Monthly Archives: December 2017

Orange County Changes ICE Cooperation Agreement

(ESPAÑOL) The Orange County Sheriff’s Department recently halted a program that allowed deputies to act as immigration agents. Looking to comply with a new state law taking effect on Jan. 1, deputies no longer screen inmates for their immigration status … Continue reading

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New York Jail Refitted as Immigration Detention Center

(ESPAÑOL) Suffolk County, New York, has a new agreement with the federal government to use part of a jail as an immigration detention center. The deal could bring hundreds of thousands of dollars in monthly reimbursements for the fiscally challenged county, according … Continue reading

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Governor Jerry Brown Pardons Hundreds, Including Two Facing Deportation

(ESPAÑOL) Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday announced pardons or sentence reductions for some 150 convicted criminals, including two Cambodian refugees facing deportation. The pardons of Rottanak Kong of Davis and Mony Neth of Modesto could be seen as another opposition … Continue reading

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Fear of Deportation Spurs Asian Naturalization Boom in California

(ESPAÑOL) Over 400 Asian-born legal permanent residents underwent naturalization this year through a series of clinics hosted by interest groups in California. The effort included 15 workshops offering free legal services and guidance through the citizenship application process in English, … Continue reading

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Somalis Shackled to Plane in Deportation Attempt

(ESPAÑOL) Ninety-two Somalis sat bound and shackled on an airplane for nearly two days during a deportation attempt, a class-action lawsuit filed in the United States says. U.S. immigration agents “kicked, struck, choked and dragged detainees” during the journey that … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Secretary Backs Trump’s Immigration Plan

(ESPAÑOL) Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen made it clear during her first full week on the job that border security and the enforcement of immigration laws is her top priority. “The president has made it clear that my number one priority as secretary … Continue reading

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White House Announced Move Towards Merit-Based Immigration Structure

(ESPAÑOL) The White House announced its plan to move from the family-based immigration system toward a more merit-based immigration structure. The administration is assembling data to bolster the argument that the current legal immigration system is not only ill-conceived, but … Continue reading

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NJ Immigration Sweep Nets Many Non-Criminal Immigrants

(ESPAÑOL) Dozens of persons, many non-criminal immigrants, were arrested in New Jersey by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week, in a five-day operation that officials on Tuesday said was targeted at “criminal aliens” and those charged with immigration violations. … Continue reading

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White House Blames Immigration System for New York Terror Attack

(ESPAÑOL) The White House stated that the terror attack in New York early Monday would never had happened if Trump’s immigration policies had been adopted, the White House said after it was revealed that the terror suspect had entered the … Continue reading

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Immigrants From Rest of Central America Outpace Mexican Immigration

(ESPAÑOL) The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to more modest growth of the country’s overall foreign-born population and a decline from neighboring Mexico. … Continue reading

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