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Category: Immigration
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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A humanitarian crisis is worsening each day at the camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where a large American flag flapping in the wind is visible from more than 700 tents. As many as 2,000 immigrants are waiting for U.S. court hearings amid deteriorating medical and sanitary conditions.
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Shane West cuts loose from 105-year-old Craftsman in Hollywood 14.11.2019 LA Times: Business

Actor Shane West has sold his 105-year-old Craftsman home in Hollywood for $1.72 million.

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Court to Government: Stop Searching Travelers’ Cell Phones at Whim 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
The government can no longer search international travelers’ cell phones and other personal devices at whim, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The ruling followed a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a technology civil liberties group, on behalf 11 travelers (10 US citizens and one permanent resident) whose phones and laptops were […]
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As growers turn to Mexico for labor, workers turn to courts for wages 9.11.2019 LA Times: Business

California growers are recruiting record numbers of seasonal farm workers from Mexico while amassing a growing tally of fines and settlements over abuse allegations, according to U.S. Labor Department and court records.

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Republicans will permit write-in votes on 2020 primary ballot 5.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
After submitting only President Trump’s name for the 2020 ballot, the top Minnesota Republican says voters will be afforded a write-in option.
Smuggling gangs are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall 3.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
SAN DIEGO - Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump's border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.
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“She tried to become legal and it just became a nightmare:” A DACA recipient’s deportation and her family’s search to find her in Mexico 3.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Anahi Jaquez Estrada's deportation case exemplifies the complexity of the U.S. immigration system and how tenuous of a line exists for immigrants who are trying to stay in the country.
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People Keep Cutting Through Trump’s Border Wall 3.11.2019 Mother Jones
Earlier this year President Donald J. Trump, the noted classicist and civil engineer, told an audience assembled near the Mexican border that millennia of human history has shown that “there are some things that work…and a wall works. Nothing like a wall.” Alas, a new report from the Washington Post suggests that Trump’s vaunted border wall […]
Census Bureau confirms noncitizens to be hired for 2020 after uncertainty 25.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The federal government plans to hire eligible noncitizens as census translators and door knockers if it can't recruit U.S. citizens with needed language skills, continuing a practice from 2010.
Identical twins. Identical asylum claims. Very different luck at the border 18.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The system gives enormous power to U.S. customs officers, Border Patrol agents and asylum officers, whose whims and judgment calls decide the fate of many migrants.

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“Repugnant to the American Dream”: A Judge Just Blocked Trump’s Plan to Target Poor Immigrants 12.10.2019 Mother Jones
In a written decision filled with unmasked contempt, a federal judge blocked on Friday a Trump administration policy designed to punish poor and working-class immigrants. The “public charge” rule, which was set to take effect on Tuesday, would deny green cards to immigrants deemed likely to use public benefits, to which they are legally entitled.  […]
Trump’s Brutal Border Policy Is Even More Terrifying for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
At the foot of a bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, roughly 1,000 migrants are sleeping in tents in a squalid, makeshift refugee camp. On Thursday, Mayela, the only trans women at the encampment, told me she feared for her life as she waited for her December court date across the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas. “I […]
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Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Republican and former CIA officer, at center of impeachment fight 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican who represents a big swath on the U.S.-Mexico border, has come to be seen as a bellwether on impeachment.

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Column: Fast fashion is cheap, wasteful and hurting the planet — and you can stop it 18.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Did you know it takes 5,000 gallons of water to make a T-shirt and jeans? Patt Morrison talks with Dana Thomas about her book "Fashionopolis."

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Tent courthouses for migrants to open along Texas border, as questions abound 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

With hearings expected to start soon, it still wasn't clear if attorneys and the public would gain access to the tent courthouses in South Texas

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Investigations of fatal shootings on the border can drag on for years 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A seven-year delay in the investigation of a controversial shooting by a Border Patrol agent of a Mexican national is emblematic of a larger problem when federal officials investigate these cases.
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Three ways business is combating modern slavery 4.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Around the world, more than 100 goods are probably produced with forced labor.
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We eat econo: Mike Watt on pork sandwiches, punk rock and the future of San Pedro 4.9.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Mike Watt, San Pedro's venerable gift to punk rock, takes us around town to eat at Busy Bee, talk about the 'econo' way of living, music and more.

Pastor's kidnapping underscores threat to migrants returned to Mexican border towns 2.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In cartel-dominated Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a gateway to the United States, demanding ransoms for migrants sent back by U.S. officials is a lucrative racket.

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Tracking Trump on immigration: A relentless push to reshape migration 31.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration has tried every tool at its disposal to tighten the nation's immigration policies. But many of its efforts have run into opposition from Congress, courts and local critics.
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