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Trump advocates depriving undocumented immigrants of due-process rights

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally were invaders and must immediately be deported without trial or an appearance ...

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US judge orders government to allow abortion access to detained immigrant teens

WASHINGTON – A federal judge issued a nationwide order temporarily preventing the government from blocking access to abortion services and counseling for teens detained in immigration custody, saying current administration policy and practices likely are unconstitutional. The order came in ...

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Top Seattle ICE official charged with stealing immigrants’ identities

The top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle is accused of stealing immigrants’ identities in an attempt to defraud several credit card companies. Raphael A. Sanchez, ICE’s chief counsel in the city, was charged with one count ...

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Calif. lawmakers approve bill protecting immigrant tenants

California lawmakers, already engaged in a high-profile battle against the Trump administration over its opposition to “sanctuary cities” and “dreamers,” have approved a measure aimed at bolstering the housing rights of undocumented immigrants. The legislature passed the Immigrant Tenant Protection ...

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Young immigrants vow to fight Trump’s halt of program

Police arrest activists as they block Fifth Avenue during a protest against President Donald Trump's immigration policies in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Police have handcuffed and removed over a dozen immigration activists who briefly blocked Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in front of Trump Tower. The protest Tuesday began with a march down the avenue and grew to about 400 people. The Trump administration has announced that it will wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

PHOENIX — Immigrants are vowing to fight to stay in the U.S. and advocates are launching campaigns including fundraisers and registration drives after the Trump administration announced it would dismantle a program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people ...

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Immigrants battle deportation fears in Harvey’s aftermath

Alain Cisneros, a community organizer for the Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, an advocacy group known by its Spanish acronym FIEL, speaks with Ricxy Sanchez, left, a Honduran woman who came to the U.S. illegally a year ago, and Wendy Zamora, a neighbor who came from Honduras illegally three years ago, as he counsels Harvey evacuees who are in the country illegally at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (AP Photo by Elliot Spagat)

HOUSTON — Alain Cisneros walked past thousands of cots filled with storm victims at the Houston convention center holding up a poster with the words, “Do you have questions?” written in Spanish in bold black letters. He pulled up a ...

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Immigrant group in Va. sues ICE over ‘collateral arrests’ it calls unconstitutional

Immigrant advocates in Virginia filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against four federal immigration agents over a practice known as “collateral arrests” that have helped boost the number of illegal immigrants apprehended under the Trump administration. The lawsuit, filed in the ...

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Lawsuit: Wells Fargo targeted immigrants

On “Hit the Streets Thursday,” Wells Fargo bankers and tellers, specifically those of Latino descent, scouted the streets and Social Security offices for potential clients. Their goal: Find undocumented immigrants, take them to a local branch and persuade them to ...

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Syracuse mayor reaffirms city’s stance to protect immigrants

SYRACUSE — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says her city will continue to offer sanctuary to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, despite President Donald Trump’s plan to prevent immigrant-protecting municipalities from receiving some federal grants. In a statement released ...

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