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    ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

    26 February, 2019

    The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. The dramatic reversal came Thursday as public pressure was mounting on ICE to halt the practice, which involves feeding detainees through nasal tubes against their will. Last […]

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    Iowa City Latino community responds to anti-immigration fliers

    26 February, 2019

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (CBS2/ FOX 28) — Some residents in Iowa City are angry over flyers encouraging people to report immigrants to law enforcement. The fliers read “keep Iowa Nice, call ICE,” and it encouraged residents in Iowa City to call the number for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Community leaders said they do not […]

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    Fox San Diego: Doctors travel to Tijuana to aid migrants (Video)

    7 February, 2019

    “These are people with incredibly hard circumstances that are seeking survival and safety,” said Dr. Mary Cheffers, who traveled to Tijuana, Mexico with the group Physicians for Human Rights. Link to Article

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    The Wrap: Party of Five reboot centers around family separation

    7 February, 2019

    Freeform has ordered a full season of the television reboot, although this time the siblings are left on their own following their parents’ deportation. The showrunners hope to put the complex reality of the U.S. immigration system front and center. Link to Article

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    USA Today: New asylum restrictions increase profits for smugglers

    7 February, 2019

    Some migrants who have been unable to request asylum at U.S. ports of entry are turning to smugglers, hoping the Border Patrol agents who catch them will be more receptive to their pleas. Link to Article

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    Austin American Statesman: Texas attorney general asks federal judge to block DACA

    7 February, 2019

    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton made the request in a motion filed on Monday. If the judge were to comply, his decision would conflict with injunctions issued by two other federal judges in New York and California. Link to Article

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    More illegal immigrants seen entering the state than ever

    5 February, 2019

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    New Developments at Southern Border: Temporary Restraining Order Bars Trump Administration From Changing Asylum Law; Trump Spars With Chief Justice; No Agreement With Mexico Yet

    3 December, 2018

    U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, of San Francisco, California, has issued a temporary restraining order blocking President Trump’s presidential proclamation and a new rule preventing certain types of asylum claims along the southern border of the United States. The order will remain in effect until a court hearing on December 19, 2018. President Trump had […]

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    Lawsuit Challenges New USCIS Policy on ‘Unlawful Presence’ for Foreign Students and Exchange Visitors

    8 November, 2018

    In a new lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, several institutions of higher education have challenged a recently announced Trump administration policy, effective August 9, 2018, changing the calculation of the number of days of “unlawful presence” for nonimmigrant foreign students from the date U.S. Citizenship and […]

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    Republicans and Democrats are more polarized on immigration than parties in the U.K. or Australia. Here’s why.

    21 August, 2018

    Of the United States, the U.K., and Australia, our recent survey suggests, U.S. public attitudes about immigration are by far the most polarized by party. Part of this has to do with Trump’s embrace of anti-immigration policies, which has prompted Democratic voters to move left on the issue. But it also reflects differences in the […]

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