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Congress Needs To Hold ICE Accountable for Abuses

When Karah de Oliveira and her husband, Fabiano, showed up at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office in Lawrence, Massachusetts, they expected to have an interview about their marriage, the first part of an application for a green card. Fabiano has lived in the U.S. since 2005 and the two have a 5-year-old son together. But Immigration and Customs Enforcement had other ideas. ICE arrested Fabiano, who became one of many members of our communities who have been arrested while...

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The truth about DACA Dreamers

  What are the facts about "Dreamers"? There is a particularly fraudulent meme floating around the Internet, which cites extremely dubious statistics to convince readers that the young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" are a detriment to society. The meme seemingly cites accurate statistics to dispute the claim that so-called "Dreamers" have had a positive impact on American society. According to Snopes, it is MOSTLY FALSE. You can read their report in the link below. However, the next time...

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TV: Fresh Off the Boat: Randall Park on humanizing the immigrant experience

Although Randall Park calls Fresh Off the Boat ultimately “just a fun, heartfelt show,” he emphasizes the importance of simultaneously shining light on the immigrant experience. “I think it’s really important right now, especially in today’s climate, to be able to humanize the immigrant experience [and] to present immigrant characters and an Asian-American family in a multi-faceted way,” he told EW. “Everyone can find something that they identify with when they watch our show. But at the same time,...

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Mexican Bride Marries American Groom During Rare Opening Of Border Gate

A heavy metal gate at the U.S.–Mexican border temporarily became a bridge Saturday when a Mexican woman married her American fiancé. The gate, known as the “Door of Hope,” is inside Friendship Park, a small strip of land on the border near San Diego and Tijuana where families from both countries can chat with each other through the fence’s heavy screen, according to the Los Angeles Times. The park is only open for a few hours each weekend, and the...

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Haitian quake victims in the U.S. will lose deportation protection in 2019

"After years of being shielded from deportation from the United States while their disaster-prone country continues to recover from its devastating 2010 earthquake, tens of thousands of Haitians will now lose that safeguard. The special deportation protection known as Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, will be revoked for as many as 59,000 Haitians living and working in Miami and across the U.S., Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday. The protection will permanently terminate...

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