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The Obama administration’s deportation policies might be worse than Trump’s

Last Thursday, news broke that the Obama Administration is planning to launch a “surge” of immigration raids to target Central Americans who have fled violence in their home countries. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents were specifically called on to target immigrant mothers and children who have final deportation orders or who have run out of legal options to stay in the country.

Last Thursday, news broke that the Obama Administration is planning to launch a “surge” of immigration raids to target Central Americans who have fled violence in their home countries. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed a bill that set the stage for the mass deportation machine that is our immigration system today. Today, a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling on Congress to restore due process for immigrants and end local police and ICE collaboration. 

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed a bill that set the stage for the mass deportation machine that is our immigration system today. Today, a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling on Congress ...

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Migrant mother petitions Obama for Temporary Protected Status

Rebeca never wanted to leave El Salvador. She had a home and a family there. But then gangs killed her mother and husband, threatened her life, and robbed her house leaving her and her daughters without even a bed to sleep on. 

Rebeca never wanted to leave El Salvador. She had a home and a family there. But then gangs killed her mother and husband, threatened her life, and robbed her house leaving her and her daughters without even a ...

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The Feministing Five: Swapna Reddy

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment of Central American immigrants.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke to Swapna Reddy, current law student and immigrant rights’ advocate. She recently co-authored a letter to the Obama Administration that calls for an end to the government mistreatment ...

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Thousands of women & children asylum seekers still at risk for deportation

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a series of interviews with women in detention, the report’s authors collected stories of women who were tricked into allowing ICE into their homes, suffered unnecessary aggression at the hands of ICE agents and treated “like animals” once they were detained.

new report from the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center sheds light on the aggressive and deceptive means ICE used to round up immigrants in deportation raids in January. Through a ...

 A pair of children's shoes at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church temporary migrant shelter in McAllen, Texas.

Quote of the Day: “Happy New Year. You’re Deported.”

While a tearful President Obama announced a series of welcome executive actions on gun control yesterday, the White House also rang in the New Year with actions unconscionably ugly: as The Nation reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported quietly — on Christmas Eve no less — that it would begin raiding and deporting thousands of Central American refugees who have not been granted asylum.

While a tearful President Obama announced a series of welcome executive actions on gun control yesterday, the White House also rang in the New Year with actions unconscionably ugly: as The Nation reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...

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US House passes dangerously Islamophobic bill

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

More than 90 percent of the House of Representatives are supporting a bill that changes visa laws to effectively create two tiers of US citizens, Americans of Middle Eastern or Muslim background, and everyone else.

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