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Sessions calls for punishing, not protecting, criminals in sanctuary cities

 08/17/2017 - 05:09
A group of people protest against the immigration policies of President Donald Trump during the visit of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Miami on Aug. 16, 2017. Sessions urged the local authorities to follow the example set by Miami-Dade County of "punishing, not protecting" criminals during a speech in which he criticized Chicago's policies. EFE/Giorgio Viera

In Miami, Sessions lambasted so-called "sanctuary cities" - municipalities and other local entities that refuse to cooperate with voluntary immigration programs and including Chicago and San Francisco - and he blamed them for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants.

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[OP-ED]: Trump is but the latest politician to serenade Youngstown

 08/04/2017 - 08:03
It’s no surprise that Trump returned to the familiar theme of demonizing Latino immigrants. The surprise is that he chose to do it in Youngstown of all places -- a city with a minuscule immigrant population, located in a state where the Latino population is just 3.7 percent. EFE

Youngstown again? As an avid spectator of politics, I’ve been hearing about that city in the Mahoning Valley of northeast Ohio for decades. Although it’s home to just 64,000 people, Youngstown gets more than its share of attention from politicians, media, filmmakers, and even a poetic singer/songwriter from Freehold, New Jersey.

Pastor salvadoreño pide santuario en Carolina del Norte tras 32 años en EEUU

 07/05/2017 - 14:11
El pastor de origen salvadoreño, José Chicas, de 52 años y oriundo del departamento La Unión, posa junto a su hijo Ezequiel hoy, miércoles 5 de julio 2017, en su refugio en la Escuela para la Conversión (SFC), un centro de educación religiosa en Durham, ciudad ubicada a 24 millas de la capital del estado, Raleigh, en Carolina del Norte. EFE/Walter Gómez

 Luego de vivir 32 años en Estados Unidos, un pastor de origen salvadoreño se convirtió en el tercer inmigrante indocumentado en Carolina del Norte en buscar santuario, tras recibir una orden del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) de abandonar el país.

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Trump meets with victims of crimes by undocumented immigrants

 06/29/2017 - 03:38
US President Donald J. Trump (C) listens as he meets with immigration crime victims to urge passage of House legislation to save American lives, in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Washington, DC, USA, 28 June 2017. EPA/Molly Riley / POOL

On Thursday the House of Representatives is scheduled to hold two "crucial votes" on immigration and national security bills, both sponsored by Republican Congressmen Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. One of the bills, dubbed Kate's Law, is designed to increase the penalties for immigrants convicted of certain crimes who, after being deported, have returned to the US illegally.

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