Monthly Archives: May 2017

Texas Immigration Debate Leads to Altercation

(ESPAÑOL) A heated Immigration Debate almost lead to a physical altercation on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday. A Republican lawmaker threatened to shoot a Hispanic Texas lawmaker after the latter pushed him at the boiling … Continue reading

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Baltimore County Contemplating Jail Immigration Screenings

(ESPAÑOL) Baltimore County, Maryland, is holding a public hearing on the possibility of county jail immigration screenings. The County Council’s three Republican members have proposed the measure requiring the county to join a federal program that trains correctional officers in … Continue reading

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New Budget Proposals Target Undocumented Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) The President’s new budget proposals are aimed at undocumented immigrants everywhere from their tax credits to their sanctuary cities. The proposals, part of the $4.1 trillion blueprint the White House released Tuesday, offer the clearest indication yet of how … Continue reading

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Visa Overstays Become Central Illegal Immigration Issue

(ESPAÑOL) Visa overstays could be outstripping over-the-border illegal entry, to the surprise of all involved. The nexus of illegal immigration into the U.S. has shifted away from the southwest border and into the country’s air and sea ports, where more … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Police Officer On Tape Asking for Immigration Status

(ESPAÑOL) A local police officer was caught on tape asking a train passenger for his immigration status. Metro Transit police are conducting an internal investigation into a report of one of their officers asking a passenger on a light-rail train … Continue reading

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House Committees Debates Future of Immigration Bills

(ESPAÑOL) Democrats and Republicans committees dispute the upcoming immigration bills before its possible implementation. Proponents of the first bill under consideration by the House judiciary committee — named after two law enforcement officers who were allegedly murdered by an undocumented … Continue reading

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Immigration Arrests Up, Deportations Down

(ESPAÑOL) Although arrests of suspected illegal immigrants have shot up this year, deportations are in decline. Overall, 41,300 people were arrested for deportation in early 2017, a 38 percent increase from a comparable period last year. Nearly 11,000 had no … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Might Give Opinions on Immigration Policy

(ESPAÑOL) The Supreme Court will be viewing cases in the upcoming months which might shed light on their views on the current immigration policy. The outcomes could indicate whether the justices are retreating from long-standing decisions that give the president … Continue reading

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Trump, Texas Lawmakers Begin Work on Immigration Bill

(ESPAÑOL) Trump partners with Texas lawmakers for his new immigration bill. Two top Republican lawmakers from Texas are quietly working on an immigration and border security bill, sources say, in what could be the first credible effort to deliver a … Continue reading

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Haitians Might Lose Temporary Protected Status

(ESPAÑOL) The Trump administration must soon decide whether to renew “Temporary Protected Status” for at least 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S. The Obama administration granted the protective immigration status following the devastating earthquake in 2010 that ravaged the island-nation, … Continue reading

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