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Federal judge rules Trump defunding sanctuary cities ‘unconstitutional on its face’

A federal court last month blocked President Trump’s executive order halting certain federal funds for so-called sanctuary cities, calling it “unconstitutional on its face.” “The defendants are permanently enjoined from enforcing Section 9(a) of the Executive Order against jurisdictions they deem as sanctuary jurisdictions. Because Section 9(a) is unconstitutional on its face, and not simply…

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Governor signs bill making California a sanctuary state

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a “sanctuary state” bill on Thursday that prevents law enforcement officers from “asking about immigration status during routine interactions.” “It also bans unconstitutional detainer requests and prohibits the commandeering of local officials to do the work of immigration agents,” Brown wrote in a statement about the California Values Act. But…

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Aprobar el DREAM Act es lo correcto

Pareció que hubiera existido un instante de esperanza. Apenas unas semanas después de que el presidente hizo esfuerzos para terminar el programa de Acción Diferida, les comentó a los líderes demócratas del Congreso que trabajaría con ellos para extender protecciones a los jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados. Un muro con México “vendrá más tarde”, dijo el presidente…

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Everything You Need to Know About Indigenous Peoples Day

Los Angeles just became the latest city to adopt Indigenous Peoples Day in favor of Columbus Day. The holiday has been gaining support across the country as Seattle, Minneapolis and Berkeley, Calif. have already made the alternative to Columbus Day official. Here’s everything you need to know about Indigenous Peoples Day, how it’s different from…

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Lest We Stay Divided

Divisions among Americans by race, class, and gender and other social dimensions have been used historically to protect and promote power and privilege in society. There have been moments, however, when people have come together in pursuit of a better social order. Set in motion by the Civil Rights Move- ment of the 1960s, over…

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Where is Donald Trump on Immigration these days?

By Ingrid Cruz Donald J. Trump campaigned on a tough immigration stance and wall on the US-Mexico border. On February 13, 2017 a bill called the RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act. Its authors were Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Georgia Senator David Perdue and some requirements for future immigrants under the bill…

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