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Obama May Bypass DAPA Court Injunction: Leaked DHS Memo

A leaked memo from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reportedly revealed President Barack Obama plans to bypass a court injunction that temporarily paused his immigration deferred action program.
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Georgia DACA Recipients Continue Fight for In-State College Tuition Rates

Georgia recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have called for the same entitlements as U.S.-born Georgia residents in regards to in-state college tuition.
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40 Latino Groups Urge Senate to Oppose Anti-Immigration Sanctuary City Bill

Forty Latino organizations have called on the U.S. Senate to oppose an anti-immigration bill that would cut many U.S. jurisdictions from federal grants and funds.
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California Latino Legislative Caucus Invests $15 Million for Immigrant Services

While the U.S. Congress stalls on immigration reform, California continues to invest millions of dollars for the immigrant community.
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Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders Call to Close Immigration Centers

The U.S. federal government defended its immigrant detention practices, despite objections from congressional lawmakers and presidential candidates, as the Department of Homeland Security filed an appeal against the potential release of detained immigrant children.
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GOP Lawmakers Abandon 'Sanctuary City' Bill

Senate legislation addressing "sanctuary cities" hit a roadblock in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Border Apprehensions of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Drops 51 Percent

The 10 months of the 2015 fiscal year saw the rate of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant children drop by 51 percent compared to 2014. Through Mexico and Central America, most unaccompanied children have come from Guatemala.
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DACA, DAPA Lawsuit Judge Decides Against Contempt Charges on Obama Administration

President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration executive actions, which expanded his deferred action programs, are still questioned by courts, and his administration narrowly missed contempt charges for helping undocumented immigrants.
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GOP Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush's Immigration Plan Focuses on Minor Children, Not Older Children

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush encountered trouble with the topic of immigration during the campaign trial.
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Obama Administration Defends Immigrant Detention Policy Despite Court Order

President Barack Obama and his administration are facing criticism for continuing immigrant detention policies despite a court ruling stating the detention of immigrant women and children violates a 1997 settlement agreement.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Requests Absence From DACA, DAPA Lawsuit Court Hearing

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson has asked to be excused from an immigration court hearing. Ahead of the Aug. 19 court hearing, a motion was filed on his behalf as Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas' Brownsville Division ordered his appearance and explain why he should not be in contempt of court.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants 'Sanctuary City' Mayors 'Criminally Accountable'

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has joined the call to cease so-called "sanctuary cities," and said he would hold elected officials criminally accountable for not complying with federal law enforcement.
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178 House Democrats Urge Homeland Security to End Immigrant Detention After Federal Court Ruling

House Democrats haven increased their call for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end family detention after a federal court ruled against the policy.
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Migration Rates From Mexico to US Drop Significantly

The migration rate from Mexico into the U.S. dropped significantly, based on new research, regardless if individuals are coming legally or illegally.

Unaccompanied Immigrant Minor Apprehension Falls By Half Compared to 2014 Figures

The rate of unaccompanied undocumented immigrant minors entering the U.S. has fallen by more than 50 percent.
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ICE Announces New Guidelines for Detained Transgender Immigrants

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced new guidelines when detaining transgender immigrants.
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