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Trump aims to collect all migrants' DNA for FBI criminal database

The Trump administration plans to expand its collection of DNA on all migrants detained after entering the country illegally, officials said Wednesday. They will add the information to a massive criminal database operated by the FBI.

White House plans to get around rule for detaining migrant kids

Washington - The Trump administration officially has a plan to detain families who enter the US without legal status for as long as it deems necessary, and the country will hear all about it tomorrow.

Is Silicon Valley resisting Trump? (It's complicated) Special

Brooklyn - Until recently, tech companies have largely shied away from politics. With Donald Trump’s election, though, they may no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. But are these companies really willing to stick their necks out?

More cities opting to protect their citizens against deportation

A number of cities have recently voted to declare themselves "sanctuary" cities following in the footsteps of some 200 other municipalities across the country in formulating some form of protection for undocumented immigrant families.

How immigration enforcement will affect our food prices

President Trump's crackdown on undocumented immigrants coming over the U.S.-Mexico border may end up having an unwanted impact on food prices.

'Forced labor': ICE detainees sue private prison corp. GEO Group

Denver - A landmark class action lawsuit filed on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrant detainees accuses a private, for-profit prison company of violating anti-slavery laws by forcing them to work for free or as little as a dollar per day.

ICE removes asylum seeker with brain tumor from Texas hospital

Fort Worth - U.S. immigration officers forcibly removed a Salvadoran asylum seeker in desperate need of brain surgery from a Texas hospital on Wednesday and transferred her to a for-profit prison without contact with her family and almost no access to her lawyers.

N.Y. Attorney General warns of phony ICE agent scam

With at least the perception of mass deportations taking place, scammers have come out of the woodwork. Undocumented immigrants have been approached by fake Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE) agents who demand money to prevent their deportations.

San Francisco sues Trump over sanctuary city executive order

San Francisco - San Francisco became the first major city to file a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump for his executive order targeting sanctuary cities.

Will California become the nation's first sanctuary state?

Sacramento - As President Donald Trump threatens to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities, Democratic lawmakers in California are defiantly advancing legislation that would create a statewide sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.

Migrant surge forces border patrol to deploy more agents

Due to a surge in undocumented immigrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials announced on Saturday the temporary deployment of about 150 border patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector in South Texas.

U.S. roundup, deportation of Central American families begins

Norcross - Federal immigration authorities launched a controversial crackdown targeting Central American families who entered the United States illegally, raiding and arresting undocumented asylum seekers despite the deadly dangers they face in their homelands.

Donald Trump vows to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants

In keeping with his previously carved out hard-line immigration stance, front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to deport all undocumented immigrants if elected president.

Op-Ed: Murders by illegal immigrants taking backseat to Cecil the lion?

Cecil the Lion has become the "poster animal" in focusing the world's attention on the indiscriminate killing of protected animals in general, and trophy hunting, in particular.

Undocumented immigrants get city commissioner jobs in California

Huntington Park - A Los Angeles suburb is raising eyebrows and ire by appointing two undocumented immigrants to city commissioner positions.

Op-Ed: Calif. Dems push to extend health, legal rights for immigrants

Sacramento - California Democrats are taking things into their own hands because of federal inaction over immigration reform. On Tuesday they announced a 10-bill package that would extend health care and legal protection to undocumented immigrants in the state.

Op-Ed: Obama wins big with immigration deal

President Barack Obama will use his executive authority to delay the deportation of the family members of U.S. citizens, prompting a political battle that may affect the 2016 presidential election.

Obama announces executive action on immigration

Washington - President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would take executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria to remain legally — but temporarily — in the United States.

Op-Ed: Gun-fire on the Rio Grande — What are we going to do about it?

Border Patrol agents on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande River, across from Reynosa, Mexico had to duck for cover Friday night as high-caliber rifle fire from the Mexican side of the river sent bullets ricocheting into an area where they were positioned.

Desperate and alone, immigrant children to be housed in Dallas

Dallas - More than 1,000 unaccompanied children who crossed illegally into Texas earlier this month are on their way to shelters in Dallas, Texas.

Op-Ed: By law, U.S. must lock up 34,000 undocumented immigrants daily

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. has deported over two million undocumented immigrants. Most of these people spent time behind bars, with only a few facing criminal charges. The majority were detained on immigration charges.

U.S. border agent suspected of raping migrants found dead

Mission - A US Border Patrol agent suspected of kidnapping, raping and brutally assaulting three undocumented immigrants, including two children, was found dead in his South Texas home on Thursday.

NYC Mayor De Blasio plans ID cards for undocumented immigrants

New York - New York City's progressive mayor announced plans to raise the minimum wage and issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants in his first State of the City address.

California Supreme Court: Undocumented immigrant can practice law

San Francisco - California's Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a Mexican immigrant living illegally in the state may be licensed as a lawyer.

Undocumented immigrants can now practice law in California Special

Sacramento - New years bring new laws, and a new law taking effect in California has raised eyebrows and ire as it allows undocumented immigrants to begin practicing law in the nation's most populous state.

California OKs drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants

Los Angeles - California's Governor has signed into law a measure allowing illegal immigrants residing in the state to obtain drivers' licenses.

San Francisco law bans most undocumented immigrant detentions

San Francisco - In a resounding rejection of the federal government's detention and deportation of undocumented immigrants, San Francisco's governing body unanimously passed an ordinance barring local law enforcement from complying with most federal detention requests.

Wisconsin: Top official likens immigrants to 'Satan,' gets fired

Milwaukee - Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker fired the third highest-ranking official at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Thursday after he referred to undocumented immigrants as "a stream of wretched criminals" he sees as "Satan."

Comprehensive immigration reform considered on Senate floor

Debate on the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, SB 744, continues this week, as a series of amendments are being considered that aim to make the bill palatable for Senate and House Republicans, who so far, have opposed immigration reform.

54,000 immigrants set to drive under new Connecticut bill

New Haven - At 12:37a.m. on Thursday, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill, 19-16, that would allow immigrants who cannot establish legal presence in the U.S. to obtain a driver's license in the state legally.
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Screen shot from video filmed in May, showing the inside of one of Texas' ICE Family Detention Centers. This is one of the classrooms.
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The next time you sit down to a nice tossed salad, make sure you know what is in it!
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Demonstrators at an immigrant rights protest in Walla Walla, Washington.
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Immigrants at a San Francisco rally
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Good Labor Policy is Good Immigration Policy, and It Started with César Chávez
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Digital ID: 1260040. Mexican and negro cotton pickers inside plantation store, Knowlton Plantation, Perthshire, Miss. Delta in October 1939. This transient labor is contracted for and brought in trucks from Texas each season.
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California Democrats have heralded the 10-bill package as a triumph for immigrants rights.
California Democrats have heralded the 10-bill package as a triumph for immigrants rights.
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Migrabt farm workers in California field.
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California's busy freeway.
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Operation Cross Check in northern Virginia, U.S. March 18, 2013
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Photo shows Central American immigrants as they make the dangerous journey as they attempt to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in search of a better life.
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