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US Immigration

Federal Authorities Refuse to Transport Immigrant Suspects to California

As California moves ahead with policies intended to limit the cooperation that the state’s law enforcement agencies can give federal agencies on immigration-related offenses, authorities are starting to respond in kind. In recent months, agents with US Customs and Border Protection have refused to allow the transfer of suspects wanted for crimes in California. The …

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Military Bases Could Shelter Immigrant Kids

The Trump administration is considering using military bases in Texas as extra temporary shelters for the increasing number of immigrant minors separated from their parents, the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed. The McClatchy news service also said that officials are thinking of erecting ‘tent cities’ to house up to 5000 children at …

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Federal Judge Releases Two Undocumented Immigrants

On Monday, a Boston-based federal judge ordered the release of two undocumented immigrants, ruling that their Constitutional rights had been violated when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained them. US District Court Judge, Mark L Wolf, wrote a 62-page decision in which he slammed the federal agency for not following its own procedures. The cases …

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Republicans Struggle to Find Acceptable Immigration Compromise

On Thursday, Congressional Republicans struggled to agree about immigration legislation that a vote could be taken on before the midterm elections in November. Party members disagreed on several key issues, including the fate of Dreamers, the young undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as minors. Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, …

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Lawmakers Try to Reduce Federal Immigration Agents’ Power

With immigrant advocates and communities increasingly alarmed by the rise in immigration enforcement under the Trump administration, New York is moving to force federal immigration authorities to be more transparent about who is being stopped and the reasons behind it. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Joseph Cowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, last …

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