Asylum

El Espace: Do We Need Another ‘Ugly' Betty?

9 hours ago   |   NY Times

This week in El Espace: Latinx representation in television and movies, an asylum seeker's attempts to reunite with her daughter and more.
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O'Rourke stops in Milwaukee, Madison in first Midwest swing

10 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

MADISON, Wis. - Beto O'Rourke said Friday during a visit to Wisconsin that before deciding whether he will join the increasingly crowded field of Democrats running for...
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Teacher of immigrants joins nationwide protest against detentions

11 hours ago   |   Times Union

Fifth grade teacher Zeo Tavaŕez-Polanco is heading south during the upcoming Presidents Day Weekend. But rather than Florida or some beach resort, she's heading to the...
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Ross Gay demonstrates the joy of the written text

Ross Gay demonstrates the joy of the written text

19 hours ago   |   Post Gazette

Poet and essayist Ross Gay will launch his recently published “The Book of Delights” at the City of Asylum on Feb. 15.
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The Democrats' Latest Political Gimmick on Immigration

22 hours ago   |   NY Times

Cutting the number of beds in ICE facilities will just make things worse for immigrant detainees.
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Video: Beto O'Rourke Says Border Barrier Causes 'Suffering and Death,' Has to Go

23 hours ago   |   Newsweek

"It's cost us tens of billions of dollars to build and to maintain and it has pushed migrants and asylum seekers and refugees to the most inhospitable, the most hostile...
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ICE Halts Forced Feeding Of Detained Hunger Strikers In Texas

1 day ago   |   NPR

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger...
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Migrant rights groups sue as US starts sending families back to Mexico

1 day ago   |   RT

Civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration as authorities have begun shipping asylum-seeking families across the border to wait for their claims...
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The Latest: Children sent to Mexico under US asylum policy

1 day ago   |   Star Tribune   |   2 articles

The Latest on a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts :
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Pressley rejects border compromise, slams ICE as ‘abusive'

1 day ago   |   Boston Herald

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley joined other young Democratic firebrands to slam ICE as “abusive” in an announcement Thursday rejecting a bipartisan compromise to keep the government...
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One year after Parkland, shooting at Illinois factory leaves multiple...

One year after Parkland, shooting at Illinois factory leaves multiple police, civilians wounded

A gunman opened fire at a factory in Aurora, Illinois on Friday injuring several people including four police officers, just a day after Americans marked the grim one-year... Read more ...

Here's the full text of Trump's national emergency declaration to build his...

Here's the full text of Trump's national emergency declaration to build his border wall

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8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; others remained trapped

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Work At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court associate justice had been working from home after receiving treatment for cancer. Read more ...

Trump expected to sign deal for border wall, plans to declare national...

Trump expected to sign deal for border wall, plans to declare national emergency for extra funding

Money in the bill for border barriers, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed and would finance just a quarter of the 200-plus miles he wanted. Read more ...

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An online petition calls for selling Montana for $1 trillion to "eliminate the national debt." Read more ...

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