California Leading the Way in Immigration Detention Reform with Budget Bill

California Leading the Way in Immigration Detention Reform with Budget Bill

The 2017 budget bill that California legislators approved on June 15, 2017 has a measure to increase oversight of California’s immigration detention facilities. “California becomes one of the first states to empower our Attorney General and the Department of Justice to really look at what’s happening and what are the conditions in these detention centers,” said Senator Ricardo Lara at a press conference at the LGBT center in San Francisco.

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‘Ellis Island of the South’ - Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

‘Ellis Island of the South’ – Atlanta Coalition Helps Immigrants Naturalize

ATLANTA — One morning in March 2014, Rachel Bol earned something she had never had before. After spending most of her life in refugee camps, she finally had a country where she could live safely — and one she could call her own.

“God helped me become a U.S. citizen,” said the 47-year-old South Sudan native during an ethnic media roundtable at the Latin American Association here

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Marking Ramadan in the Era of Trump

Marking Ramadan in the Era of Trump

Ramadan begins May 27 this year. For Muslims around the world, the 30-day period is marked by anywhere from 14 to 16 hours of fasting, during which the throat gets parched and the stomach complains as adherents seek to strengthen their acquaintance with the Divine.

But for the more than 3 million Muslims in America, Ramadan this year will be different in one particular way: We will be thinking more deeply about the fate of our country and its direction.

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