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protesters gather at o'hare airport after immigrants detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 18 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






immi helps immigrants determine their legal status, find resources to help


immi, a free online program, seeks to educate immigrants, people on visas, and green card holders on their legal status, as well as explain options for staying in or leaving the country. the tool also makes finding help from nonprofit legal experts easy.advertisementthe new tool, from the immigrant advocates network and pro bono net, makes it possible for immigrants to learn about all possible avenues for achieving legal status, like family-based immigration, temporary protected status, asylum, special immigrant juvenile statues, and even visas for victims of crime or trafficking. also, immigrants who can’t afford lawyers can find out what legal statuses they might be eligible for by answering a series of basic interview questions. then, based on eligibility, immi’s network of experts can






he’s trying to ‘kill freedom’ so ‘he’s gotta go’


actor alec baldwin used donald trump’s favorite medium — twitter — to hammer the president’s recent attempt to try and keep muslim immigrants out of the country, saying trump has “gotta go” after only eight days in office.trump’s decision to sign an executive order on friday banning syrian refugees and subjecting immigrants and visitors from muslim-majority countries to “extreme vetting” has been a disaster so far with judges ruling against it and protests breaking out in the streets and in airports.baldwin, who has engaged in a running battle with trump on television and social media, didn’t pull any punches in his tweets, calling the president “mentally ill” and demanding he take a competency test. the actor began by noting that the u.s. was founded on accepting immigrants who are lookin






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after at least 14 people were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president trump's executive orders on friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protestors against trump order at city hall


san jose — about 200 people gathered sunday afternoon in front of san jose city hall to voice their opposition to president trump’s ban on refugees coming into the united states from seven muslim-majority countries.the rally, billed as “a peaceful action against hate and discrimination,” was organized by a group calling itself “together we will san jose.” protesters carried signs reading “we are all immigrants” and “no ban, no wall, we stand for all.”holding a sign that read “proud daughter of immigrants,” uc berkeley student sophie khan of san jose stood with her mother and father, who had immigrated here 30 years ago from bangladesh. she said she found trump’s refugee ban “not legitimate” and she questioned whether it would actually help improve security along our borders.“it’s misplaced






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after several travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more galleries






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers detained


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were detained, including green card holders. they were detained following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribune)see more g






protesters gather at o'hare airport after travelers held


protesters gather at o'harechris sweda / chicago tribuneprotesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were taken into custody, including green card holders. they were held following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries. protesters gather at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017, after more than a dozen travelers were taken into custody, including green card holders. they were held following president donald trump's executive order friday to temporarily block refugees coming to the u.s. and placing a temporary moratorium on immigrants from seven barred countries.  (chris sweda / chicago tribun






trump’s refugee ban exiles two persecuted christian families back to syria


president donald trump’s executive order banning syrian refugees from entering the u.s. has forced two christian families escaping the war-torn country to return to damascus despite months of planning.according to nbc10, the families, made of up two brothers along with their wives and two children, were pulled aside by customs and border protection officials after arriving in philadelphia where they were supposed to meet with family members.instead, following new rules implemented by trump’s friday executive order, the families were placed back on qatar airlines and shipped back to syria where an uncertain fate awaits them.said family member joseph ali of allentown, “this is like a nightmare come true.  they’re all christian citizens and the executive order was supposed to protect christia






protest at jfk airport over trump's refugee ban


protests have broken out at the john f kennedy (jfk) international airport in new york city as immigrants, including us green card holders, are detained following right-wing president donald trump's executive order placing harsh restrictions on travelers from several muslim-majority countries. hundreds of demonstrators chanted "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's terminal four arrivals section. is donald trump's agenda symbolic?the protests e in response to p port holders from arab countries being blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports, while others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes.on friday, trump signed an executive order to curb immigration and the entry of refugee






canada extends welcome amid u.s. refugee ban


ottawa—canadian prime minister justin trudeau and other lawmakers suggested canada would be willing to take refugees affected by the white house crackdown on entry into the u.s., building on the liberal government’s strategy to become a prime destination for immigrants.“to those fleeing persecution, terror & war, canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. diversity is our strength,” mr. trudeau said urday on his...






us spy veterans decry trump’s immigration ban


president donald trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven muslim-majority nations takes a major recruiting tool out of the hands of u.s. spy handlers, say a growing number of intelligence veterans. for decades, cia and u.s. military intelligence spy recruiters have held out the promise of eventual resettlement in america to induce foreigners to turn coat…






new york judge rules against trump’s executive order on detention immigrants, im


president trump’s executive order on immigration and border security angered many liberals and leftists so it’s no surprise that a new york federal judge sided with an aclu for a block on the order to ban immigrants from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s..u.s. district court judge ann donnelly ruled in favor of a habeas corpus petition filed by the american civil liberties union (aclu) on behalf of two iraqi men who were detained at john f. kennedy international airport on friday after trump signed his order.donnelly issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained and their potential deportation.“this ruling preserves the status quo and ensures that people who have been granted permission to be in this country are not illegally removed o






silicon valley prepares to take on trump over immigration agenda


the president’s aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump.at issue: h-1b visas. companies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. “the immigration policy, in particular this visa program, is -- i think it’s very much on the table,” said jessica levinson, a law professor at loyola university. “my guess is it will be changed and it is very much up in the air.” playvideo urdaytrump signs order to halt immigrants from some muslim countries president trump friday signed a controversial executive order to suspend all refugees from entering the u.s. while the administration tightens th... currently, the u.s. grants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order published in the new york ti






trump executive order could be used to deport green card holders


president donald trump’s crack down on immigration could result in the deportation of legal immigrants and lawful permanent residents, legal scholars say. trump signed two executive orders on immigration policy wednesday. one set the framework for construction of a wall along the southern border of the u.s. the other, titled “enhancing public safety in the interior…






federal judge stays deportations of detainees after challenge to trump order


the order drew cries of outrage from a range of activist and advocates for muslims, arabs and immigrants. more than 4,000 academics from universities nationwide signed a statement of opposition and voiced concern the ban would become permanent. they described it as discriminatory and "inhumane, ineffective and un-american."the executive action has caused "complete chaos" and torn apart families, said abed ayoub, legal and policy director of the american-arab anti-discrimination committee.






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years


washington — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump's indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel."schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama's health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that star






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees in response to trump's executive order


starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump's indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer's chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants "who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel."schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama's health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that starbucks would h






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years – the mercury news


by josh boakwashington (ap) — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump’s indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants “who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel.”schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama’s health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the lett






demonstrators against trump's immigration limits — and a few who like them — sur


thousands of people filled the international terminal at los angeles international airport on sunday afternoon to call for the release of an unknown number of people being detained by immigration authorities. filling the arrivals section of the terminal and spilling into the street outside, the throng chanted, "let them in," and "love, not hate, makes america great." jacob kemper, a 35-year-old army veteran who fought two tours in iraq, said he was infuriated to think soldiers he fought alongside might be denied entry to the country. "i really don't care about religion, but i really hate oppression," he said, holding a sign that read, "i fought next to muslims." shay soltani, a network engineer, fled the iranian revolution 40 years ago and still has family members in iran. she doesn't






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by obama


washington — missing from president donald trump's blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as "illegal amnesty," while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop leaders have discl






white house seems to back away from part of new refugee plan amid gop backlash


thousands of people filled the international terminal at los angeles international airport on sunday afternoon to call for the release of an unknown number of people being detained by immigration authorities. filling the arrivals section of the terminal and spilling into the street outside, the throng chanted, "let them in," and "love, not hate, makes america great." jacob kemper, a 35-year-old army veteran who fought two tours in iraq, said he was infuriated to think soldiers he fought alongside might be denied entry to the country. "i really don't care about religion, but i really hate oppression," he said, holding a sign that read, "i fought next to muslims." shay soltani, a network engineer, fled the iranian revolution 40 years ago and still has family members in iran. she doesn't






starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees over next 5 years


washington (ap) — starbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to president donald trump’s indefinite suspension of syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other muslim-majority nations.howard schultz, the coffee retailer’s chairman and ceo, said in a letter to employees sunday that the hiring would apply to stores worldwide and the effort would start in the united states where the focus would be on hiring immigrants “who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support personnel.”schultz, a supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential run, took aim at other parts of a trump agenda focused on immigration, repealing former president barack obama’s health care law and restructuring trade with mexico. the letter said that






eye opener: trump delivers on controversial paign promise - videos


january 28, 2017, 7:00 am|president trump signs an executive order suspending immigrants from some muslim countries, which has led to fallout from critics. also, british actor john hurt, whose career spanned more than half a century, has died. all that and all that matters in today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. get the eye opener delivered straight to your inbox.






protest at jfk airport over trump's refugee ban


protests have broken out at the john f kennedy (jfk) international airport in new york city as immigrants, including us green card holders, are detained following right-wing president donald trump's executive order placing harsh restrictions on travellers from several muslim-majority countries. hundreds of demonstrators chanted "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's terminal four arrivals section. other protests were held at airports in chicago, san francisco, washington, dc, among other us cities. the protests e in response to p port holders from arab countries being blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports, while others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes.on friday, trump






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by daca


by jill colvinwashington (ap) — missing from president donald trump’s blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as “illegal amnesty,” while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop






zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by trump


while other tech leaders glad-hand with the donald, mark zuckerberg is facing him head on. today the facebook ceo called out the president for his unamerican views that demonize immigrants, while also tactfully encouraging the few positive policies and comments trump has offered on the subject.you should read zuckerberg’s full facebook post on the topic embedded at the bottom of this story, but the highlights include:“like many of you, i’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by president trump.we need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat.we should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help.that said, i was glad to hear president trump say he’s going to ‘work something out’ for dreame






protest at jfk airport over trump's refugee ban


protests have broken out at the john f kennedy (jfk) international airport in new york city as immigrants, including us green card holders, are detained following right-wing president donald trump's executive order placing harsh restrictions on travelers from several muslim-majority countries. hundreds of demonstrators chanted "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's terminal four arrivals section. is donald trump's agenda symbolic?the protests e in response to p port holders from arab countries being blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports, while others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes.on friday, trump signed an executive order to curb immigration and the entry of refugee






protest at jfk airport over trump's refugee ban


protests have broken out at the john f kennedy (jfk) international airport in new york city as immigrants, including us green card holders, are detained following right-wing president donald trump's executive order placing harsh restrictions on travellers from several muslim-majority countries. hundreds of demonstrators chanted "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" while gathering outside the airport's terminal four arrivals section.  other protests were held at airports in chicago, san francisco, washington, dc, among other us cities.  the protests e in response to p port holders from arab countries being blocked on urday from p ing through customs at us airports, while others were prevented from boarding us-bound planes.on friday, trum






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained after a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being detained for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






canadian tech firms ask trudeau to give immediate visas after us immigration ban


a group of canadian technology company founders, executives and investors on sunday called in a letter for ottawa to immediately give temporary residency to those displaced by a u.s. order banning the entry of people from seven muslim-majority countries.the open letter said u.s. president donald trump’s executive order, which temporarily bars travelers from syria and six other countries and also puts a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the united states, had already “impacted several in our community.”“canadian tech companies understand the power of inclusion and diversity of thought, and that talent and skill know no borders,” said the letter, signed by more than 200 industry players.“many canadian tech entrepreneurs are immigrants, are the children of immigrants, employ and have






miami mayor carlos gimenez concedes to trump’s immigration rules on sanctuary ci


miami-dade county mayor carlos gimenez’s decision to reverse the county’s policy immigration detainer requests from the u.s department of immigration and customs enforcement (ice) has given president trump his first big win on immigration since taking office.trump warned that federal funding for counties with “sanctuary cities” would be stopped if the federal laws were not followed.gimenez issued a memo stating the miami-dade would put a hold on undocumented inmates at the county jail if requested.“in light of the provisions of the executive order, i direct you and your staff to honor all immigration detainer requests received from the department of homeland security,” gimenez wrote in the brief memo.“i want to make sure we don’t put in jeopardy the millions of funds we get from the federa






emotional reunion at jfk airport after release of elderly sudanese man from immi


for those immigrants temporarily detained under a new trump administration executive order at new york’s john f. kennedy international airport, attorneys have put a priority on getting some of the older detainees released to their families. one small victory for the lawyers was the case of y in abdelrhman, a 76-year-old green card holder from sudan who had been detained on a trip home to visit family.  he was released about noon on sunday after being held in detention for 30 hours. soon, he was reunited with his sons. “he is a strong individual, but he has some health challenges,’’ said u.s. rep. hakeem jeffries (d-n.y.),  who had been working on their case.






trump mulling fate of young immigrants protected by obama


washington (ap) — missing from president donald trump’s blitz of immigration orders was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once derided as “illegal amnesty,” while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, or daca. the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor gop leaders have






does he have the legal authority to block refugees?


syrian children play in the snow in the deir zeinoun refugee p in eastern lebanon, on jan. 28, 2017. president trump has issued a ban on all immigrants from syria.(p o: h an jarrah, afp/getty images)president trump suspended the u.s. refugee program for 120 days, banned all immigrants from seven muslim countries for 90 days and ordered his administration to develop "extreme vetting" measures for immigrants from those countries to keep "radical islamic terrorists" out of the united states.the order, signed friday, also bars all syrians from entering the u.s., and gives preference in admission to christians, whom he said are persecuted in majority muslim countries.usa todaytrump's executive order suspends the entry of syrian refugees into u.s. here's a look at what's involved with the refuge






does he have the legal authority to block refugees?


syrian children play in the snow in the deir zeinoun refugee p in eastern lebanon, on jan. 28, 2017. president trump has issued a ban on all immigrants from syria.(p o: h an jarrah, afp/getty images)president trump suspended the u.s. refugee program for 120 days, banned all immigrants from seven muslim countries for 90 days and ordered his administration to develop "extreme vetting" measures for immigrants from those countries to keep "radical islamic terrorists" out of the united states.the order signed friday also bars all syrians from entering the u.s., and gives preference in admission to christians, whom he said are persecuted in majority muslim countries.usa todaytrump's executive order suspends the entry of syrian refugees into u.s. here's a look at what's involved with the refugee






what you need to know about trump's refugee ban


syrian children play in the snow in the deir zeinoun refugee p in eastern lebanon, on jan. 28, 2017. president trump has issued a ban on all immigrants from syria.(p o: h an jarrah, afp/getty images)president trump suspended the u.s. refugee program for 120 days, banned all immigrants from seven muslim countries for 90 days and ordered his administration to develop "extreme vetting" measures for immigrants from those countries to keep "radical islamic terrorists" out of the united states.the order signed friday also bars all syrians from entering the u.s., and gives preference in admission to christians, whom he said are persecuted in majority muslim countries.usa todaytrump's executive order suspends the entry of syrian refugees into u.s. here's a look at what's involved with the refugee






'our president is trying to divide us'


cousins shabnaj, left, and taslima choudhury, center, of queens new york, pray during jummah, a muslim prayer service, in foley square, friday. the rally and prayer service sponsored by the new york immigration coalition and the inter-faith clergy of new york city was in support of muslims and immigrants.  mary altaffer, apfullscreen






court grants emergency stay of trump's immigration ban


cousins shabnaj, left, and taslima choudhury, center, of queens new york, pray during jummah, a muslim prayer service, in foley square, friday. the rally and prayer service sponsored by the new york immigration coalition and the inter-faith clergy of new york city was in support of muslims and immigrants.  mary altaffer, apfullscreen






he’s trying to ‘kill freedom’ so ‘he’s gotta go’


facebook, trump newsalec baldwin unloads on trump’s muslim ban: he’s trying to ‘kill freedom’ so ‘he’s gotta go’tom boggioni29 jan 2017 at 15:17 etactor alec baldwin used donald trump’s favorite medium — twitter — to hammer the president’s recent attempt to try and keep muslim immigrants out of the country, saying trump has “gotta go” after only eight days in office.trump’s decision to sign an executive order on friday banning syrian refugees and subjecting immigrants and visitors from muslim-majority countries to “extreme vetting” has been a disaster so far with judges ruling against it and protests breaking out in the streets and in airports.baldwin, who has engaged in a running battle with trump on television and social media, didn’t pull any punches in his tweets, calling the president






court grants temporary, emergency stay of trump's immigration ban


cousins shabnaj, left, and taslima choudhury, center, of queens new york, pray during jummah, a muslim prayer service, in foley square, friday. the rally and prayer service sponsored by the new york immigration coalition and the inter-faith clergy of new york city was in support of muslims and immigrants.  mary altaffer, apfullscreen






trump says immigration ban working 'nicely’ as protests, detainments hit airport


cousins shabnaj, left, and taslima choudhury, center, of queens new york, pray during jummah, a muslim prayer service, in foley square, friday. the rally and prayer service sponsored by the new york immigration coalition and the inter-faith clergy of new york city was in support of muslims and immigrants.  mary altaffer, apfullscreen






#deleteuber: users angry at trump muslim ban s app


hundreds of uber users have taken screens s of themselves deleting the ride-hailing app, accusing it of profiting from a strike by new york's taxi drivers held against president donald trump's ban on muslim travellers and refugees.the hashtag #deleteuber trended worldwide on sunday as users also accused the company's ceo of collaborating with the new us president.drivers affiliated with the new york taxi workers alliance had on urday refused to pick up airport p engers between 6pm and 7pm local time as protesters rallied against trump's discriminatory ban inside john f. kennedy international airport (jfk) .hundreds gathered at the airport's terminal four arrivals section holding placards and chanting: "no ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!" and "no hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!






uber ceo slammed for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the ban could hurt “thousands” of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump’s panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the “belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference.”on sunday, kalanick said






trump and gop search for solution for 'dreamers'


washington — missing from president donald trump's blitz of immigration orders this week was any mention of the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation by former president barack obama.that omission has left immigration advocates hopeful trump has softened his opposition to what he once dubbed "illegal amnesty," while others say he has quickly abandoned a core paign pledge.trump and republican leaders in congress have said they are working on a plan that will address the status of the roughly 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the deferred action for childhood arrivals program, better known as "daca." the program allows young people who were brought into the country illegally as children to stay and obtain work permits.neither the president nor g






entry of lawful permanent residents in "national interest," dhs secretary says


new york -- homeland security secretary john kelly released a statement on sunday regarding the entry of lawful permanent residents into the u.s.playvideocbsnis trump's travel ban on immigrants legal? immigration attorney michael wildes joins cbsn to discuss the legality of president trump's ban on immigrants from certain muslim-majority count... “in applying the provisions of the president’s executive order, i hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest,” said the statement, released two days after president trump signed an executive order banning people from seven countries from entering the u.s. and making other changes to america’s immigration and refugee policies.“accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a






uber ceo slammed for trump connection after immigrant ban


washington — uber ceo travis kalanick is facing criticism online for his relationship with president donald trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the united states from seven majority muslim countries.kalanick said in a facebook post that the ban could hurt “thousands” of uber drivers and he will raise his concerns directly with the president during a friday business advisory group meeting in washington. but the co-founder of the ride-sharing service is being criticized for agreeing to sit on the advisory panel. twitter users are encouraging riders to #deleteuber.kalanick defended his participation on trump’s panel in his urday facebook post, saying he joined out of the “belief that by speaking up and engaging we can make a difference.”on sunday, kalanick said






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an iraqi man who was held overnight at jfk airport is a department of defense employees who e with his family to the u.s, to seek treatment for a liver ailment.hameed khalid darweesh was released urday afternoon after he had been detained by immigration officials acting on orders from the white house which issued a friday night ban on immigrants coming in from seven muslim-majority countries.darweesh explained that he as an interpreter for the army’s 101st airborne division in baghdad and mosul after the invasion of iraq  in 2003.at a press conference, darweesh said he had turned over his p port and was taken aside as his family was allowed in the country.under pressure from the press, several democratic lawmakers and his attorney’s who filed a suit in his name, darweesh was finally releas






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phoenix — to build his highly touted deportation force, president donald trump is reviving a program that deputizes local officers to enforce federal immigration law.the program received scant attention as trump announced on the same day his plans to build a border wall and hire thousands more federal agents as he looks to fulfill promises from his paign.the program has fallen out of the favor in recent years amid complaints from critics that it promotes racial profiling.more than 60 police and sheriff's agencies had the special authority in 2009.since then, the number has been halved and the effort scaled back amid complaints officers weren't focusing on catching violent offenders and instead arrested immigrants for minor violations.