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Filipinos Unmoved by New US Immigration Policies

The new restrictions on family-based immigration to the US imposed by President Donald Trump, as well as other stricter immigration policies, have had no effect on the number of Filipino immigrants heading to Hawaii, according to the island’s new Philippines consul general, Joselito Jimeno. On Thursday, in an interview with The Maui News, Jimeno said …

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Texas Voters Want Undocumented Immigrants to Get Legal Status

Although 60 percent of voters in Texas agree with sending the National Guard to protect the border between the US and Mexico, the majority are against the construction of a border wall and believe that young undocumented immigrants already living in the country should be offered a path to citizenship. This was according to a …

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Appeals Court Rules Against Blocking Sanctuary City Funds

On Thursday, a federal appeals court said that public safety grants could not be denied to so-called ‘sanctuary cities’ that limit their cooperation with the illegal immigration crackdown being pursued by the Trump administration by the Justice Department. The ruling, from the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals, reinforced an injunction by a lower court …

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Part of Immigration Law Struck down by Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court stated that an aspect of federal law, making it simpler to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, cannot be enforced because it is too vague. The ruling was made 5-4, with new Justice, Neil Gorsuch, agreeing with the four liberal justices, over the catchall provision within US immigration law, which …

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Half of Californians Support Travel Ban and Deportations

Almost 50 percent of people in California support the travel ban from certain countries implemented by President Donald Trump in addition to the deportation of undocumented immigrants. The results of a new poll cast doubt on the conventional wisdom that Golden State residents disagree with the hard line on immigration that has been taken by …

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ICE Praised Immigrant Program Headed for Suspension

A government memo, obtained by the Washington Post, reveals that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) praised a legal aid program educating detained immigrants on their legal rights, which is set to be suspended by the Department of Justice to audit its effectiveness, just four months before the announcement. In the memo, sent on 30 November …

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Push DACA Immigration Bill

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives came under pressure to debate legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation from the US. A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday by a bipartisan group of lawmakers consisting of both Democrats and Republicans to reveal their plans to force the full House to …

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Watchdog to Investigate Immigrant Family Separations

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is to investigate whether immigrant families are being improperly separated in immigration custody by the Trump administration, a letter sent by the Inspector General to Illinois Senator, Dick Durbin, has revealed. The letter states that the Inspector General will examine whether the children of asylum seekers …

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California Cities Resist State’s Trump Opposition

An increasing number of local governments within California are standing against the efforts by their own state to resist the immigration crackdown pursued by the Trump administration, with political experts seeing politics in play even as Republicans attempt to get voters fired up in a state where the Democrats normally reign supreme. Ever since the …

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