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Immigration Fast Five: 3.21.17

US bans electronic devices on flights from eight majority-Muslim countries The Independent 03.21.17

Airline passengers from eight Muslim countries will be forbidden to carry any electronic device larger than a cellphone during direct flights to the United States following a new ban issued by the Trump admintration. 

Experts criticize US electronic devices ban on some flights from Middle EastThe Guardian 03.21.17


The Trump administration’s new ban on electronic devices does not ensure safety, technology experts claim. Smartphones, which are allowed on flights, can also be used for destructive purposes and larger devices carry the same risks in flight as they do in checked



Fear Of Deportation Spurs 4 Women To Drop Domestic Abuse Cases In Denver NPR 03.21.17


Undocumented victims of domestic abuse drop their charges for fear of being spotted by ICE officers in court and deported.

Philly Cinco de Mayo soiree canceled amid immigration crackdown CNN 03.20.17


South Philadelphia decides to cancel its Cinco de Mayo celebration following the growing threat of ICE raids and decorations of undocumented immigrants. 

Trump pressures 'sanctuary cities' that won't hold undocumented immigrants USA Today 03.20.17


The Department of Homeland Security has been ordered to publish a list of localities that fail to cooperate with federal requests regarding immigrant detention in an effort to put pressure on sanctuary cities.  


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