November 2018

November 23, 2018

Longer stays leave record number of immigrant children in detention” (Houston Chronicle) – “The teenagers stared blankly. They are part of a record 14,030 immigrant children in shelters across the country as of Nov. 15, including more than 5,600 in Texas, according to new federal and state statistics released this week.”

Undocumented man arrested after leaving sanctuary to meet with immigration officials” (The News & Observer) – “After living almost a year in a Durham church, an undocumented man was arrested Friday by immigration officers when he left the church to keep an appointment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Morrisville.”

November 22, 2018

la-1542870578-jb63278egl-snap-imageAsylum seekers blocked at Texas border bridges say Mexican officials are demanding money to let them pass” (LAT) – “Asylum seekers funneled to bridge crossings at the Texas border are being blocked from approaching the U.S. side, forced onto waiting lists overseen by Mexican officials.”

November 15, 2018

Local Police Can’t Detain Immigrants for ICE, NY Court Finds” (NPR) – “An appellate court in Brooklyn ruled Wednesday that local police officers in New York state can’t hold immigrants in custody beyond their release date solely to turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a judicial warrant.”

November 14, 2018

DREAMer: ICE Used an Elaborate Ruse to Arrest Me” (Daily Beast) – “One October morning, Osny Sorto-Vasquez got a call from his mom and knew something was wrong. His younger siblings were crying in the background, and his mother sounded scared. A woman who identified herself as a detective with the local police had come to the home Vasquez shares with his family and told them someone was using their address to ship contraband through the mail—potentially putting them in danger. The woman showed the family a picture of a man who she said they were looking for.”

Immigration activists file lawsuit saying they were targeted by US government” (The Guardian) – “Activists in Vermont filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, alleging they were targeted by federal immigration authorities in a multi-year operation that included the use of a civilian informant and retaliatory arrests.”

November 11, 2018

First group of migrants from caravan arrive in Tijuana” (ABC 10 News) – “The first group of people from the migrant caravan have arrived in Tijuana, according to a Mexican journalist. According to journalist Jorge Nieto, the group has 85 people. This group is reportedly people of the LGBTQ+ community and they left the others behind because they felt they were being discriminated against.”

November 9, 2018

Trump signs proclamation limiting asylum seekers” (CNN) – “President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation Friday morning that will bar migrants who cross into the US illegally through the southern border from seeking asylum.”

November 8, 2018

The War Inside 7-Eleven: The company has been battling its store owners for years. It seems to have found a new tool: U.S. immigration authorities” (Bloomberg) – “The sun hadn’t yet risen over Gurtar Sandhu’s 7-Eleven store near downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 10 when four plainclothes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swarmed inside. The place was busy; a lot of Sandhu’s customers are day laborers and other working people who start early. As dozens of customers poured themselves coffee and lined up to pay for morning snacks, the agents flashed badges and told employees to stay put. Three other agents, wearing dark ICE jackets, guarded the entrance, blocking anyone from coming in. The tension was heightened when one cashier darted out the back door into the dawn.”

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump over DACA cancellation” (The Hill) – “A U.S. appeals court has ruled that President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is likely unlawful. The decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocks Trump from terminating DACA protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, upholding a lower court’s decision.”

November 6, 2018

Motel 6 Agrees to Pay Millions After Giving Guest Lists to Immigration Authorities” (NPR) – “The hotel chain Motel 6 has agreed to pay $7.6 million to settle a class-action lawsuit after multiple Motel 6 locations gave guest lists to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.”

November 2, 2018

DETR3WW6LEI6RC5MX7QB7TODUYAn ‘invasion of illegal aliens’: The oldest immigration fear-mongering metaphor in America” (The Washington Post) – “They were sprinting from the Mexican border straight into oncoming traffic on Interstate 5 in California, zigzagging their way around cars approaching the San Diego port of entry.”




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