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‘We Need to Take Away Children,’ No Matter How Young, Justice Dept. Officials Said

Originally Published in The New York Times Michael D. Shear, Katie Benner and Michael S. Schmidt - October 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The five U.S. attorneys along the border with Mexico, including three appointed by President Trump, recoiled in May 2018 against an order to prosecute all undocumented immigrants even if it meant separating children ...

New York Times: Top Justice Department officials were ‘driving force’ behind migrant children separation

Originally Published in CNN Paul LeBlanc - October 6, 2020 Washington (CNN) Top officials in the US Justice Department were the "driving force" behind President Donald Trump's controversial zero tolerance immigration policy that separated thousands of migrant children from their families, according to a draft of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz's investigation report reviewed by ...

Vermont is battling a Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers at an apple orchard

Originally Published in CNN Anna Sturla and Allen Kim - October 6, 2020 16528985: Vermont Orchards Covid Outbreak (CNN) Vermont is battling a Covid-19 outbreak among migrant workers at an apple orchard, state officials announced Monday. Champlain Orchards in Addison County had 27 workers test positive over the weekend, Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said ...

H-1B visa: Trump administration issues major rule change

Originally Published in SiliconValley.com Ethan Baron - October 6, 2020 The administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday moved to impose major new limits on use of the controversial H-1B visa, intended for jobs requiring specialized skills and widely used by Silicon Valley technology firms. The new rules are expected to reduce the pool of ...

ICE Arrested More Than 100 Immigrants In California Weeks Before The Presidential Election

Originally Published in BuzzFeed News Hamed Aliazez - October 6, 2020 The arrests were the latest effort by ICE to target the state and its policies that reduce the cooperation between local police and federal agents when it comes to immigration enforcement. Mark Avery / Associated Press ICE officers arrest a suspect during a predawn raid ...

Letters to the Editor: Try being nonwhite with a white relative, and you’ll see what racism is like

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Letters to the Editor - October 6, 2020 To the editor: I am a dark-skinned Mestizo Mexican who has lived in Los Angeles for 33 years. My husband is white, and his 88-year-old mother lives with us. I know first-hand the racism and discrimination faced by Torrance resident ...

How ICE Became a ‘Propaganda Machine’ for Trump

Originally Published in The Nation Ken Klippenstein - October 6, 2020 In June of 2018, Talia Lavin, then a fact-checker for The New Yorker, found herself in an unusual position for a journalist: She personally became the target of a government agency. She had come under the scrutiny of ICE’s Office of Public Affairs, the ...

HOMELAND SECURITY WANTS TO ERASE ITS HISTORY OF MISCONDUCT

Originally Published in The Intercept Alice Speri - October 6, 2020 U.S. Customs and Border Protection wants to destroy thousands of complaint records it claims have no historical value. AGENCIES UNDER THE Department of Homeland Security have been accused of performing forced hysterectomies on detained immigrants, deporting witnesses to systemic sexual abuse in immigration detention, ...

Trump administration to impose new rules targeting H-1B visas

Originally Published in The Hill Brett Samuels and Alex Gangitano - October 6, 2020 The Trump administration announced additional immigration reforms on Tuesday aimed at making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire visas. The changes are the latest effort by the Trump administration in recent months to crack down on the use ...
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