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Ex-detainees: Detention center's practices border on slavery 23.6.2017 AP Business
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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Supreme Court unanimously sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process 23.6.2017 Washington Post
The Justices said that the government must prove that the lie is relevant to the case in order to strip someone of citizenship.
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Trump supporters and the empathy gap 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump supporters and the empathy gap
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Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship 22.6.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government's ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process....
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The media stars who double as informal advisers to President Trump 22.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump bashes the press constantly, but he often turns to media figures for guidance.
Trump Administration Faces Pressure To Not Deport Detained Iraqi Christians 22.6.2017 NPR News
Many of the nearly 200 Iraqis currently under detention are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.
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Former Aurora immigration detainees challenge private prison’s labor practices 22.6.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same — $1 a day.
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How far left can California's legislative Democrats go before Republicans benefit at the ballot box? 22.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Democrats in the state Legislature are walking a tightrope, seemingly oblivious to potential danger.

First, they raised gas taxes and vehicle fees. Then the Senate passed a ridiculously costly universal healthcare plan. Now, the Legislature is getting close to helping undocumented criminals avoid...

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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices 22.6.2017 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Every day, immigrants are told to clean their living areas in a privately run Colorado detention center or risk being put in solitary confinement. Some also volunteer to do jobs as varied as landscaping, more cleaning and cutting other inmates' hair, but the pay is always the same - $1 a day....
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Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation 22.6.2017 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former ground zero worker has filed a legal challenge to his pending deportation to Colombia after receiving a pardon from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) on a 1990 drug conviction....
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Can Brooklyn's Little Pakistan Survive Trump? Inside One Family's Fight to Stop Their Deportation 21.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles

A new piece in The New Yorker titled "Fighting for the Immigrants of Little Pakistan" looks at how a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Brooklyn is coping with the presidency of Donald Trump, who, just seven days after taking office, issued a controversial travel ban targeting predominantly Muslim countries. Trump's presidency also ushered in a rise in immigrant deportations and arrests. We speak with the author of the piece, Jennifer Gonnerman, who looks in part at the story of Shahid Ali Khan and his family, who are facing possible deportation. We also speak with Mohammad Razvi, founding executive director of Council of Peoples Organization (COPO), a community group serving Muslims, Arabs and South Asians.

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Lawyers settle criminal cases against Los Angeles father detained by ICE in front of daughter 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Lawyers for a father detained by immigration officials after dropping off his daughter at school in Los Angeles settled the two decades-old misdemeanor convictions that prompted his arrest.

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, instead pleaded guilty to lesser vehicle code violations.

ICE officials had...

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Decision time: Some of the Supreme Court's notable rulings this year 21.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

Here are some of the notable decisions from the Supreme Court’s 2016-17 term:

Trademarks and free speech

The Supreme Court struck down on free-speech grounds part of a federal law that prohibited the government from registering trademarks that may “disparage” people or groups. The unanimous ruling...

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L.A. County supervisors OK $3 million to aid legal efforts for immigrants facing deportation 21.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Disappointing some immigrant advocates, Los Angeles County officials voted Tuesday to authorize $3 million for legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation but to bar those who have violent criminal pasts.

The Board of Supervisors’ vote came a day after the city’s Budget and Finance Committee...

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Will the Trump administration send Iraqi minorities home — and into danger? 21.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
If Immigration and Customs Enforcement sends these detainees back to Iraq, they could face torture, or worse.
Four Colorado Springs churches form coalition to provide sanctuary for immigrants facing deportation 20.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The cause is more urgent than ever, a coalition of four Colorado Springs churches said in announcing Monday it would offer sanctuary to immigrants who have received final deportation orders.
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Denver’s student discipline rules will limit suspensions and expulsions in early grades 20.6.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver school board voted unanimously Monday to revise its student discipline policy to limit suspensions and expulsions of preschool through third-grade students.
L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck endorses 'sanctuary state' bill that Eric Holder hails as 'constitutional' 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck for the first time offered his full support for a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from carrying out immigration laws, calling it an important proposal that protects the trust between his department and the neighborhoods it...

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Immigration activist who says she was victim of retaliation by Border Patrol applies for 'Dreamer' protections 20.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An immigrant rights’ activist who has said she was detained by Border Patrol agents in retaliation for protesting the arrest of her mother spoke out publicly for the first time Monday, announcing she will apply for protections as a “Dreamer” in the hopes of avoiding deportation.

Claudia Rueda,...

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Right-Wing Calls for Muslim "Internment Camps" Intensify in the US, UK and Germany 19.6.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Shortly after Trump's election in the US, a Holocaust-denying party in Germany proposed a renewed "Warsaw Ghetto" plan to imprison all refugees and asylum seekers. In the US and UK, calls for Muslim "internment camps" are once again spreading within right-wing discourse fueled by media outlets like Fox News. Activists display signs in the No Ban, No Wall protest at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, January 28, 2017. (Photo: Sarah Ji ) White nationalists in the UK and US have once again begun to advocate for Muslim "internment camps" after the recent terrorist attacks in England. Thanks in part to a viral, critical piece by New York Daily News writer  Shaun King , these renewed calls for the immoral and unconstitutional mass imprisonment of Muslims have been quickly met with widespread condemnation and shock in the US and online. The day after the recent attack in London, chief Brexit campaigner and white English nationalist UKIP leader Nigel Farage threatened that " ... if there is not ...
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