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User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Deportation
Last updated: Dec 05 2020 23:53 IST RSS 2.0
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In Major Victory for Immigrant Rights, Judge Orders Trump Admin to Restore DACA 5.12.2020 Truthout.com
The ruling will open up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to new applicants for the first since ...
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Jamaica flight: Priti Patel criticises anti-deportation campaign 4.12.2020 BBC: Front Page
The home secretary says it was wrong to link the deportations to Jamaica with the Windrush scandal.
Under CARES Act, These Moms Should Be Home. They Remain in COVID-Filled Prisons. 3.12.2020 Truthout.com
Many prisoners pinned their hopes on the CARES Act, which should have allowed them to begin rebuilding their ...
Letters to the Editor: Arrest the ICE agents accused of assaulting African asylum seekers 2.12.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The stories told by African asylum seekers who came to the U.S. are horrifying. We must purge the racist sadists from immigration law enforcement.

Op-Ed: How to reverse Trump's immigration disasters — even without Congress 2.12.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Trump used executive action to carry out his immigration agenda, so Biden can unwind it in the same way.

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“Better Than Trump” Is Not Enough. We Need More From Biden on LGBTQ Policy. 28.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden promises a return to Obama-era policy on LGBTQ issues — but even if he follows through, that is not ...
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'Betrayed' Black asylum seekers say Trump administration is ramping up deportations by force and fraud 27.11.2020 LA Times: Nation

ICE uses physical abuse, solitary confinement and false documents to force Black and African asylum seekers onto 'death planes,' The Times has found through interviews and legal documents.

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Windrush generation: UK 'unlawfully ignored' immigration rules warnings 25.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
The treatment of people who came to the UK from the Caribbean added to historic injustices, a report says.
Editorial: As Trump nears the exit, never forget his inhumane treatment of children 20.11.2020 LA Times: Opinion

For utter base cruelty, the Trump administration's intentional inhumane treatment of migrant children stands out.

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Judge rules US can't use Covid-19 to expel migrant children 19.11.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
More than 9,000 unaccompanied children have been turned away at the US border since March.
After Trump, the Fight for Immigrant Rights Will Continue Under Biden 17.11.2020 Truthout.com
After Trump, the Fight for Immigrant Rights Will Continue Under Biden
How the sanctuary movement in the US is advocating for immigration reform 15.11.2020 BBC: Front Page
Across the US, a number of Lutheran churches have formed a sanctuary movement to support undocumented migrants - and their work has doubled due to Covid
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Some big, early shifts on immigration expected under Biden 11.11.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base.
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Number of Seized Migrant Children That Cannot Be Reunited With Parents Now 666 10.11.2020 Truthout.com
The initial undercount was attributed to the government not providing phone number contacts for 129 of the ...
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US-Mexico border: Bid to reunite migrant families 'finds 121 more separated children' 10.11.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Lawyers are trying to reunite families split apart by Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" border policy.
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Column: A new president and a more sedate — and boring — politics 8.11.2020 LA Times: Commentary

A blue-state Democrat and a red-state Republican discuss the election and the future of the country

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ICE is deporting women at Irwin amid criminal investigation into Georgia doctor 5.11.2020 L.A. Times - World News

ICE is deporting women from a Georgia detention center who have alleged medical abuse against a gynecologist, despite an ongoing criminal investigation.

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U.S. detained migrant children for far longer than previously known 30.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Newly obtained data show that the U.S. government has detained more than 25,000 migrant children for longer than 100 days over the last six years.

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Trump Ramps Up Deportations to Haiti Despite Massive Risk of COVID Spread 30.10.2020 Truthout.com
A law intended to prevent the spread of disease has been used to deport more than 200,000 immigrants this ...
Trump Isn’t Spewing Random Nonsense — He’s Consistently Authoritarian 23.10.2020 Truthout.com
Trump only makes sense when he is placed alongside the far right foreign leaders closest to ...
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