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First refugees arrive in Rutland as mayor’s secret plan succeeds

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

The first Syrian refugee families have arrived in Rutland, one arriving Wednesday, and the second on Thursday.

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Feel-good sanctuary city status comes with risk for East Montpelier

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Federal government, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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East Montpelier is the latest Vermont community to consider sanctuary city status for illegal immigrants, mostly as a political statement. It will also bring controversy and potentially real consequences by the federal government.

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Alderman candidate finds errors in refugee panel’s letter

By   /  January 11, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A Rutland aldermen candidate has found errors in USCRI’s refugee letter, and says its inaccurate figures paint a too-rosy picture of the city’s economy.

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Texas congressman boosts Trump deportation plan

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Doubling down on President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to deport “bad hombres,” a Texas congressman wants to punish countries that refuse to re-admit them.

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Texas governor pledges to sign anti-sanctuary bill

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Weighing into the intensifying national immigration debate, the Republican governor pledged to sign Senate Bill 4, which would require municipalities to enforce immigration detainers at local jails and withhold state grants for noncompliance.

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U.S. aids illegal immigrants, coming and going

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Immigration, National, News  /  No Comments

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The Obama administration is using a taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran migrants deported from the United States. One border-enforcement group says it may not be the worst idea ever.

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