Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

Trump’s Animals

For Donald Trump, crime and immigration are two sides of the same coin. He has been explicit about the connection since he announced his campaign for president in 2015: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. Th ...

The House Republican Blockade on Immigration Finally Ruptures

For the better part of five years, a small but vocal group of congressional Republicans has been pushing the party’s leadership in the House to act on immigration—either to address the issue comprehensively or, more rece ...

Deportation Arrests Show Increase Under Trump

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it made 79,286 arrests from October to March, compared with 63,623 during the same period a year earlier. ...

Justice Dept. Restricts a Common Tactic of Immigration Judges

The move, issued in an interim decision, is unlikely to reopen all the cases. But Mr. Sessions said that immigration courts could not put such cases on indefinite hold by using a practice known as administrative closure, ...

The House GOP’s internal immigration battle, laid bare

Nearly 20 House Republicans have signed a petition to try to force an immigration vote that Republican leaders have so far refused to have. ...

Immigrant living in church leaves sanctuary for surgery

After the emergency procedure, supporters of Lucio Perez escorted him back to First Congregational Church in Amherst on Thursday. They say they feared he could be taken into custody while outside the church’s walls, but ...

New California Law Protects Undocumented Immigrants In Court

The law ― which went into effect immediately after Brown’s signing ― prevents a person’s immigration status from being disclosed in open court. The only exception would be if lawyers requested a private hearing and a jud ...

Trump’s ICE Is Increasingly Arresting Immigrants Without Criminal Convictions

About two-thirds of those arrested by ICE from October 2017 to the end of March had no criminal convictions — up from 21 percent during the same period the year before and only 13 percent the year before that. ICE offici ...

In Trump era, LAPD strengthens bonds with immigrants here illegally

His experience, the Los Angeles police captain says, serves as a way for him to connect with residents who express fear about being caught up in immigration sweeps. It's a tale that the 47-year-old, who became an Americ ...

Koch brothers fund political ads praising Dems on immigration

The mega-donor brothers are known for their regular backing of conservative causes, donating millions of dollars to back GOP candidates, but NPR reports that the LIBRE initiative is raising money to protect Democrats who ...

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