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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 […]

The Latest in Trump's America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

The 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: It’s Back! Congress Considers a New Push to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act. This month, […]

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, […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America - Aug. 10

The Latest News in Trump’s America - Aug. 10

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Climate Fight Flares Up, L.A. Families Fight Back The dog days of summer are here […]

Chicago Challenges Trump Administration on Sanctuary Cities

Chicago Challenges Trump Administration on Sanctuary Cities

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has taken his fight against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies to court, with Chicago becoming one of the first cities on Aug. 7 to sue the government over what many U.S. cities argue are illegal bids to withhold public safety grants from so-called sanctuary cities.  The 46-page lawsuit was […]

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We're Resisting in Texas

Immigration Advocates on SB 4: We

Grassroots leaders and local officials wasted little time organizing a coordinated campaign to fight SB 4, a new Texas law that targets cities, towns and sheriffs that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Only nine days after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legislation, formally known as Senate Bill 4, into law, grassroots advocates […]

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Immigrants Celebrate Legislative Victories in Florida

Grassroots advocates claimed several victories in Florida on May 9 as the legislative session ended, saying that nine bills they view as anti-immigrant were derailed, including legislation that would punish sanctuary cities. One of the most contentious bills of the nine would have forced sanctuary cities, which generally do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, […]