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Administration Signaling That President Trump Will End DACA: What You Need to Know

Administration Signaling That President Trump Will End DACA: What You Need to Know
Wendy Feliz, American Immigration Council, Aug 25, 2017
In light of speculation that the current administration will terminate the DACA program, the American Immigration Council offers potential outcomes and ramifications for DACA recipients. United We Dream has compiled tips for DACA beneficiaries on their rights going forward, particularly in the case that they encounter federal immigration authorities.

Chicago restaurants organize benefit meal for immigrant children’s rights

Chicago restaurants organize benefit meal for immigrant children’s rights
(Rebecca Aydin, Chicago Tribune, Aug 28, 2017)
Two Chicago restaurants plan to hold a family meal block party to benefit the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. The event is intended as a call to action to reaffirm the sense of community and to explicitly demonstrate that the community will not tolerate division and marginalization.

ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women and Kids Stranded at a Bus Station Before Hurricane Harvey Struck

ICE Left 50 Immigrant Women and Kids Stranded at a Bus Station Before Hurricane Harvey Struck
(Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Aug 26,2017)
A group of about 50 immigrant women and children, largely Central American asylum seekers, were left at a San Antonio bus station by ICE authorities due to Hurricane Harvey.

As Immigrant Students Worry About a New School Year, Districts & Educators Unveil Plans to Protect Their Safety (and Privacy)

As Immigrant Students Worry About a New School Year, Districts & Educators Unveil Plans to Protect Their Safety (and Privacy) 
(Mark Keierleber, The Guardian, Aug 21, 2017)
‘Sanctuary schools’ across America defy Trump’s immigration crackdown, providing messages of welcome and “know your rights” information to immigrant families.

ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers

ICE Has Arrested More Than 400 In Operation Targeting Parents Who Pay Smugglers
(John Burnett, NPR: All Things Considered, Aug 18, 2017)
ICE arrested over 400 people in a recent operation of their Human Smuggling Disruption Initiative. The operation was focused on parents and guardians who had supposedly contracted smugglers to cross their children into the U.S.

Ending Critical Protection for Children from Central America Leaves Thousands in Danger

Ending Critical Protection for Children from Central America Leaves Thousands in Danger
(Megan McKennaKIND Press Release, Aug 16, 2017)
Children from Central America face serious danger as the Trump Administration has ended the Central American Minors program (CAM), which has provided them temporary protection in the U.S. from the violence and gang presence in their home countries.

Perdue cites data on immigrant households benefiting from social welfare programs

Perdue cites data on immigrant households benefiting from social welfare programs
(Miriam Valverde, Politifact Georgia, August 14, 2017)
2012 research by the Center for Immigration Studies showed that  51% of immigrant-headed households (documented and/or undocumented) accessed some kind of welfare program during the year. However, the accuracy of this statement requires clarification of definitions, context, and scope.

Broward schools to immigrant students: You’re safe with us

Broward schools to immigrant students: You’re safe with us
(Caitlin R. McGlade, Sun Sentinel, Aug 29, 2017)
Broward schools in Florida have committed to providing support to their immigrant students in response to rising fear of deportation. Supportive measures include education and celebration around culture, diversity and immigration, preparation for potential crises, and resource and information sharing.

Deportation Order Splits Oakland Family and Highlights Shift under Trump

Deportation Order Splits Oakland Family and Highlights Shift under Trump
(Hamed Aleaziz, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 9, 2017)
Oncology nurse and mother of three citizen children, woman faces deportation under current enforcement practices that affect even those without criminal records.

3-Year-Old Released From Immigrant Detention After Spending More Than Half His Life Locked Up

3-Year-Old Released From Immigrant Detention After Spending More Than Half His Life Locked Up
(Elise Foley, Huffington Post, Aug 8, 2017)
Case demonstrates what can go wrong when ICE declines to release mothers even if it means locking up their children.

New Haven to Provide Guide for Families Facing Deportation

New Haven to Provide Guide for Families Facing Deportation
(Josh Kovner, Hartford Courant, July 25, 2017)
New Haven introduced an emergency guide for parents and family members facing the threat of deportation because of palpable fear.

Memphis-area schools tell immigrant families their data is safe

Memphis-area schools tell immigrant families their data is safe
(Daniel Connolly, The Commercial Appeal, July 28, 2017) 
School system official explains that personal information isn’t shared with any outside agency, nor does it require legal immigration status to register.

A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out

A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out
(Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, July 24, 2017)
Concerned about the recent shift of ICE culture and practice, ICE field agent describes troubling changes in practice and focus.  

U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members

U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members
(Julia Edwards Ainsley, Reuters, July 21, 2017)
Raids planned in July targeted immigrant teens simply suspected of gang activity or membership.

Summer camp in Iowa City held with immigrant children in mind

Summer camp in Iowa City held with immigrant children in mind
(Michaela Ramm, The Gazette, July 21, 2017)
In response to the stress felt in immigrant communities following President Donald Trump’s election and his executive orders, community members created a camp to support kids and their families to combat the stress they experience.

Trump administration targeting children is a new low

Trump administration targeting children is a new low 
(Kate Shepherd, Am Immigration Council, July 27, 2017) 
Broad labeling of immigrant children as criminal by current administration is both inaccurate and unjust.

MA’s highest court declares immigration detainers are unenforceable

MA’s highest court declares immigration detainers are unenforceable 
(Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Am Immigration Council, July 28, 2017)
MA Supreme Court rules court officers may not arrest and detain immigrants based solely on a detainer.

Anti-Poverty Advocates Applaud Introduction of the Dream Act of 2017: Bill Provides a Path Forward for Immigrant Youth

Anti-Poverty Advocates Applaud Introduction of the Dream Act of 2017: Bill Provides a Path Forward for Immigrant Youth
(CLASP, July 20, 2017)
Bill provides opportunity for those who immigrated as youths to have path toward citizenship.

How Many People are at Risk of Losing Their Temporary Protected Status?

How Many People are at Risk of Losing Their Temporary Protected Status?
(Royce Murray, Am Immigration Council, July 26, 2017)
More than a fifth of TPS holders arrived as children under 16 and now have families with citizen children.

ICE came for their fathers and husbands. Now these Mississippi families will live in poverty.

ICE came for their fathers and husbands. Now these Mississippi families will live in poverty 
(by Will Tucker, Southern Poverty Law Center, June 26, 2017)
Mississippi ICE cases take residents valuable to the community.

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