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Immigrants who have served in the military may be deported/ Los inmigrantes que han servido en el ejército pueden ser deportados. Para el español, haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.

The Defense Department may terminate a program that has allowed immigrants without status to serve in the military and in return have the opportunity to obtain US citizenship. The Military Accessions Vital to National Interest or MAVNI program allowed non-citizens with useful linguistic or medical skills to join the US military.

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Trump administration postpones rule allowing immigrant entrepreneurs entry into the US to start companies./ La administración del Trump posterga la regla que permite a los empresarios inmigrantes entrar en los US para comenzar las compañías./ Para español, por favor haga clic en el botón “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.

In January, the Obama administration enacted an executive order, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule, which was to go into effect this month. The rule would have permitted an entrepreneur to enter the United States if they could prove that they had secured $250,000 In funding from American investors or $100,000 in grants, with which [..]

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Department of Homeland Security Rescinds DAPA/ Departamento de Seguridad Nacional Rescindir DAPA / Para Español, por favor haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.

On June 15th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it was rescinding a memorandum that would have provided a program allowing deferred action against parents of American citizens and Legal Permanent Residents, known as DAPA.  DAPA was never implemented.  An injunction filed in federal court several years ago prevented DHS from moving forward [..]

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Expanded Expedited Removal Could Impact Immigrants Nationwide/ La Expansión de la Eliminación Acelerada podría Impacto a los Inmigrantes en toda la Nación / Para Español, por favor haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo

An Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on February 27th of this year has immigration advocates concerned about its possible effects on expedited removal.   In the past, expedited removal was limited to areas within 100 miles of the US border and only to newly arrived undocumented aliens.  The order directs DHS to expand expedited [..]

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Will Illinois be more welcoming towards the immigrant community?/ ¿Illinois será más acogedor con la comunidad inmigrante?/ Para el español, haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.

The Illinois House passed the TRUST act. This proposed law forbids local police from assisting in immigration detention without court-ordered warrants. Local law enforcement would also be prohibited from stopping, searching or arresting anyone based on their immigration status.

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Congress May Tighten Eligibility for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status/ El Congreso puede aumentar la elegibilidad para el estatus migratorio juvenil especial/ Para el español, haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo en la página.

The number of minors, coming largely from countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico, who are being granted Special Immigrant Juvenile Status has grown over the past several years.  But, according to the San Diego Union Tribune, Congress is considering tightening eligibility for this program.

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How Do People See You on Social Media? Facebook, gangs and ICE/¿Cómo te ven las personas en los medios de comunicación social? Facebook, las pandillas y ICE. Para el español, haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) concluded a six-week sweep targeting gang members.  Of the approximately 1300 arrests, 933 were US citizens and 3 were former DACA recipients.  But most important, 1,095 were identified as probable gang members.  Kopan, Tal, ICE Announces Major Anti-Gang Operation, Mostly US Citizens Arrested, CNN May 12, 2017, retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/11/politics/ice-gang-arrests-operation/index.html [..]

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Indiana restaurant owner’s deportation profiled on 60 minutes/ Detención de un restaurante de Indiana perfilado en 60 minutos[Para el español, haga clic en “Read More” y desplácese hacia abajo.]

Roberto Beristain’s temporary home is a shelter, operated by the Catholic Church, in Juarez, Mexico. Until recently, Roberto had lived nearly 20 years in the United States with his US citizen wife and three children. The reporting of his deportation story on a recent episode of CBS’ 60 Minutes, has rekindled debate amongst all sides [..]

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