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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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Immigrants seek city’s support in securing status
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Immigrants seek city’s support in securing status
City Councilor Lydia Edwards met last Friday at City Hall with immigrants whose temporary status and livelihood has been put in jeopardy by both the state and federal government.
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Separated families sue U.S. gov’t
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Separated families sue U.S. gov’t
The complaint, filed Sept. 5, is the first class action case against the government on behalf of children separated from their families by ICE. A coalition of lawyers are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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U.S. banks are now questioning customers’ citizenship
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U.S. banks are now questioning customers’ citizenship
Jessica Salazar Collins, a Bank of America customer for nearly 20 years, called the bank to ask why her debit card had been declined. Eventually, she learned that her account had been frozen, because her husband had not responded to a bank postcard inquiring about his citizenship status.
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Undercounting the 2020 Census could cost Massachusetts millions
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Undercounting the 2020 Census could cost Massachusetts millions
Federal funding for Massachusetts’s schools, health care and social services could be cut if children from immigrant and low-income families are undercounted in the 2020 census, according to a report released last week.
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Immigrant and climate activists protest state budget
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Immigrant and climate activists protest state budget
Climate and immigrant justice advocates crammed onto the steps of the State House last Thursday to protest the omission of new immigrant protections from the 2019 state budget.
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Mother reunited with son after separation
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Mother reunited with son after separation
Fleeing an abusive husband who she said had threatened her with a knife and gun, a Brazilian woman turned herself in to immigration officials after crossing into the United States without documentation in May. Although the woman, whose attorneys identified by the initials W.R., sought refugee status in the United States, federal officials immediately separated her from her 9-year-old son.
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Migrant seeking asylum sues to reunite with daughter in Mass.
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Migrant seeking asylum sues to reunite with daughter in Mass.
At an emotional press conference at the ACLU Boston offices last Wednesday, Angelica Rebeca Gonzalez-Garcia described the May encounter with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Arizona that resulted in her losing her 8-year-old daughter as they fled Guatemala in search of asylum in Massachusetts.
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