Feminism | Posted by Karla Majdancic on 08/7/2017

DACA Might Be At Risk. Here’s What That Means.

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After immigrant youth spent years relentlessly organizing and protesting against U.S. deportation laws, President Obama signed an executive order called Deferred Action for Children Act (DACA) in 2012. DACA was created to provide temporary deportation relief to eligible undocumented youth who had migrated to the United States as children. But those protected by DACA now fear its rescission due to the current administration’s toxic rhetoric surrounding immigrants—a fear most recently reiterated on July 20, when then-Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that the Deferred Action for Children Act might be at risk.

This announcement notably came after the introduction of a bipartisan bill by Senators Durbin and Graham that would “provide Dreamers with a path to citizenship.” But despite the bill’s …

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Feminism | Posted by Roberta Nin Feliz on 04/19/2017

We Have To Pay Attention To The Deportation Of Black Undocumented Immigrants

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Many Black undocumented immigrants’ deportations have gone quietly unnoticed.

Trump’s recent attacks on undocumented immigrants have ripped apart families, mistakenly detained immigrants protected under DACA, and incited fear among immigrant communities here in America. Trump’s rhetoric about “bad hombres” and Mexico sending the worst of its people to America has created an archetype of an undocumented immigrant: We most often hear stories in the media about the targeting and unfair deportation of undocumented immigrants from Mexican and other Central American countries. But Mexican and other Central American immigrants are not the only group under siege. In particular, there are also Black undocumented immigrants whose deportations have gone quietly unnoticed.

To be Black in America is to be in a state of hypervisibility; your actions and/or behavior are stigmatized …

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Feminism | Posted by Laura Espinoza on 03/8/2017

A Guide To Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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During his campaign, President Donald Trump made it clear he would build a wall on the country’s southern border, introduce the End Illegal Immigration Act, and terminate prior executive orders that help undocumented immigrants, such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Recently, it seems that he is following through on these promises. Undocumented immigrants have found themselves increasingly at risk in places where they were safe under the Obama administration and have faced an overall increase in arrests.

What’s more, some of these arrests have blatantly endangered the individuals targeted. For example, the El Paso Times reported on Feb. 15 that a domestic violence victim was arrested in court while trying to obtain a protective order against her abuser. The tip may have come from her abuser …

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