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Immigration News Update 1/24/17

Former Executive Director of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR Joins Trump Administration Southern Poverty Law Center 1/23/17
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/01/23/former-executive-director-anti-immigrant-hate-group-fair-joins-trump-administration

Julie Kirchner, former Executive Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, has been named Chief of Staff at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

New York Reacts to Inauguration with Disregard and Protests Voices of New York 1/23/17 
https://voicesofny.org/2017/01/new-york-reacts-to-inauguration-with-disregard-and-protests/

New York activists refuse to be intimidated by fear and anti-immigrant sentiments.

What to Watch: Cabinet Hearings Resume on Capitol Hill New York Times 1/24/17 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/us/politics/trump-cabinet-hearing-confirmation.html

The Trump administration cabinet post hearings will continue this week: Tom Price, Linda E. McMahon, and Mick Mulvaney are among the nominees.

Trump makes his priorities clearer, and deportation of young immigrants has fallen off the list Los Angeles Times 1/23/17 
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-20170123-story.html

Trump may not move to immediately deport DACA recipients.

Claims of Corrupt Immigration Contractors Go Unexamined, Investigators Say New York Times 1/23/17 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/us/politics/immigration-contractors-corruption-dhs.html

Immigration contractors at USCIS have been accused of distributing child pornography, bribery, and illegal use of databases; yet the cases have not been investigated.

The Desperate Conditions Inside a Serbian Migrant Camp New York Times 1/24/17 
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/24/world/europe/belgrade-serbia-migrant-camp.html 

Afghan migrants in Belgrade, Serbia are subsisting on one meal a day in freezing conditions.

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