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Looking Forward: The Rise of Nativism And Its Impact on Immigrant And Minority Communities

by: Anibal Manzano Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, Brexit, and the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump represent the global rise of nativism. France’s National Front wants to leave the euro and favors French people over immigrants in giving out state benefits[1], the pro-Brexit campaign was largely based on anti-immigrant, nationalist messages, […]

Under the Shroud of Freedom: The First Amendment Rights of Visitors in the Immigration Detention System

BY: JESSICA BRAUTIGAM Past the outskirts of the city, off an unmarked road, you reach the barbed wire fence line and guarded gate of the detention facility. Leaving your phone and personal belongings behind, you walk through the metal detector and into the lobby. After filling out forms at the guard desk, you are escorted […]

Born In The United States But Not A U.S. Citizen

BY: CASSANDRA PIERRE On August 16, 2015, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stirred controversy when he announced his immigration policy.[1] Mr. Trump proposed amending the Constitution to end birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants.[2] He argued that birthright citizenship “remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration.”[3] Opponents of the new proposal reason that birthright […]

Obama Administration Offers $9 million in Legal Aid to Represent Unaccompanied Minor Children

BY ELBY HERNANDEZ – The Obama administration recently offered $9 million in legal services to help represent unaccompanied minor children in deportation proceedings.1 This move comes after the administration placed these children in expedited deportation proceedings.2 These proceedings are placed on “rocket dockets”, which put the children’s cases on a fast-track to be quickly ruled on.3 About […]