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Weekly Roundup, September 19th
Councilman Danny Dromm with New York City ID card; 
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Immigration in the news this week: New York City ID Cards Coming With Cultural Benefits via New York Times Customs and Border Protection’s deadly force problem via Los Angeles Times Family Detention for Central American Refugees Is Inhumane via National Journal Central American Immigrants Flock to New Orleans—and Wait via The Wall Street Journal Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions Fail To Force Vote On Blocking Executive Action On Immigration via Huffington Post Immigration News 2014: ‘Assistance’ Organizations Scammed Millions from Immigrants, Deadline to File Claims Approaches …

Weekly Roundup, September 12th
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Learn about the new “last in, first out” docket schedule in NPR’s piece, “Border Crossings Slow But Immigration Courts Still Face Backlog” In immigration in the news this week: Voters support a path to legalization for immigrants here illegally via Los Angeles Times GOP has edge on immigration in midterms via Politico Ghost town detainees: inside the US immigration detention system via The Guardian Action for LGBT immigrants sought at White House rally via Washington Blade U.S. says 115,000 could lose Obamacare insurance over …

Weekly Roundup, August 29th
White House Civil Disobedience, August 28, 2014(

In immigration in the news this week: Summer passes without executive action on illegal immigration via CDN Obama Plugs ‘Immigration Rights’ In Labor Day Address via Time Immigration Clash Could Lead to Shutdown via The New York Times Ted Cruz downplays immigration shutdown chatter via Politico Immigrant soldiers deserve citizenship via AZCentral Mass arrests outside White House as protesters ask relief for illegal immigrants via The Washington Post Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics via The …

Weekly Roundup, August 8th
From United We Dream,

“As cases for unaccompanied minors make their way through immigration courts, the question of who qualifies for asylum is a big one. Judge Dana Leigh Marks has been an immigration judge in San Francisco for 27 years and is the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges. She talks about the decisions that immigration judges have to make and what the law says about who qualifies.” This week, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer’s Show featured, “Asylum on the Immigration Court …

Weekly Roundup, August 1st
Mr. President Stop the Deportations

In immigration in the news this week: Barack Obama’s immigration moves could be unstoppable via Politico Criticism arises after children are rushed to see immigration judges via Los Angeles Times Immigrant Mothers Released From Holding Centers, but With Ankle Monitors via The New York Times Immigration Crisis: Photographing the Violence Behind the Honduras Exodus via Time National Latino Organizations Release Final Congressional Report Cards Ranking Immigration Reform Progress via Latin Post Survey | Nearly 7-in-10 Americans See Unaccompanied Children at Border as Refugees, Not Illegal …

Talking about Immigration with Youth: Ethics, Equity and Empathy
"Simon Wiesenthal Center". Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

By Linda S. Blanshay Director, Program Development, Museum of Tolerance This 2014, each of the participating sites in the National Dialogues on Immigration project will be contributing to our blog post series, “Immigration: Our Stories.”  I’m an immigrant—a white one from Canada. When I tell this to people in California they find it interesting or quaint. With that kind of reaction it’s easy for me to discuss my native land: the cold, the healthcare system, or a favorite singer that …

Weekly Roundup, July 25th
We'll Stand Up for Migrant Kids

Listen to differing political views on how to handle the unaccompanied children arriving at the US borders in this NPR report, “To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress” here. In immigration in the news this week: Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move via Time Americans’ Immigration Concerns Jump, as Economic Worries Decline via The Wall Street Journal American-Born Gangs Helping Drive Immigrant Crisis at U.S. Border via National Geopgraphic With Surge in Child Migrants, New York Forms Task Force on Aiding …

Weekly Roundup, July 18th
TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 - Jose Antonio Vargas

In immigration in the news this week: Immigration Advocate, Detained on Texas Border, Is Released in Visa Case via The New York Times 57,000 Reasons Immigration Overhaul May Be Stalled for Now via The New York Times Why Our Immigration Courts Can’t Handle the Child Migrant Crisis via Mother Jones The Children of the Drug Wars, A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis via The New York Times Patrick, Van de Putte Hone Their Immigration Messages via The Texas Tribune Public attitudes toward immigration: Research review …

Not Just Immigrant Rights
The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray and the Virgen de Guadalupe grace this public art mural in Durham North Carolina, Murray’s childhood home. Both of these figures are spiritual beacons for freedom and equality.

By Barbara Lau, Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center/Franklin Humanities Institute This 2014, each of the participating sites in the National Dialogues on Immigration project will be contributing to our blog post series, “Immigration: Our Stories.”  “The costly lesson of American history,” Pauli Murray wrote, “is that human rights are indivisible. They cannot be affirmed for one social group and ignored in the case of another without tragic consequences.” Fifty years ago Murray was arguing for the inclusion …

Weekly Roundup, June 27th
Original photo from report, "No Place For Kids"

Is the new wave of unaccompanied children crossing the US border from Central America interfering with comprehensive immigration reform or demonstrating poor border security? “Bob Ortega, senior reporter for The Arizona Republic, talks about his reporting from both sides of the border on why the kids say they want to come to the US, and the message in their home countries about the dangerous journey.”  Listen here to the WNYC report, “What Unaccompanied Minors Mean for Immigration Reform” In immigration …

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