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60 Years Ago, Racists in Congress Nearly Cost Hawaii Statehood 20.3.2019
Racism in the U.S. Congress nearly derailed Hawaii becoming the 50th state, as Sarah Miller Davenport reports.     By Sarah Miller Davenport  University of Sheffield The Conversation  Sixty years ago, Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation making Hawaii America’s 50th state.…Read more →
ICE’s investigative arm fears it might have a branding problem 19.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

They broke up an international movie piracy ring, returned the hand of an ancient mummy to Egypt and helped arrest the world’s biggest drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Homeland Security Investigations, a branch within Immigration and Customs Enforcement, focuses on combating cross-border...

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WILLIAM BLUM: Sucking Liberals into a New Cold War 19.3.2019
Out of fury against President Trump, many liberals have enlisted in the ranks of the New Cold War against Russia, seeming to have forgotten the costs to rationality and lives from the first Cold War, warned the late William Blum.…Read more →
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Is Beto O’Rourke just another pretty face? 17.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The most striking thing about the Democrats’ newest presidential candidate is that he’s so hard to pin down.

Even though Beto O’Rourke spent six years as a congressman from El Paso, he has offered few specific positions on issues. Instead, he mostly deploys sunny attitudes; he’s for unity, bipartisanship...

Trump’s move to end humanitarian program exposes Liberian UCLA student to deportation 16.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After the end of this month, Yatta Kiazolu will be eligible for deportation to a country where she never has lived.

The 28-year-old PhD candidate in history at UCLA was born in Botswana to Liberian parents. She has lived in the U.S. since she was 7 and since 2002 has maintained legal authorization...

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Jeanette Vizguerra, who took sanctuary in Denver church, sues ICE in effort to block deportation 15.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Jeanette Vizguerra, a Colorado immigration activist who garnered national attention when she spent 86 days in sanctuary at a Denver church, this week sued the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an effort to block the agency from deporting her.
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New Zealand mosque shooting: What is known about the suspects? 15.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
A man arrested in connection with the killings is described as an "extremist right-wing violent terrorist".
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Democrats confront Commerce Secretary Ross, saying he lied about census question 15.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

House Democrats accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a contentious face-off Thursday of having lied to Congress about his role in a Trump administration effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Confronted by Democrats for the first time since they won control of the House,...

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In these divided times, is civility under siege? 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Civility is about more than simple politeness. It's a line of respect in public life. It's a comfort to some and repressive to others. And a majority of Americans believe it's in a state of crisis.
Government to halt plan to end protections for immigrants from Honduras and Nepal 13.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Trump administration has agreed to temporarily halt the termination of humanitarian protections for more than 100,000 people from Honduras and Nepal, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Tuesday.

The decision comes exactly one month after the ACLU and other immigrant rights advocates...

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Five California residents arrested in cheating scheme to obtain student visas for Chinese nationals 13.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Federal authorities arrested five California residents on Tuesday, accusing them of helping Chinese nationals obtain student visas by taking their English proficiency tests for them.

Authorities allege the scheme was facilitated by 23-year-old Liu Cai, who entered the U.S. on a student visa to...

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Trump administration moves to close offices for international asylum and refugee cases 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Trump administration took another step Tuesday to cut back services to people seeking to legally enter the U.S. and focus instead on a ballooning backlog of immigration cases, announcing that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency would close all its international offices.


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New evidence of the odd political symbiosis between Trump and Newsom 11.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

They are two chief executives with a motivated political base, a seemingly unending supply of criticisms and a love of social media.

Other political stories may be more important, but few are as entertaining as the rivalry — or perhaps it’s more an odd political symbiosis — between President Trump...

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'Minnesota is my home': Liberians face deportation deadline 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Several thousand Liberians who have long lived in Minnesota could face deportation within weeks. A special residency status for native Liberians living in the U.S. is set to expire, unless President Trump extends it.
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Linda Ronstadt leads kids to intersection of arts and understanding across the border 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Rosa Armida Contreras and Rafael Vindiola stood to the side of a portable wood dance surface plopped down in the town square, the two high school students shyly eyeing each other after being invited to join members of a visiting music and dance group that had traveled nearly 1,100 miles south from...

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Leaked files show U.S. has tracked immigrant rights activists, lawyers and journalists 8.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Reports that the U.S. government kept a database on journalists, activists and immigration attorneys during an investigation into last year's migrant caravan has stirred outrage among civil rights groups, drawn concern from lawmakers and prompted more people to come forward with additional allegations...

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Trump's harsh immigration tactics aren't working. Migrant crossings are soaring 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The numbers are sobering. The federal government reported Tuesday that immigration agents apprehended 76,000 people — most of them families or unaccompanied minors — at the U.S.-Mexico border in February, twice the level of the previous year and the highest for February in 11 years. The increase...

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Ahead of court ruling, Census Bureau seeks citizenship data 7.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants.
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Judge orders Trump administration to act on young Central American refugees left in limbo 5.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the Trump administration to resume processing the applications of more than 2,700 young Central Americans and family members who were left in limbo after the government abruptly ended a program designed to help them reunite with relatives in the United...

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British-born aid worker in Syria says citizenship loss 'unfair' 4.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
The government revoked Tauqir Sharif's citizenship, saying he had links to a group aligned to al-Qaeda.
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