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News Round Up In-Brief

October 15, 2012 Leave a comment

U.S. News

  • In the Rio Grande Valley, deaths of undocumented migrants increased by 200 percent in the last fiscal year, suggesting that though fewer people are crossing the border, more who attempt the journey are dying.
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown’s vetoes of the Trust Act and of another act that would grant basic labor protections to domestic workers have caused disappointment and mistrust among immigrant advocates. Read more…

News Round Up In-Brief

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

U.S. News

  • Arguing that deferred deportation and health coverage are separate issues, the Obama Administration announced that young immigrants granted a reprieve from deportation will not be defined “lawfully present” and will not be eligible for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or federal subsidies to purchase private health insurance.
  • After pressure from gay rights groups and Democrats in Congress, DHS director Janet Napolitano clarified in writing the guidelines for prosecutorial discretion among immigration officials, instructing officers that same-sex relationships are among the “family relationships” to take into account when deciding whether to halt a deportation. Read more…
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