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Immigration: Once a Beacon of Hope, Now a Diminishing Light

By Emanuel Cleaver II As a member of the United States House of Representatives, I have always attempted to refrain from the use of biblical scriptures. However, with the attorney general’s questionable use of scripture to rescind asylum protection for immigrant victims of domestic and gang related violence, I would like to shed some light on some of my Christological …

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Abused latino teens inside detention center

Attorney planning to represent them in court By Tere Siqueira Lawyer Hannah M. Lieberman plans to press forward with a federal civil rights lawsuit that has emerged after claims of severe abuse against three immigrant teens inside the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in Virginia. “These kids show a remarkable consistency in their stories, and they have no connection to one …

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Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: TPS: Last Registration, Next Steps

The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is quickly becoming history. The USCIS announced that Honduras is the latest country to be out of the program. It is time to take action to prepare for the future. Hondurans should register one last time before August 5, 2018. If you registered six months ago and have a card that expires on July …

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Confrontation in KCMO indicates horrors of everyday reality

Commentary by Eulogio JP Something happened on June 26 in Kansas City, Mo., that might seem like something out of a horror movie. But it wasn’t. It was another indicator of the horrors of everyday American reality. Two Kansas City immigration attorneys were reportedly assaulted by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent so aggressively that one lawyer’s foot was …

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Our Sons and Daughters / NUESTROS NIÑOS

Por Xanath Caraza Our Sons and Daughters   If it is one, ten thousand or fifteen hundred who are lost, the pain is the same, the indignation even greater.   There are no lullabies to murmur at night, the beds are vacant.   No one to bundle up on cold afternoons, the houses are incomplete. There is no fire in …

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Trump calls for deportations

By Chara President Trump recently tweeted that immigrants who enter the United States illegally should be deported without their cases being heard in court. “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” Trump tweeted. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, … (send) them back from where they came. Our system …

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This isn’t what America is about

Commentary by Eulogio JP Since Donald Trump became America’s president, there has been a daily barrage of disgusting videos, horrific pictures and scary audio files of people attacking others based on race and/or nationality. It seems impossible to check my Facebook page without learning about another disgusting racial bully. However, an attack I learned about on Monday (June 11) was …

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Hablando con la abogada Jessica Piedra: U-visa can help your family immigration case

Many things about U visas are frustrating, but there is some good news. The courts have confirmed that a U visa approval counts as an “admission” or legal entry into the United States. That may help you obtain permanent residency faster if you have a family member to sponsor you. The U visa path is a long one. Right now, …

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Hernandez becomes ICE’s sixth immigrant fatality in eight months

By Eulogio JP A sixth immigrant has died while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody since October 2017. Roxana Hernandez, a 33-year-old Honduran transgendered woman who traveled recently to the United States in a migrant caravan, died on May 25 at an Albuquerque, N.M., hospital. She died from what appeared to be cardiac arrest, according to a statement …

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Changes in the Courts – Act now!

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that immigration courts do not have the authority to “administratively close” deportation cases. This changes the policy of many years. It is more important than ever to move quickly to complete your immigration case. Previously, immigration judges could “administratively close” or pause a deportation case for many reasons. The most common reason was …

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