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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Despite Ruling, Detained Immigrants Face Uncertainty

*A federal judge says Obama’s got to let 2000 detained women and children go from immigration detention centers. The judge  says a 1997 law  states undocumented children must be held in the “last restrictive setting.” The Obama administration has 90 days to appeal. VL By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune More than 2,000 undocumented women

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

State Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Birth Certificates

*This is a follow-up to the story about the 17 Texas families that are suing the State of Texas for denying their children’s birth certificates. They say their 14th amendment rights were violated. The State of Texas claims...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Detainees Sentenced in Seconds in ‘Streamline’ Justice on Border

*On average, under Operation Streamline, it takes the fastest immigration judge 25 seconds for a detained immigrant to hear charges, enter a plea and receive a sentence. VL By Fernanda Santos, The New York Times TUCSON —...

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Donald Trump to tour U.S.-Mexico border

*I told myself I wouldn’t post any Trump stories today because he’s gotten enough free press without my help. Then he went and did this. He’ll be in Laredo tomorrow. VL By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Politics Washington...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime

*It’s not true, we know this, but the GOP presidential field is hoping to outlast Donald Trump so they’re scapegoating immigrants for their campaign’s benefit. Meanwhile, the immigrants and crime connection myth gains credibility because Trumps’ own...

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Attorney General Appeals In-State Tuition For DREAMers

*Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he’s preotecting the will of the voters, who decided against spending public money for services for undocumented people. A lower court said the students are here legally under DACA. VL By...

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

‘Drink more water': Horror stories from the medical ward of a Texas immigration detention center

*ICE has begun releasing some immigrant women and children, but that doesn’t erase the accusations of neglect. There are at least 28 affidavits that outline complaints such as the “drink more water” instruction for broken fingers. VL...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Immigration and Crime – What the Research Says

*The idea that immigrants cause an increase in crime has gotten a lot of attention recently. Trump sparked the debate with his comments about Mexican rapists, and the shooting of Kate Steinle added intensity to it. But...

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Children of Immigrants Denied Citizenship

*The more attention this issue gets, the better. The problem of questionable documentation has long been a problem, to varying degrees, along the border. But it goes beyond being a specific border issue – all that does...

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Immigration Agents Find Common Cause with Hate Groups

*Remember the anti-immigrant protests in Murrieta, California, where the protesters blocked the passage of buses carrying undocumented women and children? New reporting indicates that protest organizers received information about the bus route from a Border Patrol officer....

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Washington Perspective: Trump forgets his own immigrant past

*Bill Valdez tells us that Donald Trump’s words reveal his ignorance of many things, one of them is his own immigrant heritage. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco One of the more curious aspects about the current immigration...

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Expect immigration reform to be next

*Hopeful thinking in the momentum of Obamacare and same-sex marriage.  Barreto says it’s possible as part of an overall progressive shift. VL By Matt Barreto, New York Times A renewed debate over wages and inequality point to...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Facts About the Selective Service for Noncitizens

SPONSORED CONTENT (NAPSA)—. It’s important to note that there are few exceptions to this law. It applies to almost all male U.S. citizens and male aliens living in the U.S. who are 18 through 25—not just citizens....

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Migrants victims of ‘throwaway society’, says Pope

*I would call this a signal of what we should expect for Pope Francis to say when he visits the U.S. in September. He’ll be addressing a joint session of congress and some Republican legislators and presidential...

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