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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by malchior » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:28 pm

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The Central Falls Police Department did not immediately respond to a phone call for comment, but a spokesman with the Rhode Island State Police, which has now taken over the investigation, says he was “not aware” of any officers not taking statements.
Well that is all cleared up then. Some stories reported the protesters were instructed to appear the police department the next day to provide statements. That seems normal.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Smoove_B » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:20 pm

We're not going to be providing flu vaccinations to detainees at the border.
The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at detention facilities in the past year.

“In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody,” a Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

At least three children who were held in detention centers after crossing into the U.S. from Mexico have died in recent months, in part, from the flu, according to a letter to Reps. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., from several doctors urging Congress to investigate health conditions at the centers.
But if they're not vaccinated, they're at higher risk for disease and death.

Trump administration: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Immigration Policy

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“In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor its medical contractors administer vaccinations to those in our custody,”
Any pharmacy can do it and don't even need a medical professional to administer and have a ready supply on hand to go to waste.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-r ... ation.html

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General Precautions

Persons administering vaccinations should follow appropriate precautions to minimize risk for disease exposure and spread. Hands should be cleansed with an alcohol-based waterless antiseptic hand rub or washed with soap and water before preparing vaccines for administration and between each patient contact (1). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations do not require gloves to be worn when administering vaccinations, unless persons administering vaccinations have open lesions on their hands or are likely to come into contact with a patient’s body fluids (2). If worn, gloves should be changed between patients.
Vaccine Administration: Preparation and Timely Disposal

Vaccines should be drawn up in a designated clean medication area that is not adjacent to areas where potentially contaminated items are placed. Multi-dose vials to be used for more than one patient should not be kept or accessed in the immediate patient treatment area. This is to prevent inadvertent contamination of the vial through direct or indirect contact with potentially contaminated surfaces or equipment that could then lead to infections in subsequent patients (3). Smallpox vaccine is accessed by dipping a bifurcated needle directly into the vaccine vial. The vaccine adheres to the sides of the bifurcated needle, and is administered via skin puncture. The vial must be accessed in the immediate patient area to reduce environmental contamination by vaccine virus. To prevent contamination of the vial, make sure the patient area is clean and free of potentially contaminated equipment.

Different single-components of combination vaccines should never be mixed in the same syringe by an end-user unless specifically licensed for such use (4). Single-dose vials and manufacturer-filled syringes are designed for single-dose administration and should be discarded if vaccine has been withdrawn or reconstituted and subsequently not used within the time frame specified by the manufacturer. Syringes that are prefilled by the manufacturer and activated (i.e., syringe cap removed or needle attached) but unused should be discarded at the end of the clinic day. For inactivated vaccines manufacturers, typically recommend use within the same day that a vaccine is withdrawn or reconstituted. For live vaccines that require reconstitution, manufacturers typically recommend the vaccine be used as soon as possible after reconstitution and be discarded if not used within 30 minutes after reconstitution. For example, varicella vaccine should be discarded if not used within 30 minutes after reconstitution, whereas MMR vaccine, once reconstituted, must be kept in a dark place at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) and should be discarded within 8 hours if not used. When in doubt about the appropriate handling of a vaccine, vaccination providers should contact that vaccine’s manufacturer.

ACIP discourages the routine practice of providers’ prefilling syringes for several reasons. Because the majority of vaccines have a similar appearance after being drawn into a syringe, prefilling might result in administration errors. Because unused prefilled syringes also typically must be discarded if not used within the same day that they are filled, vaccine wastage might occur. The FDA does not license administration syringes for vaccine storage.

In certain circumstances in which a single vaccine type is being used (e.g., in preparation for a community influenza vaccination campaign), filling a small number (10 or fewer) of syringes may be considered (5). The doses should be administered as soon as possible after filling, by the same person who filled the syringes. Unused syringes that are prefilled by the manufacturer and activated (i.e., syringe cap removed or needle attached) should be discarded at the end of the clinic day.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by gbasden » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:58 pm

It doesn't matter how easy it would be or whether we have it in stock.
Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot - cruelty is the point.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:20 pm

gbasden wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:58 pm
It doesn't matter how easy it would be or whether we have it in stock.
Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot - cruelty is the point.
It's not cruelty so much as power. Exercising it and showing it off.
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Holman » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:13 pm

LawBeefaroni wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:20 pm
gbasden wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:58 pm
It doesn't matter how easy it would be or whether we have it in stock.
Smoove_B wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:20 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot - cruelty is the point.
It's not cruelty so much as power. Exercising it and showing it off.
Cruelty and power are just tools.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Buzzfeed News
An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs,” according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.

The briefings are sent to court employees every weekday and include links to various immigration news items. BuzzFeed News confirmed the link to a blog post was sent to immigration court employees Monday. The post detailed a recent move by the Justice Department to decertify the immigration judges union.

A letter Thursday from union chief Ashley Tabaddor to James McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s EOIR, said the link to the VDare post angered many judges.
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Tabaddor called on McHenry to take immediate action over the distribution of white nationalist content.
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After publication of this article, a DOJ spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the email briefing was compiled by a contractor and should not have included a link to the VDare post.
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A former senior DOJ official said that the email in question was "generated by a third-party vendor that utilizes keyword searches to produce news clippings for staff. It is not reviewed or approved by staff before it is transmitted."
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by ImLawBoy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:39 pm

utilizes keyword searches
One can only imagine what keywords they were using . . . .
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Grifman » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:16 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Buzzfeed News
An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs,” according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.

The briefings are sent to court employees every weekday and include links to various immigration news items. BuzzFeed News confirmed the link to a blog post was sent to immigration court employees Monday. The post detailed a recent move by the Justice Department to decertify the immigration judges union.

A letter Thursday from union chief Ashley Tabaddor to James McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s EOIR, said the link to the VDare post angered many judges.
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Tabaddor called on McHenry to take immediate action over the distribution of white nationalist content.
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After publication of this article, a DOJ spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the email briefing was compiled by a contractor and should not have included a link to the VDare post.
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A former senior DOJ official said that the email in question was "generated by a third-party vendor that utilizes keyword searches to produce news clippings for staff. It is not reviewed or approved by staff before it is transmitted."
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This is stupid. Don't send me a series of links to news stories unless you've read them and determined that they might be of some value to my job. I don't have time to read random stories that someone turned up via google searches.
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Kraken » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:22 pm

Grifman wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Buzzfeed News
An email sent from the Justice Department to all immigration court employees this week included a link to an article posted on a white nationalist website that “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs,” according to a letter sent by an immigration judges union and obtained by BuzzFeed News.

According to the National Association of Immigration Judges, the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) sent court employees a link to a blog post from VDare, a white nationalist website, in its morning news briefing earlier this week that included anti-Semitic attacks on judges.

The briefings are sent to court employees every weekday and include links to various immigration news items. BuzzFeed News confirmed the link to a blog post was sent to immigration court employees Monday. The post detailed a recent move by the Justice Department to decertify the immigration judges union.

A letter Thursday from union chief Ashley Tabaddor to James McHenry, the director of the Justice Department’s EOIR, said the link to the VDare post angered many judges.
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Tabaddor called on McHenry to take immediate action over the distribution of white nationalist content.
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After publication of this article, a DOJ spokesperson told BuzzFeed News the email briefing was compiled by a contractor and should not have included a link to the VDare post.
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A former senior DOJ official said that the email in question was "generated by a third-party vendor that utilizes keyword searches to produce news clippings for staff. It is not reviewed or approved by staff before it is transmitted."
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This is stupid. Don't send me a series of links to news stories unless you've read them and determined that they might be of some value to my job. I don't have time to read random stories that someone turned up via google searches.
UNLESS they are about stuff like "15 things about peanuts that you won't believe!" or "These cats are the funniest ever."

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:33 pm

Grifman wrote:
This is stupid. Don't send me a series of links to news stories unless you've read them and determined that they might be of some value to my job. I don't have time to read random stories that someone turned up via google searches.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:37 pm

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A federal judge in California on Monday reimposed a nationwide injunction against President Trump’s policy denying asylum to almost all who enter the country after passing through Mexico or a third country.

U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar of Oakland said the policy could not be implemented anywhere along the southern border while a legal battle over it proceeds. The Trump administration announced on July 16 a change that denies asylum in the United States to those who pass through other countries without seeking asylum there.

The Supreme Court is considering a request by the administration to allow the new restriction.
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Tigar, an Obama administration appointee in the Northern District of California, had once before imposed a nationwide injunction. But a U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit panel said the four immigrant-rights organizations challenging the restriction had not presented enough evidence to warrant a nationwide injunction.

The panel said the injunction should apply only in the border states within the 9th Circuit, California and Arizona. That removed the restriction in Texas and New Mexico. A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity, said the new rule is being applied along the border in those states.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:42 am

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration may curtail asylum applications at the southern border while a legal challenge to the new rule is litigated in court.

By a vote of 7-2, the justices said the administration can enforce a rule announced in July requiring migrants to first seek asylum in the country through which they traveled to get to the United States, commonly referred by U.S. officials as "a third country."

In its order, the court did not explain the reasoning for its decision. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:54 pm

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The Trump administration has reached an accord that could allow the United States to turn away asylum seekers at the U.S. border and send them to El Salvador to seek refuge, pushing migrants into one of the most dangerous countries in the world. The deal between the two governments is the latest in a series of policies aimed at creating new layers of deterrents to the influx of migrants applying for protection on U.S. soil.

Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, is scheduled to announce the deal Friday afternoon, according to administration officials with knowledge of the agreement. McAleenan traveled to El Salvador to hash out the accord last month with president Nayib Bukele. News of the accord was first reported by the Associated Press.

U.S. officials describe the deal as an “asylum cooperation agreement,” insisting that such an accord does not amount to what is known as a “safe third country” deal. That term has been stigmatized in Central America, in large part because it would be difficult to consider the Northern Triangle region of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala as a safe haven given that it has among the highest homicide rates in the world.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:40 pm

CBS News
A federal judge Friday rejected a sweeping Trump administration effort to detain migrant families and children for longer periods of time than currently allowed, saying it violates the very court settlement the government sought to scrap with its plan.

That settlement, known as the Flores Agreement, sets sweeping standards for the treatment of unaccompanied migrant children, from housing to medical care as well as education, nutrition and hygiene. In more recent rulings, Judge Dolly Gee has also effectively prohibited the government from detaining for more than 20 days families apprehended with children.
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In her order, Gee wrote the government's efforts failed "to implement and are inconsistent with" the Flores Agreement. In an accompanying filing Gee said the settlement was a contract that the government is unable to void.
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In briefs filed for Judge Gee, the government claimed that immigration has changed in the 22 years since the Flores Agreement was first established, and argued that the agreement itself led to an increase in children and families coming to the U.S.

In response, lawyers opposing the government action wrote that the government was attempting to "light a match" to the Flores Agreement with a "dizzying array" of claims about migrant children and families that federal courts had already rejected.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:14 pm

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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's effort to expand fast-track deportation regulations for undocumented immigrants without the use of immigration courts.

The procedure, known as "expedited removal," has previously been used to deport undocumented immigrants who cross into the U.S. by land without an immigration hearing or access to an attorney if they are arrested within 100 miles of the border within two weeks of their arrival. In July, the administration expanded the rule to include undocumented immigrants who couldn't prove they had been in the U.S. continuously for two years or more, no matter where they were in the country.

In a 126-page report issued just before midnight on Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson issued a preliminary injunction on the policy change. She stated that the administration did not follow the correct decision-making procedures, such as the formal notice-and-comment period required for major federal rule changes, and likely violated federal law in failing to do so. She said that "no good cause exists for the agency to have not complied with these mandates in this instance."

Jackson, who is an Obama-era appointee, also said that the July notice by the Department of Homeland Security seemed "arbitrary and capricious."

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Post by Holman » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:08 pm

Trump wanted an immigration moat with snakes or alligators in it. When told that immigrants could not be shot and killed, he asked if they could at least be shot in the legs.
Privately, the president had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators, prompting aides to seek a cost estimate. He wanted the wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, he suggested that they shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down. That’s not allowed either, they told him.
It's easy to apply Dr. Evil memes here, except that they would paste over the actual, literal, real-life evil being proposed.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:39 am

Fortress North America, complete with walls and a moat. Now if we can just get him to crenelate the wall and make the crossings into drawbridges...
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:32 pm

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The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants.

The justices agreed to review a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that favored a Sri Lankan asylum seeker. The 9th Circuit found that a federal law that largely stripped the power of courts to review quick deportations - known as expedited removal - violated in his case a provision of the U.S. Constitution called the suspension clause.
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Though the 9th Circuit’s ruling applied only to Thuraissigiam and did not strike down the law at issue, the court’s reasoning could still apply much more widely. The Trump administration told the Supreme Court the ruling would defeat the purpose of a system that targets specific immigrants for quick deportation, “undermining the government’s ability to control the border.”
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At issue in Thuraissigiam’s case is the power of courts to review certain aspects of expedited removal. Under federal immigration law, courts have jurisdiction only to ensure that the government is not deporting the wrong person.

Thuraissigiam, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, has argued that the government did not follow proper procedures or use the correct legal standard in assessing his bid for asylum.

The 9th Circuit in March (2019) ruled that under the Constitution’s suspension clause, relating to a person’s ability to challenge confinement by the government, courts must have expanded powers to review Thuraissigiam’s claims.

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Post by Drazzil » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:25 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court stepped into a new immigration dispute on Friday, agreeing to hear an appeal by President Donald Trump’s administration of a lower court ruling that could frustrate a top priority of his: quickly deporting illegal immigrants.

The justices agreed to review a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that favored a Sri Lankan asylum seeker. The 9th Circuit found that a federal law that largely stripped the power of courts to review quick deportations - known as expedited removal - violated in his case a provision of the U.S. Constitution called the suspension clause.
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Though the 9th Circuit’s ruling applied only to Thuraissigiam and did not strike down the law at issue, the court’s reasoning could still apply much more widely. The Trump administration told the Supreme Court the ruling would defeat the purpose of a system that targets specific immigrants for quick deportation, “undermining the government’s ability to control the border.”
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At issue in Thuraissigiam’s case is the power of courts to review certain aspects of expedited removal. Under federal immigration law, courts have jurisdiction only to ensure that the government is not deporting the wrong person.

Thuraissigiam, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, has argued that the government did not follow proper procedures or use the correct legal standard in assessing his bid for asylum.

The 9th Circuit in March (2019) ruled that under the Constitution’s suspension clause, relating to a person’s ability to challenge confinement by the government, courts must have expanded powers to review Thuraissigiam’s claims.
So the courts are acting to limit the powers a president has to deport people in reaction to how said president abused them?
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:21 am

ICE is stiggin' it to...a U.S. Marine Corps combat vet:

Jose Segovia-Benitez, a 38-year-old Marine Corps combat veteran who served in Iraq, was deported to El Salvador — a country where he hasn’t lived since he was a toddler — on Wednesday.

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The report is the latest update in a high-profile deportation case that has garnered widespread attention in recent weeks.

Segovia-Benitez served two tours in Iraq before he was honorably discharged in 2004, a year after he suffered a brain injury. The veteran also received a number of decorations for his service during his time in the military, according to NBC News.

But after he was discharged from the military, Segovia-Benitez began to self-medicate with alcohol, his family said, which led to trouble with authorities. He ended up serving time in prison for a variety of crimes, including assault with a deadly weapon and injuring a spouse, for which he received an eight-year prison sentence.

Segovia-Benitez’s family members have said that while they do not condone his criminal actions, they believe the government failed to provide adequate care for him after he was discharged.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:27 am

Smoove_B wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:21 am
injuring a spouse
Does he have more than one, or was it just someone's random spouse?

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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:35 am

it's a spouse. Of course it's company policy never to imply ownership in the event of a spouse... always use the indefinite article a spouse, never your spouse.

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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:47 pm

A good, bipartisan(?!?) start:
Lawmakers have struck a deal that would give legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant farmworkers in exchange for stronger employee verification in the agricultural sector, a bipartisan group will announce Wednesday.

The deal could reach the House floor as early as the end of November.

The legislation is the product of months of negotiations by lawmakers from both parties and farm and labor groups. It would offer a path to legal status, either five-year visas or citizenship, for longtime U.S. agricultural workers with clean records. It would also overhaul the farm visa system to make it easier for employers to file applications, would limit mandatory wage increases, and would provide year-round visas for industries like dairy farms that are not seasonal.

The bill also incorporates legislation by Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona (Riverside County), beefing up the system for verifying a worker’s immigration status in the U.S. and making it mandatory for the agricultural industry.
This actually hits all of the bullet points I'd want in an Immigration bill (caveat at end):

1. Pathway to citizenship (I do not believe in second class citizens or permanent subclasses, and think they would be terrible)
2. Faster VISA processes
3. Meets Industry-specific needs
4. Mandatory eVerify.

Caveat: This section gives me pause and I need more information:
would limit mandatory wage increases
This could be done right (tempering $15/minimum wage stuff), or done wrong (enabling widespread abuses and Company Town-style indentured servitude). So I need more info.
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by stessier » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:31 am

I think they also need to increase the number of VISAs and the number that can be converted into citizens. I thought Obama's level was low, but I think Trump has effectively cut that by like 75%.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:59 am

CNN
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration aides are planning to launch 24-hour web cameras at the southern border to livestream wall construction, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:10 pm

They'll manage to fuck that simple task up.
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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:11 pm

I look forward to the footage being trotted out as exhibits in forthcoming trials.

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:04 pm

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About 90 additional foreign students of a fake university in metro Detroit created by the Department of Homeland Security have been arrested in recent months.

A total of about 250 students have now been arrested since January on immigration violations by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of a sting operation by federal agents who enticed foreign-born students, mostly from India, to attend the school that marketed itself as offering graduate programs in technology and computer studies, according to ICE officials.

Many of those arrested have been deported to India while others are contesting their removals. One has been allowed to stay after being granted lawful permanent resident status by an immigration judge.

The students had arrived legally in the U.S. on student visas, but since the University of Farmington was later revealed to be a creation of federal agents, they lost their immigration status after it was shut down in January. The school was located on Northwestern Highway near 13 Mile Road in Farmington Hills and staffed with undercover agents posing as university officials.
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Meanwhile, seven of the eight recruiters who were criminally charged for trying to recruit students have pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in Detroit, including Prem Rampeesa, 27, last week. The remaining one is to be sentenced in January.

Attorneys for the students arrested said they were unfairly trapped by the U.S. government since the Department of Homeland Security had said on its website that the university was legitimate. An accreditation agency that was working with the U.S. on its sting operation also listed the university as legitimate.
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Attorneys for ICE and the Department of Justice maintain that the students should have known it was not a legitimate university because it did not have classes in a physical location. Some CPT programs have classes combined with work programs at companies.

"Their true intent could not be clearer," Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Helms wrote in a sentencing memo this month for Rampeesa, one of the eight recruiters, of the hundreds of students enrolled. "While 'enrolled' at the University, one hundred percent of the foreign citizen students never spent a single second in a classroom. If it were truly about obtaining an education, the University would not have been able to attract anyone, because it had no teachers, classes, or educational services."

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Jaymann » Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:23 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:04 pm
"Their true intent could not be clearer,"
Imagine the pitch meeting:

How can we arrest more [racial slur] who come into the country legally?

I know, we'll make them illegal after they get here!

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Re: Immigration Policy

Post by Isgrimnur » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:37 pm

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Federal courts have prevented President Donald Trump from implementing a proclamation he signed last month that would make White House adviser Stephen Miller’s dreams of restricting legal immigration a reality.

Previously scheduled to go into effect November 3, Trump’s proclamation would have made getting into the US much harder for immigrants sponsored by family members, a process Trump has excoriated as “chain migration.”
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But in Oregon, US District Judge Michael Simon temporarily stopped the proclamation from going into effect on November 2. And Simon solidified that block on Tuesday night, preventing the Trump administration from implementing the policy nationwide while lawsuits filed by immigrant advocates challenging it make their way through the courts.

Simon found that Trump likely overstepped his executive authority in issuing the proclamation because it conflicts with provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act determining who is ineligible to apply for US visas.

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