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New House Bill Would Grant Fair Due Process to Immigrant Children

House Democrats have introduced legislation for immigrant children and vulnerable groups to receive fair due process in immigration court.
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New Central American Refugee Program Receives Tepid Response From Lawmakers

The Obama administration announced it will expand the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program to help vulnerable Central American families -- a move that already received mixed support from lawmakers.
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Latino Congressional Politicians Celebrate District Judge's Anti-Immigrant Detention Ruling

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee's ruling against the detainment of immigrant women and children was met with acclaim by many Latino congressional lawmakers.
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President Obama Advised to Veto Anti-Immigration House Bill as Donald Trump Visits Southern Border

The Obama administration revealed it will veto a House legislation affecting “sanctuary cities,” which have received national attention following the death of a San Francisco woman by an undocumented immigrant and remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
As ICE Opts for Detention Alternatives, Immigrants Face 24-Hour Surveillance

Immigration and Customs Enforcement Reforms to Release Hundreds of Detained Mothers, Children

The U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, one of three federal-immigration agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), released approximately 200 immigrant detainees from its family detention centers, and lawmakers and civil rights advocates have commended the decision.
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House Democrats' Concern of Immigrant 'Prison Camps' in Texas Continues

Eight congressional Democrats have returned from visiting two immigrant detention centers in Texas, and they agreed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to improve the detainees’ living conditions.
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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Announces 'Substantial Changes' in Immigration Detention Policy

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson said he understands the "sensitive and unique nature of detaining families" but continued to defend the practice.
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House Democrats To Visit Two Texas Immigrant Detention Centers

Eight Democratic congressional lawmakers will enter two private family detention centers in Texas to speak with detained mothers and children awaiting resolutions of their asylum claims.
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Immigration: 136 House Democrats Pen Letter to Homeland Security Secretary to End Immigrant Family Detention

After voicing their concerns about immigrant family detention, House of Representatives Democrats have written a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on the issue.
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Honduran Immigrant, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Call Immigrant Family Detention 'Unconscionable'

Latino congressional lawmakers have again called for the end of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) immigrant family detention program.
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Immigration News Today: ICE Announces Oversight on Detention Centers; Lawmakers Call For Facilities' Shutdown

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a "series of actions" to enhance the agency's oversight on family residential facilities, also referred to as detention centers. ICE’s announcement comes as congressional lawmakers called for the end of such detention facilities.
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