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Texas Might Fight Ruling That States Must Educate All Children

1982 Supreme Court case applied to undocumented students, as well

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas may fight a Supreme Court ruling mandating that public education for all children, including undocumented immigrants, be provided free by the states. Texas already sued the federal government over the cost of complying with the ruling, the Hill reports. That was a loss for the...

Cruz Slams Library of Congress' New Term for 'Illegal Aliens'

Texas senator blasts LOC for 'politically motivated' swap of term for 'noncitizens'

(Newser) - Ted Cruz has no problem with the term "illegal alien," and he's miffed that the Library of Congress is moving away from it. Per the Hill , the GOP senator from Texas, along with Republican Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana, penned a nearly five-page-long letter Wednesday to the...

No More 'Aliens' In California
No More 'Aliens'
In California

No More 'Aliens' In California

Gov. Newsom strikes 'offensive' word from state law

(Newser) - California will strike the word "alien" from the books. Fresh off his recall election blowout , Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday he's signed legislation removing the "offensive" term and replacing it in state law with "non-citizen" and "immigrant," per Axios , which notes the term has...

Biden: DOJ Will Appeal 'Deeply Disappointing' Ruling

President renews his call to Congress for a path to citizenship for Dreamers

(Newser) - President Joe Biden is planning to appeal a ruling from a federal judge in Texas. The judge sided with nine conservative states that sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program has about 650,000 people enrolled, and their status remains unchanged. But for now...

8-Year-Old Drowns Crossing Rio Grande

Storm has made trying to reach Texas even more dangerous

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy from Honduras drowned while trying to cross the freezing Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas with his family. Although they had stopped on a small island, the boy "couldn't withstand the pounding water, which covered him and kept him submerged for several meters," Mexican...

11M Immigrants to Get Path to Citizenship Under Biden

Dreamers could nab green cards in fewer than 5 years

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status, reports the AP . The legislation, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's...

Governor Has Bad News for Undocumented Workers on Vaccine

Nebraska's Pete Ricketts suggests undocumented meatpacking employees won't be eligible to get it

(Newser) - Nebraska is where you'll find the bulk of the nation's meatpacking, so it makes sense that Nebraska is where the most coronavirus cases are popping up in meatpacking plants . What doesn't make sense to some are comments from the state's governor that suggest a portion of...

Big Question for Young Immigrants: Now What?
Big Question for Young
Immigrants: Now What?
the rundown

Big Question for Young Immigrants: Now What?

They won a reprieve at Supreme Court, but Trump signals he'll go after DACA again

(Newser) - The Supreme Court gave young, undocumented immigrants in the US reason to celebrate Thursday when it blocked President Trump's attempt to end protections for them. But one key point quickly emerged in coverage: The court decision was a narrow, procedural one, meaning this is more of a reprieve than...

In One State, Undocumented Immigrants Get Virus Relief

California has the first such initiative in the US

(Newser) - Undocumented immigrants in California worried they can't pay their bills during the pandemic are starting to see some relief, thanks to a $75 million assistance program that launched Monday. Each adult applicant on the Social Services website can receive $500, with a cap of $1,000 per household. The...

Feel Like Shouting 'Speak English'? Not Smart in NYC

City issues ban on discriminatory rhetoric like 'illegal alien,' threatening to call ICE to harass

(Newser) - New York City is cracking down on xenophobia, with new guidelines that ban calling people "illegal aliens" in an attempt to "demean, humiliate, or harass" them; threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an attempt to discriminate; or telling anyone to "speak English" or "go...

Letter Sent by Texas Governor Day Before El Paso Is Published

Aug. 2 letter cited undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other high-profile Republicans in the state have "faced increasing scrutiny over their anti-immigrant language" in the aftermath of the El Paso mass shooting, observes the Guardian . Some of that scrutiny is now turning to an "urgent" fundraising letter from Abbott that was dated...

Did He Help or Harbor Migrants? The Jury Is Hung

Scott Warren is in the clear—for now

(Newser) - An Arizona man says he helped two migrants out of the kindness of his heart. Federal prosecutors say he conspired to transport the men while shielding them from Border Patrol agents. And jurors can't decide who they believe. The case, in which 36-year-old geography teacher Scott Warren faced up...

District Fires Teacher Who Reported Students to Trump

Texas teacher thought her tweets were private

(Newser) - Fort Worth high school English teacher Georgia Clark thought she was sending private messages to President Trump when she asked him to remove the "illegals" in the public school system—but the Twitter messages were public, and she has now lost her job over them. The Fort Worth Independent...

Feds Accused of Covering Up Death of Migrant Girl, 10

Salvadoran girl died in September last year

(Newser) - House lawmakers grilled acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan Wednesday about the deaths of five migrant children in US custody in recent months—but it later emerged that the real number was six. In a previously unreported case, a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador with a history of heart defects...

ICE Set Up a Fake College. Then Came the Arrests

The 'University of Farmington' was used to nab recruiters of undocumented immigrants

(Newser) - A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday names eight suspects accused of "harboring aliens for profit"—and it was a phony university set up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement that nabbed them. NBC News reports on the fake "University of Farmington," which set up shop in 2015 near...

Undocumented Trump Worker Will Be at His SOTU

Victorina Morales will attend as special guest of NJ Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

(Newser) - Victorina Morales figured she'd be fired after speaking to the New York Times last month about working as an undocumented immigrant for one of President Trump's golf resorts. Morales now tells the Times she's not sure she ever was let go; she simply stopped going to work...

Ann Coulter Has Been on Trump's Case. Huckabee Pushes Back

'Let her run for office,' former Arkansas governor says

(Newser) - Ann Coulter used to be an enthusiastic supporter of President Trump, but as time has gone on and the border wall he campaigned on hasn't been built, that enthusiasm has waned , with her criticism of him picking up in recent weeks . "100 miles of border wall in exchange...

Report: Trump's Border Wall Plan Has a Major Gap

Most undocumented immigrants enter US legally, then overstay

(Newser) - A new report from the Center for Migration Studies highlights a major flaw in President Trump's plan to curb illegal immigration with a border wall: Most undocumented immigrants arrive legally and overstay their visas. The center says that in 2016-2017, overstayers accounted for 62% of newly arrived undocumented immigrants,...

In Mollie Tibbetts Case, a Surprise Move by Her Mother

Laura Calderwood takes in teen son of immigrants who knew alleged killer

(Newser) - A remarkable twist in the story involving the murder of 20-year-old Iowa college student Molly Tibbetts , delivered via Terrence McCoy of the Washington Post . Tibbetts was allegedly murdered by an undocumented immigrant named Cristhian Bahena Rivera, a 24-year-old who worked as a farm laborer in the rural community of Brooklyn,...

Trump Weighs In on Suspected Cop Killer

Man sought in California was living in the US illegally

(Newser) - The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that it couldn't confirm the name of a suspect wanted in the murder of a small-town cop from Newman, Calif.—but it could confirm that the man was in the US illegally. Sheriff Adam Christianson vowed that officers would find...

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