Paso Robles won’t fight California’s ‘sanctuary state’ law

Paso Robles will not take a stand against California’s “sanctuary state” law, the City Council decided unanimously after hearing many impassioned residents’ views on immigration. City Council members discussed Senate Bill 54 — also known as the California Values Act — at a Tuesday night meeting that drew hundreds of residents. SB 54, which was approved last year, builds on state policies that prohibit local police departments and sheriff’s offices from enforcing federal immigration statues. Attendees filled all the seats in the council chambers, with some standing at the back…

Melania Trump’s Parents Visit Immigration Office; Lawyer Talks to PEOPLE

As President Donald Trump attempts to make good on a campaign promise to crack down on immigration, his in-laws were spotted visiting a federal building that houses offices for immigration officials who help process citizenship applications. Melania Trump‘s parents — Viktor and Amalija Knavs of Slovenia —are green card holders and lawful, permanent residents of the U.S. who immigrated legally, their lawyer, Michael Wildes, tells PEOPLE after images of them outside the building appeared in New York’s Daily News. Wildes would not comment on whether the first lady’s parents are…

ICE returns thousands of ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby to Iraq

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 3,800 ancient artifacts, including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and clay bullae, to the Republic of Iraq. The artifacts were smuggled into the United States in violation of federal law and shipped to Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc, a nationwide arts-and-crafts retailer. “On behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and thanks to the hard work of the Office of the Special Agent in Charge in New York, it is a great honor for me to return so many priceless cultural artifacts to…

U.S. May Day marchers denounce Trump immigration policies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Organized labor activists led May Day rallies in several U.S. cities on Tuesday, though in smaller numbers than last year, decrying President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown as an assault on vulnerable workers in some of America’s lowest-paying jobs. The biggest gathering was in Los Angeles, where a boisterous but peaceful crowd of several hundred marched through downtown, carrying pro-union and pro-immigration banners while chanting, “Union power” and “This is what democracy looks like.” In New York City, several hundred May Day activists marched up Broadway to…

Protestors demand immigration reform with GR march

RELATED GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday to protest immigration laws in a march that made its way from southwest Grand Rapids to Calder Plaza. The event began at Roosevelt Park with the march stepping out onto Grandville Avenue shortly after 12:30 p.m. Participants gathered to rally at the Calder Plaza about three hours later. Leading the parade of marchers were protestors carrying a large image of a Michigan driver’s license. Protest organizers said they want to see changes in a state law that prohibits undocumented…