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Poll: Hard-line immigration positions dragging down Trump numbers

Originally Published in The Hill Rafael Bernal - July 23, 2020 President Trump's hard-line positions on immigration are contributing to his lagging poll numbers, according to a poll released Thursday, but the country remains divided on immigration priorities. The poll on attitudes on immigration shows a stark divide between 57 percent of respondents who said ...

Watchdog suing ICE, DHS, CBP to release records of deaths in custody

Originally Published in The Hill Rebecca Klar - July 23, 2020 © Greg Nash Watchdog group American Oversight filed a lawsuit Thursday compelling federal agencies to release information about the deaths of migrants detained by federal authorities. American Oversight is seeking the release of records the group has yet to receive from the Department of ...

The breathtaking unconstitutionality of Trump’s new census policy

Originally Published in Vox Ian Millhiser - July 22, 2020 It’s a direct attack on the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides that “representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed.” This text is ...

Republicans Will Come to Regret Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Crusade

Originally Published in Slate Leon Krauze - July 22, 2020 The president’s new census policy isn’t just morally abhorrent—it’s bad politics. Getty Images Plus On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed a memorandum excluding the country’s undocumented community from being counted for the apportionment of congressional representatives following the 2020 census. At this point, it should ...

Trump wants immigration out of the census — and at the center of the election

Originally Published in Politico Anita Kumar - July 21, 2020 Trump moved Tuesday to bar undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census, which determines each state's representation in Congress. President Donald Trump wants to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. That's not all he's doing on immigration in 2020. In ...

Monitor Calls on US to Stop Detaining Migrant Kids in Hotels

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 23, 2020 HOUSTON — A court-appointed monitor for immigrant youth called on the U.S. government to stop detaining children as young as 1 in hotels before expelling them to their home countries, saying the practice could lead to emotional and physical harm. In ...

Judge Declines to Order Release of Detained Migrant Families

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 22, 2020 HOUSTON — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to order the release of roughly 300 migrant parents and children held in U.S. family detention centers despite what he called immigration authorities’ “shortcomings” in controlling the coronavirus. Lawyers for the families had ...

Jacob Soboroff Saw Kids in Cages. Then He Started Talking — and Writing.

Originally Published The New York Times Elisabeth Hagan - July 23, 2020 EYEWITNESS On June 13, 2018, Jacob Soboroff, a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, prepared to visit Casa Padre, a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, where nearly 1,500 migrant boys, ranging in age from 10 to 17, were living after being apprehended at ...

Some in Texas fear Trump ban on undocumented immigrants in census is scare tactic to suppress count

Originally Published in The Washington Post Arelis R. Hernandez - July 22, 2020 SAN ANTONIO — Whenever Father Carmelo Hernandez makes a live appearance on his church's YouTube channel, he asks the same question each week: "Have you filled out your census form?" The parishioners of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Houston are ...
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