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Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’

(Jan. 2, 2018) Liberals in Congress wanted to scrap the restrictive quota-based system that had governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. Conservatives feared that America’s ethnic and racial composition would be forever transformed. Read more >

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Congress heads toward showdown over 'Dreamers'

Congress is barreling toward a showdown over immigration in January. Read more >

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Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration

The Trump administration is considering a plan to separate parents from their children when families are caught entering the country illegally, according to officials who have been briefed on the plans. The forceful move is meant to discourage border crossings, but immigrant groups have denounced it as draconian and inhumane. Read more >

These immigration reforms must be part of any DACA fix, say Labrador, GOP

With a tax bill complete, Republicans in Congress are turning their attention back to immigration. Read more >

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Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect After Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and eventually dismissed disputes over the second version. Read more >

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Trump Boycotts U.N. Migration Talks

President Donald Trump has decided to boycott a global conference on migration scheduled to begin Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sending a blunt signal that the United States is no longer interested in forging a concerted response to the world’s burgeoning migration crises. Read more >

How Breitbart, Trump and Texas Politicians Spun a Tale out of a Border Patrol Agent’s Death

Republican electeds have ignored official statements and spread questionable reporting in hurry to cash in on Rogelio Martinez’s death.

On the night of November 18, two Border Patrol agents lay badly wounded at the bottom of a 14-foot deep culvert near Van Horn, Texas. Read more >

Police in Trump-supporting towns aid immigration officials in crackdown

November 27, 2017

BENSALEM, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Dozens of police departments in the United States have been granted new powers, or are seeking them, to check the immigration status of people they arrest, aiding President Donald Trump’s broad crackdown on people living in the country illegally. Read more >

“UNCONSCIONABLE”: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO EXPEL 60,000 REFUGEES IN IMMIGRATION CRACKDOWN

The Trump administration has terminated the humanitarian program that enabled nearly 60,000 Haitians to live and work in the United States following an earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, killing thousands, displacing mo Read more >

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More Trouble at T. Don Hutto: Detainee alleges sexual abuse by guard

[Nov. 17, 2017] When members of Grassroots Leader­ship met with undocumented detainee Laura Monterrosa on one of their recent routine visits to the T. Don Hutto Resi­den­tial Center in Taylor to monitor human rights abuses, she initially stayed silent about the alleged abuse she was facing. Read more >