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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

Originally Published in The New York Times Michael Wines - August 6, 2020 A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives. A census rally outside the Supreme Court last year. Experts inside and outside the ...

Don’t Fall for Trump’s Census Bait-and-Switch

Originally Published in The New York Times Janet Murguía - August 6, 2020 Latinos should not let the president intimidate them into not being counted. Ms. Murguía is president of UnidosUS. Last month, President Trump ordered the Commerce Department to do what it legally could to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to ...

The Trump administration’s no-blanks policy is the latest Kafkaesque plan designed to curb immigration

Originally Published in The Washington Post Catherine Rampell - August 6, 2020 What do you do if immigrants learn how to navigate the latest booby trap you’ve set for them? If you’re the Trump administration, you set that trap for someone else those immigrants must rely on — such as law enforcement or medical personnel, ...

Former President Bush pays tribute to immigrants in new book

Originally Published in The Washington Post Hillel Italie - August 6, 2020 NEW YORK — A new book by former President George W. Bush will highlight an issue which now sets him apart from many of his fellow Republicans — immigration. Crown announced Thursday that Bush’s “Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants” will ...

4 poultry plant execs indicted after 2019 immigration raid

Originally Published in The Washington Post Emily Wagster Pettus - August 6, 2020 JACKSON, Miss. — Four executives from two Mississippi poultry processing plants have been indicted on federal charges tied to one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and the acting director of ...

Arrests on the US-Mexico border continue to increase

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - August 6, 2020 US Customs and Border Protection and Border Patrol agents wearing masks for protection against COVID-19 check pedestrians IDs on April 1, 2020, on the Paso del Norte International Bridge between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. (CNN) Nearly 40,000 people were arrested illegally crossing the ...

Acting Homeland Security chief defends new limits on DACA

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - August 6, 2020 (CNN) Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told lawmakers Thursday he stands by the Trump administration decision to limit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program following the Supreme Court's decision in June. "In no way did the Supreme Court decision tell the department to process ...

Biden’s immigration plan has serious problems

Originally Published in The Hill Nolan Rappaport - August 6, 2020 © Getty Images The Biden “plan for securing our values as a nation of immigrants” raises serious concerns. He intends to work with Congress to reform our immigration laws, but his reform plans are limited to benefit provisions. He intends to deal with the ...

Children Rapidly Deported From the United States Strain Guatemalan Shelters

Originally Published in The New York Times Reuters - August 6, 2020 GUATEMALA CITY/LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of migrant children rapidly expelled from the United States under a coronavirus immigration policy are returning to shelters in Guatemala where virus testing and bed capacity are regularly stretched to their limits. Shelter operators, government officials in the ...
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