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Less than a fifth of children reunited with migrant parents as deadline looms

“A total of 364 of the more than 2,500 children separated from their parents in a US-Mexico border crackdown on illegal immigration have been reunited, officials disclosed in court late on Thursday, days before a reunification deadline” writes Reuters Guardian Staff for theguardian.com. Children were seized from their parents by US officials at the border as part of a broader “zero-tolerance” crackdown on illegal immigration by the administration of Donald Trump, sparking an international outcry.The government has six more days to comply with the reunification order by the US district…

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Busy Month for Illegals Committing Heinous Crimes…

“Several hundred miles north in San Francisco, an illegal immigrant from Peru recently got charged with rape by force or violence and other crimes” reports judicialwatch.org. The gruesome chainsaw attack occurred in Los Angeles County, which has long offered illegal immigrants sanctuary.San Francisco has long provided Illegal aliens with sanctuary and forbids it law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal immigration officials.Most of the illegal aliens—93—are from Mexico and the rest from Guatemala (12), Honduras (6), Brazil (3), El Salvador (2) and Peru (1). Source: judicialwatch.org Share This:

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From cribs to courts: Trump administration summons immigrant infants to court

“The Justice Department data show that a total of 1,500 “unaccompanied” children, from newborns to age 3, have been called in to immigration court since Oct. 1, 2015″ writes Shefali Luthra for businessinsider.com. “An immigration judge has no discretion,” Benson said.But some of the infants were deemed “unaccompanied” only after law enforcement separated them from their parents during the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Foreign tech workers face higher hurdles in H-1B visa applications

“Still, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Google and other U.S. tech giants saw an increase in the number of H-1B applications approved in 2017” writes Emily Mccormick for seattletimes.com. Under a new USCIS policy, agents will be able to deny visa applications deemed incomplete or containing errors, without first asking applicants to address the flaw or warning them of an intent to refuse their submission.The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently updated its guidance, taking a much stricter approach to approving applications that are largely filed by those seeking work…

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States sue U.S. over policy tying funds to immigration compliance

“Both lawsuits were filed in Manhattan federal court” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Wednesday’s lawsuits concern the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, which provide federal funds for state and local law enforcement.The administration said last year that to receive funding, state and local governments must give federal immigration authorities access to their jails and advance notice of immigrants’ release from custody.New York City filed a similar lawsuit on Wednesday. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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U.S. judge suspends deportations of reunited immigrant families

“SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A federal judge temporarily barred the U.S. government on Monday from the rapid deportation of immigrant parents reunited with their children, while a court considers the impact on children’s rights to seek asylum” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. At Monday’s hearing in California, the judge pressed back on a suggestion by a government attorney that quick deportations aided reunifications by creating more room for families in detention.The families had been separated as part of a broader crackdown on illegal immigration by the administration of President…

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A fate worse than separation awaits Central American families | Op-Ed

“But the Immigration and Nationality Act allows the Attorney General unilaterally to tell immigration judges how to interpret the law” writes Philip G for seattletimes.com. Nearly all were found by asylum officers to have “credible fear of persecution,” enabling them to claim asylum in hearings before federal immigration judges.Federal statistics for family cases are unavailable, but until recently, many of the families fleeing from those countries eventually did win asylum from immigration judges.That risk is now very great because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently changed policy that had allowed immigration…

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Court Orders Temporary Halt to Migrant Family Deportations

“A federal judge in California on Monday temporarily blocked the government from deporting families who were recently reunited after being separated by immigration authorities at the Southwest border” reports nytimes.com. Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the Federal District Court in San Diego granted a request to allow families extra time to discuss the “momentous” and “exceedingly complex” decision of whether to leave the United States or continue to fight their immigration cases.Normally, families would have days or weeks to consider such a decision, but the separation of families and the…

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