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Month: December 2015

US Supreme Court asked to ignore immigration case review

On Tuesday the Supreme Court was asked by the state of Texas not to review the decision made by a lower court to block the deferred action plan ordered by President Obama. Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, presented a 42-page brief outlining why Obama’s executive orders to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation …

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What is causing the latest Central American immigration surge?

An increasing number of children and families from Central America are crossing into Texas via the Rio Grande Valley in a repeat of the summer 2014 humanitarian crisis. While the United States is now better equipped to deal with the influx, the problem shows no sign of abating. “It’s honestly the next chapter in an …

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Immigration activists preparing to fight massive deportation plan

Latino and immigration activists are preparing for a fight after confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security that it is planning the most comprehensive deportation effort to date. An emergency meeting was held on Monday morning by CASA de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, after people began panicking when they learned that families will be …

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106% increase in apprehended undocumented immigrant minors

New statistics from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reveal that illegal immigration by both family units and unaccompanied immigrant minors has massively increased in the first two months of the 2016 fiscal year when compared with the same two months last year. The CPB statistics reveal that there has been an increase of as …

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Latino deportation plan could hurt Democrats

The recently-announced plan by the Obama administration to start deporting Central American undocumented immigrants in January could cause problems for the Democratic Party − particularly presidential candidate nominee Hillary Clinton − and is likely to become a major issue in the battle for the White House, according to analysts. From next month the Department of …

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Churches offer Central American immigrants sanctuary

Church-based Sanctuary Movement leaders have declared that they will open the doors to their places of worship as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants who face deportation as a part of a crackdown by the Obama administration on immigrant families from Central America that came to the US illegally. The statement was made on Friday, two days …

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New deportation figures released by US

On Tuesday the Obama administration formally disclosed the fact that the figures for immigrants deported from the United States have fallen to the lowest level since 2006. The Department of Homeland Security deported around 235,413 people between October 2014 and September this year, while during the same time period 337,117 individuals were apprehended attempting to …

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Immigrants more likely to work in some Utah industries

Immigrants in the state of Utah are now more likely to work in five of the area’s 13 major industrial sectors than those born in the United States, according to a new report. The five sectors are construction; manufacturing; leisure and hospitality; administrative services such as telemarketing, security firms and loan collections; and ‘other services’, …

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