States have sued the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to stop the federal agency from using a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.
Even though some localities are just now receiving their Byrne JAG grants, the battle for 2018 awards is well underway.
Municipal governments’ top priorities are providing for the health and welfare of their residents, and penalizing immigrants seeking public services threatens that, said New York City’s Immigrant Affairs commissioner.
A new federal audit says the number of people managing the program for state and local agencies needs to be dramatically increased.
The number of U.S. residents—legal and undocumented—born in Mexico has dropped slowly since a peak of 11.7 million before the Great Recession, to 11.3 million in 2017, but the decline of 300,000 between 2016 and 2017 is rare.
The injunction preventing the Department of Justice from withholding them from certain cities is back in place.
Federal immigration policy is prompting reactions in cities and states.
“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.
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