Ex-Judges to ICE: End Immigration Arrests at Courthouses

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of retired state and federal judges called Wednesday on U.S. immigration officials to stop making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally, saying immigrants should be free to visit halls of…
Immigration Day Educates Students About their History

ALTOONA, Pa. (WJAC) — Sixth-grade students at Logan Elementary in Altoona hosted their annual immigration day event for their families. The students looked into their own history and were asked to find out where their ancestors came from. Students also…
Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Was Defeated in the 2018 Midterm Elections

In what has been coined the “blue wave,” the 2018 midterm elections resulted in 40 seats being flipped from Republican to Democratic control, the largest midterm gains by Democrats since Watergate in 1974. While candidates debated a number of critical…
Immigration Disputes Hold up Grant Money

Certain funding sources for school resource officers and drug enforcement is on hold while the Department of Justice sorts out legal disputes over tying the funding to immigration law compliance. Vermont’s top officials haven’t seen eye-to-eye with the Trump administration…
Judges Ask ICE to Make Courts Off Limits To Immigration Arrests

For 25 years, schools, hospitals and places of worship have effectively been off-limits to federal immigration officers. Now, a group of dozens of former state and federal judges is asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to add courthouses to the…
A Conversation and a Catholic “Wishlist” for Immigration Reform

From the church’s point of view, immigration reform should be guided by the tenets of Catholic social teaching, which is based on Scripture, according to Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, Tex. “The Catholic position is, first, to bring those…
Opinion: Public Charge and the Future of Immigration

The future of immigration in America is very much at stake right now. Yet, it’s not the threat of the so-called “caravan,” nor attempts to gut asylum law. It has nothing to do with the “Muslim ban” or building a…
Acting Attorney General Speaks Out on Immigration in Austin

The word had come down from the U.S. Department of Justice last summer: people who enter the country without authorization are to be referred to as “illegal aliens,” not “undocumented immigrants.” So when Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was in…