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Immigration and Border Patrol Issues Heat Up in California

California state officials continue brazen demonstrations against federal policy and enforcement efforts as the Oakland mayor offers city residents a heads up on raids conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE.)  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s efforts in impeding ICE and other federal agencies ring harmoniously with that of other state officials claiming moral and …

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MIT Panel Discusses Immigration

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted a panel discussion in early February centering on current and historic immigration from Mexico as well as U.S. policy approaches.  The discussion, “Understanding Immigration: How Can the U.S. Achieve a Fair, Human Policy for Accepting and Integrating Immigrants,” explored the trends, perceptions and realities of Mexican and other …

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Sanctuary Showdown

The California city of Oakland positions itself to take on the federal government as the city council voted to end cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The council’s legislation echoes state moves implementing a “sanctuary” designation across the entire state effective January 1. On the city level, representatives clarified the position of non-cooperation …

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ICE Reports 2017 Enforcement Numbers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency charged with immigration enforcement and removal operations (ERO), reports year-over-year increases in arrests and interior removals. The focus of ICE officials’ efforts in 2017 centered on the “roadmap of guidance and support to accomplish its homeland security mission” provided through President Trump’s directives. According to an agency report, …

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