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1500 “Missing” Immigrant Children: The Real Story & How You Can Help

Date: May 30, 2018 | Categories: Featured, Opinion, Opinion All, Unjust Immigration Policies,

By Neha Malik, ICNA CSJ Intern If you’ve been paying attention to the news this week, it’s been quite the frenzy for immigration. Stories of missing children, families being ripped apart, and children being abused are being thrown around and its hard to know exactly where this all began. The outrage first came to be as headlines of the  ICE …


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Muslims Show Up In Record Numbers For 4th National Muslim Advocacy Day 2018

Date: May 14, 2018 | Categories: News, Unjust Immigration Policies,

On May 7th and 8th, Muslims from more than 28 states showed up in record numbers on Capitol Hill for U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations’ (USCMO), of which ICNA is a founding member, Muslim Advocacy Day 2018 to advocate against the Muslim ban, support gun control, immigration reform and insure all communities have access to nutritious and affordable food. There were over …


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What is Daca and who are the Dreamers?

Date: September 6, 2017 | Categories: News, Resources, Unjust Immigration Policies,

Source: The Guardian The Trump administration announced on Tuesday it plans to scrap the program giving temporary legal immigration status to people who arrived in the US illegally as children. Attorney general Jeff Sessions said the US would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) policy in March 2018, throwing almost 800,000 people who currently benefit from the program into a …


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Why Ending DACA Is So Unprecedented

Date: September 6, 2017 | Categories: Opinion, Opinion All, Unjust Immigration Policies,

Source: VOX By Dara Lind The Trump administration’s announcement Tuesday, that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — removing deportation protection and work permits from nearly 800,000 young unauthorized immigrants — unless Congress passes a bill in the next six months to protect DACA recipients, isn’t a punt or a reprieve. It’s an opportunity to deflect, or …


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Former President Obama slams Trump for rescinding DACA, calls move ‘cruel’

Date: September 5, 2017 | Categories: News, News, Unjust Immigration Policies,

Source: CNN Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday bashed his successor’s decision to rescind an immigration order shielding some children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, calling the move “cruel” and “self-defeating.” “To target these young people is wrong — because they have done nothing wrong,” Obama wrote in a post on Facebook hours after the decision was announced by President …


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What to Do When Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

Date: March 8, 2017 | Categories: Past Events, Past Events All, Unjust Immigration Policies, Video All,

ICNA CSJ continues its series on knowing your rights with Immigration Lawyer Afia Yunus from Yunus Law. In this webinar, Afia speak on what to do when immigration officers (ICE) knock on your door. What should do? Do you have to let them in? Should you answer any of their questions? Do you have to show proof of your legal status …


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ICNA CSJ Welcomes President Obama’s Decision to End NSEERS

Date: December 24, 2016 | Categories: Press, Press, Unjust Immigration Policies,

ICNA Council for Social Justice (CSJ) welcomes President Barack Obama’s ending of the National Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) program. This post 9/11 registry program required certain people from 25 countries to register with the federal government and check in for follow-ups. Ironically, all targeted countries with the exception of North Korea were Muslim majority countries. The program resulted in the deportation of about …


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Study: Immigrants Founded 51% of U.S. Billion-Dollar Startups

Date: March 19, 2016 | Categories: News, Resources, Unjust Immigration Policies,

Source: WSJ.COM A new non-partisan study on entrepreneurship gives some credence to the tech industry’s stance that American innovation benefits from robust immigration. The study from the National Foundation for American Policy, a non-partisan think tank based in Arlington, Va., shows that immigrants started more than half of the current crop of U.S.-based startups valued at $1 billion or more. …