Monthly Archives: December 2016

How Jeff Sessions Can Affect the Immigration System

(ESPAÑOL) For attorney general, President-Elect Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeff Sessions, a Republican Senator from Alabama who has made a name for himself as one of the most anti-immigrant voices in Washington. The National Review, a conservative news magazine, … Continue reading

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Immigration Caseload Swamps Court System

(ESPAÑOL) The immigration caseload has grown so large in New Mexico – with apprehensions of unauthorized immigrants more than doubling in two years after several years of decline – that U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez in June capped the number of … Continue reading

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Deportation and Economic Growth at Odds

(ESPAÑOL) President-elect Donald Trump says he will double the nation’s economic growth rate to 4 percent during his time in office. That promise will be difficult to keep. Most economists think America’s potential growth is only about 2 percent, and … Continue reading

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Immigrants Apply for Asylum in Hopes to Remain

(ESPAÑOL) Immigrants have been rushing to apply for asylum—with cases many are unlikely to win—in order to remain in the country legally for a time. The controversial tactic temporarily lifts the threat of deportation from undocumented immigrants. The asylum claims … Continue reading

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Las Cruces School Board to Create Countywide Sanctuary for Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) On Tuesday, members of the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution calling for the creation of a task force to “study and recommend consistent policy language that can be used by the City, County, … Continue reading

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Technology Companies Not to Support Trump’s Deportations

Copyright:Pinkypills (ESPAÑOL) More than 200 employees of technology companies including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Salesforce pledged on Tuesday to not help U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s administration build a data registry to track people based on their religion or … Continue reading

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Sanctuary Churches for Undocumented Immigrants

Copyright:BorupFoto (ESPAÑOL) Hundreds of sanctuary churches are offering protection to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. In Brockton, a poor city … Continue reading

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Trump Softens on Deportation Stance

(ESPAÑOL)President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday appeared to soften his deportation stance on the more than 700,000 young people who entered the country illegally as children and were permitted to stay by President Obama. “We’re going to work something out … Continue reading

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Chicago Promises $1M for Deportation Defense

(ESPAÑOL) Chicago has planned to commit $1 million to establish a legal deportation defense fund for undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday. “Anxiety and uncertainty” among the roughly 150,000 undocumented … Continue reading

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Supreme Court On the Question on Jailing Deportable Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) Facing the likelihood of dramatically stepped-up deportations under a President Donald Trump, the Supreme Court justices sounded closely split Wednesday over whether the government can indefinitely jail immigrants with criminal convictions while they fight legal efforts to remove them … Continue reading

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