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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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Opinion
Here’s what I saw at the border
On Sunday, June 24, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what's really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. The crisis at our border isn’t over.
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Thousands of protesters rally against family separation
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Thousands of protesters rally against family separation
Thousands of demonstrators marched from City Hall plaza to the Boston Common last Saturday to protest the separation of immigrant families and the treatment of asylum seekers at the Mexican border. The march was part of a national movement, with around 750 marches taking place across the country that same day.
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Protesters denounce Trump admin. family separation policy
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Protesters denounce Trump admin. family separation policy
Last Thursday, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the State House to protest the separation of children from their parents at the United States-Mexico Border.
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Report: gang label fast tracks teens for deportation
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Report: gang label fast tracks teens for deportation
Immigrant teens are being detained and deported based on unsupported claims of gang membership, according to a report released last week by a national immigrant advocacy group. Claims of gang membership, whether they're made by police, school officials or the immigration officials themselves, are often based on hearsay, but can carry serious consequences for teens, many of whom lack legal representation as they face deportation proceedings.
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