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LA Protesters Handcuffed After Blocking Immigration Facility

U.S. News

Police responded, declared the protest an unlawful assembly and ordered the protesters to disperse. Officers eventually began taking the protesters into custody, handcuffing them with plastic zip-tie cuffs.

Crossing Divides: Has the UK changed its mind on immigration?

BBC News

Almost half the people in the UK believe immigration has been positive for the country, a poll for the BBC's Crossing Divides season suggests. Just over a quarter of nearly 1,500 people who took the Ipsos-Mori online survey felt it had a negative impact. The findings are in line with other surveys suggesting Britain has changed from being generally negative about immigration before the Brexit vote. In 2011, 64% of Britons told Ipsos-Mori immigration had been bad for the UK. The results emerged as part of an international poll of nearly 20,000 people across 27 countries, between 26 November and 7 December last year.

Our environment can't handle the influx of immigrants that the economy needs to grow

Los Angeles Times

To the editor: Having spent three hours traveling 100 miles on the 5 Freeway this weekend, I was struck by Wayne A. Cornelius' argument that we aren't "full," contrary to what President Trump said on immigration. While the author calls for "evidence-based reforms," he ignores evidence that we have reached or exceeded the limits of how many people we can cram into our country without seriously damaging both our quality of life and the environment's ability to sustain all of us. Continual population growth is physically impossible. If our economic system cannot be sustained without uninterrupted growth, then our system must change. Delaying that change by adding young immigrants to our population will only postpone the inevitable.

Warren says she's open to halting deportation of illegal immigrants

FOX News

The 2020 democratic candidate participates in the Mijente Latinx Town Hall 2020. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she is open to halting deportations of illegal immigrants in order to force Congress to pass "comprehensive immigration reform" -- a day after a leading 2020 rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made a deportation moratorium part of his immigration plan. The response from Senator Warren, D-Mass., came after a question at a town hall in North Carolina. A woman, who spoke in Spanish, told Warren about her husband, who she says was arrested for drug possession, served his sentence and was then detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She asked if any moratorium would include those with criminal records.

House Overwhelmingly Rejects GOP Immigration Bill

Mother Jones

Despite a last-minute endorsement from President Donald Trump, the House on Wednesday roundly rejected a comprehensive Republican immigration bill that would have funded a border wall and sought to keep migrant families together despite prosecution. The measure also provided a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children--a concession hardline Republicans had vehemently opposed. The 121-301 vote comes as a major blow to Republicans who have struggled to find common ground on the issue amid the overwhelming public outcry over the Trump administration's immigration policy. No Democrats voted for the bill. HOUSE REPUBLICANS SHOULD PASS THE STRONG BUT FAIR IMMIGRATION BILL, KNOWN AS GOODLATTE II, IN THEIR AFTERNOON VOTE TODAY, EVEN THOUGH THE DEMS WON'T LET IT PASS IN THE SENATE.