Monthly Archives: November 2017

ICE Arrest Outside of NY Criminal Court Leads to Immigration Protest

(ENGLISH) ICE detained an undocumented immigrant in criminal court Tuesday, leading to a protest of ICE detention practices. The debate over whether New York’s courthouses should limit cooperation with federal immigration agents escalated Tuesday, when dozens of public defenders walked … Continue reading

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Lindsey Graham Hints at Possible Government Shutdown over DACA Replacement

(ESPAÑOL) Sen. Lindsey Graham said Congress should attach to the year-end government funding bill a fix to replace DACA. Graham was breaking from GOP leadership in both chambers of Congress, who in recent weeks have said any effort to fix … Continue reading

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DOJ Favors Funding For Cities Cooperating with ICE

(ESPAÑOL) The DOJ recently said it gave special treatment to cities that fully cooperate with detention requests made by federal immigration authorities. The news comes not long after a number of federal courts blocked the Trump administration from attempting to … Continue reading

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Haitians to Lose Temporary Protected Status From 2010 Earthquake

(ESPAÑOL) Some 50,000 Haitians with temporary protected status after the 2010 earthquake are reeling from news that their status will be canceled. They have 18 months until their temporary protected status — or TPS — is terminated in the summer … Continue reading

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Immigration Courts Increasingly Hearing Cases over Videoconference

(ESPAÑOL) A backlog in U.S. immigration courts across the country has federal officials increasingly handling cases through videoconference. Earlier this month, judges at the San Juan Immigration Court in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, were assigned to begin conducting hearings via video … Continue reading

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DHS Extends Immigration Resubmittals

(ESPAÑOL) After a mail mixup, DHS is allowing the resubmittal of immigration renewals despite initial refusal to do so. The Department of Homeland Security’s acting director, Elaine C. Duke, told the immigration agency to allow applicants to resubmit their paperwork … Continue reading

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Secretary of DHS Denies Being Pressured to Cancel Immigration Protection

Credit:memoriesarecaptured (ESPAÑOL) Secretary of DHS Elaine Duke on Friday denied reports that Chief of Staff John Kelly pressured her to end protections for tens of thousands of immigrants. Duke also declared she plans to remain in the Trump administration. The … Continue reading

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More Cities Provide Legal Defense to Deportable Immigrants

Credit:BirdofPrey (ESPAÑOL) 11 cities and counties will be joining the list of jurisdictions providing legal defense for immigrants at risk of deportation. The Vera Institute of Justice, a nonprofit that researches and advocates changes in the criminal justice system, launched … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Immigrants with Removal Orders at Risk of Deportation

(ESPAÑOL) A number of Vietnamese immigrants are at risk for removal, warn nonprofits across the nation. Shortly following the warning for Cambodian immigrants, Vietnamese immigrants with final orders of removal from immigration authorities may be at risk of arrest, detention, … Continue reading

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People of Cambodian Descent at Risk of Increased Deportation

(ESPAÑOL) More than a hundred people of Cambodian descent have been detained over the last month as the Trump administration steps up its efforts to persuade resistant countries to accept deportees, advocates say. The San Francisco and Los Angeles chapters … Continue reading

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