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Census director says he wasn’t involved in Trump citizenship order

Originally Published in CNN Gregory Wallace - July 29, 2020 (CNN)The Census Bureau director testified Wednesday that he was not involved in drafting President Donald Trump's directive calling for the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the count used to develop congressional districts. Director Steven Dillingham told the House Oversight Committee he had no heads-up from ...

Judge blocks administration from implementing ‘public charge’ rule for immigrants during pandemic

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - July 29, 2020 (CNN) A federal judge blocked the Trump administration from implementing its controversial "public charge" rule during the coronavirus pandemic in a ruling Wednesday. The rule makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps and ...

Opinion: Trump keeps attacking the ‘Dreamers.’ Congress’ dereliction of duty is part of the problem

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Scott Martelle - July 28, 2020 Well, the Trump administration certainly is persistent. The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it would no longer accept new applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and would limit renewals of current protections to one year (down from ...

The Trump administration is refusing to fully reinstate DACA

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - July 28, 2020 DREAMers are facing limbo yet again as Trump explores ending DACA for a second time. DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the US Supreme Court on June 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images. The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is considering ...

The Trump administration’s choice for immigrant families in detention: Separate or risk Covid-19

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - July 29, 2020 Trump once vowed to stop separating immigrant families, but he’s trying again amid the pandemic. Demonstrators protest outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters to demand the release of immigrant families in detention centers at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, in Washington, DC, on ...

California sues Trump to ensure undocumented immigrants are counted

Originally Published in Politico Jeremy B. White - July 28, 2020 California is suing the Trump administration to block an order that would exclude undocumented immigrants from counting toward congressional apportionment. The lawsuit argues that the Trump administration is defying centuries of precedent while violating the Constitution. It was filed by California Attorney General Xavier ...

Despite Judge’s Order, Migrant Kids Remain in ICE Custody

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 28, 2020 HOUSTON — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline set by a judge who had described family detention centers as “on fire” due to the threat of the coronavirus. Instead, more ...

Trump administration to limit DACA work permits as it considers ending program

Originally Published in The Washington Post Maria Sacchetti - July 28, 2020 The White House said Tuesday it will limit work permits for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children to one year instead of two, as administration officials reconsider whether to terminate an eight-year-old program that protects such immigrants from deportation. The ...

DACA recipient: My face shield, mask and hospital scrubs cannot protect me

Originally Published in CNN JC Alejadre - July 28, 2020 JC Alejaldre (left) talking with three of his colleagues at NewYork-Presbyterian in May 2020. Editors Note: Juan Carlos (JC) Alejaldre is currently a DACA recipient and an administrator in the Division of Community and Population Health at NewYork-Presbyterian, where for the last four months he ...
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