Immigration


Trump’s travel ban faces U.S. Supreme Court showdown Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Lawrence Hurley, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first big showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. The..

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Remnants of migrant caravan move toward US-Mexico border Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

MEXICO CITY (AP): The remnants of a migrant caravan of Central Americans that drew the ire of President Donald Trump were continuing their journey north through Mexico toward the U.S. border on Wednesday. Organizer Irineo Mujica, speaking from the western Mexico city of Guadalajara, said that..

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Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court’s 5-4 decision — an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal justices..

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Suit Challenges Coconino County Jail’s Immigration Policy Sunday, April 15th, 2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP): A lawsuit is challenging a Northern Arizona jail's practice of detaining inmates longer than required by local or state charges through holds requested by federal immigration officials. Inmate Guillermo Tenorio-Serrano filed the suit last month against Coconino County..

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Notary Scams a Grave Danger for Immigrant Community Friday, April 13th, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP): They pose as the cost-effective and more intimate alternative to pricey attorneys for immigrants looking to establish U.S. residency. Usually Spanish-speaking, they're familiar with the immigration process — and how to take advantage of those seeking help. "Notarios publico,"..

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Commentary: America’s Immigration Court System Is in Trouble Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Since Donald Trump became president in 2016, the Trump Administration has engaged in what seems to be an unprecedented effort to transform our immigration court system—the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)—into little more than a deportation machine. The expansion of immigration..

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ACLU sues Trump administration for separating immigrant couples Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

BOSTON (Reuters): The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging what it calls a pattern by President Donald Trump’s administration of detaining illegal immigrants seeking to legalize their status based on marriages to U.S. citizens. The proposed class action was filed late..

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Immigration & Andy Griffith Monday, April 9th, 2018

When it comes to immigration, federal lawmakers should ask themselves: what would Andy Griffith do? In an episode of The Andy Griffith Show, our North Carolina hero welcomed an Italian immigrant named Mario to the town of Mayberry. A farmer in town, Sam, brought Mario to the United States to help..

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Republicans should move on immigration reform Sunday, April 8th, 2018

As vice president of my College Republican Club and member of the Utah GOP, I am frustrated with my party’s inability to act on immigration reform. I have watched a wave of anxiety spread over my campus, now that Dreamers – those young immigrants who came here as undocumented children – may..

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Trump Signs Memorandum Ending ‘Catch And Release’ Policy Saturday, April 7th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (Reuters): U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ramped up calls on Friday to criminally prosecute immigrants who cross illegally into the United States, adding to a barrage of statements on immigration by the administration of President Donald Trump this week. Pointing to an upswing in..

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Dems, GOP use immigration differently in midterm campaigns Thursday, April 5th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AP): Both Democrats and Republicans think the stalemate between President Trump and Congress over immigration can help them in November's congressional elections. Each could be right. In House races across the country, both parties are using the fight over immigration — fanned by..

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House approves expansive immigration enforcement bill Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

DES MOINES (AP): The Iowa House has approved an expansive immigration enforcement bill that would withhold state funding from local governments that don’t comply with immigration laws. The Republican-controlled chamber voted 55-45 Tuesday for the legislation, following several hours of debate...

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States, cities sue US government over census question Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the U.S. government Tuesday, saying a plan to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit said adding the citizenship..

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