NJ Hispanic voters think immigration should have more relevance during presidential debates

Immigration as a main topic in the presidential elections The next presidential elections of the US will take place in one week, in early November 2020. The two main candidates are former Vice President Joe Biden (Democratic political party) and current President Donald Trump (Republican political party), who is seeking the re-election. Immigration has always…

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ICE detained more than 170 immigrants in sanctuary cities

ICE targets sanctuary cities The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, which is one of the main branches of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has multiple tasks aimed at protecting the borders, the American population and prevent illegal immigration in the US. Due to the stance of President Donald Trump when it comes to…

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Washington post book exposes Trump's misleading statements on immigration

The impact of Trump’s opinion on the immigration sector Since President Trump launched his political campaign in 2015 and throughout his term, he has consistently referred to immigration with a negative connotation, labeling and generalizing immigrants as “criminals, rapists, and murderers”, quite a serious accusation. His opinion regarding immigration has been contradicted and refuted by…

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Comedian talks about current political asylum policies

Trump’s policies hit ‘Last Week Tonight’ ‘Last Week Tonight’ is a television program that offers a satirical point of view regarding current news, including national policies, events, government decisions, inter alia. Its host, John Oliver, is known for using comedy and humor as an information medium, which on many occasions creates controversy and challenges some…

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Private Prison Companies want Trump to win elections

The rise in immigration detention during Trump’s presidency One of the factors that helped President Donald Trump win the 2016 election was his stance regarding the local immigration sector. The Trump government has substantially transformed the immigration system of the US, from immigration processes based on family, business, student, to humanitarian programs such as political…

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Trump administration pressures CDC to keep minors in hotels

ICE kept immigrant minors in hotels The global coronavirus pandemic definitely helped the Trump administration modify multiple immigration processes, including deportation. Normally, undocumented immigrants who are detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency are taken to immigration detention centers around the US, where they must wait until their deportation proceedings are completed or…

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Immigrants file legal complaint against physical abuse in ICE's detention center

Legal complaint against ICE On October 8, 2020, several humanitarian and activist groups filed a legal complaint, stating that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency used physical abuse to get 8 immigrants from Africa to sign deportation documents. This event happened at one of the Mississippi-based ICE immigration detention centers. In the opinion of…

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Biden wants to offer citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants

Biden proposes immigration reform in his first 100 days The US presidential elections will take place in November 2020. The two candidates are: Current President Donald Trump, who belongs to the Republican political party and is seeking reelection. Former Vice President Joe Biden (Barack Obama’s term), belonging to the Democratic political party. Due to the…

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ICE detains 15 foreign students for misusing the OPT program

OPT for international students The US is a world power and that is the reason why it attracts thousands of foreign students annually, who come to complete their higher education and possibly gain work experience. Indeed, international students have the possibility to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows them to obtain a temporary…

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545 children separated from their families cannot find them

ACLU cannot find parents of immigrant minors The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that watches over human rights of the most vulnerable communities, stated on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 that it has not been able to find relatives of immigrant minors separated from their families at the borders between 2017 and 2018. ACLU’s…

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