Fewer Illegal Immigrants Deported Despite Increase in Arrests

Immigration arrests in the United States have increased almost 40 percent so far in 2017 under the Trump Administration and agents have detained more than 40,000 people suspected of being in the country illegally. Immigration agents have renewed their focus on immigrants without criminal convictions, which has been met with stark criticism by immigration advocates.

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The Perspective of a teen in L.A. with an Immigrant Parent

One point of view of the immigration issue that is not usually seen is that of a teenager whose parent or parents are undocumented immigrants. According to a 2013 USC report, almost 16 percent of children in Los Angeles County were U.S. citizens with at least one parent that is an illegal immigrant. The Pew

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San Diego Woman Sentenced to Three Years and One Month in Prison for Hiding Illegal Immigrants in her Home

Earlier this month, a San Diego woman was sentenced to prison for her involvement in the smuggling of illegal immigrants from Mexico into the United States. Dania Olivero, who is 51 and a legal immigrant from Cuba, had agreed to let the illegal immigrants temporarily stay at her small rented house in the City Heights

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Trump Plans on Copying Canada’s Immigration System

President Trump has mentioned various times that he intends to reform the U.S.’s immigration system and that he wants it to be like Canada’s immigration system. However, this is not that easy because the United States and Canada are two different nations that deal with different issues. Canada happens to have a more selective immigration

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First Known Case of Deportation of Dreamer with DACA Reported

In February of this year, Customs and Border Patrol detained and deported a 23-year-old man that had active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The man is named Juan Manuel Montes and he is the first known person with DACA protection to be deported under the Trump administration. According to Montes, was walking through

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San Diego a Top Priority Area for Border Wall

According to Department of Homeland Security documents, San Diego has been identified as a “high priority” area for building the border wall between the United States and Mexico. The San Diego Union-Tribune writes, The report also shows Tucson, El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley, which encompasses the cities of Weslaco, McAllen, Rio Grande City

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The Arrests of Noncriminal Immigrants has Doubled Under the Trump Administration

The Washington Post is claiming that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have doubled the number of immigration arrests, particularly with noncriminals, under the Trump Administration. The Washington Post claims: Arrests of immigrants with no criminal records more than doubled to 5,441, the clearest sign yet that President Trump has ditched his predecessor’s protective

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Contractors Place bids to Build Prototypes for Trump’s Border Wall

The deadline to submit bids to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build prototypes for the border wall has officially ended on Tuesday. The winners of the contracts are expected to be announced by June 1st, but the border agency declined to disclose which companies submitted bids. However, some companies released their plans anyways

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Is California about to Become the First ‘Sanctuary State?’

The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 54 (SB 54), which aims to make California a “Sanctuary State.” SB 54 prohibits local sheriff’s deputies and local police officers, statewide, from enforcing federal immigration laws. The bill was authored by Senate President Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) who wants people to be assured that they can call

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Mexico Spends $50 Million To Keep Their Citizens in the United States

The Mexican government will be spending $50 million to help Mexican citizens, who are in the United State without documents, to avoid being deported back to Mexico. This effort is in response to what they believe will be a crackdown by the Donald Trump administration on illegal immigration. Many in the Latino community are wondering

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