Monthly Archives: October 2017

Cuban Government Announces Island’s New Immigration Policies

(ESPAÑOL) Cuba’s foreign minister announced changes to the island’s immigration policies, seeking to strengthen ties with the 800,000 Cubans living outside the country. Speaking to a group of Cubans residing in the United States, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said the … Continue reading

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Congress Conservatives Show Reticence to Including Immigration Spending in Bill

(ESPAÑOL) Congress conservatives voice their opinion against including DACA substitutes into the future spending bill. President Donald Trump is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but gave Congress six months to act before recipients’ work permits begin … Continue reading

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Steinle Immigration Debate Case Begins

(ESPAÑOL)The Steinle death case, which set off the most recent immigration debate, started Monday. A Mexican national who touched off a debate on illegal immigration when he fatally shot a woman on a San Francisco pier fired the gun on … Continue reading

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Immigrants Severely Impeded by Court Backlog

(ESPAÑOL) According to recent federal data, 637,000 cases are pending in the nation’s immigration court backlog. Florida has more than 42,000 of those cases, fourth highest behind California, Texas and New York. In the Tampa Bay area, there are more than 2,100 … Continue reading

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Massive Increase In Federal Immigration Detention Centers Planned

(ESPAÑOL) The Trump administration is planning an increase in federal immigration detention centers across the country. In recent weeks, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has put out requests to identify privately-run jail sites in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, … Continue reading

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Phoenix Police Investigation of Department’s Immigration Policy

(ESPAÑOL) The Phoenix Police Department might be infringing against Arizona’s new immigration bill. The Arizona attorney general was expected to decide Monday whether the Phoenix Police Department violated a state law that requires officers to inquire about the legal status … Continue reading

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Defense Secretary Mattis Reforms Plan to Grant Recruits Path to Citizenship

  (ESPAÑOL) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is recreating a program that puts foreign-born military recruits on a path to U.S. citizenship. Mattis made the announcement Friday in regard to the Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, or MAVNI, program, … Continue reading

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Plane Passengers Detained for ID Search Sue Government

(ESPAÑOL) Nine plane passengers on a domestic flight were detained and asked for ID by ICE agents. The passengers are now suing the government alleging they were subjected to an unconstitutional search. The passengers, represented by the American Civil Liberties … Continue reading

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LA County Sheriff’s Department Gave backdoor help to ICE Agents

(ESPAÑOL) The LA County Sheriff’s Department was discovered extending secret cooperation to ICE in identifying and detaining illegal immigrants. This is despite the department going out of its way to reassure that it had set strict limits in its cooperation … Continue reading

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Surge of Immigration Judges Impacts Docket

Credit:Chris Ryan (ESPAÑOL) The increase in immigration judges has started to show a change in the management of the immigration docket. The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) released statistics showing that approximately 2,700 more immigration cases were addressed thanks … Continue reading

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