Tracking Hillary Clinton’s Promises on Immigration Reform

Tracking Hillary Clinton’s Promises on Immigration Reform

Written by on July 15, 2016 in Elections with 1 Comment

By 2050, minorities will become the majority in the United States. This is the first point Hillary Clinton made while speaking before the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in Washington D.C. this week.  In a pointed speech, which she spent much of criticizing her opponent Donald Trump, Clinton discussed “ending the vicious debate […]

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What You Should Know About Mike Pence’s Harsh Policy Record on Immigrants and Refugees

What You Should Know About Mike Pence’s Harsh Policy Record on Immigrants and Refugees

Written by on July 14, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

In Mike Pence, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has found a kindred spirit in his crusade against immigrants. Trump’s get tough approach to immigration has been no secret and reports of the Republican’s official 2016 platform note that it includes support for a border wall and proposing mandatory prison sentences for deportees who return to the […]

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One Pennsylvania Town Illustrates the Difficult Immigration Debate Ahead

One Pennsylvania Town Illustrates the Difficult Immigration Debate Ahead

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Business & the Workforce, Elections with 0 Comments

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania is a manufacturing town that has seen hard economic times. After the coal mining industry disappeared, factories involved in shoemaking, dressmaking, ironwork and television manufacturing moved in. These industries tended to employ less-educated workers. However, these factories are no longer faring well, and local workers have lost their jobs. The newer industries moving […]

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Donald Trump Poised for Record Loss of Latino Voters

Donald Trump Poised for Record Loss of Latino Voters

Written by on July 12, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments

There are roughly 27.3 million eligible Latino voters in the United States (up from 19.5 million in 2008). So it should come as no surprise that, for any modern presidential candidate, winning over a sizeable share of the Latino vote is key to winning the election. That’s what George W. Bush did in 2004, when […]

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Supreme Court to Consider Whether DHS Can Subject Noncitizens to Prolonged, Mandatory Detention

Supreme Court to Consider Whether DHS Can Subject Noncitizens to Prolonged, Mandatory Detention

Last month, the Supreme Court announced that, in fall 2016, it will hear arguments in Jennings v. Rodriguez, a challenge to the prolonged detention of noncitizens in removal proceedings. At issue is whether the government can keep a noncitizen who is fighting her deportation case locked up for however long the notoriously lengthy proceedings last, […]

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Ninth Circuit Decision Should Prompt End to Family Detention

Ninth Circuit Decision Should Prompt End to Family Detention

Written by on July 8, 2016 in Detention, Due Process & the Courts with 0 Comments

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Flores Settlement (a 1997 agreement that set legal standards for the detention and release of immigrant children) applies to both unaccompanied and accompanied minors. The Court also found that neither Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) detention and release policies at existing family detention centers nor the ICE […]

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Senate Rejects Two Anti-Immigrant Bills Before It Goes out on Recess

Senate Rejects Two Anti-Immigrant Bills Before It Goes out on Recess

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Enforcement, Legislation with 0 Comments

This week, the Senate defeated cloture on motions to proceed—a motion to begin debate—on two “Sanctuary City” bills sponsored by Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Both bills take an enforcement-only approach to immigration reform and fail to address the nation’s outdated immigration laws or the need to enact comprehensive reforms. Senator […]

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DHS and Immigration Courts Sued Over One-Year Asylum Deadline

DHS and Immigration Courts Sued Over One-Year Asylum Deadline

Written by on July 6, 2016 in Asylum, Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

Immigration law imposes a one-year deadline, beginning upon arrival in the United States, within which an asylum seeker must apply for asylum. With very limited exceptions, an individual who misses this deadline becomes ineligible for asylum. Even though the clock is ticking for these asylum seekers, DHS agents and officers do not notify them of […]

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Government Reverses Policy on Using Border Agents as Translators

Government Reverses Policy on Using Border Agents as Translators

Written by on July 5, 2016 in Border Enforcement with 0 Comments

In December 2012, then acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) David Aguilar had announced a policy restricting his agencies’ officers and agents from acting as interpreters for state or local law enforcement agencies—which had become a common practice along the northern and southern borders. However, just last month, current CBP Commissioner, Gil Kerlikowske reversed […]

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50 Welcoming Communities Honored at the White House

50 Welcoming Communities Honored at the White House

Written by on July 1, 2016 in Integration with 0 Comments

More than 50 U.S. cities and counties were honored at the White House on Thursday, for their work in creating inclusive and welcoming communities that engage in local immigrant integration efforts. The localities honored are part of the Building Welcoming Communities Campaign—a partnership among The White House Task Force on New Americans, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration […]

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