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Immigration Reform News July 26, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

Top News Share Blue Trump calls immigrants “animals” who “slice and dice” young girls at unhinged rally in Ohio By Alison R. Parker July 26, 2017 Associated Press Trump vents anew on Sessions, who’s under pressure to quit By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire July 25, 2017 Reuters Sessions Sets Limits on U.S. Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities … Continue reading »

Editorials Commend Sen. Graham for Action, Condemn Sec. Kelly for Inaction for Dreamers

Last week, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act 2017, legislation that is intended to be a roadmap to legal permanent status and citizenship fro Dreamers. Advocates and immigrants hailed the legislation — but one person who expressed opposition was DHS Secretary John Kelly, who said he supported Donald Trump’s … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Why Can’t Immigrants Just “Get Legal”, “Get in Line” and Get Their Papers?

Here’s a basic question we often come across: why can’t undocumented immigrants just “get in line”, “get legal”, “get right with the law” — i.e. obtain the legalization and citizenship that would allow them to become full-fledged Americans and protect them from deportation? The short answer is: they can’t. One misconception about undocumented immigration is … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News July 25, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICE Director Homan and TX Lt. Gov. Patrick Shamelessly Exploit Deaths of Migrants AVEF Responds to Sneak Attempt to Enact $1.6 Billion Funding for Costly and Unnecessary Border Wall Arizona Republic Editorial Board: “Pastor’s Deportation Shows Who We Are Now” AZ, CT, and IL Immigrant Youth Stories Make Powerful Case for DACA New Report … Continue reading »

Massachusetts Supreme Court: “No Authority” For State officials to Honor ICE Detainers

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that the police practice of keeping immigrants locked up for the sole purpose of complying with ICE detainers is in violation of state law. The decision is yet another rebuke to the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who have been pushing for greater police cooperation with ICE … Continue reading »

GOP Candidate Ed Gillespie Opposes In-State Tuition for DREAMers During Virginia Debate

Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate this year happened over the weekend, and featured Democrat Ralph Northam against Republican Ed Gillespie. Among the variety of issues they discussed were in-state tuition for Dreamers and laws for so-called “sanctuary cities”. Ralph Northam is a doctor, Army vet, former Virginia state senator, and current Lieutenant Governor for Virginia. Gillespie … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News July 24, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Veteran ICE Agent: “We Seem to be Targeting the Most Vulnerable People, Not the Worst.” State Leaders Join Congressional Democrats to Stand Up for Immigrants Rep. Gallego Joins Environment and Immigration Experts to Condemn House Sneaking in Vote for Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall GOP Candidate Ed Gillespie Opposes In-State Tuition for DREAMers During … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Laredo Joins SB 4 Lawsuit, While Teenagers Protest via Quinceañera

Laredo City Council votes to join legal fight against SB 4 The Laredo City Council this week voted unanimously to join the lawsuit against SB 4, Texas’ new anti-immigrant law, following a public discussion lasting 2 hours during which 13 members of the public testified. All but two of those who spoke asked the City … Continue reading »

Connecticut Gov. Malloy: On Deportations, “The American People Are Lied to About What Their Government is Doing”

Earlier this week, we wrote about Nury, a Connecticut mother of four who faced deportation this week after living in the US for more than two decades. After Nury was unable to win a stay of deportation, she took sanctuary in a New Haven church, where her state’s Governor Dan Malloy visited her last night. … Continue reading »