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Category: Undocumented immigrants

Moral, practical reasons highlight driver’s license effort for undocumented immigrants

When Kathy Quandt heard a young woman speak about temporarily losing protections against deportation as well as her driver’s license — and fearing separation from her U.S.-born daughter if she were pulled over for any reason by police — Quandt knew she had to do something to help.

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Speaking up for migrants and people seeking second chances

Archbishop Bernard Hebda spoke to the House Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee expressing the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s (MCC) support for a bill, H.F. 1163 (Winkler), that would allow undocumented immigrants an opportunity to obtain a provisional license after passing a driving exam.

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Supreme Court gives no definitive ruling on Trump’s census plan

In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court Dec. 18 did not give a definitive ruling on President Donald Trump’s order to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 census for redrawing congressional districts, saying it was too early to do so.

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Judges again block Trump’s efforts to keep unauthorized immigrants out of census

For the second time this fall, a panel of three federal judges said President Donald Trump acted unlawfully with his order in July to exclude immigrants in the U.S. without legal documentation from being counted in the 2020 census for the redrawing of congressional districts.

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Immigrants with COVID-19 symptoms may suffer silently, fearing deportation

Undocumented immigrants often do not have insurance, don’t have financial resources to pay emergency room costs, and feel pressure to go to work no matter how they feel, to support their families. This puts them at additional risk when it comes to COVID-19.

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Immigrant advocates oppose Trump’s new census memo

Democratic leaders and immigrant advocates are criticizing President Donald Trump’s July 21 memorandum to prevent immigrants without legal documentation from being counted in the 2020 census for the redrawing of congressional districts.

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Court’s DACA ruling takes recipients out of limbo, into a holding pattern

DACA recipients and advocates breathed a collective sigh of surprised relief June 18 when the Supreme Court ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the immigration program that has hung in the balance for the past three years.

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Armed with prayers and signs, young immigrants hail high court’s decision

Before college student Luz Chavez left her Gaithersburg, Maryland, home June 18 to hear a decision on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States, her mother prayed for an outcome favorable to her daughter, whose ability to study, work and not be deported at some point soon hinged on what the justices had to say.

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