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Washington County stake in threatened federal grants: Under $1 million
Pamplin Media GroupApril 1, 2017

Washington County could lose as much as $900,000 from the sheriff's budget if federal officials carry out a threat to withhold money from police agencies that do not aid federal immigration enforcement. The total is overstated because it includes money ...more »

Locale, not state, should decide zoning disputes
Lebanon ReporterApril 1, 2017

The Berne state lawmaker may be acting as the voice of the unheard neighbor, the guy or gal who doesn't want transient travelers traipsing in and out of the house next door. But that is why neighbors should either talk to one another or have their ...more »

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Citizenship
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Drop in Border Arrests a Credit to Trump's Enforcement of Law
Daily SignalApril 12, 2017

Beyond these actions at the border itself, Homeland Security under Trump is also restoring interior enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. Homeland Security is looking to expand 287(g) agreements, which allow state and local law enforcement agencies to ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Mark Patinkin: Undocumented workers the lifeblood of many businesses
The Providence JournalApril 8, 2017

The owner of a wholesale plant nursery came right out and admitted it — of his 25 employees, a half dozen are undocumented. In other words, illegal immigrants. But like countless business owners across the country, he prefers a different label: essential.more »

Deportation
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For immigrants fighting deportation, a push for government-funded lawyers
Washington PostApril 2, 2017

Nationwide, more than 86 percent of detained immigrants are without a lawyer for deportation proceedings, the report said. Many are jailed in remote locations, have limited access to law books and are not fluent in English. Critics of illegal ...more »

Want a High-Skill Visa? Don't Discriminate
Bloomberg BNAApril 4, 2017

The DOJ already indicated that, in certain circumstances, replacing U.S. workers with workers on H-1B visas could violate the INA's anti-discrimination provision. And two former Disney employees have filed a lawsuit claiming that the company violated ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Lawmakers worry Trump immigration orders weaken protections for sex crime, domestic violence victims
CNNApril 28, 2017

In a letter sent to Kelly Friday and obtained by CNN, the lawmakers said Trump's immigration policies "endanger longstanding US protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and other crimes" and "reduce the ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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Africans Leaving Israel Under Secret Deals Arrive On Europe's Shores
News DeeplyApril 11, 2017

While Israel has signed the U.N. Refugee Convention, it is almost impossible for the approximately 40,000 Eritrean and Sudanese migrants in the country to get refugee status. Only six Eritrean nationals and one Sudanese have been granted asylum since ...more »

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