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Activists protest against detention centers
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Activists protest against detention centers
More than 1,000 protestors marched last Tuesday from the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston to the South Bay House of Correction in a demonstration against the United States government’s detention of immigrants in facilities at the U.S. border with Mexico and across the country.
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DACA changes hit local residents hard
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DACA changes hit local residents hard
Immigration restrictions put in place by the U.S. federal government have had negative effects on immigrant communities throughout the country, and those in Massachusetts are no exception.
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Immigration driving population growth in Greater Boston area
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Immigration driving population growth in Greater Boston area
Immigration and the rising cost of housing have driven dramatic changes in the Greater Boston area since 1990, according to a report released by The Boston Foundation last week.
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Local electeds urge support for immigration fix
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Local electeds urge support for immigration fix
At a rally on City Hall Plaza Monday afternoon, elected officials and immigrants voiced their support for immigrants living in the U.S. under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure.
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Council to probe ICE, Boston police
City Councilor Josh Zakim has called for a hearing on the Boston Police Department’s involvement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement following the 2017 arrest by ICE of an immigrant worker in Boston.
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ACLU seeks information on Boston Police Department’s ICE task force
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ACLU seeks information on Boston Police Department’s ICE task force
A 2017 arrest has prompted the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts to look into the Boston Police Department to determine the extent to which officers are working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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ICE detainees mount hunger strike at South Bay
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ICE detainees mount hunger strike at South Bay
Protesting what they say is a pattern of abuse and inhumane conditions at the Suffolk County House of Corrections, over 50 ICE detainees participated in a hunger strike beginning last Friday and lasting several days before it was stopped by corrections officers.
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Activists renew push for immigrant protection law
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Activists renew push for immigrant protection law
After the Safe Communities Act died in the last legislative session, several progressive candidates made the immigration reform legislation a plank in their platforms as they sought seats in last year’s Democratic primaries.
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
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Pressley solicits input on immigration
Ayanna Pressley, Congresswoman-elect for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District, held an equity agenda forum in East Boston on Dec. 15 with a focus on immigration.
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Telling the Undocumented Stories
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Telling the Undocumented Stories
Most actors risk emotional exposure when they get on stage. When Alex Alpharaoh performs “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” he risks his life in the United States.
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Anti-ICE protest calls out DCF in separation case
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Anti-ICE protest calls out DCF in separation case
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 had begun like any other school day for Siham Byah, a Moroccan-born single mother and asylum seeker. That was until she left her home in Nahant to attend her annual appointment at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Burlington, where she was unexpectedly detained for almost two months before being transferred to a jail in Virginia and deported to Morocco.
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California school district hit for sharing student info with ICE
A small school district in affluent Marin County, California, serving about 2,000 youngsters in the bucolic West Marin towns of Fairfax and San Anselmo, has contracted with Thomson Reuters, — a firm linked to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to check on the residential status of its students.
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