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Immigration News Update 12/20/16

Trump's Immigration Plan Could Undermine Promise To Boost Economy NPR 12/20/16
http://www.npr.org/2016/12/20/505743200/trumps-immigration-plan-could-un...

Trump wants the economy to grow at 4%. His plan for mass deportations could make that impossible.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Could Cost the US Billions KTLA 12/20/16
http://ktla.com/2016/12/20/trump-immigration-plan-could-cost-the-us-bill...

Repealing DACA would mean removing thousands of qualified individuals from the workforce, with significant tax base losses.

How Immigration Changes Could Affect California Agriculture CBS Sacramento 12/19/16
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/12/19/how-immigration-changes-could-...

Immigration policy greatly affects agriculture; in California, farmers are considering shifting to new crops, hoping for a work visa program.

Undocumented immigrants and their kids anxious about Trump presidency Detroit Free Press 12/19/16
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2016/12/18/undocumented-i...

Trump's election has created a culture of fear for immigrants in Michigan and across the United States.

Trump Softening Some Immigration Positions Voices of America 12/19/16
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/trump-softening-immigration-positio...

Trump no longer calls for the removal of all 11 million undocumented immigrants and has softened on DACA. He still calls for a wall between Mexico and the U.S. and the removal of undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes.

Cities, counties beef up immigrant legal services after Trump win CBS 12/20/16
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cities-counties-beef-up-immigrant-legal-serv...

Cities and counties are creating resources for immigrants, including funds for legal defense; many in deportation proceedings never meet with a lawyer.

Trump's America won't be kind  to immigrants, the country's largest police union predicts Mic 12/19/16 https://mic.com/articles/162773/trump-s-america-won-t-be-kind-to-immigra...

The Fraternal Order of Police circulated a memo on post-inauguration immigration policy possibilities; the outlook is grim. The NYIC's Betsy Plum is quoted.

Democrats Push for Pardon of Undocumented Immigrant ‘Dreamers’ KQED 12/19/16 https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/12/19/democrats-push-for-pardon-for-undoc...

Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Downey) are leading Democrats calling for Obama to pardon DACA recipients.

Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov shot dead in Ankara BBC 12/20/16
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38369962

Veteran Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov was shot dead at an art gallery by Mevlut Mert Altintas, a Turkish riot squad policeman, in a clear attempt to strain relations between Russia and Turkey.

Photo: BBC

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