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Expanding Protection for Illegal Immigrants

Expanding protection for illegal immigrants seems to be the response from Los Angeles towards Donald Trumps aggressive immigration stance. Los Angeles might be well known for the bright California sun and the star-studded Hollywood hills, but it also has a well-deserved reputation as one of America’s biggest “sanctuary” cities.  Local authorities do not necessarily report to and/or hold people for …

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LA Authorities vs ICE Officers

The LA Authorities vs ICE Officers battles continues. Los Angeles, California, is certainly considered one of the biggest and most prominent “sanctuary” cities in the United States. In case you are not familiar, a “sanctuary city” is a term that is used to describe those cities in the United States that do not want to do the federal government’s job of …

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Immigration Court System Overwhelmed

President Donald Trump already stressed his position on immigration even earlier on during his presidential campaign. Following his election, he stayed true to his pledge and initiated one of the heaviest crackdowns on undocumented immigration in current US history, causing panic among many minority communities across the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers set out to pursue and …

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Metro transit police caught

An encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider was recorded May 14, 2017, on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis, according to a Facebook post. (Facebook video screengrab) An encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider was recorded May 14, 2017, on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis, according to …

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The Insanity Over “Sanctuary” Cities

The Insanity Over “Sanctuary” Cities By:  H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. There has been a lot in the news recently about so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and how the Trump Administration is targeting these places of supposed refuge for illegal immigrants.  What is big deal here and what is this all about?  “Sanctuary Cities” are municipalities or communities that have decided that their …

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The Resurgence of Private Prisons and the Rise of the Police State

The Resurgence of Private Prisons and the Rise of the Police State By: Glenn Fogle, Esq. for The Immigration Education Project Donald Trump’s Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, has signaled that he would bring back private prison contracts for Federal prisons which had begun to be phased out by the previous Department of Justice. This is not surprising with the …

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A Day Without Google?

A Day Without Google? By: Esperanza Cristancho (The Immigration Education Project) On February 16, 2017, a “Day Without Immigrants” was organized in the U.S. through social media as a protest to show Trump and his xenophobic administration the contribution of immigrants to our country and the grave financial consequences that his harsh immigration policies could bring to the economy. Not surprisingly, given …

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What About Trump’s Wall?

What About Trump’s Wall? By H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., Esq. Donald Trump as the new president, during his first week in office signed an Executive Order supposedly putting into motion the building of his famous “wall” on the US Mexican border. Earlier this week he boasted again that he was going to build his “wall” and he was “not kidding.” Aside …

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Trump’s Executive Order Debacle

Trump’s Executive Order Debacle By H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. Esq., Principal Member of the Fogle Law Firm, LLC To start with, the United States is bound by the UN Refugee Convention (an international treaty on refugees) which has been ratified by the Senate in accord with the U.S. Constitution as the “supreme law of the land,” as well as our …