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Immigration Fast Five 3.24.17

Blame game: Trump casts immigrants as dangerous criminals, but the evidence shows otherwise Washington Post 03.24.17

Evidence shows, contrary to Trump’s claims, that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than native-born Americans, and experts are concerned about the new administration’s conflation of a small number of criminals with all immigrants in the country.

Churches answer call to offer immigrants sanctuary in an uneasy mix of politics and compassion LA Times 03.24.17

The number of U.S. churches and congregants offering to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants has nearly doubled since Trump’s election, even in cities and states that had not previously been willing.


DOJ highlights immigrant arrests in statistics report CNN 03.23.17


The DOJ released reports on Thursday that disproportionately highlighted the crimes of undocumented immigrants and emphasized their deportations.


Protestors arrested in Irondequoit after Guatemalan sisters, kids detained in Geneseo Democrat and Chronicle 03.24.17

On Thursday night, a family of 8 in Upstate New York was taken into custody by Border Patrol, leading to protests in several towns.


Source: ICE is targeting 'sanctuary cities' with raids CNN 03.23.17


Cities and counties already under threat of federal funding being pulled by the Trump administration are now being targeted by ICE raids.


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