ACLU of Vermont Issues Texas ‘Travel Advisory’

News Release — ACLU of Vermont May 9, 2017 Contact: James Lyall, executive director ACLU of Vermont, [email protected], 802-223-6304 x115. Traveling to Texas May Result in Violation of Constitutional Rights, ACLU Warns WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” today informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future […]

Hinesburg school tries to help student over immigration status

Officials say the youth, a refugee, would need a green card and other documentation to go on the annual class trip to Montreal.

Immigrant activist returns to Mexico from federal detention

An immigrant farmworker who was detained by federal authorities in Burlington in March is returning to Mexico. Cesar Alexis Carrillo, a member of the activist group Migrant Justice, accepted voluntary departure from the United States, according to his attorney. Carrillo was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in March when he was on his […]

Burlington police chief has message for U.S. attorney general

The chief noted that grants the federal government is threatening to withhold from “sanctuary” jurisdictions are named for an officer who died protecting an immigrant from drug dealers.

Fate of Vermont agriculture in Washington weighs heavy

Farmers and members of the congressional delegation look to limit the damage when it comes to immigrant labor, federal grant funding, dairy price protections and more.

Vermont ACLU sues border agency over secrecy on travel ban

The state chapter joined others in New England to demand documents that might shed light on the treatment of travelers under President Trump’s executive orders.

House advances bills promoting racial justice

As representatives approved two pieces of legislation on the floor, senators worked on the same issues with time running short.

Scott supports deportation for DUIs, ‘egregious’ crimes

“If you’re convicted of criminal activity then I think you should be deported,” the governor said.

Officials vent to feds about immigration crackdown

But ICE is bound to follow President Trump’s directives, and officials told the delegation they are continuing to get new guidance as the agency reshuffles its priorities under Trump.

Scott signs bill ‘not … establishing a sanctuary state’

Leaders said the new law limiting involvement in enforcement shouldn’t trigger federal threats to pull funding. “If there’s an objection, let’s have a conversation about it,” the state attorney general said.

Officials: Immigration enforcement could hurt agriculture

“These struggling farmers must worry about staying afloat with the prospect of losing their workforce without warning,” the congressional delegation and others wrote to ICE as three activists await deportation.

Feds list Montpelier as noncompliant on immigration

The federal immigration agency points to the city’s policy on fair and impartial policing, adopted in June. The implications of being on the feds’ list are unclear.

UPDATED: Vermont delegation, protesters decry arrests of undocumented immigrants

Leahy, Sanders and Welch lambaste Trump administration for not focusing on “removing those people who pose a threat to public safety or national security.”

Gary Shattuck: Balkan lessons for Vermont

The attorney general’s efforts have resulted in our lawmakers performing somersaults as they spend precious time crafting needless, symbolic legislation.