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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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Governor-elect meeting with Bhutanese refugees defies hot-headed national trend

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As so-called sanctuary city mayors vow to defy the federal government over immigration law, a friendly meeting between Phil Scott and the Bhutanese community recently showed that immigration issues don’t have to be addressed by protests and vitriol.

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In shooter’s wake, election group blasts ‘open borders voting’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  National, News, Politics & Elections, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

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An election-integrity group accused the federal government of “an open-borders approach to voting” after learning that a noncitizen charged in a deadly mall shooting cast several ballots since 2014.

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Russ Feingold, defender of the sanctuary city

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Middleton liberal has voted against moves to block federal funding for sanctuary cities on at least three separate occasions, according to a review of his Senate voting record.

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Survey: Majority of Ribble’s constituents say no to ban on Muslims

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I share these results because I know that these are thorny issues, and there are huge differences of opinions between neighbors,” Ribble said.

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