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Nearly 7-in-10 Americans See Unaccompanied Children at Border as Refugees, Not Illegal Immigrants

Approximately seven-in-ten Americans see the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors arriving in the United States from Central America as refugees, not illegal immigrants, and support a policy that offers shelter and support while their cases are being reviewed instead of immediate deportation, a new survey finds. Read more >

Granger Releases Border Crisis Working Group Recommendations

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12), Chairwoman of the House Working Group to address the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border, issued the following statement announcing the group’s recommendations and solutions. Read more >

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Immigrant Rights Leaders Urge San Diegans to Respond with Values to Humanitarian Crisis

 The leadership of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC), a coalition of nearly 20 community, faith, labor, and legal organizations released the following statement in response the current humanitarian crisis migrant families are facing in Southern California.

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Immigrant Rights Coalition welcomes Alameda County Sheriff Ahern’s decision to end his office’s unconstitutional and unjust compliance with ICE immigration holds

OAKLAND, CA —  Today, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern announced that he would completely stop holding people in jail for extra time under unconstitutional and unjust immigration " Read more >

In Response to Disbanding of NYPD “Demographics Unit”, Communities Acknowledge Symbolic Step, but Await Real Change

The Demographics Unit mapped every aspect of the lives of NYC Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities, but questions about the actual practices still remain Read more >

U.S. Government violates rights of Lipan Apache Peoples at the U.S.-Mexico Border

AUSTIN, Texas – The Human Rights Clinic at The University of Texas School of Law have announced that the Ndé Peoples (‘Lipan Apache’; Lipan Apache Band of Texas), indigenous peoples living and from the border area, have had their rights systematically violated by the United States government. The Clinic reports that U.S. Read more >

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Migrant Killed by Border Patrol in San Diego

Agent fails to use non-lethal force in alleged rock throwing incident Read more >

Migrant Rights Advocates Converge in New York During UN Session

Migrant Rights Advocates Converge in New York to Urge UN to Support Human Rights for Migrants, End Global Criminalization Programs  Read more >

Senate Immigration Bill Dashes Hopes for Fair, Just Reform

'Border surge' approval further threatens border communities, migrant safety and well-being Read more >

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Day Four Recap: More Than 165 Amendments Considered To Immigration Bill

May 21, 2013

From The Senate Judiciary Committee Majority Staff
S. 744: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act
Day Four Recap: More Than 165 Amendments Considered to Immigration Bill
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