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Metro transit police caught

An encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider was recorded May 14, 2017, on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis, according to a Facebook post. (Facebook video screengrab) An encounter between a Metro Transit police officer and a rider was recorded May 14, 2017, on the Blue Line light rail train in Minneapolis, according to …

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The Insanity Over “Sanctuary” Cities

The Insanity Over “Sanctuary” Cities By:  H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. There has been a lot in the news recently about so-called “Sanctuary Cities” and how the Trump Administration is targeting these places of supposed refuge for illegal immigrants.  What is big deal here and what is this all about?  “Sanctuary Cities” are municipalities or communities that have decided that their …

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A Day Without Google?

A Day Without Google? By: Esperanza Cristancho (The Immigration Education Project) On February 16, 2017, a “Day Without Immigrants” was organized in the U.S. through social media as a protest to show Trump and his xenophobic administration the contribution of immigrants to our country and the grave financial consequences that his harsh immigration policies could bring to the economy. Not surprisingly, given …

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Trump’s Executive Order Debacle

Trump’s Executive Order Debacle By H. Glenn Fogle, Jr. Esq., Principal Member of the Fogle Law Firm, LLC To start with, the United States is bound by the UN Refugee Convention (an international treaty on refugees) which has been ratified by the Senate in accord with the U.S. Constitution as the “supreme law of the land,” as well as our …

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The End of NSEERS

The End of NSEERS By H. Glenn Fogle, Jr, Esq. The week before Christmas, President Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security to finally terminate the shuttered “Muslim” registration program known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).  Though not “specifically” directed at Muslims (as that would clearly be unconstitutional), NSEERS required males over 16 years of age from …

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What about the Dreamers?

WHAT ABOUT THE DREAMERS? By: H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., Esq. After the DREAM Act, which was designed to assist children who were brought by their parents to the United States either without inspection or no longer in status, was defeated in the Senate in late 2010 and early 2011, President Obama issued an executive order known as DACA (Deferred Action …

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Immigration Makes America Great

Immigration Makes America Great by: H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., Esq. The continued arrival of immigrants into the American colonies and later the United States has been a constant since the new world was discovered by the Europeans in the late 1400s. Because of this, our country has brought the best, brightest and most motivated from around the world to contribute …

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Executive Action on Immigration Impact on Employment-Based Petitions

Executive Action on Immigration Impact on Employment-Based Petitions   President Obama announced changes to the United States’ immigration policy via executive action on November 20, 2014. The President outlined several changes to business immigration processes and procedures. These changes, outlined below, contain vague guidelines and uncertain timelines, especially compared to changes in family-based immigration law. These executive actions will come …

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U.S. Department of State Grants Temporary Protected Status to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone

U.S. Department of State Grants Temporary Protected Status to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) to people currently residing in the U.S. from countries stricken with Ebola. Eligible nationals from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (and people without nationality who last habitually resided in one of these countries) who …