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Armed vigilantes apprehend hundreds of asylum seekers near Mexican border

[April 18, 2019] Members of a heavily-armed group of vigilantes calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots intercepted and apprehended hundreds of asylum seekers this week, despite having no authority to do so. Read more >

Why HUD Wants to Restrict Assistance for Immigrants

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it. Read more >

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House Democrats introduce bill to offer 2.5 million immigrants chance at permanent status

House Democrats are teeing up their next major piece of legislation: an immigration bill that would allow as many as 2.5 million people to apply for legal status and put them on a path that could ultimately lead to US citizenship. Read more >

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‘You Have to Pay With Your Body’: The Hidden Nightmare of Sexual Violence on the Border

MCALLEN, Tex. — It was dark in the stash house where they kept her, the windows covered so no one could see inside. Read more >

Temporary protections extended for some immigrants as lawsuit continues

The Department of Homeland Security said Thursday that temporary protections for immigrants originally from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will continue to next year. Read more >

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Democrats to reintroduce Dream Act on March 12 with TPS and DED protections

House Democrats on March 12 will reintroduce the Dream Act with new language providing protections for Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients.  Read more >

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Jared Kushner privately working on reshaping legal immigration

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Oppose Immigration Enforcement Increases in the Budget Deal; Trump Continues to Threaten Calling for a National Emergency

As expected, within the 1,000+ page appropriations deal are troubling increases for immigration enforcement, including $7.6 billion for ICE ($512 million over FY2018) and $14.9 billion for CBP ($942 million over FY2018). $1.375 billion is allocated towards border barriers, mainly defined as levees and pedestrian barriers in the Rio Grande Valley. ICE detention beds would increase by almost 5,000 beds to 45,274 for the average d Read more >

Urgent sign-on: Oppose Border Wall Building, Enforcement & Detention Increases in the Proposed Budget Deal

We are waiting to see the final text of the "legislative deal" hammered out among congressional conferees, but information that has been shared and reported in the media includes $1.375 billion for new wall construction (about 55 miles), and an increase in the number of detention beds to over 45,000 (not a decrease as has been described by some.  Read more >