Saturday, June 24, 2017

Arizona Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers with DACA

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling that allowed young DACA immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. In 2015, a judge ruled that DACA recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualified for state benefits. “I’m so close to the finish line, I waited […]

Trump Considering Reversing Obama-Era Policies on Cuba

According to NBC sources, President Trump is considering rolling back Obama’s executive orders regarding liberalized trade and travel with Cuba. Although the president is unlikely to break diplomatic relations or close the U.S. embassy in Havana, there is also strong Republican support in the Senate for continuing Obama-era policies. Fifty-four Republican senators support lifting the […]

Mexican Businessman Announces Creation of ‘Trump’ Toilet Paper

A Mexican businessman announced he is introducing “Trump” toilet paper in response to how bothered he is by President Trump’s remarks about his country. Antonio Battaglia, a corporate lawyer, has signed a contract for an initial small fun worth about $21,400, enough toilet paper to fill two cargo trucks, and hopes to create enough demand […]

National Decline in Latinos Reporting Crime in Post-Trump Era

According to The Cato Institute, effective policing is a two-sided process that requires victims to contact the police and place their trust in the hands of law enforcement. The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has prompted a decrease in Latino crime reporting across the country. According to the “Peelian Principles” of effective policing, written in London […]

Trump Administration Softens Up On Its Threat Against ‘Sanctuary Cities’

In the war against the ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties that have refused to comply with the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement tactics, the administration has settled on a very narrow interpretation of what it means to be a “sanctuary city.” In limiting the potential consequences for state and local governments, ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions will now lose […]

Report Finds Anti-Terror Tool Being Used to Find Undocumented Immigrants

On Thursday, The Detroit News reported that federal investigators are using a device designed for counterterrorism to find the location of undocumented immigrants. The device, known as Hailstorm or Stingray, simulates a cell tower and fools nearby phones into providing location data, and can also interrupt cellular service in the targeted area. “ICE officers and […]

Report Finds 150% Spike in Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Without Criminal Records

In a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued report released Wednesday, the Trump administration’s push to remove all undocumented immigrants has resulted in a 40 percent increase in immigration arrests, particularly among those with no criminal record. Since the presidential executive order, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have arrested more than 41,000 immigrants […]

LA School Board Votes to Ban Immigration Officers from Campus

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles school board voted unanimously to protect families from immigration raids by prohibiting immigration officers from entering a campus without superintendent authorization. Under this protection, the superintendent will also have to consult with local lawyers before giving immigration officers clearance. “L.A. Unified is basically saying fear stops at [our] door,” said […]

Immigrant Who Took Sanctuary at a Church for 86 Days Granted Stay of Removal

After 86 days of living and taking sanctuary in a Colorado church, Jeanette Vizguerra was finally granted a stay of removal on Thursday of last week. Vizguerra left the church Friday with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) granted stay, allowing her to remain in the country until March 15, 2019. “This is a […]

What You Need to Know About the Texas SB4 Immigration Enforcement Law

Texas passed a law known to many as a ban on “sanctuary” cities, but the law does far more than just that. While supporters of the law say it is designed to boost public safety by enforcing laws already in place, critics say the law puts immigrants and U.S. citizens in the cross hairs of […]