Family separation and refugee cap reinvigorate Jews’ activist roots: ‘We’ve always been immigrants’
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Family separation and refugee cap reinvigorate Jews’ activist roots: ‘We’ve always been immigrants’

“The Jewish community with one loud voice is saying, ‘Close the camps,’” Cohen told the protesters gathered at the Metropolitan Detention Center, a prison facility used to temporarily house immigration detainees. Some nodded, holding signs above their heads that read, “This is what ‘Never Again’ looks like,” and “All immigrants are welcome here.” Together, they recited the mourner’s kaddish, theprayer for the dead. Continue reading

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Supreme Court clears the way for new asylum restrictions to take effect

The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration’s rule that dramatically limits the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum to go into effect nationwide while the appeals process plays out.Wednesday’s order is a major victory for the administration, which argued the rule was necessary to screen out “asylum seekers who declined to request protection at the first opportunity.””BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” President Donald Trump said on Twitter. Continue reading

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Administration provides few answers for critically ill immigrants facing possible deportation

Asked whether ICE would be taking any steps to ensure that critically ill immigrants would continue to receive the protections afforded by deferred action, Timothy Robbins, the acting executive associate director of enforcement and removal operations for ICE, said the Department of Homeland Security is “still considering a pathway forward, and those are internal discussions that we are not prepared to discuss.” Continue reading