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Immigration Fast Five 4.21.17

Trump immigration agency wants to kick 50,000 Haitians out of the USA USA Today 04.20.17 https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/20/trump-agency-temporary-protection-haitians-united-states/100709428/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services plans to end the temporary protections extended to Haitian nationals since 2010, which would result in around 50,000 Haitians having to leave the U.S. by January of 2018.

 

A $10-million fund will help immigrants fight deportations. But should it help those with violent criminal convictions? LA Times 04.17.17 http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-la-justice-fund-20170417-story.html

Similarly to New York, money has been set aside to provide legal assistance to immigrants in Los Angeles; however, many disagree with the clause that bars this L.A. Justice Fund from helping those with criminal backgrounds.

 

Trump-targeted judge gets high-profile immigration case BBC News 04.20.17 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39656340

The case of Juan Manuel Montes, the first Dreamer to be deported under Trump, has been assigned to Judge Gonzalo Curiel who was previously called a “hater”, as well as Mexican and not American, by the President, despite his birthplace being Indiana.

 

Restaurants Support Immigrants Rights In ‘Day Without Bread’ BKLYNER 04.20.17

http://bklyner.com/restaurants-support-immigrants-rights-day-without-bread/

Brooklyn restaurants and bakeries support “A Day Without Bread”, the strike taking place on April 21, after New York’s oldest artisanal bakery vows to fire its 31 workers unable to provide legal documentation.

 

White House signals no immigration policy change despite deportation of California man protected under DACA NY Daily News 04.19.17 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/white-house-insists-no-policy-change-dreamer-deportation-article-1.3075129

Despite the deportation of Juan Manuel Montes, whose lawyers say should have been protected under DACA until 2018, the White House claims they are not changing their stance on taking a “softer approcach” toward DACA recipients and are still focusing on those that “pose a threat to national security”.  

 

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