User: newstrust Topic: Immigration
Category: Immigration Type :: Green Card
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Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Civil rights groups and lawmakers are demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States.
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‘Cried with joy’: Minnesota's Liberians find elation, relief in new permanent residency law 6.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Minnesota’s Liberian community is celebrating a new federal law that opens a path for permanent residency in the U.S. Advocates say it’s a happy ending to a long, hard-fought journey. Just a year ago, many Liberians feared deportation.
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‘It’s been 25 years’: Liberians celebrate new pathway to citizenship 4.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On Saturday, Liberians in Minnesota will celebrate a new law allowing those with temporary status to be in the country permanently. One Twin Cities advocate known in the community as the “DED queen” says she hasn’t stopped dancing since President Trump signed the bill last month.
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Opinion: How a bipartisan bill in Congress could save farms like mine 25.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Senate needs to follow the House's lead and pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would help farms like mine survive.

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Maple Grove Liberian immigrant says new legal status makes for ‘best Christmas ever’ 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump is expected to sign a defense bill that includes a measure giving Liberians with Deferred Enforced Departure status a pathway to citizenship.
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Bill would grant some Liberians permanent status and path to citizenship 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Those in the Deferred Enforced Departure program would be eligible to apply for green cards if the measure passes the U.S. Senate next week. Community leaders in Minnesota are calling it a “huge moment” for Liberians.
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Letters to the Editor: Only wealthy immigrants are welcome in Trump's America 13.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Trump administration's 'public charge' rule, which has received favorable rulings in the courts, unfairly discriminates against immigrants who need help.

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Opinion: Court decisions are falling Trump's way on a bad immigration policy 10.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Just because two of three pending appeals have gone Trump's way, that doesn't mean his 'public charge' rule for immigrants is good policy.

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Fearing retaliation, some immigrants stay away from public aid 10.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Medicaid, food assistance and other federal programs can help keep struggling immigrant families afloat. Many, though, increasingly fear being punished for seeking those benefits, and being labeled a “public charge.”
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Trump Has Built a Bureaucratic Wall to Keep Out Immigrants He Says He Wants 8.12.2019 Truthout.com
The Trump administration's sweeping changes to the H-1B program has denied visas to many who have worked here for ...
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Shelley Morrison: Tributes after Will & Grace actress dies aged 83 2.12.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Shelley Morrison played Rosario, the popular maid, in the US sitcom for seven years.
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ICE blasts Colorado’s new “sanctuary law” after immigrant released from jail accused of attempted murder 28.11.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials on Wednesday blasted the newly enacted Colorado law that prevents local jails from keeping people in custody for ICE past their release dates, calling out the case of a Cuban immigrant accused of attempted murder after being released from the Arapahoe County jail in October.
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Opinion: A court stops another shameful Trump immigration policy — for now 27.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's not just the racial complexion of immigrants that the White House wants to change. Trump and his hardline advisors want to bar poor people, too.

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Proposed Asylum Fees Would Have Immigrants Paying for Red Tape 18.11.2019 Truthout.com
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Making it harder for asylum-seekers to access protection is sure to leave many in dire straits.
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ACLU of Colorado sues prison company over death at Aurora ICE detention facility 13.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado is suing The GEO Group, which runs the immigration detention facility in Aurora, on allegations of negligence leading to the wrongful death of Kamyar Samimi in 2017.
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Opinion: Trump's latest anti-immigrant move: Making it far more costly to apply for citizenship 12.11.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Trump administration's proposed rules changes are designed to deter immigrants legally in the U.S. from becoming citizens. Application fees would jump.

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Daca: Dreamers take fight with Trump to Supreme Court 12.11.2019 BBC: World
The fate of hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in the US as children hangs in the balance.
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Opinion: Proposition 187's anti-immigrant cruelty was a California tradition 7.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

It's worth remembering that an overwhelming majority voted for the infamous ballot measure 25 years ago this week.

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Border Agents Can Now Get Classified Intelligence Information 4.11.2019 Truthout.com
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Migrants and others denied U.S. entry will be unable to see the evidence against them.
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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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