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Summary of Leaked Progress Report on Immigration Enforcement Order

Trump’s Executive Order on immigration enforcement, signed 1/25/17, called for a progress report within 90 days. That report was LEAKED. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. More money on the wall, more detention beds in ICE detention centers, and faster, lesse effective hiring policies for agents
  2. calls for approximately 50 MORE miles of border wall, pending funding
  3. Even though detention is at an all-time high-around 41,000 per day in January 2017-calls for an additional 1,100 detention beds and another 33,500 beds pending Congressional approval.
  4. The Administration will establish border courts that hear cases by video conference. The courts are certain to violate due process and return asylum seeker to life-threatening harms.
  5. Verified reports of abuse by border agents, but hiring standards will be loosened in order to fulfill increased hiring requirements. Polygraph tests can now be WAIVED.
  6. We can expect a dramatic increase in deportation forces. Eight new local law enforcement agencies have approved cooperation agreements (aka 287(g)s) with ICE and 18 new applications are being reviewed. An additional 50 have expressed interest.

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry in to the United States.” The order sparked feelings of anger and fear in millions of people throughout the nation and abroad. These feelings quickly transformed into a strong desire to help. In response, we created the following list of specific actions you can take to support immigrants and challenge your local, state, and federal officials to do the same.

Afia Yunus speaks on Immigration issues in a post-Trump era at Cardozo Law School ... See MoreSee Less

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Trump administration must announce by May 23, 2017, whether to continue Temporary Protected Status for about 50,000 Haitians living and working in the US. Without this status, these individuals could suddenly face deportation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Letter to the Editor on Enforcement Raids ... See MoreSee Less

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Top 6 reasons H1B petitions are REJECTED:

1. start date before Oct. 1
2. incorrect or missing fee
3. wrong address
4. LCA not signed
5. LCA missing or not certified
6. missing pages or blank pages in I-129
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"Fighting for Immigrants" by Afia Yunus, Esq. at Nafshenu on May 5, 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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Faith leaders came together today to support Immigrant Rights. Thank you Faith in New Jersey and St. Anthony of Padua Church & School, Camden, NJ for inviting Afia Yunus to speak on her work with immigrants and community activism. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Texas law will ALSO will have serious penalties for local police who refuse to cooperate with immigration police. Some of these penalties are termination and even jail time.

TX Senate Bill 4 will go into effect on 9/1/17
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Breaking News: President Trump has fired James Comey, the F.B.I. director ... See MoreSee Less

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