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There are 3.6M 'DREAMers' - a number far greater than commonly known

The political debate over the fate of "DREAMers" - undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children - has overlooked just how many there are in the country today: about 3.6 million. That number of people whose lives risk being uprooted is not widely known, in large part because so much public

USA TODAY - 2018-01-18 19:49:36

ICE Detained My Husband for Being an Immigrant Activist

Last Thursday, I found myself in the back of an ambulance with my handcuffed husband, Ravi Ragbir, two E.M.T.s and an agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. As the ambulance inched its way out of 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, I caught glimpses of the chaos outside. Faces of friends swam in

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:24:06

Do Democrats really care about Dreamers? No, they will do anything to score political points

Democrats are threatening to shut down the federal government, refusing to pass a spending bill unless it contains a path to legal status for the so-called "Dreamers" protected under President Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. Are the Democrats really concerned with the

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 17:41:41

Illegal immigrant accused of stabbing stranger in neck at California market had been deported seven times

A man accused of an "unprovoked and brutal stabbing" at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman told Fox News. Ricardo Velasquez-Romero Ricardo Velasquez-Romer

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 15:30:50

What is a federal government shutdown?

If the US Congress fails to pass a spending bill by midnight on Friday many important government functions will come to a standstill The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise. Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 16:19:54

Hey Republicans, if you want to avoid a government shutdown, it's time to go it alone without Democrats

It's time for Republicans in the U.S. House to take decisive action without delay on the issues of immigration reform and government funding that will prevent a government shutdown Friday night. The House should debate and vote on a two-year budget bill backed by the White House that increases mili

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 17:48:26

How the Republicans are blowing their blame game

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events The Republican gambit to blame Democrats - who control neither the House, Senate nor White House - for failure to keep the government running was always a long

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 14:00:00

Gang of Six senators furiously trying to nail down support for immigration bill

The bill has already been rejected by the President and Republican leadership Advocates hope Democratic unity can put negotiations back into play

CNN - 2018-01-18 17:26:06

The Latest: US posts guidelines for Haitian immigrants

BOSTON - The Latest on Haitians in the U.S. who face employment and travel hurdles because of government delays in the process of renewing immigration documents under a program that ends next year (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has released details about

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-18 17:58:10

Ryan hits Democrats for holding the military 'hostage' over immigration

House Speaker Paul Ryan jabbed at Democrats on Thursday for tying a two-year deal to boost defense spending to immigration talks. Speaking on military readiness at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Wisconsin Republican predicted a budget cap deal is "very close" but complained

POLITICO - 2018-01-18 15:23:50

Increased border security is why so many 'Dreamers' are here in the first place

President Trump has indicated for months that he is willing to resolve the status of nearly 800,000 so-called Dreamers in exchange for funds to build his "beautiful wall" and to increase border security. Although funding for Trump's wall remains a hotly debated topic, there does seem to be consensus

LA TIMES - 2018-01-18 17:00:00

How Would Trump's Immigration Crackdown Have Affected His Own Team?

After President Donald Trump called it a "total disaster, which threatens our security and our economy and provides a gateway for terrorism" at a White House meeting in early January, "chain migration" quickly became the buzzword du jour for anti-immigration voices. But chain migration, a process al

POLITICO - 2018-01-18 10:02:00

There's Been A Massive Shift To The Right In The Immigration Debate

President Trump's disparaging comments in an Oval Office meeting last week about Haiti and "shithole" (or "shithouse") African countries felt like the immigration debate had reached a new place. It has - but not just because of that meeting. There's been a massive conservative shift in the ongoing d

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT - 2018-01-18 11:00:57

Trump contradicts Kelly, says border wall stance 'never changed'

President Donald Trump's tweets Thursday come amid terse negotiations over issues tied to key government funding legislation that must pass in order to avoid a shutdown by Friday. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that his position on his long-promised border

POLITICO - 2018-01-18 12:37:02

Democrats Question Justice Dept. Power to Charge Sanctuary City Leaders

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy director, Thomas Homan, flanked by Florida law enforcement officials that have agreed to cooperate with the federal government on federal detainer requests, which some other jurisdictions have not complied with.Credit Chris O'Meara/Associated Press WAS

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 12:42:14

Security experts say US attempt to link terror and immigration 'skews the data'

Sign at a march supporting US immigration in New York City on Monday. Photograph: Pacific Press / Barcroft Images National security experts have criticized the departments of justice and homeland security, describing a report that attempts to link terrorism and immigration as misleading, "awfully

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 12:00:13

'The Wall is the Wall': Trump pushes back after reports said his chief of staff talked him down on the border wall

President Donald Trump during an interview with Reuters in Washington.Thomson ReutersPresident Donald Trump bashed NAFTA and again promised that Mexico would pay for his proposed border wall "directly or indirectly."Trump said his idea of the wall "has never changed."It appears he disputes a New Yor

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 12:05:54

Tech Industry Urges U.S. to Keep Work Permits for H-1B Spouses

An employee passes the Google Inc. offices in Mountain View, California.Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg Business and tech industry groups -- representing Amazon.com Inc., Google, Visa Inc. and other companies -- are urging the Trump administration not to halt work authorizations for spouses of

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 11:00:00

A Trump judicial appointee rules in favor of deported Mexican mother of four

Maribel Trujillo Diaz poses with her daughter in church. (Courtesy of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality) A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Wednesday ordered U.S. immigration officials to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother-of-four who was deported in April, saying she showed credible evi

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-01-18 11:29:00

How the No. 2 Leaders Have Taken Over the DACA Debate

The No. 2s. The deputies. The gang of four. There are a lot of names for the four congressional leaders engaged in bipartisan, bicameral talks on immigration, but one thing has become increasingly clear over the past week: The group is Congress's best shot at reaching an elusive deal to protect youn

ROLL CALL ONLINE - 2018-01-18 10:05:58