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This Week in Texas, Houston Joins Lawsuits Against SB 4, and Advocates Tell Federal Government to Stay Out

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after advocates testified for over six hours in front of the City Council about SB 4’s potential to tear apart families and discriminate … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 23, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

Top News Associated Press Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship By Mark Sherman June 22, 2017 CNN Trump’s proposed 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law By Jeremy Diamond June 22, 2017 CNN Federal judge temporarily blocks deportation of Iraqi Christians By Ellen Kaufman June 22, 2017 Associated Press Supreme Court could reveal action … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 22, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life” Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced Funding for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force … Continue reading »

Columbus State Program Helps Immigrant and Refugee Kids

At the Columbus Dispatch this week is a story about one of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities — its English as a Second Language program for elementary- and middle-school children which includes a six-week summer session. Since 2004, Columbus State has worked with 2,326 immigrant and refugee children acquire the academic, social, and personal … Continue reading »

Court Overturns Arizona In-State Tuition for DACA-mented Dreamers

Yesterday, an appeals court ruled that DACA-mented Dreamers will no longer be able to receive Arizona in-state tuition. The appeals court overturned a 2015 decision finding that Dreamers with DACA status are legally present, and said that federal laws allow each state to decide which benefits DACA-mented Dreamers can access. Under a 2006 proposition, the … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 21, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice New Massive-Sample PRRI Polling: By 4:1 Margin, Americans Back Legalization over Deportation DHS Secretary John Kelly Set to Deport Pillar of Irish-American Community from Kelly’s Own Hometown Court Overturns In-State Tuition for DACA-mented Dreamers in Arizona More than 100 Iraqi Christians Face “Death Sentence” if Deported Top News Boston Globe ‘If John Cunningham is … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News June 20, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICYMI: New York Times: “7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Ex-AG Eric Holder Support California’s Pro-Immigrant and Pro-Public Safety SB54 Bill Trump and Sessions’ Justice Department Considers Supporting Texas SB4,  “Show Me Your Papers” Bill It’s World Refugee Day! Here Are Some of … Continue reading »

Do Immigrants Enjoy Due Process in Deportation Cases? Not Exactly

John Kelly Thinks Immigration Judges’ Orders Should Be Final, Thomas Homan Thinks Immigrants Get Due Process; Here’s Why Neither is True Donald Trump is enacting his mass deportation agenda, and many of the people being deported fit a specific profile: they are mothers and fathers who have committed no major crimes, they’ve often been checking … Continue reading »