U.N. Harshly Criticizes U.S. Policy Toward Immigrant Children

The Office of the Human Rights of the United Nations harshly criticized the U.S. this week for the policy of separating young immigrant children from their parents at its southern border. Spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Ravina Shamdasani called the policy a violation of human rights. “We are deeply concerned that […]

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ICE Immigration Raid on Ohio Landscaper Sees 114 Arrested

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out one of the largest raids against undocumented workers in recent years yesterday, when about 200 federal agents descended on Corso’s Flower & Garden Center in Ohio. The raid resulted in the arrest of 114 workers who are not authorized to be in the country. Corso’s is a large […]

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ICE Workplace Investigations More Than Double

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the number of workplace investigations it has conducted for illegal labor this year has already doubled the entire amount conducted last year. The results have been more arrests and more fines collected half way through this fiscal year than all of last. ICE reported that from Oct. […]

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Trump Administration Effectively Ends TPS Immigration Program

With the decision earlier this month to end TPS for 50,000 Hondurans living in the U.S., the Trump administration has basically terminated the TPS program. The Temporary Protected Status Program allows individuals to remain in the U.S. and grants them work authorization, whether they entered legally or not. TPS is granted to citizens from countries […]

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Smartphone App Calls for Help When Illegal Immigrants Are Detained

An immigration advocacy organization has developed an app designed to notify a list of family members if an individual is at risk for deportation. The app, Notifica, sends out pre-composed notices to designated lists of family members, legal advocates or other contacts, informing them that the sender may have been detained by police or Immigration […]

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Undocumented Immigrants Can Serve on California State Boards, New Bill Says

A bill that would grant illegal immigrants the right to sit on state boards and commissions has been introduced in the California State Senate. Senate Bill 174 amends an existing state law that prohibits individuals from holding office if they are not a U.S. citizen at the time of their appointment. The bill was introduced […]

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New Immigrants Better Educated but Not Better Employed

A new study by the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies found that the education levels for new immigrants has increased dramatically in the last decade, but employment and income have not kept pace by nearly as much. The study found that the share of new immigrants with a college degree has increased from 34% to […]

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Donald Trump To Sign Proclamation That Deploys National Guard To Secure The Border

Immigration remains a paramount topic in today’s political climate and while a border wall has yet to be built around the southern border of The United States, the Trump Administration took key steps to secure the border this week by outlining a plan to deploy the National Guard along the border between the United States […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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