Monthly Archives: July 2016

Protesters March for Immigration Reform during DNC

About 150 protesters concerned about immigration issues met Monday morning at Capitolo Park in South Philadelphia to march to City Hall. They are demanding the closing of Berks Family Detention Center in Leesport, Berks County, and an executive order from … Continue reading

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The Untold Story of Deportation of Black Immigrants

The national spotlight typically isn’t focused on black immigrants from African and Caribbean countries. In the conversation about deportation, it’s often exclusively portrayed as a Latino issue. Last month, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency quietly deported dozens … Continue reading

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Trump Expands Proposed Immigration Restrictions

Donald J. Trump suggested in an interview on Sunday that he would expand his proposed immigration restrictions to include anyone entering the United States from countries or territories “compromised” by terrorism, including allies such as Germany and France. Mr. Trump’s … Continue reading

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Backlog in Immigration Courts reaches 500,000 Pending Cases

The backlog in the federal immigration court system has eclipsed half a million pending cases, The Associated Press has learned. The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review said Wednesday there are now 500,051 pending immigration cases in the agency’s … Continue reading

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Hudson County, NJ, Extends Immigration Program

Hudson County, New Jersey, has agreed to continue participating in a program allowing county correctional officers to identify and arrest undocumented immigrants – and advocates who oppose the program are not happy. On Friday, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced … Continue reading

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils Immigration Plan

The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, unveiled his new NaturalizeNY agenda at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan this afternoon, and claimed the package of joint public-private initiatives would lubricate the process of becoming a full-fledged American … Continue reading

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Statistics Show Wide Divide in Illegal Immigration Solution

Most Americans reject Donald Trump’s solution to illegal immigration by building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and his support for deporting those in the country illegally. But they’re divided on the presumptive Republican nominee’s proposed temporary ban on … Continue reading

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Changing Attitudes on Immigration

A Pew Research Center poll indicates that Americans are softening their stance and changing their attitudes on immigration. The poll released earlier this year showed 59 percent of respondents believe immigrants are strengthening the country, up from 45 percent in … Continue reading

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New Study Reports Benefits of Immigration in Akron, Ohio

The foreign-born population in Akron, Ohio — everyone from refugees to international students — is an economic powerhouse, a new study says. That group held nearly $137 million in spending power in 2013 and helped boost the total housing value … Continue reading

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Scholarship Aids Restricted Immigrant Youth

Ivonne Barcenas grew up in the hometown of the University of Georgia and had hopes of studying there — until she found out that immigrants without permanent legal status are prohibited from attending the state’s top public universities. Instead Barcenas, … Continue reading

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