“If Connecticut does not restrict how it shares toll information, state tolls could become an on-ramp for the federal government’s deportation machine,” the ACLU says.
Some groups that cater to immigrant communities report a drop in food stamp applicants.
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Typically paid less and working worse hours, the foreign born struggle to “upskill” themselves.
DOJ did manage to block a provision in one preventing employers from reverifying employee immigration status.
Despite ongoing court battles, the department last week announced new conditions for state and local grant applicants.
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The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.
Alabama sues to keep U.S. Census from counting undocumented immigrants. Phoenix City Council, meanwhile, votes to sue to block Census Bureau from asking whether someone is a citizen.
On issues ranging from sanctuary cities to telecommunications, activists are betting big on the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision.
While the number of jurisdictions rejecting California’s sanctuary rules has been growing, they remain in the minority.
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
A critical tool for preventing the illegal hiring of undocumented workers hasn’t been used uniformly even in the states that require it.
While many Republican governors have offered enthusiastic support, one has offered a low-key dismissal of the plan.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is joining the legal action as well.
Civil rights groups, immigration advocates and state AGs prepare for what could “potentially be a long-haul flight.”
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