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Chicago launches campaign in response to Trump’s immigration policies

Originally published by CNN Jasmine Lee   he city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. “One Chicago” was established on Sunday afternoon in response to the growing needs of the city’s refugee and immigrant populations. The campaign slogan reads: “Three million residents, … Continue reading

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Border Patrol detains 22-year-old Cal State L.A. student activist; her lawyer says it is retaliation

Originally published by LA Times Matt Hamilton, Richard Winton and James Queally A 22-year-old immigration activist and college student has been detained by Border Patrol agents, sparking claims that she was targeted in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother, who was swept up by federal agents during a massive cocaine bust last month. Claudia … Continue reading

Advocates urge LAPD to do more to distance itself from federal immigration enforcement
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Advocates urge LAPD to do more to distance itself from federal immigration enforcement

Originally published by LA Times Cindy Chang Since Donald Trump was elected president in November, Los Angeles police officials have sought to assure the public that deporting immigrants is not their job. In media interviews and dozens of community meetings, Chief Charlie Beck and others have pointed to Special Order 40, a 1979 city directive … Continue reading

ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records up more than 150 percent, U.S. officials say
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ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records up more than 150 percent, U.S. officials say

In the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order outlining U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 40 percent more undocumented immigrants than during the same period a year ago — whether or not they had criminal records, immigration officials said Wednesday. Continue reading