University of Wisconsin–Madison

Immigration Fights

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Children & Families, Civil Rights, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Economic Justice
The estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. face massive challenges under President Donald Trump's administration. Increased anti-immigrant rhetoric, deportations carried out through U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and Department of Justice's threats to sanctuary cities have pushed immigrants back into the shadows. The number of immigrants with no criminal record who have been arrested increased by more than 250 percent in one year. Several conservative states have also increased their attacks on undocumented immigrants and sanctuary cities - municipalities that prevent a law enforcement agency from participating in federal immigration enforcement.

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