Advocates say the new approach could help transform the country’s immigration system.
DHS’ newly proposed residential centers will be able to detain immigrant families indefinitely.
The nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute says nearly 300,000 undocumented immigrants could be quickly deported under a new rule.
Orlando Zepeda and Evelyn Hernandez are immigrant activists. Neither has a backup plan in case TPS isn’t renewed next year, other than “to keep fighting until we have permanent residency.”
Capital & Main looks back at the year through 10 stories.
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“Self-sufficiency has been a basic principle of United States immigration law since this country’s earliest immigration statutes,” DHS tells would-be citizens. Then it lists the ways a proposed agency rule could devastate the health care of 5.5 million of them.
According to its critics, what the Los Angeles Police Department advertised as a community engagement tool turned out to be a surveillance program of local Muslims.
The Wiesenthal Center called on “our leaders to solve the humanitarian crisis at hand” — without naming Donald Trump or Jeff Sessions.
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Before Stephen Miller, who is said to be an architect of Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy, began espousing far-right views as a teenager, his family belonged to Santa Monica’s progressive Temple Beth Shir Shalom.
The death of an undocumented laborer raises questions about detention translation protocols for non-English speakers, delays in providing needed care and inadequate medical staffing.