Democrats fear Latino backlash over immigration raids

Donald Trump’s stance against illegal immigration was supposed to drive Latino voters to help the Democratic Party candidate into the White House this November, but the controversial immigration raids spearheaded by the Obama administration could end up having a considerably different effect, even as presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continue to fight it …

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Failed immigration policies cause of crackdown, US Bishops say

A planned increase in the number of federal immigration raids is another indication of the failure of America’s policies in regards to immigration, according to Archbishop Jose H Gomez. The Archbishop, from Los Angeles, made the comments about the planned raids, which were announced in the middle of May, last week. Eusebio L Elizondo, the …

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DHS opens immigration hotline

A hotline has been set up to deal with tips relating to undocumented immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security. The expectation is that the newly established hotline will lead to more immigration raids by the Obama administration, and the subsequent deportation of many families, primarily from Central America, that are often apprehended during these …

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Senator predicts united front with Trump

Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says that he thinks fears that Donald Trump, the controversial billionaire who has become the presumptive Presidential candidate nominee for the Republicans, will stray from the core ideology of the party are misplaced. Barrasso, who is to be chair of this summer’s  Republican Platform Committee in Cleveland, says he believes that …

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US detains DJ Crème

On Wednesday, celebrated music talent DJ Crème was arrested in the United States, where he had intended to go on a one month tour, and faces being deported back to Kenya for having the wrong kind of US visa. Crème is currently being held in the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Charles Tall Oliver, a promoter …

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Cuban rafters in legal limbo

21 Cuban immigrants made it 84 miles in a rickety boat in their bid to get to the United States but may have missed out by a few miles. The group is currently in a form of legal limbo on a Caribbean ship in US Coast Guard custody as they wait for a federal Miami …

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Conservatives support Trump immigration plans

Donald Trump’s audacious plans for the US immigration system if he takes the Presidency later this year could force nations that have been previously reluctant to accept their responsibilities to take in criminal immigrant deportees. It could also cut down on the number of border crossings and provide more funding to immigration agencies, though some …

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Ending automatic Cuban benefits would save money

A nonpartisan report has confirmed the longstanding belief of many critics of US immigration policy that the federal government would save a great deal of money by putting an end to automatic welfare payments for immigrants coming from Cuba. The conclusion was reached by the Congressional Budget Office following analysis of proposed legislation from two …

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Pressure grows to deal with US immigration

Whoever becomes the next President of the United States will have to cope with a growing amount of pressure to take action on the governance of immigration rights and admissions. The latest volume of the First Year Project, the nonpartisan effort from the University of Virginia Miller Center, was released yesterday and offers advice on …

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San Francisco considers greater protections for immigrants

Officials in San Francisco are planning to have another attempt to clarify the protections the pro-immigrant city has in place toward undocumented immigrants, policies that led to criticism from all over the United States in 2015 when a woman walking on a waterfront pier was shot and killed by an undocumented Mexican immigrant. The Board …

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Brown endorses Harris’ US Senate bid

Governor Jerry Brown has thrown his weight behind Attorney General and US Senate candidate Kamala Harris in a speech at the Democratic Party’s California headquarters yesterday. Brown’s endorsement is a major boost to Harris’ bid to be the replacement for Senator Barbara Boxer, who is leaving the Senate, and a serious blow to US Representative …

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