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The war on immigration: Now it’s the asylum applicants’ turn

Commentary by Eulogio JP As soon as the dust settles, the Trump administration picks it up and flings it in the air again by furthering its war against immigrants. This time, the White House is going after one of the most vulnerable groups in America: asylum applicants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration are on a quest …

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Immigrants detained no longer have the right to a periodic hearing

Commentary Eulogio JP In 2015, a court ruled that detained immigrants awaiting deportation must have a hearing every six months, regardless of their immigration status. On Feb. 27, the U.S. Court overturned that ruling. The 5-3 verdict ruled that immigrants held in long-term detention don’t have the right to request a periodic hearing to argue their release and can be …

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Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: What’s up with the U visa?

The U visa is for immigrants who have been victims of a violent crime and helped with the investigation. It is a good option as it provides forgiveness for many immigration and criminal problems. Recently, it has slowed way down, causing applicants to wonder what is up with the U visa? It was in 2014, when more people started applying, …

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Bill seeks to revoke citizenship of immigrants connected to gangs

By Chara U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin has submitted a bill that looks to revoke the citizenship of naturalized U.S. citizens if they’re involved in gang activity. The bill is called the Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2018. Under the bill, immigrants who don’t show good moral character won’t be able to apply for citizenship. If they’re already …

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Around The Globe: 02.22.18

Here are some of the recent stories that have made national and international headlines: *Federal, state lawmakers discussing stricter gun-control laws: As multiple news agencies have reported, the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a Miami area high school has sparked the Florida Legislature to consider legislation that would change the state’s gun laws. According to a story initially published on …

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Immigration deal not progressing

By Chara On Feb 15., several media outlets reported that U.S. senators couldn’t agree to advance on a bipartisan immigration deal focused on helping Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program students. The bipartisan deal was sponsored by seven Democrats, eight Republicans and one independent senator. According to The New York Times, the bill would allocate $25 million for border security, …

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Trump administration accused of twisting immigration data

By Tere Siqueira The Trump administration claims to have evidence of a connection between immigration and terrorism – a claim that Democrats, civil liberty groups and media outlets are challenging. On Jan. 15, the administration released an 11-page report stating that most of those people convicted of international terrorism charges over the past 15 years in the United States were …

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Area professor detained by ICE

By Eulogio JP Jan. 24 started as a normal Wednesday morning for college professor Syed Ahmed Jamal. He woke up his kids and was ready to take his daughter to school. Then, an official from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stopped him outside his Lawrence, Kan., home. He was taken from his property in handcuffs. As The Kansas City …

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Don’t wait – Financial Help for Immigration Cases Is Available!

Hello again, my friends! In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to get started on your immigration process. I often see families that have delayed for years, because they could not come up with the large amount of money needed to start their case at most law firms. The time is now to take advantage of programs …

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Motel 6 sued for sharing Latino-sounding names to ICE

On Jan. 3, the attorney general of Washington state filed a lawsuit against Motel 6, accusing the motel chain of illegally giving information about thousands of guests with Latino-sounding names to federal law enforcement. The lawsuit claims that, in cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Motel 6 staff members violated state and federal consumer-protection and anti-discrimination laws. According …

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