Public Charge: Know Your Rights
Protecting Immigrant Families
The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign
provides materials on the Public Charge Rule to better
equip immigrants with what they need to know to make the
best decision for themselves and their families under
this new rule. Information is also available for service
providers and advocates.
Sanctuary Jurisdictions: latest actions
American Immigration Council
The American Immigration Council reports on the latest
actions being taken by the Trump administration toward
so-called sanctuary jurisdictions.
Teenage life at the U.S.-Mexican Border
Julia Rizzo went on a service trip to the Arizona-Mexico
border last summer with seven other students from Walsh
Jesuit High School (Northeaster Ohio) and spent time
with teenagers hoping to cross the border into the U.S.
The trip was an eye-opener, a reality check, for her,
her fellow students and the teens "on the other side" of
Wall Construction Continues
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted an
update on the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border
wall currently being built by U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. An interesting feature is its safety design
intended to protect CBP agents as well as slowing or
stopping illegal activity.
Immigrants' Rights Gain Ground in the States: 2018-2019
National Immigration Law Center
The process of immigrating to the United States and then
settling in may be thwarted at times by new rules and
regulations, those working on behalf of immigrants have
made significant progress in easing the situation.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC) has put together
a report outlining the achievements of various
organizations in the past year.
The Smuggler-Migrant Relationship Is a Complex One
Migration Information Source
As Migration Information Source points out in this
article, there is an important distinction between
smugglers and human traffickers. Smugglers have clients
while traffickers have captives. The two industries may
overlap along the journey. Nonetheless, both are
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