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U.S. Ends Program for Central American Minors Fleeing Violence

U.S. Ends Program for Central American Minors Fleeing Violence

The program started at the end of 2014 under the Obama administration as a response to tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

The incident was one of the deadliest cases of immigrant smuggling in recent U.S. history and brought renewed attention to the dangers of human trafficking.

Undocumented Immigrants Less Likely to be Arrested for Drugs, Alcohol

Undocumented Immigrants Less Likely to be Arrested for Drugs, Alcohol

As the percentage of immigrants without papers rose in the U.S. population between 1990 and 2014, arrests for drugs and drunken-driving dropped.

Chicago Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary City Funding Threat

Chicago Sues Trump Administration Over Sanctuary City Funding Threat

The lawsuit claims that the federal policies force the city to choose between its constitutional rights and funding for law enforcement.

Massachusetts Immigrant Ruling Could Guide Other States: Official

Massachusetts Immigrant Ruling Could Guide Other States: Official

The state ruled that police cannot detain undocumented immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody.

Poverty, Jobs and Debt Drive Migrants to Suffocating Texas Truck

Poverty, Jobs and Debt Drive Migrants to Suffocating Texas Truck

Migrants who sought entry into the U.S. in the back of a sweltering truck thought the risk was worth the reward if they could find work in America.

Sessions Sets Limits on Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

Sessions Sets Limits on Federal Funding for Sanctuary Cities

AG Jeff Sessions on Tuesday released a memo restricting Justice Department grants from going to so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration agents.

Tempers Flare Over Immigration Crackdown in Texas

Massachusetts Cannot Hold Immigrants so U.S. Can Detain Them: State Top Court

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that doing so amounts to a fresh arrest of the person that is not authorized by state law.

Connecticut Mother Takes Sanctuary in Church to Avoid Deportation

Connecticut Mother Takes Sanctuary in Church to Avoid Deportation

Chavarria is a single mother of four U.S.-born children aged 9 to 21, who have birthright citizenship, and her eldest has cerebral palsy.

Trucker in Texas Denies Knowing Immigrants Were in Stifling Tractor Trailer

Trucker in Texas Denies Knowing Immigrants Were in Stifling Tractor Trailer

The narrative was at odds with authorities’ accounts of a small fleet of SUVs waiting in a Walmart parking lot to carry away some of the immigrants who clamored out of the truck.

Flow of Asylum Seekers Crossing Into Canada From U.S. Rises in June

Flow of Asylum Seekers Crossing Into Canada From U.S. Rises in June

The higher numbers are contributing to worsening delays in refugee hearings.

U.S. Court Hears Challenge on Texas Law to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

Asylum Seekers Turned Away at U.S.-Mexico Border Sue Government

Under U.S. immigration law, if someone arriving at a U.S. port of entry expresses fear of returning to their country, border agents should refer them to an interview with a designated asylum officer.

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Judge Unlikely to Remove Block on Trump Sanctuary City Order

A judge said he was “very much inclined” to maintain a court order that blocks the Trump administration’s attempt to block federal funding for sanctuary cities.

Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

Judge Halts Deportation of Iraqi Immigrants

The immigrants argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country.

Sanctuary Cities Hit Back on Trump Funding Threat

Sanctuary Cities Hit Back on Trump Funding Threat

Some cities said their priority is creating trust between immigrant communities and local police to encourage residents, even if they are living in the country undocumented, to report crimes.

Republican Attorneys General Target Obama ‘Dreamer’ Program

Republican Attorneys General Target Obama ‘Dreamer’ Program

If the federal government does not withdraw DACA, the attorneys general said they would file a legal challenge to the program in federal court in Texas.

Widespread Uncertainty as Muslim Ban Start Looms

Widespread Uncertainty as Muslim Ban Start Looms

The Supreme Court ruling exempted travelers and refugees who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States.

Some Would-be Immigrants Left in Limbo after Supreme Court Muslim Ban Order

Some Would-Be Immigrants Left in Limbo After Supreme Court Muslim Ban Order

While the court said it would exempt travelers from the ban who have “bona fide relationships” with Americans, the ruling did not specify exactly what that means.

White House Says No Determination Yet on ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants

White House Says No Determination Yet on ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants

President Trump had pledged on the campaign trail to rescind all of Obama’s executive orders on immigration, including DACA.

DHS Rescinds Obama Plan for Some Undocumented Parents

DHS Rescinds Obama Plan for Some Undocumented Parents

The program, which never took effect because it was blocked in federal court, would have put about 4 million undocumented immigrants into a program that shields them from deportation and supplies work permits.

Exclusive: Trump Targets Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

Exclusive: Trump Targets Immigrants Who Were Given Reprieves from Deportation by Obama

While cases were reopened during the Obama administration as well, it was generally only if an immigrant had committed a serious crime, immigration attorneys say.

Up to 600,000 Immigrants in South May Have Path to Legal Status

Up to 600,000 Immigrants in South May Have Path to Legal Status

The largest portion of those possibly eligible have a credible fear of persecution in their home country that could form the basis for an asylum claim.

ACLU Sues in U.S. Court Over Immigration Detention

ACLU Sues in U.S. Court Over Immigration Detention

From April 1-22, an average of 36,235 immigrants were in detention per day, according to the most recent statistics provided by ICE.

Denver Finds Creative Way to Protect Immigrants

Denver Finds Creative Way to Protect Immigrants

A tweak in a local law will shield some of the city’s residents from deportation.