Monthly Archives: June 2016

Immigration Advocates Protest in the Streets and Voting Booths

As soon as immigration advocates were cleared from the Broad Street ramp of the Vine Street Expressway on Tuesday morning – including four hauled off in handcuffs – other advocates assembled five blocks away at City Hall to get out … Continue reading

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Undocumented Immigrants Cautious After Court Ruling

Whether to speak out or stay hidden has long been a quandary for the millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. The court ruling on Thursday is amplifying that angst as immigrants wonder how aggressively they can push for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Action

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Obama’s immigration executive actions, in a tie decision that delivers a win to states challenging his plan to give a deportation reprieve to millions of illegal immigrants. The justices’ one-sentence opinion on Thursday … Continue reading

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County Board Forms Resolution for Undocumented Immigrant Driver’s License

Advocates in the Arlington County Board loosen restrictions for undocumented immigrant driver’s license. The Board yesterday voted 4-0, with one abstention, in favor of a resolution to include its support for undocumented immigrant driver’s licenses among the county’s slate of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Decide Immigrant Detention Issue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to address the immigrant detention issue by deciding whether immigrants detained for more than six months by the U.S. government while deportation proceedings take place are eligible for a hearing in which they … Continue reading

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Mexican Shelter Holds Backlogged Haitian Immigrants

Mevil is a tall, full-figured woman with a singsong voice and curly brown hair, who describes the last two months of her life as a harrowing journey through Latin America by boat, plane, car and foot. She said a seven-day … Continue reading

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The Truth About Migrant Domestic Workers

Millions of women leave their country to be the sole breadwinner for their families to work as migrant domestic workers abroad. With few employment opportunities at home, this is often a choice of last resort. Their wages help to clothe, feed, … Continue reading

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In Wake of Orlando Shooting, Trump Expands Immigration Ban

After the Orlando shooting, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that if he is elected president, he would ban immigration from areas of the world with a history of terrorism ties. Trump made his comments in a Monday afternoon … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Proposes Immigration Plan in Congress

House Speaker Paul Ryan is proposing to secure U.S. borders by overhauling the immigration system and installing robust defenses to keep out extremists, criminals and drug cartels as part of a national security strategy the Wisconsin Republican intended to outline … Continue reading

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Surge in Chinese Immigrants Crossing Mexican Border

The number of Chinese immigrants illegally crossing the Mexican border into California has skyrocketed in recent years, the result of a lucrative smuggling industry, mass migration from China and a diversifying pool of migrants settling in the United States. Between … Continue reading

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