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Bay Area strongly backs DACA, but still has reservations about undocumented immigrants, poll finds
6/18/18 As Congress prepares to vote this week on a measure that could decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants in the country, bipartisan support in the immigrant-rich Bay Area is strong for the controversial DACA program, a new poll shows. But Bay Area voters aren't as quick to back the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, who over the past several months have become targets of the Trump administration's aggressive deportation policies. Key Words: Immigration, Deferred Action, Children

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Civil rights groups send a message to police about immigrants' Fourth Amendment rights
3/8/18 The federal government's attempt to enlist local law enforcement officials to detain immigrants could put local police departments at risk of legal liabilities, a civil rights group argued in a report released this week. The attention paid to 'sanctuary cities' in the report comes as the Trump administration has imposed financial and legal penalties against police departments refusing to hold immigrants after criminal custody release for potential deportation proceedings. Key Words: ICE, Undocumented, DOJ,

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Commentary: How Trump is really changing immigration: Making it harder for people to come here legal
5/13/18 Here's an overview of key ways Trump has made it more difficult and expensive to come here legally for foreign students, skilled temporary workers, green cards holders, refugees and others. Yes, Trump still wants his big, beautiful wall to stop illegal border crossings. But he's been railing against all forms of immigration since his campaign. And he's having a much easier time chipping away at legal immigration than funding his wall. In some cases, the methods are strict quotas or new rules. But paperwork and red tape work, too. For instance, this administration tripled the number of pages in green card applications. Forms for sponsoring a foreign-born spouse are nine times longer than they used to be.

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In America, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an Assumption of Permanence
6/19/18 Historically, denaturalization has been an exceedingly rare occurrence, for good reason: by the time a person is naturalized, she has lived in this country for a number of years and has passed the hurdles of obtaining entry, legal permanent residency, and, finally, citizenship. ...the creation of the task force itself is undoing the naturalization of the more than twenty million naturalized citizens in the American population by taking away their assumption of permanence. All of themall of usare second-class citizens now.

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LEY Video Toolkit
Feb/2018 LEY (Lawyers Educating You) is a program of the SF Social Justice Collaborative. The LEY Video Toolkit is to educate immigrant communities and guide them through their immigration process. These FREE resources can be shared by allowing community members to watch these videos before conducting a consultation, workshop. English | Spanish | Chinese (Cantonese) | Mam | Key Words: LPR, U-Visa, DUI, Legal, RRN, Asylum

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Revving Up the Deportation Machinery: Enforcement under Trump and the Pushback
This May, 2018 report caps a year-long study that took MPI researchers to 15 locations across the United States, some fully cooperating with federal immigration enforcement and others not. There they interviewed everyone from senior ICE field leaders to state and local elected officials, immigrant-rights advocates, former immigration judges, and consular officials. The study finds that the engine that fueled ICE's peak effectiveness- the intersection of federal immigration enforcement with state and local criminal justice systems- is being throttled by state and local policies that limit cooperation with ICE. Key Words: Research

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Sessions Says Domestic Violence Is Not Grounds for Asylum
6/11/18 Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that fear of domestic violence is not legal grounds for asylum in a closely watched immigration case that could have a broad effect on the asylum process, women who have endured extreme violence and the independence of immigration judges. His decision echoes remarks he made earlier Monday morning at a gathering of immigration judges in Virginia. While there, Mr. Sessions said he would soon issue a decision that restores sound principles of asylum and long standing principles of immigration law.

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The Government Has No Plan for Reuniting the Immigrant Families It Is Tearing Apart
6/18/18 Every undocumented immigrant who enters government custody is assigned whats called an alien number. But the girls family didnt know hers. Armed with only the girls name and birth date, Kephart dialed a 1-800 hotline set up by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (O.R.R.), the federal body in charge of handling unaccompanied immigrant children. This hotline, Kephart told me, is difficult to access for parents who are in a detention facility (hold times can last half an hour; its impossible to leave a call-back number) or who have been deported (international calls are expensive, and 1-800 numbers dont often work from abroad).

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Trump administration ends protections for 50,000 Hondurans living in U.S. since 1999
5/4/18 More than 50,000 Hondurans who have been allowed to live and work in the United States since 1999 will have 20 months to leave the country or face deportation, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Friday, the latest in a series of DHS measures aimed at tightening U.S. immigration controls. In the past six months, DHS has ended TPS for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, 50,000 Haitians and 9,000 Nepalis, giving those groups 12 to 18 months to prepare a departure or secure some other form of legal status.

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Trump official promises 'a lot more' ICE agents in California
1/7/18 The ongoing battle between California and the Trump Administration over sanctuary cities got even more personal this week after the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement suggested politicians who allow such immigration refuges be charged with crimes. Directing his fire on Gov. Jerry Brown, Thomas Homan told Fox News that Sacramento was a marked city. "California better hold on tight," said Homan, promising to 'significantly increase' his agency's enforcement presence in the Golden State. "They are about to see a lot more special agents, a lot more deportation officers."

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U.S. appears ready to cut work permits for immigrants' spouses
3/15/18 A program that has given spouses of certain visa holders documentation to work in the United States is expected to end this year, creating fresh worries for a group of people referred to as "Americans in waiting." The Obama-era program, called the H-4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD), began in 2015 and has allowed about 100,000 immigrants, mostly women, to bring their skills to the workforce. But an announcement this June is expected to reveal details about Trump administration plans to eliminate it.

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US launches office to find citizenship cheaters
6/12/18 The US government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it. US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna told The Associated Press in an interview that his agency is hiring several dozen lawyers and immigration officers to review cases of immigrants who were ordered deported and are suspected of using fake identities to later get green cards and citizenship through naturalization.

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Family Preparedness Plan for Immigrants (English-Spanish-Chinese) ILRC
Every family should have a Preparedness Plan in case of disruption of their routines for any reason. The dramatic expansion of ICE activities makes it even more important that immigrants consider the potential impact that detainment or deportation would have on their families. ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) has prepared this packet with information, forms, and additional information for families that include immigrants. Spanish | Chinese |

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Informed Immigrant
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, millions of documented and undocumented immigrants face increased uncertainty around their status in the United States. Immigrant rights organizations and leaders across the country have banded together and pooled resources to help immigrants and their allies obtain the current best-known information and guidance. | Spanish |

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Mission Asset Fund
For those eligible to apply for Citizenship, Adjustment of status, green card or Temporary Protected Status renewal, we're offering 0% loans that cover the cost of the USCIS filing fees. Also, 0% interest social loans thru Lending Circles for any purpose, and Business expansion loans with support, (Previously available DACA Renewal grants are no longer available, but applicants will be place on a waiting list in case more funding is received.) Key Words: ALLIES1, Credit

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Refugees Contribute: Strategies for Skilled Refugee Integration in the U.S.
11/2017 Report from Upwardly Global - Immigrants and refugees with professional backgrounds face complex challenges to reestablishing their careers - such as a lack of professional networks,language barriers, and unfamiliarity with U.S. job search norms. Refugees, who often have experienced emotional trauma and long employment gaps, must overcome even greater challenges. This report details common barriers that refugees face, and how they can be overcome with targeted interventions.

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Understanding the Central American Refugee Crisis
2/1/16 American Immigration Council Report - Why They Are Fleeing and How U.S. Policies are Failing to Deter Them. Faced with the increase of Central Americans presenting themselves at the US' southwest border seeking asylum, President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically, implemented an "aggressive deterrence strategy." A media campaign was launched in Central America highlighting the risks involved with migration and the consequences of illegal immigration. Survey findings suggest is that crime victims are unlikely to be deterred by the Administration's efforts. Further, we may infer from this analysis of migration intentions that those individuals who do decide to migrate and successfully arrive at the US border are far more likely to fit the profile of refugees than that of economic migrants. Upon arrival, however, they are still subject to the "send a message' policies and practices that are designed to deter others rather than identify and ensure the protection of those fleeing war-like levels of violence.

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"Public Charge" Would Create a Public Health Crisis for Immigrant Families
2/9/18 Vox has published a leaked version of a new regulation that seeks to limit legal immigrants' access to public benefits. In sum, the rule would empower immigration officials to deny immigrants' applications for certain visas or green cards if they are considered likely to utilize available social services. The regulation essentially gives immigration officials a structural racism roadmap, labeling immigrants as a "public charge" if they or their dependents (often their U.S.-born children) utilize needed benefits. The most likely effect of the revised rule is that it will scare immigrants away from using benefits they are legally eligible for, and undermine the ability of immigrant families to protect the health and well-being of themselves and their children.

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American Immigration Council Condemns Attorney General's Restriction of Immigration Judges' Authorit
5/17/18 Washington D.C. - Late today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions unilaterally removed immigration judges general authority to administratively close cases. Administrative closure is an important mechanism that helps overburdened immigration judges control their caseloads by allowing them to temporarily remove a case from an immigration court docket. Judges are then able to prioritize hearings in some cases and pause proceedings for individuals who are awaiting the resolution of other matters relevant to their immigration cases. Ending the use of administrative closure will have far-reaching consequences for those in removal proceedings, including adding tens of thousands of cases to an already over-burdened immigration court system.

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Asian Law Alliance (ALA)
A community law office established in 1977 to provide individual legal assistance, community legal education, and community advocacy for the Asian Pacific American population of Santa Clara County. Legal Immigration and Citizenship services. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration Multi-language: Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Tagalog, Korean. and other languages as needed. Key Words: Housing, Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, Public Benefits, DACA, SCC OIR List, ALLIES3

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Citizenship services provided in English and Spanish, including assessment of eligibility, application assistance, interview preparation, ESL and citizenship classes at offices in San Jose and Gilroy. CC provides resettlement and retraining services for refugees and asylees. Deferred Action (DACA), Foster Youth, Unaccompanied Minors, Disaster Casework. Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration and CADRE Many other free and sliding scale social programs for children, adults and seniors. | Directory of Social Services | Multi-language https://www.facebook.com/WorkingToEndPoverty/?ref=ts Key Words: ALLIES1, ALLIES3, ALLIES4, ALLIES7

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Center for Employment Training (CET) Immigration Service
With the support of volunteers and collaborative partners, the Immigration and Citizenship Program is able to provide services in over 20 languages. Full-time staff speak English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. ICP offers immigration legal, citizenship, and English as a Second Language (ESL) assistance. Staff is accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Multi-language Key Words: DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA), Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration, https://www.facebook.com/CetImmigrationCitizenshipProgram/

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IRC (International Rescue Committee) - San Jose
Providing Immigration legal services, legal consultations, relative visa petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, employment authorization, affidavit of support, removal of conditional residence, refugee travel documents, naturalization, alien registration card replacement, freedom of information act request, document authenticity, information and referral. Member SCC Citizenship Collaboration. Multi-language: French, Laotian, Persian, Thai, Vietnamese, Oromo, Somali, Amharic, Assyrian, Arabic. Key Words: Refugee

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San Jose Immigration Resource Page
2015 - The recent changes to immigration policy have prompted the City of San Jose to work collaboratively with the County of Santa Clara and community based organizations to ensure that our immigrant community receives accurate and timely information about President Obama's executive order. Here you will find information about organizations equipped to serve you and a list of informational events in San Jose. Key Words: SJ OIR

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Services, Immigration Rights & Education Network (SIREN)
SIREN provides free and sliding scale citizenship, legalization and advocacy services to the immigrant community in Santa Clara County, CA. General Phone (408) 453-3003. Immigrant Q&A Line: English & Spanish: (408) 453-3017, English & Vietnamese: (408) 453-3013 Bay Area BIA Accredited Non-Profit Multi-language, Member of the SCC Citizenship Collaboration Key Words: Know Your Rights (KYR), DACA, VAWA,

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Trump Administration May Target Immigrants Who Use Food Aid, Other Benefits
2/9/18 The Trump administration is considering making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to get permanent residency if they have received certain public benefits such as food assistance, in a move that could sharply restrict legal immigration. The DHS has drafted proposed new rules seen by Reuters that would allow immigration officers to scrutinize a potential immigrants use of certain taxpayer-funded public benefits to determine if they could become a public burden. The draft rules are a sharp departure from current guidelines, which have been in place for nearly two decades.

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USCIS - San Jose Office
"Information about the location, hours and services available at the San Jose Office of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (Replaced INS). Serves the following counties: Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey. Multi-Lingual: | Spanish | Multi-language

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Amid travel ban controversy, Bay Area refugees share their journeys to America
5/12/18 State Department data shows the U.S. resettled an estimated 15,500 Syrian refugees in 2016 toward the end of Obama's presidency. As of April this year, the Trump administration had admitted only 11 Syrians, according to NPR. But Arabian and other refugees who settled in the Bay Area are sharing their experiences in a series of intimate storytelling events known as the "Made Into America" project. On Thursday night at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Community Center, she described her family's decision to flee Aleppo.

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Bay Area immigrant families prepare for ICE raids with emergency plans
3/3/18 The plans include details on everything from who will look after their children and their pets if they're detained to what they'll do with their homes, what clothes they'll pack and where they'll stow emergency cash and important documents. It's a phenomenon that's become increasingly common amongst Dreamers and undocumented families as they prepare for the unrelenting immigration enforcement that ICE has promised in the nation's only sanctuary state. Key Words: Rapid Response, RRN, ALLIES3

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Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Islamic civil liberties group, with regional offices nationwide and in Canada. The national headquarters is located in Washington DC. Key Words: Muslim, SCC, KYR, Know Your Rights, Offices in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Clara, ALLIES3

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Court Ensures That Asylum Seekers Will Receive a Fair Opportunity to Apply for Asylum
4/2/18 A federal court judge in Seattle ordered the government to notify asylum seekers that they are required by law to file their asylum applications within one year of their entry, and to adopt and implement a procedure that will ensure that applicants are able to file their asylum applications by the deadline. This decision, issued last week, will impact thousands of noncitizens who have fled persecution in their home countries. Without adequate notice, far too many asylum seekers do not learn about the one-year filing deadline until it is too late and face deportation back to the country that they fled, without ever being able to present their asylum claim. For many asylum seekers who are aware of the requirement and seek to file a timely application, the government imposes additional hurdles that make meeting the deadline an impossibility.

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DACA Frequently Asked Questions - Update Mar 2018
3/2/18 Recent government announcements and court cases on DACA have created confusion around who can apply, when they can apply, and how they can apply for DACA. To mitigate this confusion, ILRC (Immigrant Legal Resource Center) has created an informational FAQ. Please note that DACA cases are still pending in the courts, and information is changing. As of March 2018, the DACA program is still partially available and will continue according to the USCIS guidelines issued in January 2018 while litigation continues.

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Deportation Fears Putting Mental Strain on Hispanic Families
3/1/18 Recent U.S. immigration policy changes are causing significant mental distress for many Hispanic parents in the country, a new study finds. A "substantial proportion" of Hispanic parents surveyed reported that "they are avoiding authorities, warning their children to change their routines and worrying about the future due to recent U.S. immigration policies and news," said study lead author Kathleen Roche. Nearly 40 percent said they often avoided getting medical care, help from police, or support from social services because of immigration actions and news. Key Words: Undocumented, DACA, mental health, anxiety, depression, family, Latino

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FACTR (Family Alliance for Counseling Tools and Resolution)
Multi-cultural service, research and training center for the benefit of intergenerational immigrant families experiencing stress in their new environment. Provides counseling, psycho- educational services and cultural awareness programs for newcomer families and their children, regarding state Laws pertaining to Child Protection, Domestic Violence, Educational, Immigration and other areas. Nominal fees for services may be charged based on income. Multi-language: Key Words: Immigrant Integration, Advocacy, Mental Health, Legal, Allies6, Allies7

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Federal judge stops Trump administration from deporting scores of Cambodian immigrants
12/15/17 A federal judge in Santa Ana issued a temporary restraining order Thursday preventing the Trump administration from deporting hundreds of Cambodian immigrants who have been convicted of crimes,

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Human Agenda CLARO Project
Since 2015, CLARO is a legal collective that provides free accessible immigration consultations and legal services for low-income immigrants. immigration legal services, deportation defense, political asylum, post-conviction relief, expungement applications. asylum, cancellation of removal, and more. Multi-language: Spanish, Farsi

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ICE is about to start tracking license plates across the US
1/26/18 The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has officially gained agency-wide access to a nationwide license plate recognition database, according to a contract finalized earlier this month. The system gives the agency access to billions of license plate records and new powers of real-time location tracking, raising significant concerns from civil libertarians. Those powers are particularly troubling given ICE's recent move to expand deportations beyond criminal offenders, fueling concerns of politically motivated enforcement. In New York, community leaders say they've been specifically targeted for deportation as a result of their activism. With automated license plate recognition, that targeting would only grow more powerful.

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Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
ILRC is a national, non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights. Information for service providers, advocates and attorneys. Areas of expertise. | Know Your Rights Red Cards available in English and Spanish. Key Words: Asylum, Refugee, Citizenship, Naturalization, Crimes, DACA/DAPA, Enforcement, Family-Based, Youth, LGBT, Removal Defense, U Visa/T Visa/VAWA, Post-Election Resources, Deferred Action, Know Your Rights (KYR), Dream Act, Immigration Fraud Awareness. Serving Counties of: Marin, SF, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda and Contra Costa

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Major Benefit Programs Available to CA Immigrants - May 2017 Update
This table lists the programs for which certain immigrants residing in California are eligible. Eligibility criteria are provided for the following categories of immigrants: (1) "qualified" immigrants who entered the U.S. before Aug. 22, 1996; (2) "qualified" immigrants who entered the U.S. on or after Aug. 22, 1996; and (3) "not qualified" immigrants. An important feature of the table is that it provides notes about how "deeming" rules apply to immigrants who are eligible for different programs. "Deeming" refers to the fact that an immigrant's sponsor's s income/resources may be added to the immigrant's when determining the immigrant's eligibility for certain programs.

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Mexican Consulate Immigration Reform Hotline (CIAM)
Jun 2013. To prevent immigration fraud, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico has developed a project called "Centro de Informacion sobre Actualidad Migratoria or CIAM", who will basically give information about the status of the immigration reform and refer the callers to the services provided locally, with information provided by every Consulate of Mexico. Information is available 24/7 (only in Spanish). CIAM at 1 (855) 463 6395 , which operates 24 hours every day of the year.

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Multi-language Deportation & Detention Brochures
The San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN) has downloadable Deportation and Detention brochures in a variety of languages. | Chinese | Spanish | Arabic | Tagalog | Key Words: Post-Election Resources

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ORAM - Organization for Refuge, Asylum and Migration
Founded in 2008, ORAM specializes in the protection of exceptionally vulnerable refugees, including LGBTI refugees. ORAM's free professional training, toolkit, materials and direct refugee assistance, enable the international community to protect exceptionally vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers and safeguards the integrity of the international refugee protection system. Key Words: Gay, Transgender, Lesbian. Multi-language information and materials can be ordered or downloaded. Arabic | Farsi | French | Russian | Spanish | Turkish |

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Thousands of immigrants could benefit from Supreme Court ruling, lawyers say
4/19/18 A Supreme Court ruling on immigration this week is igniting a new political battle over federal officials' power to deport foreigners who have been convicted of certain crimes. They say the ruling offers important protections to immigrants whom the Department of Homeland Security has portrayed as "aggravated felons" based on a broad and vaguely defined category called "crimes of violence," which may not have resulted in physical harm. Boston lawyer Matt Cameron said he is aware of "dozens" of immigrants who might be spared from deportation or be allowed to apply for U.S. citizenship because of the ruling.

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US lifts ban on refugees from 'high-risk' nations but pledges tougher scrutiny
1-29-18 The Trump administration said Monday that it will resume accepting refugees from 11 nations whose applicants it designated 'high-risk,' and will implement tougher screening procedures to weed out potential extremists and criminals. Would-be refugees fleeing some of the world's most searing conflicts will face more extensive background checks from U.S. screeners, according to senior administration officials, and the government will move to implement what it characterized as a more rigorous model for identifying possible threats. The Trump administration has refused to identify the 11 nations it considers high-risk, citing 'law enforcement sensitivities.' But officials with knowledge of the list say it includes Egypt, Iran, Libya, South Sudan, Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, Mali, North Korea, Somalia and Syria. Key Words: Muslim Ban

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USCIS Multi-language Citizenship and Immigration Information
Selected USCIS pages in Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Chamorro, Chinese, French, German, Haiti Creole, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Palauan, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

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Understanding the Muslim Bans
The Muslim Bans are a series of discriminatory executive orders and proclamations that the Trump administration has implemented. While the first version, Muslim Ban 1.0, was signed and went into effect on 1/27/2017, within a day of being signed, thousands of individuals across the country rushed to the airports in protest, and significant portions of it were immediately blocked by the federal courts. The administration has continued to issue different versions of the Muslim Ban, which are working their way through the court system. Just as with Muslim Ban 1.0, the federal courts have temporarily blocked significant portions of the subsequent Muslim Bans, finding them to be blatantly anti-Muslim, unconstitutional, and an abuse of the President's power.

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Governor signs bills that seek to protect undocumented immigrants
10/6/17 Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Oct. 5 a series of immigration bills that seek to protect the more than 2.3 million undocumented residents in California, including many who live in Fontana. With the stroke of a pen, Brown officially made the state a sanctuary for immigrants~ put a moratorium on detention expansion~ protected immigrant tenants from intimidation and retaliation in their homes~ and protected immigrant workers from disruptive workplace raids.

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Immigrant Children Do Not Have the Right to an Attorney Unless They Can Pay, Rules Appeals Court
2/6/18 9th Circuit Court Last week, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit issued a truly brutal decision, concluding that the Constitution did not require the government to provide a lawyer to a 15-year-old Honduran boy facing deportation. It appears to be the first case ever to hold that children can represent themselves in court when important legal rights are at stake. That the ruling came in a deportation case involving asylum - where the stakes are incredibly high, the law notoriously complex, and the government pays a trained prosecutor to advocate the child's deportation - makes the court's decision even more extreme. The ruling is the latest, and most disappointing, chapter in our long-running effort to obtain fairness for children in immigration court. Key Words: Unaccompanied Minor

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New Americans Campaign (NAC)
The New Americans Campaign is a nonpartisan, national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders. We are streamlining access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers of qualified permanent residents take the critical step to becoming American citizens. The campaign is focused on assisting the 8 million lawful permanent residents who already qualify for citizenship. | June 2016 Impact Report |

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SANCTUARY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
1/18 In January 2017, just days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, Sanctuary movement leaders announced the rapid growth of congregations willing to offer Sanctuary to immigrants facing the threat of deportation after the election. .. The Sanctuary movement now represents Sanctuary coalitions across twenty-five states and the level of sharing, coordination, collaboration, and prophetic action has also increased. A glimpse into this growth and organization of the Sanctuary movement is portrayed in the pages to follow of this report, one year into the Trump administration.

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SF woman settles lawsuit for 2014 arrest after police deny her a translator
3/9/18 Advocates for victims of domestic violence and police translation services announced a $50,000 settlement Thursday for a San Francisco woman who said she was sexually assaulted by her ex-partner, and was then arrested by officers who wouldn't provide her an interpreter. Key Words: KYR

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Extension of the Designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status to July 5, 2018
12/15/17 The 6-month extension of Honduras's TPS designation is effective January 6, 2018, and will remain in effect through July 5, 2018. The 60-day re-registration period runs from December 15, 2017 through February 13, 2018.

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