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The Iceboxes at the Border

Migrants, immigration activists, and even — allegedly — U.S. Read more >

New executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries applying for visas

President Trump is preparing to sign a new executive order Monday that White House officials hope can withstand legal scrutiny that will ban travelers from six majority-Muslim nations seeking new visas from entering the United States for 90 days, according to a fact sheet the administration sent to Congress. Read more >

Pope Francis implores Congress to accept immigrants as their own

Pope Francis, a son of immigrants making history’s first papal address to the U.S. Congress, implored America’s leaders on Thursday to accept immigrants as their own children, putting aside political differences to embrace those who “travel north in search of a better life.” Read more >

House passes bill to crack down on 'sanctuary cities'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Thursday cracking down on "sanctuary cities" that shield residents from federal immigration authorities. Angry Democrats accused Republicans of aligning themselves with Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant views, and the White House threatened a veto. Read more >

Women’s Groups Rally for Immigration Reform

September 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — More than 100 women were arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday after they blocked a busy intersection to press the House of Representatives to move on immigration legislation in a protest that rallied national women’s groups to the cause. Read more >

AP NewsBreak: Grand jury probes border death

SAN DIEGO — A federal grand jury is investigating the death of an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was shot by U.S. border authorities with a stun gun, a move that suggests the government is considering criminal charges after more than two years of silence on the politically charged case.
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New Obama policy will spare some from deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies. Read more >

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A Start on the Dream

President Obama has been an overachiever on immigration enforcement, far outpacing his predecessor, George W. Bush, in swiftly racking up a million deportations. But on the other crucial part of reform — getting undocumented immigrants right with the law — Mr. Obama talks a lot but has done far too little. Read more >

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Forks complaint about Border Patrol prompts Forest Service to distance itself

SEATTLE — A complaint from a Forks woman has changed the national policy of the U.S. Forest Service in its use of Border Patrol agents for translation services.

A Latino woman from Forks who accompanied Benjamin Roldan Salinas of Forks on May 14, 2011, before his fatal flight from a Border Patrol agent has played a pivotal role in a federal decision on translation-assistance practices such as those that the U.S. Forest Service had requested from the Border Patrol before Roldan Salinas died.
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