Immigration Fast Five 4.6.17
Governor Cuomo and the Independent Democratic Conference of the Senate have promised $10 million of the New York budget to be spread among six organizations that provide legal, language, education, and healthcare assistance to immigrants.
Trump Era Ushers in New Unofficial Policy on Asylum-Seekers Rolling Stone 04.04.17
Although there has been no official mandate, ICE has virtually stopped granting parole or bond to detained immigrants seeking asylum, instead detaining them indefinitely, until they can appeal to an immigration judge or they are deported.
Law would bar immigration agents from having ‘police’ on uniforms NY Post 04.05.17
A new bill, being introduced by House Democrats today, wants to prohibit ICE agents from also have the word “Police” on their uniforms, as to not confuse people, especially those in immigrant communities, of their rights.
NYC Council Looks to Crack Down on Phony Immigration Attorneys Amid Trump-Induced Panic The Observer 04.05.17
The New York City Council has passed legislation that attempts to address the issue of unauthorized law practices that have been scamming immigrants.
ICE arrests 82 in five-day sweep in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Washington Post 04.05.17
In a five-day “targeted immigration enforcement” operation of the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. area, ICE arrested 82 immigrants from 26 different countries, on 60 of whom had any criminal record.
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