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Report: Abuse reports by Black immigrant detainees are high
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Report: Abuse reports by Black immigrant detainees are high

WASHINGTON —  After analyzing the records of nearly 17,000 calls between 2016 and 2021 from its national immigrant detention hotline, Freedom for Immigrants released a report Wednesday that it and other advocacy groups say indicates a pattern of racism and abuse toward Black migrants. Among the findings of the report, the groups concluded that 28% of...

Immigrant advocates feel abandoned as they stare at Biden’s first-term checklist
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Immigrant advocates feel abandoned as they stare at Biden’s first-term checklist

Still, they argued that President Joe Biden is nowhere close to fulfilling his campaign promises to build a “fair and humane,” modernized immigration system. They believe his administration hasn’t prioritized immigration reform, even shying away from the subject in the run-up to midterms, fearful of how Republicans might spin any action. Such disappointment is common...

Venezuelan initiative restricts asylum, immigrant advocates say
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Venezuelan initiative restricts asylum, immigrant advocates say

“What strikes me about it is that it’s kind of an enforcement policy to stop Venezuelan migration, and then secondarily there’s a small access to protection,” said Yael Schacher, director for the Americas and Europe at Refugees International. Leaving Venezuela According to DHS, more than a quarter of Venezuela’s population has fled the country. In...

Snoozing on Skilled Immigrant Labor
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Snoozing on Skilled Immigrant Labor

One canard about immigrants is that many come for the comforts of the welfare state. That’s not true of most newcomers, but it is true that excessive occupational licensing rules are too often a barrier for immigrants to work. A new paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis finds that licensing regimes can especially...

Thousands Of Immigrant Children Wait In Government Shelters
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Thousands Of Immigrant Children Wait In Government Shelters

This article was originally published at ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. The public has largely stopped paying attention to what’s happening inside shelters and other facilities that house immigrant children since President Donald Trump left office, and particularly since the end of his administration’s zero tolerance policy, which separated families at the southern border....

Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup
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Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup

CNN  —  Just weeks after Ron DeSantis made a very public display of his efforts to keep migrants from coming to Florida, Hurricane Ian’s destruction is drawing a growing number of immigrants to the Republican governor’s state. “They’re arriving from New York, from Louisiana, from Houston and Dallas,” says Saket Soni, executive director of the...

Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup
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Undaunted by DeSantis, immigrant workers are heading to Florida to help with hurricane cleanup

CNN  —  Just weeks after Ron DeSantis made a very public display of his efforts to keep migrants from coming to Florida, Hurricane Ian’s destruction is drawing a growing number of immigrants to the Republican governor’s state. “They’re arriving from New York, from Louisiana, from Houston and Dallas,” says Saket Soni, executive director of the...

Court declares DACA program illegal, but leaves policy intact for nearly 600,000 immigrant “Dreamers”
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Court declares DACA program illegal, but leaves policy intact for nearly 600,000 immigrant “Dreamers”

A federal appeals court on Wednesday said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy violates U.S. immigration law, dealing a blow to an Obama-era program that provides deportation protection and work permits to nearly 600,000 immigrant “Dreamers” who lack legal status. A three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded the Obama...