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Immigration Court Spotlights the ‘Legal Hell’ of the U.S. Deportation System

The courts often impose unfair penalties on immigrants arrested by ICE. The process can also be a nightmare for judges and lawyers, and it’s only getting worse.

Posted on Jul 9, 2017 READ MORE


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ICE Deportation Officers Are Told to Act Against All Undocumented Immigrants They Encounter

A directive from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit head appears to push for tougher action than the Trump administration has advocated.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE



Where Is the Outrage Over Anti-Immigrant Bills?

While Donald Trump had to pull back on some of his proposed policies, the “resistance” has been too compliant regarding two bills now before Congress.

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 READ MORE



Immigrant Workers and Activists Challenge Ben & Jerry’s Over Working Conditions

A march for better pay and housing on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker led to the arrest of two immigrants—and more protests.

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 READ MORE



Latino Students in Philadelphia Draw Comics to Reveal Their Fears About Immigration

The kids—ages 7 to 15, from undocumented families of Mexican descent—express themselves at an “Illustrated Migration Stories” workshop.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 READ MORE



Oculus Founder Is Developing New Surveillance Technology With Help From Peter Thiel

Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old Silicon Valley wunderkind, is planning a comeback after being forced to leave Facebook, which acquired his virtual reality company for $2 billion in 2014.

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 READ MORE



Florida Officer’s First Question to Immigrant in Accident: ‘You Illegal?’

Instead of helping a man who had been knocked off his bicycle by a pickup truck, a police officer quizzed him on his immigration status.

Posted on May 25, 2017 READ MORE



Trump Administration Deploys a Controversial Tool in Its Immigration Crackdown

The Detroit News reports that FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents used invasive surveillance equipment in their hunt for undocumented immigrants.

Posted on May 21, 2017 READ MORE



Immigration Arrests Rise Almost 40 Percent in Trump’s First 100 Days

The numbers, released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week, show how the administration’s crackdown on the undocumented is playing out across the U.S.

Posted on May 18, 2017 READ MORE



Officials Detain Undocumented Immigrant as an Adult on His 18th Birthday, Law Firm Reports

Erik Javier Flores Hernandez has an asylum application pending, but the Immigrant Defenders Law Center says he was shackled and taken from a children’s shelter to an adult detention facility.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 READ MORE



Will Trump Repeat the Historic Chinese Exclusion Act Mistake?

The president’s executive orders hurl America back to 1882, when Congress passed a law barring immigration based on a specific race and national origin.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE



May Day March Planned as Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants

If the past is any predictor, millions across the United States will march May 1 in defense of immigrant rights and against the president’s increasingly draconian policies.

Posted on Apr 27, 2017 READ MORE



Terrorizing the Vulnerable

Undocumented people are living in fear as the Trump administration accelerates arrests under a brutal policy whose “family values” call for ripping families apart.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Immigration Policies

Here’s some ugly history that both former presidents would prefer we not remember.

Posted on Apr 26, 2017 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Modern-Day Gestapo

The Republican Party’s professed reverence for family values doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 READ MORE



A Search for Justice in ‘Finding Oscar’

The documentary traces the story of a 1982 massacre of a Guatemalan village to a trial three decades later, with human rights advocates as the heroes.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 READ MORE



White House Insider Javier Palomarez Is Not the Hispanic Community’s Martin Luther King Jr.

Once an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO now may be a misguided opportunist in the president’s national diversity coalition.

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 READ MORE


Holocaust Survivor Bernard Marks on the ‘Travesty of Justice’ in Trump’s America (Audio)

Marks, whose speech at a California immigration forum in March went viral, draws parallels between the U.S. today and Germany in the 1930s.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



A New, Progressive Form of Federalism Is Spreading With the GOP in Control

To derail Donald Trump’s domestic agenda, the left is bolstering the autonomy of states and cities to protect minorities, the poor, the undocumented and our ecosystems.

Posted on Apr 11, 2017 READ MORE



For One Oregon City, the American Dream Turns Into a Deportation Nightmare

Many residents of Woodburn are living in fear since raids in February by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement resulted in the detention of 11 men.

Posted on Apr 8, 2017 READ MORE



The United States of Immigrants

The resistance of sanctuary cities, counties and states reminds us that the Constitution protects all people in our country.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE



As Deportation Fears Rise, a Community in New Mexico Trains for Resistance

In Las Cruces, a group is teaching nonviolent opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids after about 20 residents were recently detained by agents.

Posted on Apr 4, 2017 READ MORE



Archbishop José Gomez: We All Share Blame for America’s Broken Immigration System

The head of the Los Angeles Archdiocese believes the solution must balance love and law with justice and mercy—regardless of legal status.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 READ MORE



Is Trump Waging a Stealth War of Retaliation Against Sanctuary Cities?

Evidence suggests aggressive sweeps are being aimed at jurisdictions that limit collaboration with federal immigration authorities.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE



Bill Clinton Laid the Groundwork for Trump’s Ugly Immigration Policies

Our 42nd president contributed a substantial share to the nation’s pattern of xenophobia.

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE



Local Leaders in Los Angeles Stand Up to Trump’s Anti-Immigration Plan

Rather than go along with the president’s program, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials have intensified their opposition.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE



Children Detained 500 Days and Counting in U.S. Immigrant Detention Centers

Lawyers are calling the heavy-handed approach of immigration authorities toward these youngsters—the youngest is only 3—unprecedented.

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 READ MORE



Immigrant Detainees Subjected to Forced Labor in Private Prisons, Lawsuit Claims

The class-action suit also alleges Immigration and Customs Enforcement played a part in violating anti-slavery laws.

Posted on Mar 5, 2017 READ MORE



Palantir Technologies Is Creating a Vast Immigration Database

The data-mining firm has a $41 million government contract to aid in mass deportations.

Posted on Mar 4, 2017 READ MORE



ICE Agents in Police Jackets Seize Undocumented Man Near His Daughter’s School

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez (pictured) had just dropped one of his children off when Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested him in Los Angeles.

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 READ MORE



Hidden Consequences of Hiring 15,000 Border Patrol and Immigration Agents

Instead of making U.S. borders more secure, Donald Trump’s new policies could create security gaps.

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 READ MORE


Challenging Trump on Immigration

Emily Robinson and Alejandro Barajas, both of the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic, met with Truthdig on Thursday to discuss plans to fight the president’s new policies.

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Welcome to the Police State of America for Immigrants

Donald Trump’s new orders give immigration officials and local cops around the country new and almost unlimited power to enforce a vague law.

Posted on Feb 21, 2017 READ MORE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Sanctuary Churches, Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Despite serious risks, religious institutions across the U.S. are opening their doors to immigrants who fear deportation under the Trump administration.

Posted on Feb 18, 2017 READ MORE



Hispanic House Democrats Blast ‘Dictatorial Shenanigans’ at Immigration Meeting

Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are banned from a major discussion of immigration raids and detentions.

Posted on Feb 17, 2017 READ MORE



Immigration Agency Quietly Accelerates Deportations of Central American Mothers and Children

Three families are to be expelled Friday, including a 19-year-old mother and her toddler.

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 READ MORE



Are Obama’s Immigration Prisons for Families Legitimate ‘Child Care Facilities’? Judge Says No

After the ruling, nearly 500 mothers and children were released from detention centers in Texas.

Posted on Dec 11, 2016 READ MORE



Speed of Arctic Ice Melt Defies Scientific Predictions

The Arctic climate is changing so quickly that science can barely keep track of what is happening and predict the global consequences, the U.N. says.

Posted on Oct 1, 2016 READ MORE



Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Takes High School Detention to a New Level

In January, Wildin Acosta left his home to go to school but never made it. He was thrown to the ground and arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has been in detention ever since.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



The Stateless and the State of the Union

That symbol, the empty chair, creates a moment to reflect on who else wasn’t seated in that august gallery in the Capitol, like the undocumented immigrants rounded up in the New Year’s raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



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Los Angeles Called ‘Epicenter’ of Cartel Money Laundering

Agents from the FBI and ICE swept through downtown L.A.’s fashion district on Wednesday, grabbing $65 million that allegedly belongs to Mexican drug traffickers.

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 READ MORE



Report: Melting Arctic Ice Will Dump More Than 1 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Into the Sea

The ice patches due to melt will unleash an amount of plastic waste more than double the size of Texas.

Posted on May 27, 2014 READ MORE



Warmer Winters Will Limit Olympic Snow

By the 2080s, two-thirds of the cities that have hosted the Winter Olympics since 1924 are likely to be too warm to be able to do so again.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 READ MORE



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Rural N.Y. Communities Use Fracking Waste to De-Ice Roads

Maybe this is why there’s a New York city named Fishkill. Road crews in some rural areas around the state are using toxic fracking waste liquid to de-ice roads, despite a moratorium on fracking in the state and a federal EPA warning against using the juice. Exactly what’s in the liquid? Only the frackheads know, and they’re keeping it a secret.

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 READ MORE



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U.S.-Size Ice Cube Melts

In a report released at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, this week, the World Meteorological Organization said an area of Arctic ice bigger than the United States disappeared under warmer temperatures this year.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Melting Ice Makes Polar Scientists Anxious

Melting ice caps are the canaries in the coal mines for the probable and impending global climate catastrophe. Arctic ice sheets endured record-breaking melt this summer with the annual thaw of the region’s floating ice reaching the lowest level since satellite monitoring began more than 30 years ago.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Dozens Arrested in Arizona Drug Bust

After a 17-month investigation led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, federal, state and local authorities cracked down on a vast drug-smuggling network in Arizona that officials tied to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel, making 76 arrests in three separate raids.

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 READ MORE


‘Frontline’ Investigates Obama’s Record Deportations

This year the United States will deport 400,000 immigrants, a million since Obama took office, reports PBS’ “Frontline” in a groundbreaking investigation of the president’s immigration policies. In short: Obama makes George W. Bush look soft.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 WATCH & LISTEN



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ICE Arrests Almost 3,000 Convicted Criminal Immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Wednesday that the agency had arrested almost 3,000 immigrants previously convicted of crimes. The arrests came in a seven-day “Cross Check” operation that spanned all 50 states and four U.S. territories.

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 READ MORE



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ICE Raids Go Silent

The federal government has changed its approach to immigration raids at factories and farms. Instead of busting their way into workplaces, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are now scouring employment records that then can result in the firing of undocumented workers.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010 READ MORE


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