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Former immigration detainees challenge labor practices

A group of former detainees says the system borders on modern-day slavery. They are challenging it in federal court and have won the right to sue the Denver-area detention center’s operator on behalf of an estimated 60,000 people held there over a decade. Read more >

Federal prosecutors inaugurate ‘express’ deportations

Until recently, foreign nationals convicted of a crime in federal court were told that immigration authorities would put them in deportation proceedings upon completion of their prison terms.

Not anymore. Read more >

Border Patrol arrests 4 Mexicans at humanitarian-aid group's Arivaca camp

Border Patrol agents served a warrant and arrested four people at a No More Deaths camp in Arivaca, Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday night. The four are Mexican nationals arrested for immigration violations, the agency said. Read more >

NYC Pension Funds Made a $48 Million Statement About Private Prisons

In the final divestment announcement last week, the comptroller’s office cited reputational risks (poor conditions, high rates of violence, improper staffing levels, inmate abuse and other human rights concerns), legal risks (lawsuits stemming from human rights abuses can lead to high payouts, making private prison companies less profitable) Read more >

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Trump gets another travel ban defeat — and the clock is ticking

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Hawaii judge’s ruling barring Donald Trump’s travel ban — which would prevent all entries from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days, and nearly all refugee admissions for 120 days — from going into effect on Monday. Read more >

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The Supreme Court just made our ugly, messed up immigration law even uglier

The holding of Morales-Santana is that a federal citizenship law that gives preferential treatment to the children of unwed U.S. Read more >

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House passes bill to allow some border and customs job applicants to skip polygraph test

JUNE 7 – The House voted 282 to 137 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to waive a mandatory lie-detector test for applicants from law enforcement or the military, raising alarms that the move will weaken standards at the agency. Read more >

Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall Is More Than a Troll

On Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump shared a new idea with congressional Republicans: Read more >

Fear of Deportation Drives People Off Food Stamps in US

NEW YORK (AP) — A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federa Read more >

Feds fight demand for Trump campaign draft of travel ban

The Justice Department is fighting a legal attempt to force disclosure of a campaign document that may have served as the basis for President Donald Trump's travel ban executive orders. Read more >

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