Immigration

Judge Declines To Release Detained Immigrant Families, For Now

A federal judge in Washington has turned down a request to release dozens of detained immigrant families because of the threat of coronavirus, but ordered that immigration authorities come into compliance with federal guidelines for preventing...

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Monday Round-up

Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that “[u]ndocumented immigrants who work as health care providers are asking for their efforts fighting the coronavirus to be taken into consideration as the Supreme Court considers the Trump administration’s...
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Covid-19 Immigration Restrictions Make Labor And Food Shortages A Real Possibility

Farm groups are warning that immigration restrictions put in place this month by the Trump administration could lead to food shortages down the road, Reason contributor Sean Higgins reported this week in the Washington Examiner. Last week, the...

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Attorney Sophie Alcorn Answers Readers’ Immigration Questions

We had a great time hosting noted immigration attorney Sophie Alcorn on a live conference call with Extra Crunch members earlier this week. Sophie writes our “Dear Sophie” column, where she answers questions about immigration status,...

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In Politics And Pandemics, Trolls Use Fear, Anger To Drive Clicks

Facebook users flipping through their feeds in the fall of 2016 faced a minefield of targeted advertisements pitting blacks against police, Southern whites against immigrants, gun owners against Obama supporters and the LGBTQ community against the...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Police, Barack Obama

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Top Democrat Joins Immigration Judges In Calling For Courtrooms To Be Closed During The Covid-19...

Senator Dianne Feinstein is asking the Department of Justice to close immigration courts until health and safety can be assured.

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Bernie Sanders In The Age Of Coronavirus: We Need Him Now More Than Ever

Tom GallagherSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks to supporters at an Immigration Town Hall in San Ysidro, California on December 20, 2019. (Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images)
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Hispanic Nets On $2t Relief Bill: What Do You Mean There’s No Money For Illegals?

The morning shows at both Telemundo and Univision were ablaze today with stories about the coronavirus aid package that recently passed the Senate, which provided an opportunity they did not waste to lobby for – guess what – illegal...
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Ice Detainees Say “naive” Guards Are Downplaying The Coronavirus Threat

Details emerging about conditions at a Massachusetts jail—one of the 637 facilities nationwide that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, uses to detain migrants—suggest a lack of urgency among detention staff regarding the new...

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Open Borders: Now Do You See What We’re Missing?

In Open Borders, I never claim that immigration restrictions make life in the First World bad.  I don’t try to scare people into supporting more immigration, a la, “Without more immigrants, we’re doomed.”  What I claim,...

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Trump Administration Urged To Free Migrants From Detention As Virus Surges

(WASHINGTON) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and advocates fear tight quarters and overall...

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Gaetz: Why Would We Have $350 Million For Migrants And Refugees Before We Restore The Economic...

Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted the $350 million designated for migrants and refugees in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package, which did not include any money for Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Border Patrol. Appearing on Fox News’...

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Congress And The Fed Could Ensure Universal Protection During The Pandemic

No matter how well or poorly the federal government addresses the overall economic crisis, millions of vulnerable people will be left unprotected.  Homeless people, incarcerated people, immigrants, people in fringe, off-the-books employment...
Related topics: Fed

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Barack Obama’s Ice Chief Urges Donald Trump To Release Thousands Of Non-violent Migrants In...

In an op-ed for The Atlantic released on Sunday, John Sandweg, Barack Obama‘s former acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), urged Donald Trump to release non-violent migrants currently in detention amid the coronavirus...
Related topics: Barack Obama, Donald Trump

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Dear Sophie: How Is Covid-19 Affecting Immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for...
Related topics: Immigration Laws, Social Media, Silicon Valley

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Pandemics And Open Borders

Does the current pandemic seal the case against open borders?  Though I foresee many readers’ incredulity, the correct answer is: no way.  Why not?  Key point: Borders are already about 98% closed to immigration.  As I’ve explained...

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Trump: Republicans Had Coronavirus Stimulus Deal Before Pelosi Returned From 'vacation'

President Trump is accusing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and congressional Democrats of derailing a third coronavirus stimulus bill with immigration and environmental provisions."Republicans had a deal until Nancy Pelosi rode into town...
Related topics: Nancy Pelosi

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Join Our Conference Call With Immigration Attorney Sophie Alcorn Tuesday At 1pm Pdt

The world has been turned upside-down the past few weeks, with flight cancellations, global travel bans and a massive slowdown of worldwide commerce. For immigrants to the United States here on work visas, these are particularly ambiguous and...

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Opinion Analysis: Court Sides With Immigrants On Availability Of Judicial Review Of Removal Orders

Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr and Ovalles v. Barr. The court ruled in favor of the noncitizens who were challenging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s denial of...

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Us Finally Suspends Refugee Admissions

Finally. It’s surreal that major cities and states are being shut down, and people ordered to stay in their homes, but the stream of migrants keeps on coming. And there’s a push to have the bailout/stimulus bills include even more...

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