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L.A. Times: I couldn’t stand by, or be complicit in, a mean-spirited and unscrupulous campaign to undermine the everyday work of the Justice Department

By Gianfranco De Girolamo Nov 26, 2018 | 3:05 AM Immigrants awaiting deportation hearings line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles on June 19. (Amy Taxin / Associated Press) One of the proudest days of my life was Dec. 16, 2015, when I became a naturalized citizen of the  Read more→

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Pew Research Center:  U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade

By Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on 2016 government data. The decline is due almost entirely to a sharp decrease in the number of Mexicans entering the country  Read more→

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AILA: TPS Holders Impacted by Immigration Scams

by Anna Gallagher This past year, the Trump Administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six countries (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan), threatening the legal status of more than 300,000 individuals that collectively comprise 98% of all TPS program participants. In response, several lawsuits challenging the termination of TPS  Read more→

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The Hill: ICE nominee refuses to rule out future family separations

Trump’s nominee to run U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said separating families at the border could be an option for the future to deter future migrants to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The White House is currently considering a policy that would give detained parents awaiting deportation hearings an option to either remain detained  Read more→

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HuffPost: Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks

President Donald Trump plans to fire Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the coming weeks in what would be the latest major shakeup in the White House following last week’s midterm elections, according to a report Monday in The Washington Post. The president has grown frustrated with Nielsen’s action on immigration since she  Read more→

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AILA: Trump’s “action guts key due process protections for asylum seekers”

On November 9, 2018, President Trump issued a proclamation that, in combination with a rule promulgated by DHS and DOJ, bars from seeking asylum any individuals who enter the United States from Mexico between ports of entry. While affected individuals may still seek relief in the form of withholding of removal or protection under the  Read more→

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