The national debate on immigration is heated and has direct implications for policies and practices within the union. Content on this page highlight the experiences found in different states.

 

As preparations ramp up for the United States Census in 2020, organizations are working to encourage local governments to update their address lists in order to avoid undercounting the state’s marginalized populations.

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The Trump administration is taking steps to impose “numeric performance standards” on federal immigration judges, drawing a sharp rebuke from judges who say production quotas or similar measures will threaten judicial independence, as well as their ability to decide life-or-death deportation cases.

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A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report.

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House Democrats on Monday introduced a motion to force a floor vote on the Dream Act, a bill to protect people brought to the country illegally as children from deportation.

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President’s proclamation may throw major hurdle in front of ongoing court challenges to ban which blocked travel from six majority-Muslim countries

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But questions remain about how the new travel ban will be implemented, who will be affected, how the countries were picked and whether it will prevent terror attacks.

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Sen. Thom Tillis introduced “conservative Dream Act” that would provide a pathway to citizenship for as many as 2.5 million young undocumented immigrants, but one that is long and involves “extreme vetting.”

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E-Verify checks Social Security numbers to ensure job applicants can legally work in the U.S.

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On Sept. 5, the White House announced it was moving to end the Obama-era program that has protected people from deportation. (Sept. 5, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

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Miami Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will team up with Democrats to urge President Donald Trump to extend TPS to Caribbean countries hit by Hurricane Irma.

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Following Donald Trump making Jefferson Beauregard Sessions IIII announce the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Pentagon has no idea what to do about the approximately 900 DACA recipients who are either serving or have signed contracts to serve in Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MANVI), a program “created in 2009 to allow foreign nationals to join the U.S. military if they could demonstrate certain skills”:

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A federal appeals court  rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the United States under the president's travel ban.

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Immigrants in Miami-Dade County illegally should not fear deportation if they seek shelter for Hurricane Irma, political leaders said.

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Dreamers gather in Seattle and New York as attorneys general announce lawsuit over administration’s move to end program

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In June, the attorney general of Tennessee joined Republican officials from 10 other states (led by Texas) to threaten the Trump administration: If you don’t end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) by September 5, we’ll do it for you. 

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State and federal policies hostile to undocumented immigrants have added to the stress of a devastating storm.

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A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday blocked Texas from enforcing its ban on so-called sanctuary cities, questioning the constitutionality of a law that has pitted Republican state leaders against several Democratic-leaning cities.

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 A draft executive order, leaked but not issued so far, would direct the Census Bureau, for the first time in over 200 years, to “include questions to determine U.S. citizenship and immigration status.”

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other Republican leaders in Congress on Friday urged President Trump not to terminate an Obama-era program that has allowed nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants known as 'dreamers' to live and work in the U.S.

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Census data shape how states and regions are represented in Congress, and where the federal government puts infrastructure and public services. 

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As the Chicago hotel and restaurant scene booms, so, too, does the scramble for workers, and some businesses say they need more immigration, not less, to meet their labor needs.

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Citing an NPR and ProPublica investigation, a top Florida lawmaker and a national insurance fraud group criticized a law used by insurers to turn in injured undocumented workers and avoid paying workers’ comp benefits.

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The government is keeping Border Patrol checkpoints open during the evacuation.

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Schools in Miami-Dade, particularly in Doral, have seen an influx of immigrant students this year as the crisis deepens in Venezuela. If President Donald Trump imposes additional economic sanctions, more students could be on the way.

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Advocates warn the move will force undocumented immigrants to ignore evacuation warnings for fear they will be caught and deported.

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Under a 2016 agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, officials are supposed to take steps to reunite migrants with their possessions on the other side of the border. But in many cases, that’s not happening.

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The clothes and colors students wear to school, the classmates they speak to and what they're suspended for is being used as evidence in immigration court that students are affiliated with gang.

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The program was established in 2014 to deal with a surge of migrants fleeing violence and lets them live and work in the United States temporarily.

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Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

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El Cenizo is leading the charge to block a tough new Texas immigration law that requires police to hold criminal suspects for possible deportation, before the measure takes effect Sept. 1. The lawsuit filed by the city pits Mayor Raul Reyes and his tiny outpost of Democrats against the state's powerful Republican Party.

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For months, Brandelia Nunez's dining room table has been buried underneath neat piles of receipts, phone logs and court records — evidence she believes will prove her family was scammed out of more than $10,000 while applying for immigration protections they weren't even qualified to receive. Even though Nunez, 43, is living in the country illegally, she contacted police and filed a complaint with the Illinois attorney general's office, which is now pursuing a civil lawsuit on her behalf.

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Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take him 9:17 am Updated May 28, 2017 at 9:23 am Share story STEVE LeBLANC The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to.

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While the number of minors arrested trying to enter the U.S. illegally continues to climb each year, a little-known program that grants some of the children legal immigration status and a path to a green card has also grown rapidly. But that growth might be slowed, as Congress considers making changes to what’s known as the Special Immigrant Juvenile program. Legislation that would tighten eligibility is pending in the House of Representatives.

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Portland Suspect in Portland double murder posted white supremacist material online Mayor laments ‘horrific act of racist violence’ after Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, charged in deaths of two men in confrontation on public transportation Portland Suspect in Portland double murder posted white supremacist material online Mayor laments ‘horrific act of racist violence’ after Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, charged in deaths of two men in confrontation on public transportation View more sharing options Sunday 28 May 2017 15.15 BST First published on Saturday 27 May 2017 22.03 BST Police in Portland, Oregon, have charged a white supremacist with a ...

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US: Immigrant arrests soar under Trump, fewer deported Associated Press Wednesday, May 17, 2017 comments SANTA ANA, Calif. — U.S. immigration arrests increased nearly 40 percent in early 2017 as newly emboldened agents under President Donald Trump detained more than 40,000 people suspected of being in the country illegally — with a renewed focus on immigrants without criminal convictions.

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