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Immigrant detainees’ fight for minimum wage from for-profit jail now in jury’s hands

“If it looks like work, sounds like work and acts like work, it’s work,” Washington state Assistant Attorney General Marsha Chien told jurors during arguments Tuesday. TACOMA, Wash. (CN) — Attorneys arguing whether immigrant detainees in …

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USA: UN experts condemn collective expulsion of Haitian migrants and refugees

GENEVA (25 October 2021) – UN human rights experts* have condemned the United States of America’s recent and ongoing systematic mass deportation of Haitian migrants and refugees, and cautioned that such collective expulsions violate international law. …

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Title 42 explained: The obscure public health policy at the center of a U.S. border fight

At the center of today’s most heated immigration debate is a decades-old health statute dusted off by the Trump administration that is reshaping U.S. policy at the border. Citing the threat of COVID-19, the U.S. government …

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ICE Review of Immigrant Suicide Finds Falsified Documents, Neglect , and Improper Confinement

An internal review of Efraín Romero de la Rosa’s death in ICE custody found almost two dozen policy violations during his stint in detention. MEDICAL AND SECURITY staff at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center …

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‘We’re done’: Immigration advocates stage walkout on Biden administration

Frustration at the administration’s continuation of Trump-era immigration policies is bubbling over. Dozens of immigration advocates walked out, virtually, on top Biden officials Saturday in protest of the administration’s decision to continue border policies enacted during …

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‘There’s no trust’: Pro-immigrant groups blasted Biden officials on a call Friday morning

Pro-immigrant groups and service providers blasted Biden administration officials Friday morning on a call on the heels of news that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to revive a Trump-era border policy next month, according …

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U.S. prepared to restart “Remain in Mexico” border policy in November

The Biden administration announced Friday it will be prepared to start returning asylum-seekers to Mexico next month under a Trump-era policy it has previously denounced — as long as the Mexican government accepts the returns. Granting …

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Reconciliation and an inclusive pathway to citizenship! An explainer and opportunity to take action.

An inclusive pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S. is urgent! Now is our chance to help make that happen. Congress continues to move forward towards budget reconciliation, which can begin …

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Few migrants processed under Title 42 border policy are screened for U.S. protection

Out of hundreds of thousands of migrants who have been processed under a pandemic-era policy at the southern border, just over 3,200 asylum-seekers have been screened for U.S. humanitarian protection, according to unpublished government data obtained …

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“Missing in Brooks County”: Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert

We continue to look at the humanitarian crisis along the border, where more people are dying trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border than ever before, as President Biden has increased funding for border enforcement and militarization …

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Homeland Security secretary orders ICE to stop mass raids on immigrants’ workplaces

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer conduct mass raids on workplaces where undocumented immigrants are employed, according to a new order by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The real problem, Mayorkas said in a memorandum …

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Abductions by the busload: Haitians are being held hostage by a surge in kidnappings

Four days after the August earthquake that devastated the south of Haiti, Walkens Alexandre, a physician, was traveling to treat victims at a hospital when a motorcycle blocked his white Ford Ranger. Two men hopped off, …

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