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US Immigration Activists Make Push for DACA on National Mall

Undocumented immigrants, DACA recipients and immigrant rights advocates on Wednesday officially opened Dream Act Central, a tent space on Washington’s National Mall that will serve as headquarters for a final push this year to urge Congress to pass legislation replacing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. More than 900 immigrant youths and their families are scheduled to stop at the temporary headquarters in the next two weeks to share their stories and visit lawmakers in Congress.  In front of the tent, a large-screen television has been erected facing Capitol…

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New York Attack Could Tighten Immigration Rules

Authorities continue to seek information on terror suspect Akayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi immigrant and New York resident who prematurely detonated an explosive Monday morning, inside one of midtown Manhattan’s busiest transit centers. Following the attack, the White House renewed its calls for an end to “chain migration.” Ramon Taylor reports from New York. … Read the referenced story here: New York Attack Could Tighten Immigration Rules

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Subway blast arrest leads to discussion of immigration rules

AP Photo/Andres Kudacki NEW YORK (AP) — The arrest of a Bangladeshi immigrant accused of making a homemade pipe bomb and setting it off in the New York subway system has led to discussion of the nation’s immigration system, with President Donald Trump repeating his refrain that it needs to be overhauled in favor of more restrictions. What you should know: — THE BOMBING SUSPECT Authorities have identified the bombing suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. Originally from Bangladesh, he arrived in the United States … Read the referenced story here: Subway…

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No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Science Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

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