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Immigration Fast Five 3.30.17

Federal Judge in Hawaii extends court order blocking Trump’s travel ban Reuters 03.30.17

A federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended a previous court order that blocks the revised travel ban, stating that it is unconstitutional and would cause hits to tourism and education in the state.

Activists Press Cuomo on Funds to Help Immigrants Voices of New York 03.30.17


11,000 New Yorkers have signed a petition asking Governor Cuomo to allocate funds in his budget, due this weekend, in order to protect the state’s immigrants against Trump’s increasing measures against those that are undocumented.


‘Dreamer’ threatened with deportation in Seattle released after weeks of detention LA Times 03.29.17


23 year-old, Daniel Ramirez Medina, who should have been protected under DACA but was taken in by ICE officials, has been released from a Tacoma detention center after 45 days.


Immigration crackdown on labor enables worker exploitation, labor department staff say The Guardian 03.30.17


The Department of Labor says they are facing difficulties in trying to help exploited workers, as undocumented employees are avoiding any unknown personnel entering the workplace due to deportation fears.


California chief justice blasts immigration crackdown, says rule of law is 'being challenged' Washington Post 03.28.17


A chief justice in California, in her annual State of the Judiciary address, condemned ICE officials’ recent tactic of sweeping courthouses in order to make arrests of undocumented immigrants, and argued recent federal policies on immigration are challenging the rule of law.


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