January 2017

January 29, 2017

Customs and Border Officers Defied Court Order on Lawful Residents For Hours” (Huffington Post)– “The U.S. government must ‘permit lawyers access to all legal permanent residents being detained at Dulles International Airport,’ a federal judge in Virginia ordered late Saturday. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at this airport outside Washington, D.C., defied the judge’s order, blocking attorneys from talking to the lawful permanent residents CBP was detaining here.”

People are deleting Uber in support of migrants following Trump’s Muslim ban” (Metro)- “The ride-hailing app is being accused of profiting from a strike by New York’s taxi drivers that took place yesterday evening. Drivers from the New York Taxi Workers Alliance refused to pick up airport passengers between 6pm and 7pm in protest as protesters joined together against Trump’s ban inside John F. Kennedy International Airport.”

Thousands Protest At Airports Nationwide Against Trump’s Immigration gettyimages-632958486_wide-31a214452f439dd3ac9efab0fdcb670b306a4617-s800-c85Order” (NPR)- “Thousands of protesters gathered at airports across the country Saturday to denounce President Trump’s recent executive order that barred citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order also temporarily suspended entry to all refugees for 120 days.”

White House Official, in Reversal, Says Green Card Holders Won’t Be Barred” (NYT)- “A top White House official appeared to reverse a key part of President Trump’s immigration order on Sunday, saying that people from the affected countries who hold green cards will not be prevented from returning to the United States.”

January 28, 2017

Federal judge’s order staying deportations for refugees and others with valid visas” (Los Angeles Times)- “A fed­er­al judge in Brook­lyn on Sat­urday night stayed de­port­a­tions un­der Pres­id­ent Trump’s ex­ec­ut­ive or­der bar­ring cit­izens of some Muslim coun­tries from en­ter­ing the United States.”

29doorclosed-1-master768Trump’s Order Blocks Immigrants at Airports, Stoking Fear Around the Globe” (NYT) –“President Trump’s executive order on immigration quickly reverberated through the United States and across the globe on Saturday, slamming the border shut for an Iranian scientist headed to a lab in Boston, an Iraqi who had worked as an interpreter for the United States Army, and a Syrian refugee family headed to a new life in Ohio, among countless others.

January 27, 2017

Helping undocumented immigrants now a crime under Trump” (Univision)- “The executive order on Sanctuary Cities signed by the president makes it illegal to ‘facilitate’ the presence of ‘aliens.’ The rule is similar to Arizona’s controversial 2010 state law, SB1070, that was challenged in the courts.”

January 25, 2017

Read Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration” (Mijente)

Trump orders construction of border wall, moves to increase deportations” (CNN)– “President Donald Trump on Wednesday started to reshape US immigration enforcement policies via executive action, taking his first steps toward fulfilling some of the most contentious pledges that defined his campaign — building a border wall and punishing sanctuary cities.”

Trump Speaks After Taking Action to Build U.S.-Mexico Wall” (NPR)- “President Trump has signed two executive actions related to immigration and border security, moving ahead with his plans to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico and to deport people who are in the country without documentation.”

January 24, 2017

Practical Steps to Take if DACA is Repealed” (Medium)- “Here are some practical steps one can take to prepare if #DACA is repealed.”

January 5, 2017

Immigrant groups plan ‘Day of Action’ protests across the country” (Washington Post)- “Organizers said the Jan. 14 action is meant to build momentum in their fight to stop Trump from fulfilling campaign promises to pursue mass deportations and other initiatives.”

In challenge to Trump, California lawmaker seeks expansion of in-state tuition for immigrants in the U.S. illegally” (Los Angeles Times)– “In another challenge to the immigration crackdown proposed by President-elect Donald Trump, a California lawmaker proposed Thursday to greatly expand the number of students in the country illegally who can get discounted, in-state resident tuition at state universities.”

January 3, 2017

Judge: Georgians shielded from deportation may pay in-state tuition” (AJC)- “Georgia residents who have received a special reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration may begin paying in-state tuition here under a state court ruling released Tuesday.”

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