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President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday in response to public outcry about family separation – a horrific policy that has led to the forced separation of over 2,000 minor children from their parents. Though the order discusses an end to the callous form of family separation that has captured the nation’s attention in […]

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Posted: June 21, 2018, 9:04 pm

Across the globe, people gather together to celebrate World Refugee Day on June 20. Started in 2001, this day not only commends the courage and determination of the currently 25.4 million recognized refugees, but is also a time for countries and institutions to recommit to the principles of the United Nation’s 1951 Refugee Convention and […]

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Posted: June 20, 2018, 5:32 pm

Every day under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is choosing to separate children from their parents. Despite claims by the administration to the contrary, the separation of families could stop today if the Attorney General and DHS chose to end the policy. In the past few days, there […]

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Posted: June 19, 2018, 9:33 pm

The outcry against family separation has only just begun. The Trump administration’s cruel policy of separating migrant children from their parents when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border is drawing sharp criticism from many corners. In addition to protests held by everyday Americans, faith leaders, pediatricians, and high-profile figures such as former First Lady Laura Bush […]

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Posted: June 18, 2018, 7:18 pm

  The American Immigration Council is proud to announce the winner of the 21st Annual Celebrate America Fifth Grade Creative Writing Contest. This contest encourages educators to incorporate lessons on U.S. immigration into their classrooms and gives fifth graders the opportunity to explain, in their own words, why they are proud America is a nation of […]

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Posted: June 15, 2018, 3:29 pm

The end of Ramadan 2018 is here, which is the holy month of fasting, contemplation, and prayer for Muslims worldwide. Yet, despite the First Amendment’s protection of the right to practice one’s religion of choice, reports have surfaced of abuses against Muslim detainees attempting to participate in the holy month at the Glades County Detention […]

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Posted: June 14, 2018, 7:53 pm

In the latest attack on asylum seekers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions single-handedly overturned years of immigration precedent to find that many victims of violence will not qualify for asylum. His strongly-worded opinion strikes an especially devastating blow to Central American asylum seekers, the vast majority of whom seek protection in the United States after fleeing […]

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Posted: June 13, 2018, 10:04 pm

Migration based on family ties has long been the foundation of the U.S. immigration system. Yet lawmakers are proposing drastic cuts to family-based immigration in favor of immigrants who come to the United States based on their skill sets, arguing that these immigrants add more value to the U.S. economy. However, this distinction between skill-based […]

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Posted: June 12, 2018, 10:27 pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday his decision to overturn earlier court precedent effectively rolling back protections for asylum-seeking men, women, and children fleeing domestic violence and criminal gangs. Sessions referred Matter of A-B- to himself earlier this year—a case involving a Salvadoran woman who came to the United States seeking asylum after being […]

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Posted: June 11, 2018, 8:54 pm

More than 100 workers were arrested at a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio on Wednesday, marking another massive employment crackdown under the Trump administration. This raid comes two months after one of the largest employment crackdowns in a decade took place at a meat-processing plant in rural Tennessee. According to ICE’s acting director […]

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Posted: June 8, 2018, 3:29 pm

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