With the closing of controversial Southwest Key shelters, an Arizona school district faces cuts

Nov 19, 2018
One shelter was shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure due to a legal dispute with the State of Arizona.
An English instruction sheet lies on a student's desk during a class for children caught trying to enter the United States illegally at the Southwest Key compound in Lakeside, California. One shelter in Phoenix, Arizona has been shut down over abuse allegations, while another faces closure over a legal dispute.
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In the Texas countryside, undocumented immigrants live with a different kind of fear

Feb 1, 2018
After Texas made sanctuary cities illegal, some major metropolitan areas vowed to not comply with the new law. But in rural areas, undocumented immigrants face constant fear of deportation.
Manor is a town of about 8,000 people in the Texas hill country. About half of the population is Hispanic or Latino and many haven't obtained legal citizenship status.
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How much will immigration reduction impact the U.S. labor market?

Jan 30, 2018
Ahead of SOTU Trump Administration puts forth DACA framework

How Latinos are transforming the economy of a small rural town

Sep 8, 2017
Immigrants drawn by jobs at the local meat-packing plant are making their mark in business and politics.
Norma Corral, an immigrant from Mexico, worked at Cargill's beef processing plant in Schuyler, Nebraska for a decade before opening up her business, Paleteria Oasis, in downtown.
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Houston officials reassure immigrants, who are valuable to the local economy

Aug 29, 2017
“For flood recovery, that's an important group of people for sure,” a university professor says.
People take shelter at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston today after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the city.
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What happens to your house when you get deported?

Aug 10, 2017
Most undocumented immigrants who are deported are Latino men with jobs. That has a ripple effect on housing.
 Immigrant services staffer Lorely Peche (C), speaks with immigrant parents fearing deportation on March 25, 2017 in Stamford, Connecticut. 
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How politics influence college plans for some undocumented students

Jul 3, 2017
When deciding on which school to go to, safety from detainment or deportation is likely to tip the balance.
Eighteen-year-old Martha said a big reason she's staying at home for college is to help support her mom, who's undocumented and fearful of deportation.
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Austin, Texas, already faces costs for its 'sanctuary city' practices

Apr 28, 2017
Local police say they won't make arrests based on legal status, but there's state and federal pressure to change that.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at Dallas's City Hall.
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When people living illegally in the U.S. stay home, stores lose customers

Apr 28, 2017
Many Latino immigrants in Austin, Texas, are frequenting local businesses less on fears of arrest and deportation.
Immigrant families in McAllen, Texas, walk to a Catholic-run "immigrant respite center" before taking a bus from the border into the interior of the United States.
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Local law enforcement in California work with ICE in different ways

Mar 15, 2017
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Sgt. Elisa Magallanes books a newly arrested man at the Fresno County Jail.
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