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  • Repealing DACA Will Have Big Consequences for Fashion

    09/22/2017 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Racked ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY NADRA NITTLE
    On Valentine’s Day, the WhiteBox art gallery in New York City hosted a runway show with a political twist. The diverse group of models featured in “Illegal Fashion” wore dresses made of canvas, linen, burlap, and recycled paper. Painted with splotches of bold colors, the garments bore provocative phrases like “I am illegal,” “deport me,” and “ICE me.” Artist Maria de Los Angeles curated the show with Juan Puntes de Los Angeles also designed the dresses modeled. The 29-year-old has a personal connection to the garments, as well as to the messages painted on them. “I’m undocumented,” she says. “So...
  • ‘Undocumented and unafraid’: Wichita students rally for DACA

    09/22/2017 1:37:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | September 22, 2017 | By Suzanne Perez Tobias
    About 100 young people gathered on the lawn of East High School in Wichita on Friday for a student-led rally in support of a program that protects children who were brought to the United States illegally from being deported. Carrying signs and shouting “Build more bridges, not more walls,” the high-schoolers said they wanted to show support for the legal shield known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced it would end the program, leaving Congress a six-month window of time to try to save it. “We are here because we have...
  • Back-and-Forth on DACA Leaves Young Immigrants ‘Just Dangling

    09/22/2017 1:33:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2017 | By LIZ ROBBINS
    Violeta Gomez-Uribe, 32, goes to kickboxing classes in Brooklyn. Eduardo Garcia, 22, lifts weights at the gym, in between classes and two jobs. Apolinar Islas, 34, who came to New York from Mexico when he was 15, said he walks around in “zombie mode” and tries to stay off social media to avoid “the tsunami of confusion.” All of them are recipients of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation and lets them work legally in this country. They have felt a whiplash of...
  • Trump Administration Planning to Deport Thousands of Unaccompanied Teens From Central America

    09/22/2017 1:15:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 21, 2017 | By Graham Lanktree
    The Trump administration is drafting a new policy to quickly deport more than 150,000 child migrants from Central America who arrived alone in the U.S. illegally, creating a new class of undocumented migrants. The Department of Justice and Homeland Security is drawing up a policy proposal in a series of memos, according to two sources with knowledge of the internal debate who spoke to the Miami Herald. As it stands, the plan would allow for teens and children who arrived in the U.S. illegally by themselves to be put on a fast track to deportation when they turn 18. Most...
  • She's Planning for College. But She'll Miss President Trump's Deadline to Avoid Deportation

    09/22/2017 1:08:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    TIME ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Maya Rhodan
    Like many high school seniors, Indira Marquez Robles thinks a lot about her future. She knows what college she wants to go to (Bryn Mawr) and what she wants to be when she grows up (an immigration attorney) but she also doesn't know if she'll be at risk for deportation in the next six months. Marquez Robles is a beneficiary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Because the 17-year-old Houstonian's DACA will expire on March 21, 2018, she doesn’t have any option but to wait and see if Congress passes legislation that would grant her some form of...
  • ICE appeals federal judge's ruling halting deportation of 1,400 Iraqis

    09/22/2017 12:56:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Gus Burns
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that halted the abrupt deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals nationwide, including 114 from Metro Detroit. Nearly all of the Iraqi nationals, who are now waiting to learn their fates in detention centers, have outstanding and, in many cases, long-dormant deportation orders stemming from prior criminal convictions. "The criminal history of these aliens includes convictions for homicide, rape, aggravated assault, drug trafficking, sex assault and many other types of offenses," Acting ICE Director Thomas D. Homan said in a statement after the deportation sweeps. Each of the detainees had been...
  • ‘Sanctuary state’ isn’t just bad law, it’s lunacy

    09/22/2017 12:34:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 21, 2017 | BY BEN BOYCHUK
    The Resistance wants a showdown with Donald Trump, and looks like it will get its wish soon. Our Democrats would make California a “sanctuary state,” setting up a confrontation with the federal government over fundamental questions of who gets to enter the country, who gets to stay and how the rules will be enforced. Meantime, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced the state is suing the Trump administration yet again. This time, California wants to block the president’s proposed border wall on the grounds that it would be bad for the environment. Since when does the environment trump...
  • Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation

    09/20/2017 2:24:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Stephen Nellis
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp and PepsiCo Inc on Wednesday joined an expanded group of nearly 800 companies calling in a letter for U.S. legislation to protect immigrants brought into the country illegally by their parents from deportation, according to organizer FWD.us. A group of businesses less than half the size and weighted toward technology companies sent a similar letter in August, before President Donald Trump said he would end the program. Both letters were spearheaded by FWD.us, a pro-immigration group co-founded by Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Illegal immigration into California drops as border crossings shift to Texas

    09/20/2017 1:45:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 20, 2017 | BY PHILLIP REESE
    Undocumented immigrants are shunning California in favor of Texas, with the Lone Star State’s undocumented population growing nearly five times as fast as California’s, new federal data show. About 2.9 million undocumented immigrants lived in California during 2014, according to new estimates from the Department of Homeland Security. The undocumented population in California grew steadily from 2000 to 2008, dropped sharply during the 2007 recession, rose again and remained essentially flat from 2011 to 2014. Overall, California’s unauthorized immigrant population grew by 16 percent from 2000 through 2014. The undocumented population in Texas, by comparison, grew by 75 percent from...
  • Fear of being deported turns immigrant hurricane victims to churches for help

    09/20/2017 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Elliot Spagat, AP
    Places of worship and private charities in Texas and Florida are playing a pivotal role in the recovery effort from hurricanes Harvey and Irma because so many storm victims are immigrants in the country illegally – and therefore ineligible for federal disaster aid. FEMA rules allow people in the country illegally to apply for disaster aid on behalf of children under 18 years old with legal status, but many worry about the government sharing information with immigration authorities. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is hosting workshops for immigrants to explain FEMA eligibility and answer other questions.
  • Political activist Rasmea Odeh a symbol of deportation’s many faces

    09/20/2017 9:31:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Maudlyne Ihejirika
    Rasmea Odeh was deported Tuesday. The 70-year-old Palestinian immigrant, whose U.S. citizenship was revoked by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for not disclosing having served time as a prisoner in Israel, didn’t cry until the end, only after ICE refused her huge crowd of supporters entry into the airport. Before that, Odeh was staunchly defiant, the etched lines of her set countenance only occasionally twitching during a three-hour O’Hare Airport send-off for the political activist who became symbolic of a cause — Palestine liberation — her case gaining notoriety worldwide. “Up until this very moment, I didn’t believe they will throw...
  • Undocumented students say other Illinois universities are being more supportive than SIU

    09/20/2017 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Daily Egyptian (Student Newspaper) ^ | September 20, 2017 | BY MARNIE LEONARD
    Though the administration has begun to put supports in place for undocumented students affected by President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program that shielded them from deportation, some say SIU is lagging behind other Illinois universities. “Since the undocumented body of students is smaller [here], the urgency is lower,” said Martha Osornio, an undocumented student and a senior studying cinema and photography from Chicago. “Other universities are all doing workshops and things to help their larger populations of undocumented students.” The University of Illinois system’s flagship campus has a website dedicated to providing resources for undocumented students, open.illinois.edu. Here,...
  • Hotline, Rapid Response Network to Aid County’s Undocumented Immigrants

    09/20/2017 9:13:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Dena Behar
    The Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition launched a rapid response network and hotline for immigrants last week in an effort to “stand in solidarity with undocumented immigrants.” Volunteers who are part of the network will respond to calls from people in the area if they are being pursued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and are facing arrest, detention or deportation. When called, a team of volunteers will arrive at the scene or otherwise document the event, including a description of the persons arrested, the identification of law enforcement agencies present at the arrest, the location where the person...
  • Young, undocumented and full of dreams: 4 stories

    09/20/2017 9:04:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio News ^ | September 20, 2017 | by Doualy Xaykaothao
    In Minnesota, more than 6,200 individuals have been granted DACA status. A similar number might have qualified for the program but never applied. And some, like 29-year-old Alejandra Cruz, were never eligible. She was 20 when she entered the United States, and DACA covers only those who arrived before reaching age 16. The vulnerability that DACA recipients are feeling is familiar territory to her, though she insists she is not afraid. "This country depends on the immigrant community," she said. "And this country needs to recognize that." She doesn't usually volunteer that she's undocumented and not enrolled in DACA, but...
  • Palestinian ex-terrorist to be deported from Chicago

    09/19/2017 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 19, 2017
    A Palestinian convicted terrorist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem will be deported from Chicago to Jordan on Tuesday, her spokesman said. Supporters and community activists plan to gather at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal before Rasmea Odeh, 70, departs for Jordan, said Hatem Abudayyeh, coordinator of her defense committee. Odeh pleaded guilty in April to concealing her convictions when she applied for US citizenship in Detroit in 2004. Her record would have disqualified her from entering the US a decade earlier. In 1970, Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Jerusalem, including one that killed two young men...
  • Dreamers deported under Obama show possible future for 800,000

    09/19/2017 12:41:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2017 | BY BETH CALDWELL
    ....What happens when you deport people who spent their formative years in the United States? Scholars who have documented the consequences of deporting people who grew up in the United States compare the pratice to “violent dismemberment,” calling it “destructive and inhumane” and “tragic.” Deportees who grew up in the United States experience their arrival to Mexico as such a profound loss that they often compare it to death. Thoughts of suicide are markedly higher among deportees with strong ties to the U.S. than among the rest of the deported population. Deported Dreamers also face social stigma in Mexico. They...
  • Protesters shut down Pelosi news conference on DACA, chanting, ‘All of us or none of us’

    09/18/2017 2:36:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 84 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Evan Sernoffsky
    Chanting pro-immigrant slogans — “All of us or none of us,” “Democrats deport” and “We are not a bargaining chip” — more than 60 young people overwhelmed a Monday news conference that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had organized on her home turf in San Francisco to urge passage of the DREAM Act to protect immigrants who were brought to the country as children. After nearly an hour of boisterous chanting from the group, which called itself “Undocumented Youth,” Pelosi and fellow House Democrats Barbara Lee of Oakland and Jared Huffman of San Rafael packed up and left the carefully...
  • Suit: Tesla, other automakers used illegal foreign workers to build plants

    09/18/2017 10:15:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 18, 2017 | By LOUIS HANSEN
    Widening earlier claims of immigration fraud at the Tesla factory, a recently unsealed whistleblower suit says several other major automakers, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen, illegally used foreign construction workers to build their U.S. factories. The charges expand on an investigation by this news organization last year into foreign construction workers building Tesla’s paint shop in Fremont. The federal suit charges that the carmakers used hundreds of Eastern European workers on suspect visas hired through subcontractors for the German company Eisenmann. The investigation, “The Hidden Workforce Expanding Tesla’s Factory,” and court documents revealed at least 140 foreign workers on questionable...
  • Six Dreamers sue Trump administration over DACA decision

    09/18/2017 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 18, 2017 | by Dan Levine
    San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court. Now, she is the one seeking legal relief. Brought to the United States illegally by her parents as a child, Garcia is one of six immigrants who sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Garcia’s case, filed in San Francisco federal court, is the first to be brought by DACA recipients. The daughter of a hotel housekeeper and a welder, Garcia arrived in Southern California from Mexico at the age of 4. Garcia decided to become an attorney...
  • Breaking: Non-Citizen Voting Reversed in College Park

    09/16/2017 11:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2017 | Larry Provost
    On Friday night, the City of College Park, Maryland reversed its city council decision that allowed non-citizens of the U.S., including illegal aliens, the right to vote. This was due to council conveniently forgetting that such massive changes to the College Park City Charter require the vote of a supermajority on council as opposed to a simple majority. Ironically, the law that mandated a supermajority to pass changes to the city charter was enacted just this summer while the proposal to allow illegals and other non-citizens to vote, and was passed 4-3, was voted on only a few months later...