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  • A home in Tijuana is a refuge for deported U.S. veterans

    A home in Tijuana is a refuge for deported U.S. veterans

    They call it the bunker. From the street in this working-class neighborhood, people passing by the two-story house can look through the window and glimpse a peace sign and various iterations of the Stars and Stripes. The formal name is emblazoned in English on a banner above the entrance: “Deported...

  • ‘Sanctuary businesses’? Tough-talking states give businesses a pass on illegal immigration

    ‘Sanctuary businesses’? Tough-talking states give businesses a pass on illegal immigration

    As part of its tough stance against illegal immigration, Texas has been one of the few states requiring state agencies to use a federal system known as E-Verify to check job applicants. The system checks Social Security numbers to make sure a prospective employee can legally work in the U.S. But...

  • Why it took so long for L.A. to embrace the 'sanctuary city' label

    Why it took so long for L.A. to embrace the 'sanctuary city' label

    When Donald Trump was elected in November, some elected officials across the country quickly reaffirmed their cities as “sanctuaries” for people in this country illegally as they braced for the president’s promised crackdown. But top politicians in Los Angeles — a center of the Trump resistance...

  • DACA brought 'Dreamers' out of the shadows. Now, some plan to only get louder

    DACA brought 'Dreamers' out of the shadows. Now, some plan to only get louder

    Bryan Peña’s parents led a life in the margins. They were immigrants living illegally in Lincoln Heights, having made the trek from Guatemala when their son was small enough to be carried on their backs. His father found work refinishing cars, and his mother cleaned homes. Both carefully guarded...

  • Another thing Trump stripped from 'Dreamers': A loophole that helped 40,000 of them get green cards

    Another thing Trump stripped from 'Dreamers': A loophole that helped 40,000 of them get green cards

    Last month, California college student Miriam Juan stepped off a plane in Guadalajara, Mexico, and hugged her grandparents for the first time in 17 years. She had no words at first, just smiles and tears. An immigrant brought to the U.S. from Mexico at age 4, Juan was able to make the trip thanks...

  • Trump sets contours of a possible legislative compromise for 'Dreamers'

    Trump sets contours of a possible legislative compromise for 'Dreamers'

    A day after President Trump threatened to end protections for so-called Dreamers, he stunned all sides again Wednesday by endorsing a legislative fix that could put the young immigrants on the path to legal status. Trump appeared eager to cut a deal, embracing a plan that has potential to appeal...

  • America cannot afford to lose 800,000 young 'Dreamers'

    America cannot afford to lose 800,000 young 'Dreamers'

    Imagine if agents of the federal government showed up at your door and said you had to leave your friends, your family, your job and your country and move to whatever place your ancestors came from. In my case, if that ancestor were the most recent, I would be heading for Norway, the country from...

  • Trump tells Congress to resolve fate of 'Dreamers' as he phases out their protections from deportation

    Trump tells Congress to resolve fate of 'Dreamers' as he phases out their protections from deportation

    President Trump on Tuesday took action to strip away protections from deportation for roughly 800,000 people brought into the country illegally as children, giving Congress six months to write a law to resolve their plight. Trump’s long-awaited decision to get rid of the Obama-era program for so-called...

  • Among 'Dreamers,' dismay and anger over Trump's decision: 'He just rips it all away'

    Among 'Dreamers,' dismay and anger over Trump's decision: 'He just rips it all away'

    Karla Estrada expected the news that the federal program that has shielded her from deportation to Mexico for much of her life was in danger. But hearing it still hurt. The 26-year-old Los Angeles paralegal assistant, one of America’s 800,000-strong “Dreamers” in the Deferred Action for Childhood...

  • Trump's phaseout of DACA is facing legal challenges

    Trump's phaseout of DACA is facing legal challenges

    President Trump’s repeal of an Obama-era program that shielded hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” from deportation faces a determined challenge in the courts from immigrant rights lawyers who call the change abrupt, unjustified and unconstitutional. But they recognize it will not be easy to block...

  • Republicans face a divisive fight over immigrants that could define the party's future

    Republicans face a divisive fight over immigrants that could define the party's future

    President Trump’s decision to rescind a popular program that protected the most sympathetic of immigrants here illegally — those who were brought as children by their parents — poses a huge threat to his party, forcing Republican lawmakers to choose between the party’s nativist wing, which strongly...

  • Read the full statement from President Trump on ending the DACA program

    Read the full statement from President Trump on ending the DACA program

    President Donald Trump released a statement Tuesday morning explaining why he is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which shields nearly 800,000 young people from deportation. Are you a DACA participant? We want to hear from you » *** Statement from President...

  • Trump's statement on the move to phase out DACA

    Trump's statement on the move to phase out DACA

    As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and the Constitution of the United States of America. At the same time, I do not favor punishing children, most of whom are now adults, for the actions of their parents. But we must also recognize that we are nation of opportunity because...

  • For Texas immigrants, Harvey came at an already tense time

    For Texas immigrants, Harvey came at an already tense time

    With Hurricane Harvey barreling toward his house in Corpus Christi and his family waiting it out in San Antonio, the young man’s mother made a comment that will stick with him. If there’s nothing left when we get back to Corpus Christi, she said, we’re going back to Mexico. It caught 22-year-old...

  • Federal judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning 'sanctuary cities'

    Federal judge blocks implementation of controversial Texas law banning 'sanctuary cities'

    A federal judge in Texas has temporarily halted the implementation of a controversial new state law that seeks to outlaw so-called sanctuary cities. Senate Bill 4, which had been set to take effect on Friday, aims to force municipalities to help detain immigrants in the country illegally. U.S....

  • L.A. immigrant detained while taking his daughters to school is released

    L.A. immigrant detained while taking his daughters to school is released

    The call they had been waiting for came just before the sun set on a blazing day. Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez told his wife, Norma, that he was finally getting out of the immigration detention facility. “Your dad is out!” she told her four daughters. Six months ago, Avelica-Gonzalez, 49, an immigrant...

  • Trump sends message with Arpaio pardon: The federal government expects local help enforcing immigration laws

    Trump sends message with Arpaio pardon: The federal government expects local help enforcing immigration laws

    To President Trump and many of his supporters, Joe Arpaio is a national hero whose aggressive pursuit of people in the country illegally and cooperation with federal immigration authorities should be a model for cities and counties around the country. “Was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?”...

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