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THESE WALL STREET COMPANIES ARE READY TO CASH IN ON TRUMP’S BORDER WALL

MUCH OF THE discussion on President Donald Trump’s border wall has focused on its cost and impracticality, as well as the anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric it embo Read more >

Class-action suit claims Border Patrol violates immigrants' civil rights

During a six-month period in 2013, people detained by the Border Patrol near Tucson were regularly held more than 24 hours in temporary facilities, breaking the agency's own policies and subjecting immigrants to freezing, overcrowded cells without access to food, water, medical care and legal council, according to a new federal class-action lawsuit. Read more >

Activists say Obama aide Cecilia Munoz has ‘turned her back’ on fellow Hispanics

(Nov. 9, 2011) The highest-ranking Hispanic official in the Obama White House is being targeted as a traitor by fellow Latinos in a highly personal, ethnic-based campaign against the president’s deportation policies. Read more >

Border Wall Could Cost 3 Times Estimates, Senate Democrats’ Report Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s plans to build a border wall could cost more than three times as much as initial estimates, Senate Democrats said in a report released on Tuesday, adding that the administration has yet to provide C Read more >

Feinstein Under Fire From Immigration Advocates

For immigration advocates rushing to beat back congressional momentum to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” their chief worry isn’t the Republicans who control Capitol Hill.

It’s Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Read more >

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TSA investigates allegations that screeners at Honolulu airport targeted Mexican travelers

NNIRR joins in call for audit of TSA practices in light of racial profiling cases

NNIRR joined dozens of organizations, rallied by The Sikh Coalition, in calling on the Department of Homeland Security to "promptly undertake a comprehensive publicly-reported audit of the civil rights impact of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening policies on racial and religious minority."

Read the letter here. Read more >

National labor leaders vow strategy to overturn Alabama immigration law

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- National labor leaders visiting Birmingham on Wednesday heard emotional stories and passionate pleas for help in fighting Alabama's new immigration law during a day of meetings with activists, Hispanic workers, sympathetic business owners and frightened mothers and fathers. Read more >

Obama: Kids Stuck in Foster Care Due to Deportation a “Real Problem”

In a briefing with Latino journalists last week, President Obama directly acknowledged that his administration’s immigration enforcement practices break up families and exclude parents from decisions about the custody of their children. His comments affirmed the central findings of a yearlong investigation by the Applied Research Center, which publishes Colorlines.com, released earlier this month. Read more >

Alabama Immigration Law Sparks Department Of Justice Investigation Into School Enrollment

The U.S. Department of Justice is further pressuring Alabama schools to abide by federal mandates that states cannot deny children equal access to public education based on immigration status. Read more >

Transfer programs push deportations to record high

Deportations along the California-Mexico border rose sharply during the past fiscal year mainly because of U.S. efforts to disrupt smuggling routes and discourage migrants who keep making illegal crossings, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

During the 12-month period that ended Sept. 30, the agency reported 33,006 removals in the region — an increase of more than 82 percent over the previous year. The latest figure is a record high for the California-Mexico region. Read more >