Monthly Archives: August 2017

Houston Mayor Guarantees Protection for Illegal Immigrants Fleeing Harvey

(ESPAÑOL) Houston, Texas mayor Sylvester Turner has promised the city’s illegal immigrant population they will not be questioned or turned over to ICE as they flee hurricane Harvey. In the wake of the strongest hurricane to hit the nation in … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties Groups Condemn President’s Pardon of Arpaio

(ESPAÑOL) President Donald Trump pardoned former Arizona county sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday, using his first act of presidential clemency to give reprieve to a political supporter known — and criminally convicted — for his tough crackdown on illegal immigration. … Continue reading

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Kentucky DACA Recipient In Deportation Proceedings

(ESPAÑOL) Immigration officials seized a mother last week and are holding her for deportation despite her being a DACA recipient. In a case with national implications, Riccy Enriquez Perdomo, 22, of Florence, Ky., was arrested Thursday and has been held … Continue reading

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New York City Board Immigration Dispute Devolves into Nazi-Calling

(ESPAÑOL) An illegal immigration dispute has turned ugly in Westchester, New York when a legislator accused another of acting like a Nazi. Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) took issue with comments that County Executive Rob Astorino made while vetoing a … Continue reading

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Anti-Immigration Group and Counterdemonstrators Rally in California

(ESPAÑOL) Counterdemonstrators showed up to denounce an anti-illegal immigration rally in California, outnumbering the latter by a wide margin. A small group of people demonstrating against illegal immigration in Laguna Beach were outnumbered on Sunday by hundreds of counter-protesters who … Continue reading

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City of Denver to Pass Pro-Immigration Ordinance

(ESPAÑOL) The city of Denver appears poised to pass an ordinance putting its immigration policy into writing, a move that could potentially put it at odds with the federal government under President Donald Trump. “No matter what you read in the tweets, nothing … Continue reading

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Police Find Trailer Smuggling Undocumented Immigrants Near Mexican Border

(ESPAÑOL) Police in Texas acting on a tip found 17 undocumented immigrants locked inside a tractor-trailer parked at a gas station 20 miles from Mexico’s border, less than a month after 10 people died in the back of a hot … Continue reading

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Schools, Professors Plead President to Keep DACA

Credit:JayLazarin (ESPAÑOL) Professors across the country campaign to keep DACA in the face of its possible repeal. A group of legal scholars is urging President Donald Trump to keep a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation … Continue reading

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More than 4,000 Immigrants in Deportation Proceedings in Two Florida Counties

(ESPAÑOL) The government has started deportation proceedings for more than 4,000 immigrants living in Collier and Lee counties, Florida. The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) data show that three out of every four counties in the U.S. have residents with … Continue reading

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State Legislatures React to New Immigration Changes

(ESPAÑOL) State legislatures across the country have enacted a wave of immigration-related measures in the seven months since President Trump took office. “You’re seeing legislation that comes up because the feds haven’t fixed the issue, so states are trying to find ways … Continue reading

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