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Human smuggling is a deadly problem — and hardline immigration policies will make it worse

Sunday’s discovery that between 30 and 40 people had been smuggled across the border in the back of a tractor-trailer — and the subsequent reports that 10 of those people  Read more >

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Her miscarriage in ICE detention raises questions about care

She wears a yellow uniform, loose, with a sweatshirt underneath. Her long hair, braided in tight cornrows near her temples. Her handshake, timid. Read more >

Haitian advocates start 180-day countdown urging Trump administration to extend TPS

A 10-year-old girl from Miami who could be deported from the U.S. if Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, isn’t extended for Haitians joined a campaign Monday to raise awareness of the issue. Read more >

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Human Trafficking or Human Smuggling? Why the Two Crimes Aren’t Interchangeable

Under the scalding sun, dozens were crowded into the back of an 18-wheeler until a stop at a Texas Walmart on Sunday  Read more >

A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out

In March, two months after President Trump took office, I received a text message from a veteran agent at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice). Read more >

Massachusetts top court: State can't comply with immigration detainers

Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday. Read more >

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Part 2: Haitian Immigrant & Father of Four Faces Deportation Despite Lack of Fair Hearing in Court

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. Read more >

Lawmakers Just Introduced a Dream Act Bill. What Does It Mean for You?

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced(1) a bipartisan bill called the Dream Act of 2017. Read more >

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Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban enforcement, but says it must allow broader exemptions for relatives

The Supreme Court on Wednesday once again compromised on President Trump’s travel ban, saying the government may enforce tightened restrictions on refugees for now but also must allow into the country more travelers from six mostly Muslim countries who have family members already here. Read more >

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Jail Where Sandra Bland Died Now Authorized to Detain Undocumented Immigrants

The Texas jail where Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell two years ago has quietly been enlisted by federal authorities in recent months to help target undocumented immigrants for deportatio Read more >