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In gathering resources, UWS’ goal is to provide informational survival tools for dealing with these challenging times. Here we assemble everything from how to apply and renew DACA, with a calculator included, to the requirements for Advanced Parole and a listing of national scholarships for the Undocumented. We highlight the timeliest articles on issues like immigrant rights and preparation for ICE raids. And, finally, we separate immigration facts from myths.

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Chicago launches campaign in response to Trump’s immigration policies

Originally published by CNN Jasmine Lee   he city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. “One Chicago” was established on Sunday afternoon in response to the growing needs of the city’s refugee and immigrant populations. The campaign slogan reads: “Three million residents, … Continue reading

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Press Release – UnitedWeStay Launches its Latest Website for Undocumented Americans

Los Angeles, CA — UnitedWeStay.org, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, is launching its newest website dedicated to recognizing the human rights of Undocumented Americans and to bringing about just immigration reform. With two years of continuous commitment, UWS has become the only dedicated immigrant advocacy news and storytelling organization that’s keeping the public informed about … Continue reading

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Border Patrol detains 22-year-old Cal State L.A. student activist; her lawyer says it is retaliation

Originally published by LA Times Matt Hamilton, Richard Winton and James Queally A 22-year-old immigration activist and college student has been detained by Border Patrol agents, sparking claims that she was targeted in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother, who was swept up by federal agents during a massive cocaine bust last month. Claudia … Continue reading

Advocates urge LAPD to do more to distance itself from federal immigration enforcement
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Advocates urge LAPD to do more to distance itself from federal immigration enforcement

Originally published by LA Times Cindy Chang Since Donald Trump was elected president in November, Los Angeles police officials have sought to assure the public that deporting immigrants is not their job. In media interviews and dozens of community meetings, Chief Charlie Beck and others have pointed to Special Order 40, a 1979 city directive … Continue reading

ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records up more than 150 percent, U.S. officials say
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ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants without criminal records up more than 150 percent, U.S. officials say

In the 100 days since President Trump signed an executive order outlining U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested nearly 40 percent more undocumented immigrants than during the same period a year ago — whether or not they had criminal records, immigration officials said Wednesday. Continue reading

Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order
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Arrests on civil immigration charges are up 38% in 100 days since Trump’s executive order

Originally published by LA Times Federal immigration agents have arrested more than 40,000 people sincePresident Trump signed executive orders expanding the scope of deportation priorities in January, a 38% increase over the same period last year. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan said Wednesday that Trump has “opened the aperture” of charges that … Continue reading