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This Week in Immigration Under Trump

Here are the immigration stories you might have missed this week.

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Capital & Main looks at all the top immigration stories in our new weekly rundown called “This Week in Immigration Under Trump”.

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Video: Make California Hate Again

Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.

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Video: California Leads Nation in Fatal Officer Use-of-Force Incidents

Recent reports on the use of force by California law enforcement officers reveal a rise in the number of deadly civilian encounters with police.

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Video: Questions Surround Slow Exide Lead Clean-up

California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.

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Supreme Court Enforces Muslim Ban

This week the high court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mostly Muslim countries.

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Video: This Is What ‘Zero Tolerance’ Looks Like

Scenes from a chaotic week in the Trump administration’s border crackdown.

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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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This Week in Immigration Under Trump 5/26/18

Education Secretary Betsy Devos said this week that schools can call ICE on students.

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Betsy DeVos says schools can call ICE on undocumented students.

Education Secretary Betsy Devos said this week that schools can call ICE on students.

Various groups pointed out that a 1982 Supreme Court decision guarantees education for all kids.

Immigration attorneys warn that Devos’ comments could have a chilling impact on attendance by immigrant students.

The ACLU joined the chorus of protests, saying in a statement: “Let’s be clear: Any school that reports a child to ICE would violate the Constitution.”


US says it’s not ‘legally responsible’ for 1,500 immigrant children lost.

The US lost track of 1,500 unaccompanied immigrant children.

The federal government routinely puts children in homes of sponsors.

But admits it has lost track of 1,500 of them, claiming that it is not “legally responsible.”

The revelation comes after last month’s announcement from feds that they will separate undocumented children from parents.

 

Trump’s Pick to Run Refugee Program is from known anti-immigrant hate group.

President Trump on Thursday nominated a fellow at an anti-immigrant group, known as the Center for Immigration Studies, to run federal refugee program.

Ronald Mortensen would serve as assistant secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Mortensen has written often against undocumented immigrants, referring to the “myth of the noble, law-abiding illegal alien.”

He has accused undocumented immigrants of “destroying the lives of American men, women, and children.”

Mortensen is awaiting approval by the Senate.

 

Border Patrol slightly changes account of undocumented woman’s fatal shooting.

US Customs and Border Protection changed its account on Friday about an agent’s fatal shooting of an undocumented immigrant.

Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles was was shot in the head by a Customs Border Police (CBP) agent in Rio Bravo, Texas, close to the border with Mexico.

The agency now reports that migrants “rushed” the officer. Initially it said that the migrants attacked him with “blunt objects.”

It also referred to the victim as a “member of the group.” Initially it had called him an “assailant.”

 

ICE detainee from Honduras passes away in New Mexico hospital

A transgender Honduran woman in ICE’s custody died on Friday.

An autopsy is pending about the cause of her death.

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

She was transferred to the ICU the same day, where she stayed until her death.

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Deadly Detention

Self-Portrait of a Tragedy

JeanCarlo Jimenez is one of 179 immigrants to die in U.S. custody since 2003. The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees.

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JeanCarlo Jimenez is one of 179 immigrants to die in U.S. custody since 2003. The missteps and errors of ICE and its contractors have led to concerns about the safety of immigrant detainees.

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Indefinite Detention

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the indefinite detention of immigrants, a decision that will impact thousands, from lawful permanent residents to asylum seekers and torture victims.

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This Week in Immigration Under Trump 2/24/18

Here are the biggest immigration stories this week that you might have missed.

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