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This Week In Immigration Under Trump 6/3/2018

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US immigration agents double number of workplace raids.

ICE announced that it has doubled the number of workplace raids.

ICE says it conducted 3,410 workplace raids in the past 6 months, up from 1,716 raids the same time a year ago.

The raids have created a crisis for families for families due to lost income.

“All of a sudden, everything is gone and you don’t know what’s going to happen.” – Yahel Salazar, whose husband was arrested by ICE after a slaughterhouse raid.

Agreement Between Refugee Agency and ICE Raises Concerns.

Potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children will now have their fingerprints and immigration status inspected by ICE.

The requirement comes from an April 13th agreement signed between ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The agencies claim that the information is used to provide for the safety of the children.

But critics note that it could have a chilling effect on potential sponsors, leading many children remaining in detention.

Death in detention

A transgender migrant is the fifth death in ICE’s custody in 2018.

She was admitted to a hospital on May 17th with symptoms of pneumonia, dehydration, and HIV-related complications.

She spent the last week of her life in ICU until her death on May 25.

182 people have died in ICE’s custody since 2003.

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L.A. Teachers Strike Diary: Day Five

Teacher Laura Palacios reflects on the strike during Friday’s Grand Park rally.

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L.A. Teachers Strike Diary: Day Four

Laura Palacios and other teachers take a break from the rain to have lunch, then return to the picket line.

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L.A. Teachers Strike Diary: Day Three

The rain and the strike drag on for teacher Laura Palacios, who balances family duties with picket line vigils.

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L.A. Teachers Strike Diary: Day Two

Los Angeles teacher Laura Palacios confronts the second day of a citywide strike with coffee, doughnuts and a sore throat.

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L.A. Teachers Strike Diary: Day One

Laura Palacios is a Los Angeles public school teacher married to another teacher. Today the mother of two joined 33,000 other union members in the first L.A. teachers walkout since 1989. This week Capital & Main will follow Palacios during the strike.

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Politics & Government

Video: Police Killings Rise Nationally

According to the Washington Post ‘s “Fatal Force” report, 995 people were shot dead by police officers in 2018.

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Epicenters of Refuge

Video: Who Patrols the Border Patrol?

This month U.S. Border Patrol agents met 200 peaceful, interfaith demonstrators with military-style M4 rifles and tear gas launchers.

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Central American Caravan: Militia Members Head for the Border

U.S. soldiers are not the only ones heading to the border in advance of the migrant caravan. Armed civilian militias have joined a call to deploy their members.

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The Golden State of Hate

Video: California’s Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes Are Rising

California continues to lead the nation with the largest concentration of hate groups. A recent Anti-Defamation League report claims the state experienced 268 anti-Semitic incidents in 2017.

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Labor & Economy

Video: Rising Rents Force a Choice Between Eating or Shelter

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 15 million American households experienced food insecurity at some point in 2017.

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