Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Trump administration introduces regulation that could limit asylum claims

The Trump administration filed a regulation today that could dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, according to a document filed by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in the Federal Register. The regulation is the latest attempt by the Trump […]

President Trump announces end of efforts to include citizenship question to the 2020 census

President Trump announced yesterday that he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census and will instead take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizenship through other means. “I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide […]

Massive deportations across the country said to begin on Sunday

ICE agents will launch massive raids on Sunday targeting undocumented immigrants scheduled for deportation, The New York Times reported early today, in an operation that President Trump delayed weeks ago. The ICE action had been set to take place in 10 major cities and target up to 2,000 immigrants, according to multiple reports. According to the Times, […]

Children in detention centers allege sex assault in retaliation for protesting

The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona. A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy held in Yuma, Arizona, said he and others in his cell complained about the taste […]

Trump’s threats of massive deportations keep immigrants on edge

On the summer weekends, many residents in the outskirts of Washington attend Mass, dine out with their families or simply step into the streets outside their red-brick apartments, where some of their neighbors sell shaved ice with chili powder and sliced mangoes with lime and salt from unpretentious food carts. But in recent weeks, some […]

Administration’s official says ICE is ready carry out deportations

The Trump administration’s top official at USCIS said immigration authorities are ready to identify, detain and eventually deport approximately one million undocumented immigrants with pending removal orders. “They’re ready to just perform their mission, which is to go and find and detain and then deport the approximately one million people who have final removal orders,” […]

Ocasio-Cortez says migrant women were told to drink out of toilets at detention center

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said that migrant women at a Customs and Border Patrol facility in Texas were held in cells without water and told by officers to drink out of the toilet. “This was them on their GOOD behavior in front of members of Congress,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted yesterday, after her visit to a CBP […]

Migrant children describe the horrific conditions at the detention centers

A 16-year-old mother sleeps with her baby on a cement floor, a 12-year-old wakes up in the middle of the night from hunger, a 5-year-old is sick and has no socks and an 11-year-old cries in a cell, and is only let outside for a few minutes each day. These are some of the stories […]

Supreme Court to hear Trump administration’s case against DACA

Today the Supreme Court finally agreed to referee a two-year-old dispute between President Trump and Democrats in Congress over the fate of nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. The high court showdown, which could be decided in the midst of the 2020 presidential election, will determine whether Trump has the power to end DACA. Although […]

Supreme Court rules that the citizenship question will not be added to the census for now

The Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being in a major setback for the Trump administration. Writing for a 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Commerce Department wanted to add the question. “If judicial […]