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Immigrant deportation filings hit record high in 2018, new report shows

A record high number of immigrants were ordered to be removed from the U.S. in 2018, a rise that many immigration advocates call the culmination of nearly two years of anti-immigration measures from the Trump administration. The president made immigration a central focus of the midterm election campaign. Immigration officials ordered 287,741 new deportations in…

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Stop Separating families

By Ingrid Criz Can Donald Trump Deny Citizenship to the Children of Undocumented Parents? Making citizenship difficult to obtain for undocumented immigrants—particularly those who identify as Latino—is at the core of Donald Trump’s promises to his constituents. Some of the things the Trump Administration or Department of Homeland Security has discussed or promised are: Removing…

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Defense Secretary Sending Troops To Border

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to sign an order sending at least 800 U.S. troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as a caravan of thousands of migrants heads north from Central America.

The Department of Homeland Security requested the troops, NPR’s Tom Bowman reports, after President Trump said he is intent on stopping any of the migrants from entering the U.S.

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Ofrendas: Celebrating el Dia de Muertos 2018

FRI, OCT 12, 2018 — SUN, NOV 11, 2018 DETROIT, MI. https://www.dia.org/events/2018-ofrendas-celebrating-el-d%C3%ADa-de-muertos-call-proposals In celebration of Dia de Muertos, the Detroit Institute of Arts, in partnership with Detroit’s Mexican Consulate, invite you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars. In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of…

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ImmigrationPeopleWorld News

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public…

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Gobierno revela planes para limitar residencias

Gobierno revela planes para limitar residencias y ciudadanías a inmigrantes que se beneficien de ayuda pública. La secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, dijo en un comunicado que los cambios propuestos “promoverán la autosuficiencia y protección de recursos finitos asegurando que los inmigrantes no se conviertan en una carga para los contribuyentes”.  El gobierno…

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Challenging the “The Anyone can Teach without a degree” Fallacy!

Challenging the “The Anyone can Teach without a degree” Fallacy! Recent local and national moves to “dumb down” requirements for teachers in response to national teacher shortages could very well further undermine the teaching profession.  We all should be concerned.  The popular opinion that anyone can teach is a fallacy that must be corrected.  This…

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