Monday, October 14, 2019

Thomas E. Perez Expected to Face Tough Questions over Past Record

During his confirmation hearing today, Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas E. Perez is expected to face tough questions from Republican critics about his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Perez’s actions are being questioned following what critics saw as a reputation for being an “aggressive regulator,” and for pushing policies that […]

DHS Reviews Thousands of Deportation Cases Under Obama’s New Immigration Policy

On Friday, a working group from the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department began its review of approximately 300,000 deportation cases currently in our system to distinguish between those who pose a threat to our national security and those who have committed immigration violations, also known as civil offenses. “This is a great […]

Appeals Court to Hear Brewer’s Appeal over Immigration Law

An appeals court in San Francisco will hear both sides of the debate over Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant measure later today in deciding whether to uphold a federal judge’s ruling from July that blocked certain provisions of the law. In July, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton temporarily blocked some of the of the most controversial parts […]

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Lawsuit From Justice Department

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday after his failure to cooperate with the federal government on an investigation looking into allegations that his practices discriminate against Hispanics. The Justice Department, which has been investigating Arpaio for over a year, is calling the sheriff’s refusal to hand over […]