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The House votes to remove the ‘moral stain’ of Trump’s immigration policies

Originally Published in The Washington Post Jason Razaian - July 23, 2020 In 2016, presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged sweeping changes to immigration policy. As president, Trump has succeeded — despite a broad public outcry and many legal roadblocks — in implementing many of his proposed restrictions through a series of executive orders. Now Congress ...

ACLU, Sierra Club take border wall lawsuit to the Supreme Court

Originally Published in CNN Priscilla Alvarez - July 22, 2020 President Donald Trump shows a photo of the border wall upon arrival at the US Border Patrol station in Yuma, Arizona, June 23, 2020. Washington (CNN)The American Civil Liberties Union, Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition are asking the US Supreme Court to block ...

House votes to repeal Trump administration’s controversial travel ban

Originally Published in CNN Clare Foran - July 22, 2020 Washington (CNN)House Democrats voted on Wednesday to approve a measure that would repeal the Trump administration's controversial travel ban, a signature policy of the President the administration defends as necessary for national security, but Democrats argue discriminates on the basis of religion. The vote was ...

Green card backlog due to budget issues at immigration agency

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - July 22, 2020 In this October 2, 2018, file photo, immigrants wait to take the Oath of Citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Liberty State Park, in Jersey City, New Jersey. (CNN)  An ongoing backlog in the federal government's production of green cards and other documents was prompted ...

Nearly 1,000 U.S. Immigration Detention Center Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Originally Published in HuffPost Mica Rosenberg - July 14, 2020 Lawmakers have raised concerns about the spread of the virus inside nearly 70 centers across the country. NEW YORK (Reuters)— More than 930 employees of private contractors running U.S. immigration detention centers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to congressional testimony given by ...

Op-Ed: The Border Patrol’s brute power in Portland is the norm at the border

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Karl Jacoby - July 22, 2020 Militarized federal agents, including many from the Border Patrol, deployed by President Trump to Portland, Ore., fired chemical irritants against protesters early Wednesday as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed. (Noah Berger / Associated Press ) The recent images out ...

Trump is using the census to undermine immigrants’ political power

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - July 21, 2020 He’s trying to exclude unauthorized immigrants from census counts used to draw congressional districts. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative on July 9, 2020, in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images President Donald Trump issued a ...

Trump Endorses a New Three-Fifths Clause

Originally Published in Slate Mark Joseph Stern - July 21, 2020 The president wants to strip House seats from certain states by arguing undocumented immigrants are not “persons” under the Constitution. Donald Trump’s new memorandum to exclude undocumented immigrants from the next round of congressional apportionment is morally repulsive, illegal, and impossible. It is repulsive ...

The Border Patrol Is the Last Thing We Need in American Cities Right Now

Originally Published in Mother Jones Fernanda Echavarri - July 22, 2020 Over the past week, hundreds of federal law enforcement officers descended upon the police-reform protests in Portland, beating demonstrators with batons, pepper-spraying them, shooting nonlethal bullets at them, and even dragging them into unmarked vans. As my colleagues have reported, the undertrained and sometimes unidentified ...
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