What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

What is Jared Kushner “shielding?” DHS to disclose any role he played in renewing EB-5

A judge has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to send a representative to a hearing on the status of a public records lawsuit the watchdog group Democracy Forward filed against the Trump administration. The lawsuit centers on a request for documents that could disclose any possible involvement President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, had in renewals of the EB-5 investor visa program. The order was granted Monday after various agencies refused to provide documents by…

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I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

I escaped MS-13, then my child and I were locked up under Obama

After President Donald Trump discontinued his much-criticized policy of separating minors who illegally cross the border with their parents, the administration announced families would once again be detained together in U.S. custody before being released. But the centers for detaining migrant families have faced longstanding criticism, and are not new under the Trump administration. Prior administrations, including that of President Barack Obama, also housed children and parents together in detention centers. Angelina Marquez fled death threats…

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Santa Ana not sure what to do with its state-of-the-art, nearly empty 512-bed jail

Santa Ana not sure what to do with its state-of-the-art, nearly empty 512-bed jail

It doesn’t have the gritty look you’d expect of a 20-year-old jail that has housed thousands of accused murderers, robbers, gang members and immigrants detained by federal authorities. Two-person dorm-style cells remain clean and tidy, with dark blue tables, mint green bunk beds and doors with glass windows rather than cage-like metal bars. There is clean, blue and beige carpet to muffle ambient noise and large areas where inmates can mingle, watch TV, play board games or…

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New report highlights struggles of Asian, Pacific Islander residents in SF

New report highlights struggles of Asian, Pacific Islander residents in SF

Following in the footsteps of many generations of immigrants, Chloe Chen, her parents and younger brother moved from Xinhui in the south China city of Jiangmen to San Francisco seeking a higher standard of life. They settled in a three-bedroom house in the Sunset on the advice of a relative who owned a home in the neighborhood. Making a living in The City, however, was more difficult than they expected. It took Chen’s father, who…

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Race at the Crux of Compton’s Political Debate

Race at the Crux of Compton’s Political Debate

English translation of the second story in a four-part series on Latinos’ fight for a seat on the all-black Compton City Council. Race has long played a significant role in the politics, demographics and social landscape of Compton. And the controversy developing around a new voting system proposed for electing city officials puts a delicate topic on the table—how prevalent racism is in the only city in south Los Angeles County where Latinos are the…

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Feinstein seeks to block Steve Li’s deportation

Feinstein seeks to block Steve Li’s deportation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has asked immigration authorities to halt the deportation of City College of San Francisco nursing student Steve “Shing Ma” Li while she considers introducing a bill that would allow him to stay in the United States temporarily, her office said Sunday. The California Democrat‘s effort came as Li’s attorney said his removal flight to Peru would no longer happen today, as initially planned. The lawyer, Sin Yen Ling, said the immigration officer that…

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