in D.C., Progress in California for a Cleaner Environment Environmental policy remains divisive in the nation’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

With Trump Ending DACA, More Protests Are Expected This Week

With Trump Ending DACA, More Protests Are Expected This Week

  PHOENIX (AP) — Nationwide protests are expected to continue Tuesday as young immigrants fight to keep Obama-era protections that President Donald Trump’s administration said it will “wind down” and send to Congress for action.  Many young immigrants and their supporters say they are preparing for the worst. The day of protests is expected following […]

White House: Trump to Announce DACA Decision on Sept. 5

White House: Trump to Announce DACA Decision on Sept. 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will announce a decision Tuesday on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — immigrants the president is calling “terrific” and says he loves.  “We love the dreamers, we love everybody,” Trump told reporters […]

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