User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Issues :: Deportation
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Trump makes a DACA offer Democrats can and should refuse 19.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In offering a compromise of sorts to end the partial government shutdown, President Trump invited the American public to join him Saturday in an exercise of blame-shifting. People should resist the impulse to hold anyone but Donald Trump responsible for the historically long and needless shutdown...

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Trump continues push for wall money as both sides take steps to resolve shutdown 19.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

President Trump said he would make an “important statement” on border security later Saturday, and an aide suggested he might call for a compromise linking his proposed wall to protections for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally years ago as children.

The president’s statement, which is aimed...

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Immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle's shooting death wants gun conviction overturned 17.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A Mexican man whose role in the shooting death of a woman walking on a San Francisco pier touched off a fierce immigration debate is seeking to overturn his felony gun possession conviction. It was the only charge he was found guilty of after a jury acquitted him of murder.

Jose Inez Garcia Zarate...

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How Not to Build a ‘Great, Great Wall’ 16.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Trump’s promise of an insurmountable barrier between the U.S. and Mexico is an exercise in proven futility, writes Greg Grandin in this guided tour of fortification efforts over several decades.  By Greg Grandin TomDispatch The point was less to actually build…Read more →
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Matthew Whitaker Is Shaping Immigration Law Per Trump’s Agenda 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
The acting attorney general is making himself the final authority on some questions of immigration law.

The post Matthew Whitaker Is Shaping Immigration Law Per Trump’s Agenda appeared first on Truthout.

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How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”: A Timeline of Border Fortification 14.1.2019 Truthout.com
Trump’s phantasmagorical wall, whether it ever materializes or not, has become a central artifact in US politics.

The post How Not to Build a “Great, Great Wall”: A Timeline of Border Fortification appeared first on Truthout.

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‘Brave new Canadian’: Runaway Saudi woman reaches new home 13.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Tired but smiling, an 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she feared death if deported back home arrived Saturday in Canada, which had offered her asylum in a case that attracted global attention after she mounted a social media campaign.

“This is Rahaf Alqunun, a very brave new Canadian,” Foreign...

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Review: ‘And Breathe Normally’ shows universality of immigration and addiction 11.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The lives of two struggling women fatefully intersect in “And Breathe Normally,” an affecting first feature by Icelandic filmmaker Isold Uggadottir.

Having an increasingly hard time making ends meet, Lara (Kristín Thóra Haraldsdottir), the single mother of a young son (Patrik Petursson), lands...

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#SaveRahaf: How Twitter saved a Saudi woman 10.1.2019 BBC: World
When she started tweeting, the Saudi teenager had 24 followers. Today she has 126,000.
Appeals court upholds law barring immigrants in U.S. illegally from owning guns 9.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A law barring immigrants who are in the country without authorization from owning guns does not violate the 2nd Amendment, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Victor Manuel Torres, a San Jose resident who was...

Saudi teenager who accuses family of abuse seeks asylum in Canada, Australia or U.S. 9.1.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Saudi teenager who staved off deportation from Thailand after her plea for asylum went viral on social media Tuesday called for Canada to grant her sanctuary.

Authorities said the request via Twitter by 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who has said her family in Saudi Arabia is abusive, came...

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ICE Raids Make Families Afraid to Leave Their Homes 8.1.2019 Truthout.com
Raids destabilize families and communities and make people feel unsafe even in their own homes.

The post ICE Raids Make Families Afraid to Leave Their Homes appeared first on Truthout.

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Rahaf al-Qunun: UNHCR 'grateful' Saudi woman not deported 8.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
The UN's refugee agency said Ms Mohammed al-Qunun's asylum claim would take "several days" to assess.
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Judge orders Iraqi man released after long detention 8.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge ordered Monday that 35-year-old Farass Adnan Ali be released within 30 days. Ali has been in custody on immigration charges for 18 months.
Essential California: How two reporters delved deep into the Borderline shooting 5.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Jan. 5. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend:

In the deluge of news these last few months, it’s easy to forget the town of Thousand Oaks was hit by a horrific tragedy — a shooting at the Borderline Bar...

Public Health Workers Must Join the Struggle for Immigrant Justice 2.1.2019 Truthout.com
Public health professionals can take concrete actions meet the needs of immigrants and their families.

The post Public Health Workers Must Join the Struggle for Immigrant Justice appeared first on Truthout.

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Young immigrants who suffered abuse sue over changes to special protection program 2.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When Alex thinks about her childhood in Guerrero, Mexico, she remembers the abuse.

There was the time her mother threatened to burn her hands on the stove because she had cried after being hit. And the time her mother didn’t get her medical treatment after she caught her finger in a steel gate....

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In California's red counties, sheriffs decry sanctuary laws after crime spree, cop killing 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Before releasing the name of the suspect in the death of Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh, authorities released his legal status.

Standing before a battery of reporters and television cameras, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson declared: “Unlike Ron, who immigrated to this country lawfully...

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In the home of the Dream Act, young immigrants came out in force on a personal quest to flip control of the House 1.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Gabriela Cruz, who was brought to the U.S. illegally when she was 1, couldn’t vote, but in the final hours before the Nov. 6 election, she was making one last run to get people to the polls.

The sun was setting in Modesto when she found Ronald Silva, 41, smoking a cigarette on a tattered old couch...

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Family separation litigation shifts to restoring migrant rights and preventing future crisis 30.12.2018 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the year draws to a close, the massive effort to reunify migrant families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border is nearly complete, yet the landmark litigation based in San Diego is far from over.

Some 2,100 families, both in the U.S. and abroad, have been reunified over the past six months.

It...

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