Thursday, December 13, 2018

ICE arrests more than 100 immigrants who were supposed to sponsor migrant children

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers reportedly arrested more than 150 undocumented adults who came forward as potential adult sponsors for migrant children detained by U.S. authorities between July and November. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that more than 100 of the roughly 170 migrant adults arrested in that time period had no prior criminal record. […]

Trump administration wants the Supreme Court to act on DACA

The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to take up the legal battle over the future of DACA quickly, asking the justices to consider the issue even before a federal appeals court has ruled on the program’s legality. If the justices don’t act soon, the Justice Department said, it will probably be too […]

Lawsuit over the end of TPS is allowed to proceed

Yesterday a federal judge in Boston rejected a bid by the Trump administration to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that its decisions to end temporary protections for immigrants in the United States from Honduras, Haiti and El Salvador were racially motivated. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper in Boston ruled that a group of immigrants and two […]

Sessions reverses decision to end program that helps detained immigrants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions yesterday reversed a controversial decision to shut down a Justice Department program that provides basic legal information to detained immigrants. Sessions told the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies that he had concerns about the Legal Orientation Program (LOP), that initially led to the decision to “pause” the program, “I […]

Third judge rules in favor of DACA again but gives DHS 90 days to fight back

  A third federal judge has overruled the Trump administration’s efforts to end DACA — this time saying the government has to accept new applications. The ruling on DACA won’t take immediate effect, with the judge delaying the ruling for 90 days to allow the administration to make its case in a new memo justifying […]

California sues the Trump Administration over citizenship question on Census

Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. “The citizenship question is the latest attempt by President Trump to stoke the fires of anti-immigrant hostility,” […]