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Single mother set to be deported after checking in at immigration office

Originally published by LA Times A single mother who was previously allowed to stay in the country as long as she checked in with immigration officials every year is going to be deported Thursday, according to the office of state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego). Silvia Ocampo Ortiz had a check-in meeting with immigration … Continue reading

Democrats are taking a hard line on immigration — from the left
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Democrats are taking a hard line on immigration — from the left

Don’t be fooled by the much-trumpeted “deal” that President Donald Trump reportedly struck with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to address the status of the 690,000 immigrants who will soon begin to lose their deportation protections as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program winds down. That deal is all but dead, if it ever lived to begin with. It’s been replaced by a hardline White House wish list — and by Democrats’ calls for Congress to pass a “clean DREAM Act” that would legalize DACA recipients without increasing immigration enforcement in return. Continue reading