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Víctor Manuel Ramos
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Bilingual journalist and writer / Periodista y escritor bilingüe
Bilingual journalist and writer / Periodista y escritor bilingüe

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Me preguntaba alguien el otro día por qué publiqué dos libros de ficción y después no he sacado nada más a la luz en estos años (aunque eso no es del todo cierto si los cuentos sueltos cuentan). Esta pregunta me hizo pensar en la agricultura. Hace un par de...

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The governing body of New Jersey’s Hudson County launched an investigation Wednesday into the death of a Brentwood resident after he was held more than two months in their jail, pending his possible deportation under custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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The minor and his mother had spoken to +Newsday under condition of anonymity, partly because they feared the MS-13 Salvadoran gang, which they said was why they crossed the border illegally into the United States. He denied an allegation of “throwing” gang signs in school, saying he just made an obscene gesture to another boy during an argument.

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The first day of a limited travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump to block entry of people from six majority-Muslim nations and suspend refugee programs was uneventful Friday at major United States airports, even as the policy was likely to undergo more scrutiny in the courts.

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Travel restrictions on foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority nations and all refugees, imposed by a revived executive order issued by President Donald Trump, were set to roll out Thursday night in what an administration official said would be “an organized and deliberate process” to enforce policy provisions authorized by the Supreme Court.

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No disruptions for travelers were visible Thursday at Kennedy Airport, as revised restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump on foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority nations and all refugees were slated to be rolled out.

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"What exactly is a bona fide relationship? Who gets to decide? Will the travel ban even still be an issue by the time the justices hear arguments?" Helped prepare this Q&A on the travel restrictions that will be partially in place starting Thursday.

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Three young Latino immigrants say they stand wrongly accused as MS-13 members and were suspended from Bellport High School for wearing banned clothing with Chicago Bulls insignia or throwing hand signs associated with the gang | My latest in +Newsday.

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A new law enforcement task force is using “broad” authority to go after MS-13 and other gangs, arresting and deporting their leaders and recruits and gathering intelligence to prevent their continued growth on and around Long Island.

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Had something to look forward to, amid all the bills and junk, in my mail today. It's #issue09 of Apogee Journal brimming with artistic defiance -- and a fictional short story of mine, Práxedes. Available here: http://apogeejournal.org/issues/issue-09/
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