Tag: Immigration

The Trump Administration Proposes Immigrants Pay $1,000 Fee to Appeal Deportations

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) The Trump Administration has made it its mission to ruin the lives of immigrants, and their latest ploy might be one of their most nefarious yet. According to Buzzfeed News, Trump’s administration has proposed a substantial increase in the fees associated with appealing deportation cases or attempting to get their […]

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The Trump Administration Wants to Start Charging Immigrants Nearly $1,000 to Appeal Their Deportations, Report Says

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Trump administration is trying to significantly increase the fee immigrants have to pay to appeal their deportation cases — from just over $100 to nearly $1,000, according to a draft Department of Justice regulation obtained by BuzzFeed News. Currently, immigrants have […]

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College Kids Are Vowing Not to Work for Palantir Because of Its ICE Contracts

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. More than 1,200 students at 17 universities across the country have pledged not to work for data and software services company Palantir because of its work with ICE and other federal immigration agencies. “We the undersigned are pledging not to work at […]

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“You Have Blood on Your Hands”: Jewish Protesters Call For Palantir to Drop Its ICE Contract

Jewish protesters from several groups rallied outside Palantir’s offices in Palo Alto and New York on Friday to get the tech company to stop collaborating with ICE, as a key contract date approaches. The protesters were affiliated with a handful of organizations, including Jews for Economic and Racial Justice, the grassroots Latinx group Mijente, and […]

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Second Tier in Top Form at Democratic Debate

Thursday’s Democratic debate was billed as a kind of battle royal. The first four nights of debates? They were preseason. Now, at long last, the ten leading candidates would appear on the same stage—and everything would again make sound-bite-sized sense in American politics.  But even if the party is done with the two-night debate format—and […]

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How Trump Created Chaos on the Border

On a weekday morning in early June, Ruben Garcia arrived at the Casa Oscar Romero building leased by Annunciation House, the hospitality center that he founded and that has served the indigent and immigrant community in El Paso, Texas, since 1978. He wore a striped button-down shirt and wire-rimmed glasses, his disheveled white hair loosely […]

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Inside Trump’s Border Chaos

On a weekday morning in early June, Ruben Garcia arrived at the Casa Oscar Romero building leased by Annunciation House, the hospitality center that he founded and that has served the indigent and immigrant community in El Paso, Texas, since 1978. He wore a striped button-down shirt and wire-rimmed glasses, his disheveled white hair loosely […]

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Partnership on AI: Governments should give AI researchers special visas to attend conferences

Governments around the world should create visa classifications especially for the international AI and machine learning community, the Partnership on AI said today in a newly released report. Such visa classifications should be made both for working professionals as well as students and interns in AI and ML in order for them to more easily […]

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Rep. Steve King: ‘I Smacked My Lips’ After Drinking Water From Detention Center Toilet

Photo: Joshua Lott (Getty Images) Nothing will have you praying for the rapture to hurry up and get her ass over here than hearing Iowa congressman Steve King speak. On Wednesday, the politician who wondered why being called a “white nationalist” was a bad thing told a town hall about a recent visit to a […]

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“Every Single Separated Kid Has Been Terrified”: The Devastating Effects of Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Policy

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A new report detailing how the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy affected children echoes all the warnings from mental health experts: Migrant kids separated from their families suffered from anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, acute grief, and PTSD, and the effects may be long-term. […]

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DHS Canceled Congressional Tour of Immigrant Detention Facilities at Last Minute, Members Say

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Congress members who tried to tour 11 immigrant detention facilities this week were denied the visits, according to Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings. In a letter to acting Department of Homeland Security secretary Kevin McAleenan, Cummings claims DHS blocked access to 11 Border […]

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Deporting Harvard Students Was Always the Goal

For Ismail Ajjawi, this should be orientation week. A Palestinian student living in Lebanon, Ajjawi was awarded a scholarship to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts by AMIDEAST, a non-profit organization founded in 1951 with the goal of providing cross-cultural and educational opportunities for those in the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. But […]

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Trump Administration Diverts FEMA Disaster Relief Money to Keep More Migrants in Cages

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Central American migrants wait for food in a pen erected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process a surge of migrant families and unaccompanied minors in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cedar Attanasio, File (AP Photo) The Department of Homeland Security informed Congress this week that it will […]

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The Trump Administration Is Taking Millions Away from FEMA for More ICE Beds

The Trump administration is going to take money away from FEMA to pay for more ICE detention space. The Department of Homeland Security will transfer $116 million from other agencies under its control — including the Coast Guard, the TSA, and FEMA — to fund the expansion of the immigrant detention system, NBC News reports. […]

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Crazy Sad Asians

In her 2010 book The Promise of Happiness, the scholar Sara Ahmed describes the “happiness duty” as an expectation levied on immigrants by the liberal ideas of multiculturalism. In return for full acceptance, Western democratic societies demand that immigrants enthusiastically acquiesce to a new nation’s cultural values. (For a recent example, look no further than […]

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ICE Took Over a Program That Shields Sick Immigrants from Deportation. Here’s How That’s Going.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. ICE will now be able to decide whether undocumented immigrants getting treatment for serious medical conditions can stay in the country, WBUR and the Associated Press reported Monday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the federal agency that handles matters like naturalization and […]

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ICE Keeps Arresting Prominent Immigration Activists. They Think They’re Being Targeted.

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Since President Trump took office, ICE has arrested at least 20 undocumented activists. As that figure continues to rise, advocates across the country increasingly worry they’re being targeted because of their activism — not their immigration status. Marcos Baltazar, an undocumented immigrant […]

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The Shocking Cruelty of Indefinite Detention

Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced that it would issue a rule to withdraw from the Flores settlement, which would effectively allow the government to detain undocumented migrants indefinitely and deny them basic needs. Human rights groups throughout the country immediately condemned the decision to withdraw from the Flores settlement, which sets a national […]

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Border Patrol Won’t Give the Flu Vaccine to Detained Kids

Immigration authorities have no plans to vaccinate children and families detained in Border Patrol stations — even after several children detained in these facilities died of the flu — CNBC reports. Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees Border Patrol processing stations, told CNBC it typically doesn’t vaccinate the people detained in its facilities. […]

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