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Building Migrant Women’s Resilience to Violence and Trauma

This paper highlights the many levels of violence and trauma experienced by migrant women: from the complex, multiple conditions of violence and trauma that can cause people to migrate, to violence at the hands of those assisting movement (smugglers, pirates, … Continue reading

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Exposing Corporate Profiteering from Immigration Detention and Enforcement

There has been little attention paid to the significant financial incentives that fuel harsh and punitive migration policies, what might be called the “financialization of migration.” What are the financial interests and profit incentives that contribute to bad policies and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Proposes Sweeping Changes to “Public Charge” Test

Late on Saturday night September 22, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted a draft of a proposed regulation with sweeping changes to the “public charge” test under U.S. immigration law, impacting millions of immigrant families.[1] Link to Original … Continue reading

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Trump v. Hawaii: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Muslim Travel and Immigration Ban

In a divided 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel and immigration ban. Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion, reversing the multiple rulings in lower federal courts that the Muslim ban exceeded … Continue reading

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University of California v. Department of Homeland Security: District Court Orders Temporary Reinstatement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

In two written opinions issued last week, the U.S. District Court in Northern California has ordered the temporary reinstatement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program while pending further litigation. The DACA program was rescinded by President Donald … Continue reading

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International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump: Preliminary Injunction Against Third Executive Action Banning Immigration and Travel from Muslim-Majority Countries

A second federal district court (in Maryland) has issued a nationwide injunction against the implementation of the latest (third) executive action by President Donald Trump on September 24, 2017 (and scheduled to go into effect today, October 18), banning travel from … Continue reading

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Hawaii v. Trump: Injunction Against 3rd Executive Action Banning Immigration and Travel from Muslim-Majority Countries

The federal District Court in Hawaii has enjoined the third version of President Donald Trump’s executive actions banning immigration and travel from Muslim-majority countries, which was to go into effect on October 18.  Although this third version was based on … Continue reading

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Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan Named Acting Secretary

On October 10, 2017, President Trump named recently-confirmed Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Eric D. Hargan as Acting Secretary. According to the White House press release announcing his nomination as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Hargan was a partner … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation Now Restricts Entry from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen

President Donald Trump has issued a presidential proclamation based on Executive Order 13780, changing the list of countries from where admission of immigrants and non-immigrants will be restricted. The countries on the immigration and travel restrictions list are now Chad, … Continue reading

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Physician Associations Oppose Rescission of DACA; Call on Congress to Enact Legislation to Continue Program

Several national and state physician organizations issued statements today opposing the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and calling on Congress to enact legislation that would continue the program: American Medical Association  American College of Physicians  … Continue reading

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