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With so much going on surrounding the issue of immigration, and immigrant and refugee rights in the U.S. and all of the possible changes that are expected to come at the national and local levels, we want to tell you about an effort that plans to offer ...
The city is hosting a series of forums to help educate immigrant communities and provide access to information and resources.

Protesters rallied Thursday night around an immigrant family detained by the Border Patrol in upstate New York, reports CBS Rochester station WROC-TV.
"We were interested in providing an opportunity for our students to learn about immigration and some of the important issues about the national conversation about immigrants in the U.S.," said Erin Hoffman, director of the college's Office of ...
ALBANY - The nation's first public-private immigrant legal defense initiative was launched in New York on Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.

"By creating art and telling stories, we can show people that we are not 'the other,' we are humans," founder Wei-En Tan, who is an immigrant from Singapore living in the U.S., told The Huffington Post. "If I can change one person's mind about all ...
Scott says one reason for the new program is that many immigrants may not even realize they're being victimized. "What might be perfectly acceptable behavior in another country and in another culture is breaking the law here.
Property crimes also decreased faster in cities with larger immigrant populations than in cities with smaller immigrant populations. Researchers have suggested that immigrants help lower the crime rate in their communities because of their strong ...
For Asian immigrants landing in San Francisco, Angel Island was the first stop. Opened in 1910 specifically to enforce a populist ban on most Asian immigration, the island's immigration station, until 1940, processed and detained over 500,000 new arrivals.
Scout Stradley, 5, of Rockport, waves an American flag as she watches her mom, Sarah Harvey, originally from England, be sworn in as an American citizen Friday morning at the Federal Building.
Chaput also stressed that the U.S. Catholic bishops immigrants Campaign supports immigrant reforms while is advocating for those already here to be able to remain while they work toward getting documented.
Ten years later, President Trump's promise of a crackdown on illegal immigration has congregations across the state and country again mobilizing to shield immigrants from deportation. In a deep blue state where many oppose Trump's rhetoric on ...
Parents, protesters and activists have descended on schools in Montgomery Country, Maryland, where a 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped last week by two classmates, at least one of whom was an undocumented immigrant. The incident even grabbed the ...

Sister Rita Specht, a volunteer with the Interfaith Committee for Detained immigrants, speaks about the group's work at McHenry County Jail in northwest ...
It's where undocumented immigrants wait for a chance to tell their story to a pro-bono lawyer. They sit in hard plastic chairs, clutch official documents and stare at posters that explain how to act if the police pull them over.
At its core, "extreme vetting" means systematically assessing each potential immigrant's risk of committing an act of violence in the United States.
Tennessee law requires undocumented immigrants to pay substantially more than their peers to attend state colleges, but an effort to change that scored a big win - and support from Gov.
People relax along Chicago's Riverwalk downtown during unseasonable warmth on Feb. 21, 2017. A new report from the Urban Institute says Illinois is poised to outstrip other Midwestern Great Lakes states in population growth because of its younger, more ...
The future occupations of U.S. immigrant children are influenced by how similar their native language is to English, finds a new study by scholars at Duke University and the U.S.
There are around 33,000 people living in Nashville without a legal status, according to the Tennessee Immigrant and refugee rights Coalition.
Latino groups and advocates are asking the Pontiac City Council to pass a resolution Thursday expressing support for immigrants amid complaints that law enforcement are increasingly targeting Latino areas of the city for arrests and deportations. The ...
Parents and community members in a D.C. suburb are struggling to come to terms with reports that a 14-year-old female student was allegedly raped in a boys' bathroom during school hours by two male students who immigrated to this country illegally.
In 1921, an ad in The Seattle Times touted a brand new candy called "Aplets," a new confection made "from the finest Washington apples and honey and walnuts.
Two teen sisters from Guatemala say they were sexually assaulted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer after crossing the border from Mexico into Texas, according to claims filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.
Whether it's on cable news, around water coolers or on the stage of major political events, myths about immigrants - particularly those here without legal status - are traded like baseball cards.
"We need this information to sink in, to become a part of their conscience, so immigrants understand their rights and don't give them away.
Immigrant parents must decide where their child will go and with whom in case they are arrested by federal immigration authorities.
Vargas-Lopez was released on bond in March 2014, three days after his then-10-year-old daughter, U.S.-born Jersey Vargas, made a plea to the pope as part of a delegation delivering letters to the pontiff from children of illegal immigrants. As reported ...
U.S. border agents detain an undocumented immigrant caught near the U.S.-Mexico border on March 13, 2017 in Roma, Texas. The Border Patrol has reported that illegal crossings from Mexico have dropped some 40 percent along the southwest border ...
Los Angeles - Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday expanded protections for immigrants who are in the country illegally, emphasizing the city's refusal to help enforce the Trump administration's immigration crackdown.
As he translated for his Spanish-speaking parents, he learned early on what it means to live as an undocumented immigrant. "There's no way to become documented just by the stroke of a pen," says Reyna, 25, who now lives in Oakland, California.
"When an immigrant is told to go back to your country and is beaten, it's not just that person that feels the pain and feels the anxiety, it's the entire immigrant population," Miyake said. "The insidious thing about hate crimes is the fear that it ...
Business leaders in the region's immigrant communities say President Trump's tougher line on immigration is having a chilling effect on businesses and the broader economy.
A federal judge shot down the Collier County school District's attempt to toss out a lawsuit that alleges discrimination against hundreds of immigrant students. Fort Myers Middle District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell said in her Friday ruling that 370 ...
Sun and Samuel Tran, two employees of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, will use the grant to implement entrepreneurship programming for immigrant youth. They aim to build bridges between youth and parents, between immigrants and law ...
The discussion inside Malibu City Hall over whether to become a sanctuary city last week bore the usual hallmarks of the heated national debate over illegal ...
Southwest Detroit is a popular destination for Hispanic immigrants, many of whom have ties to Latin American countries where cockfighting is popular.
Encinitas, Calif. -- The massive protests that have swept the nation in response to President Trump's executive orders have encouraged local groups to protest.
Undocumented immigrants will have to wait a few more weeks for Red Bank officials to determine if the borough will formalize protections for them.
Still, said Ramirez, for both documented and undocumented immigrants, this year's atmosphere feels less than celebratory.
students from immigrant households make up 6 percent of the public school population in Muscogee and Chattahoochee Counties, according to statistics ...
In a state with 5.4 million non-citizen residents - and where nearly half of all children have at least one immigrant parent - the president's promise to increase deportations may already be affecting the health and livelihoods of families, even ...
In this March 7, 2017 photo, a volunteer takes part in role play during a know-your-rights training session by the pro-immigrant advocacy group Make the Road New York, in the Queens borough of New York. Advice that's being drummed into immigrants ...
Trump's anti-immigrant "build a wall" rhetoric launched him into the White House, but since getting there, he has faced significant political backlash and legal scrutiny over his policies.
A new Cato report shows that immigration restrictionists cannot assume that illegal immigrants are super-criminals while also claiming that their population in the ...
Publication of the list drew fire from immigrant advocates in Congress. Rep. Luis Guitterez, D-Ill., denounced the list as an effort "to paint all immigrants as killers and rapists. Trump and his team incorrectly see Fourth Amendment policies that ...


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