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May, 2016

April, 2016

  • 18 April

    Supreme Court Split on Crucial Immigration Ruling

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    The Supreme Court met today for an extended debate on United States v. Texas, a decision that has the power to impact the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants and their families. The case concerns a program announced by the Obama Administration in November 2014. Called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans …

March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 27 February

    Medical Negligence At ICE Detention Centers Lead To Death And Suicide

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    In a horrifying report titled “Fatal Neglect: How ICE Ignores Death In Detention” released Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union, Detention Watch Network, and National Immigrant Justice Center, facts seem to show that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency does not meet basic standards to sustain human life at their detainment …

  • 23 February

    ICE Officer Charged with Accepting Cash Bribes and Sex from Immigrants

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    Arnaldo Echevarria, formerly a federal deportation officer with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was indicted Monday by a grand jury in New Jersey on seven counts of accepting cash bribes and sex from undocumented immigrants. Echevarria, 38, is charged with accepting upwards of $78,000 in bribe money from seven immigrants …

  • 11 February

    Los Angeles Schools Ban ICE Agents — No Raids On Campus

    mmigrant rights activists protest in front of the White House in December ahead of deportation sweeps. (Shawn Thew / EPA)

    In a unanimous vote by the school board of the Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday, immigration agents will be barred from conducting their raids on school campuses.  The vote was held after immigrant parents spoke out that they distrusted the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and were afraid to send their …

January, 2016

  • 25 January

    Russia’s Gay Population Returns To The Closet

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    New legislation introduced by Duma proposes banning homosexuals from public displays of affection. They would be fined for kissing, holding hands, or any intimate touching otherwise permitted amongst heterosexual partners. In the eyes of the bill’s authors, homosexuality is a western ideology purposefully planted in the minds of Russia’s youth …

  • 22 January

    Undocumented immigrants at risk in Flint, last to know water contained lead

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    Estimates say Flint, Michigan is home to over 1,000 undocumented immigrants who were often the last to know that the water was toxic to drink.  The immigrants have limited access to information, particularly the ones still learning English.  Without hearing the media reports, they may not have discovered that there was …

  • 19 January

    Supreme Court To Consider Reversing Executive Action On Immigration

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    The US Supreme Court announced Tuesday morning that it would consider a legal challenge to President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration reform. The initiative, introduced roughly fourteen months ago, mandates the creation of a program intended to allow as many as five million illegal immigrants who are the parents of natural-born …

  • 15 January

    US Supreme Court justices consider hearing Obama’s immigration appeal

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    As early as Friday the nation’s highest court could decide whether or not it will take up the dispute. In 2014 President Obama took an executive action after Congress failed to pass legislation to prevent millions of immigrants for deportation. The justices must decide whether to take up the administration’s …

  • 14 January

    Shame: Decorated US Veterans Deported From US

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    As the activity and rhetoric from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to increase, new details are emerging about cases of decorated veterans from immigrant families being deported due to improper status.  Serving in the military has always, since America’s founding, been a fast-track for immigrants to gain …

  • 11 January

    ICE-Free NYC coalition group rallies against deportation raids

    ICE-Free NYC rally Jan 8, 2016 (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    By the sixth day of 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had confirmed 121 deportation-raids, mostly in Texas, North Carolina and Georgia.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have been given orders by the Obama administration to forcibly remove immigrants from their homes and detain them for deportation. Rumors …

  • 11 January

    The Root: Canada Denies Refugee Status to African-American Man Who Fears US Police

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    Via The Root: “Kyle Canty will have to pack his bags and return to the United States after Canadian officials rejected his asylum application, CBC News reports. The African-American citizen entered Canada back in September. He told border officials in Vancouver that he was coming for a visit but later …

December, 2015