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Month: October 2017

Georgia Corrections Department Wants Partnership With ICE

The Georgia Department of Corrections has applied to take part in a contentious federal immigration enforcement program, which gives local and state officers the responsibility for enforcing federal immigration laws. The program, named 287(g), trains local and state officers to carry out some federal immigration duties in prisons or jails. These include interviewing inmates about …

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Cambodian Immigrants Arrested by ICE

In recent weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have arrested Cambodian immigrants in California, as the Trump administration pressed forward with attempts to send immigrants who have deportation orders back to their home countries. Up to 100 Cambodians over the US could have been detained, community advocates claim. The US government is continuing to …

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Increase in Father-Led Immigrant Families Crossing Border

The last seven months have seen an increase in the number of immigrant fathers from Central America crossing the border into the US with their children, according to BuzzFeed News. A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and human rights activists have since confirmed the increase, claiming it is the result of the attempt …

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Governor of New Hampshire Wants Indonesian Deportation Stopped

On Monday, the Governor of New Hampshire, fellow Republican Chris Sununu, made a public request to President Donald Trump to end the attempt to deport 69 Christians from Indonesia. The group is living in the state illegally after fleeing violence in their home country 20 years ago. The group has been living near the coast …

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235,000 Bangladeshi Immigrants Living in the US

Figures from indiawest.com show an increase of as much as 56 percent for the number of Bangladeshi immigrants coming to the US during the past six years. A 2016 estimate indicates that there are almost 235,000 Bangladesh immigrants now living in the country. The report from indiawest.com indicates that the largest increase in immigration percentages …

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US Anti-immigration Policies Benefit Mexico Technology Sector

Facebook, Amazon, and several other technology companies in the US are expanding their operations into Mexico as the country tries to capitalize on the anti-immigration stance taken by the Trump administration. Since the beginning of 2017, Facebook has been partnering with local groups to develop tech talent in Mexico, while Amazon.com has opened a new …

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