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Supreme Court to consider Trump effort to exclude from census any immigrants not legally in the U.S.

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times David G. Savage - October 16, 2020 WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court said Friday it would give President Trump another chance to exclude immigrants in the U.S. illegally from the 2020 census, in a case that targets the political power of California and other states with large immigrant populations. The ...

Endless Waits At An Immigrant Camp On The Mexico Border Are Pushing Desperate People To Make Tough Choices

Originally Published in BuzzFeed News Adolfo Flores - October 16, 2020 Denise Cathey / AP  A young man wearing a face mask walks through the immigrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico. Fernando and his pregnant wife stared out at the river that separates the US and Mexico and considered wading across its treacherous waters with their ...

Supreme Court tees up census case over whether Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants

Originally Published in Politico Steven Shepard - October 16, 2020 The Supreme Court will hear arguments next month over whether President Donald Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count used to apportion congressional districts to the 50 states, it said Friday. The court's announcement teed up oral arguments in the case for Nov. ...

A Native Nation’s Impossible Fight to Stop Trump’s Wall From Dividing Its Land

Originally Published in Mother Jones DW Gibson - October 9, 2020 The Kumeyaay are trying to block construction—and run out the clock on the Trump presidency. Members of the Kumeyaay band of Indians and demonstrators rally at the United States-Mexico border to protest construction of new wall being constructed on their ancestral grounds on July ...

Immigrant rights’ coalition seeks to quash broad search warrant on Facebook page

Originally Published in The Washington Post Justin Jouvenal - October 16, 2020 After someone painted a slogan on the sidewalk outside the home of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring during a September protest, Leesburg police launched a criminal investigation into the immigrant rights coalition that organized it, court records state. Investigators claim in a search ...

Trump’s immigration changes will affect California long after he’s gone

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Molly O'Toole - October 15, 2020 WASHINGTON —  It was a Monday morning in Washington less than three weeks from the November presidential election, and with the first day of Senate hearings for his Supreme Court pick and more than 210,000 Americans having died from COVID-19, President Trump tweeted: “California ...

Amy Coney Barrett Calls Family Separation a “Policy Debate,” Refuses to Say if It’s Morally Wrong

Originally Published in Slate Jeremy Stahl - October 14, 2020 She can’t say whether ripping a nursing 4-month-old from her mother for “deterrence” purposes is wrong. Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week has largely consisted of her refusing to answer any question of substance because, she ...

Children From Immigrant Families Are Increasingly the Face of Higher Education

Originally Published in The New York Times Miriam Jordan - October 15, 2020 U.S.-born children of immigrants or immigrant students raised in the United States accounted for nearly 60 percent of the growth in university enrollment since 2000. “I grew up hearing from my parents that they came here to give their children better lives,” ...

Migrant arrests at the U.S. border rose to a 13-month high in September

Originally Published in The Washington Post Nick Miroff - October 14, 2020 The number of migrants that U.S. border agents took into custody rose to a 13-month high in September, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures published Wednesday that belie President Trump’s attempts to tout his enforcement record on the campaign trail. Since ...
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