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'Shameful' social media firms slammed for not tackling hate crime postings
International Business Times UKMay 1, 2017

The MPs held an inquiry into hate crime and its consequences after Jo Cox, a Labour MP, was killed by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair who searched online for material on Nazism and white supremacism. Amber Rudd, the home secretary has promised to ...more »

What will happen next in Trump presidency? Reply hazy
BBC NewsMay 1, 2017

As a candidate Mr Trump also pledged to reform legal immigration, reducing the number of new arrivals, changing the types of individuals who are granted priority and restructuring the work visa programme, which could affect visas for high-skilled ...more »

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Eastham voters: No funds to enforce federal immigration laws
Wicked Local EasthamMay 4, 2017

She was the only one on the board who voted in favor of a citizen's petition that asked selectmen not to use funds to enforce federal immigration laws, unless presented with a criminal warrant. But the crowd gathered at Nauset Regional High School was ...more »

Political Asylum & Refugees
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1839 in 15 years: Refugee report shows St. Cloud numbers
St. Cloud TimesMay 4, 2017

Data from the Refugee Processing Center shows refugee resettlement in St. Cloud peaked in 2014, when 271 of 289 arrivals were from Somalia. The data was compiled by the USA TODAY Network as part of a project explaining refugee trends as the Trump ...more »

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This is how Trump's deportations differ from Obama's
Washington PostMay 3, 2017

President Obama left office with a mixed legacy on immigration. Because his administration deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants, immigration advocates often derided him as “Deporter-In-Chief.” And yet Donald Trump campaigned on a ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Fernando Echevarria: Immigrants, farmers should be on same side of immigration issue
Merced Sun-StarMay 30, 2017

There is no easy solution to complex immigration issues that face our farming communities. For decades, farm labor has been performed by mostly undocumented workers because few people want to get up early and work in the scorching heat. It continues ...more »

Grief-stricken Indian returns home with newborn after burying wife in Riyadh
Al-ArabiyaMay 1, 2017

Mazharuddin and Ameera Banu, both hailing from the Indian city of Hyderabad, arrived in the Kingdom on employment visas more than a year ago, but they were not able to obtain residency permits as the employer was listed in the red category of the ...more »

Green Card & Naturalization
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Sanctuary movement critical in battling politics of fear
Las Vegas SunMay 4, 2017

To do so means that one recognizes that citizenship is not simply bestowed by a protective piece of paper (a birth certificate, a “green card,” a certificate of naturalization) but by the fulfillment of one's responsibilities to one's fellow human ...more »

Waivers & Special Cases
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Dangerous 'Collateral Consequences' in Santa Clara County, California
National ReviewMay 17, 2017

A 5–4 majority held that defense attorneys have a duty to inform their clients of potential immigration ramifications of guilty pleas in criminal cases. Seven justices concluded that defense attorneys do not provide effective assistance when they ...more »


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