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ICE no longer has access to Philadelphia's real-time police arraignment database, but activists say it is one battle won, with many to go, for the immigrant community in Philadelphia.

Gov. of California budget proposal includes an extra $15 million to help immigrants facing deportation

 05/15/2017 - 02:57
Las familias Latinas como los Tuch, originarios de Guatemala, viven con miedo a las deportaciones bajo el gobierno de Trump.. EFE/IVAN MEJIA

Governor of California Jerry Brown has included an extra $15 million in the state’s budget to expand legal defense services for people facing risk of deportation, in response to the Trump administration’s though immigration policies.

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[OP-ED]: Nueva York garantiza asistencia legal gratuita a todos sus inmigrantes

 04/12/2017 - 07:48
In a groundbreaking decision, New York state’s 2017-2018 budget earmarks $10 million to provide free legal assistance to immigrants, $4 million of which have specifically been assigned to provide lawyers to all immigrants at risk of deportation by expanding the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP).

La política extremista antiinmigrante de la administración Trump ha sembrado el terror en las comunidades inmigrantes de todo el país. Pero Nueva York, fiel a su reputación como el estado inmigrante por excelencia, pronto se convertirá en el primero en toda la nación en darles a todos los inmigrantes pobres que enfrentan deportación, una oportunidad efectiva de defenderse.

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[OP-ED]: New York’s Pioneering Initiative Gives Immigrants a Fighting Chance

 04/11/2017 - 15:17
In a groundbreaking decision, New York state’s 2017-2018 budget earmarks $10 million to provide free legal assistance to immigrants, $4 million of which have specifically been assigned to provide lawyers to all immigrants at risk of deportation by expanding the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP).

The Trump administration’s extreme anti-immigration policies have terrorized immigrant communities all over the country, but New York, living up to its reputation as the quintessential immigrant state, is becoming the first in the nation to provide a fighting chance to all poor immigrants facing deportation.

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Consulates ban together against Trump

 03/03/2017 - 01:27
Centro de Defensoria Mexican Consulate.

The Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia held the official inauguration of the “Legal Defense Center” for Mexican immigrant rights within its offices, located at 111 South Independence Mall East,.

Given the new immigration measures announced by the United States government and President Trump, the President of Mexico instructed all of the Mexican Consulates in this country to become “authentic defenders of the rights of [Mexican] immigrants.”

When Accent Is on Language

 06/18/2011 - 18:04
When Accent Is on Language

CHICAGO -- Tensions flared during testimony leading up to the final state Senate vote on Texas' sanctuary cities bill -- and not just over whether the new measures would have a chilling effect on commerce or open the door to racial profiling of Latinos. One incident in particular struck at the very heart of fears about immigrant assimilation and the preservation of an "American culture" that shares the English language.

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Esther Cepeda