Vermont AG comes out hard against Trump immigration policies

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed an amicus brief with nine other attorneys general claiming that President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order is unconstitutional.

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Travis County sanctuary penalty could run into millions

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Criminal justice grants totaling $1.3 million have already been pulled by the governor.

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Small town of Plainfield adopts sanctuary status for illegal aliens

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The rural community of Plainfield on Tuesday joined an increasing number of Vermont jurisdictions considered to be “sanctuary” communities for illegal immigrants.

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New Rutland mayor prioritizes transparency for restarted refugee program

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

Rutland, Vermont could see its Syrian refugee program start up again as Trump removes the permanent ban from his revised immigration order signed Monday.

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Rutland voters unseat secretive mayor after year-long refugee fight

By   /  March 7, 2017  /  Accountability, Immigration, Issues, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Voters ousted controversial Mayor Chris Louras after a year of turmoil stemming from his secret plan to make Rutland a permanent refugee resettlement community.

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Top immigration expert: Vermont policy qualifies as ‘sanctuary’

By   /  March 6, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

A top legal expert says Vermont’s proposed enforcement of “Fair and Impartial Policing” policies would qualify the state as a sanctuary jurisdiction.

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