Tag: Immigration

Fox Exclusive: Valley resident speaks out whose wife was detained during immigration inspection

We spoke to a valley resident who says his wife was detained during an immigration inspection on Friday morning and spent the weekend in federal custody, despite having no criminal history. Jason and his wife were traveling to Corpus Christi for his job. Once at La Sarita checkpoint, the woman– a DACA recipient– was detained for ‘accuracy and verification status’. Sahadi Law Firm, is representing the DACA recipient. They tell me she has a prior ‘brief, casual and innocent absence’ in her records but by no means disqualifies her from having DACA. Jason’s wife spent the weekend in federal...

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Appeals Court Announces local officials must cooperate with ICE for detentions

The Appeals Court of the Fifth Circuit announced the implementation of certain parts of SB4 that were recently blocked. Now, local officials must cooperate with ICE for detentions. Parts of this law was blocked August 30th, just two days before it took effect in Texas. Now, the Fifth Circuit has lifted this ban. While the cooperation with ICS is now implemented, immigration lawyer, San Miguel states that some parts remain blocked. On the other hand, pro-immigrant activists state this announcement motivates them to keep on fighting against the law that will allow local officials to act as immigration agents....

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DACA recipients are prepared to hear Trump announce its future by tomorrow

DACA recipients are prepared to hear Trump end the program in the next few hours but, not before tossing it over to Congress and having them handle it. Nearly eight hundred thousand young undocumented immigrants could be at risk of losing the US government program that protected them from deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA is at the hands of the Trump administration, setting to announce its future by tomorrow, many expect he will end the Obama era program, but will offer a six month delay to give congress a time to pass a...

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Pro-immigrant Activists Celebrating SB4 Block

Yesterday Judge Oscar Garcia temporarily blocked the anti-immigrant law SB4. Many pro-immigrant activists are celebrating what they are calling a victory. The SB4 law was going to allow local officers to ask for the immigration status of those detained. Police would in turn have to cooperate with federal immigration officials. If they didn’t, they would be fined or worse removed! This was meant to go into effect tomorrow but yesterday, parts of this law were temporarily blocked. The long battle towards the elimination of SB4 by activists showed to make a real difference in the decision made by Judge...

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Locals react to Trump’s immigration proposal

UNITED STATES (KFXV) — Local reaction to the president’s proposal that would radically alter the current immigration system. Fox News spoke to a local leaders about how the new proposal could affect immigrants in the RGV. With efforts to reduce overall immigration by 50 percent, the R.A.I.S.E. Act presented today by the president and two republican senators will use a merit based system when considering to allow immigrants into the country legally. This, according to Trump, would improve the country’s economy. The new proposal would enforce stricter requirements when issuing green cards. This will dismantle the current immigration system...

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