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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.
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.
As the percentage of immigrants without papers rose in the U.S. population between 1990 and 2014, arrests for drugs and drunken-driving dropped.
The lawsuit claims that the federal policies force the city to choose between its constitutional rights and funding for law enforcement.
The state ruled that police cannot detain undocumented immigrants solely to give federal authorities time to take them into custody.
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.
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.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled that doing so amounts to a fresh arrest of the person that is not authorized by state law.
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.
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.
The higher numbers are contributing to worsening delays in refugee hearings.
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.
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.
The immigrants argued they would face persecution if they were removed from the country.
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.
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.
The Supreme Court ruling exempted travelers and refugees who have a “bona fide relationship” with a person or entity in the United States.
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.
President Trump had pledged on the campaign trail to rescind all of Obama’s executive orders on immigration, including DACA.
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.
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.
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.
From April 1-22, an average of 36,235 immigrants were in detention per day, according to the most recent statistics provided by ICE.