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Undocumented Population from Mexico Declines, Report Says

While President Trump has focused attention on his proposed border wall, the number of undocumented residents from Mexico decreased by nearly 400,000 from 2016 to 2017, reports the Center for Migration Studies. From 2010 to 2017, the undocumented population from Mexico fell by what the center calls a remarkable 1.3 million.

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California Sanctuary Laws Tied to Killing of Officer

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they had no “prior encounters” with an undocumented Mexican immigrant suspected of fatally shooting a California police officer, adding fuel to a local sheriff’s charges that the state’s sanctuary laws were to blame.

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Exporting Murder: US Deportations and the Spread of Violence

Gangs like MS-13 are increasingly portrayed as threats to U.S. national security. But they are also the product of U.S. policies that deport criminal offenders back to Central America, where they have fueled the violence that has sent many refugees fleeing north, say two researchers.

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Legal Battle Looms Over Long-Term Detention of Migrant Kids

The president’s new order, following his Wednesday decision to end the practice of separating children from parents at detention centers, instructs Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask for court approval to “detain alien families together.” Immigrant advocates say that is not a good solution to the problem.

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How Safe are ‘Sanctuary Cities’?

For Amada Morales, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who has taken refuge in a New York church with her family, it’s a question of life or death. Identified in an ICE database after a driving offense, she is subject to deportation and a return to a homeland where she believes her children’s lives would be in danger.

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Does Racial Bias Criminalize Immigrants?

A forthcoming paper from NYU Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic claims modern US immigration policy is a legacy of the “racial animus” that has affected our immigration and criminal justice systems since the nation’s founding.

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