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Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Reconsider Slashing Sanctuary City Funds

Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Reconsider Slashing Sanctuary City Funds

Supporters of the sanctuary policy argue that enlisting police cooperation in rounding up immigrants for removal undermines communities’ trust in local police, particularly among Latinos.

ICE Enforces Immigration Laws One Person at a Time

ICE Enforces Immigration Laws One Person at a Time

ICE announced this week that nationwide arrests were up nearly 40 percent over last year.

U.S. Judge Blocks Federal Move Against Immigration Lawyers

U.S. Judge Blocks Federal Move Against Immigration Lawyers

Unlike criminal court, people fighting deportation in U.S. immigration courts are not guaranteed the right to an attorney.

Hundreds of Immigrants Arrested in ‘Routine’ U.S. Enforcement Surge

ICE Agents Show Up at NYC Elementary School

The city’s Department of Education said on Monday that federal immigration agents would be barred from entering school property.

Immigrant Leaves Denver Church with Two-Year Stay of Deportation

Immigrant Leaves Denver Church with Two-Year Stay of Deportation

Jeanette Vizguerra worked as janitor before owning a moving company and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2017.

California Governor Proposes More Money to Fight Trump

California Governor Proposes More Money to Fight Trump

The department has expended over 11,000 hours of legal work in response to federal issues since Trump’s inauguration in January.

New York Fines Cab Companies for Fleecing Migrants Fleeing to Canada

New York Fines Cab Companies for Fleecing Migrants Fleeing to Canada

“It’s no secret that we’ve seen intense fear in immigrant communities across New York in recent months. To take advantage of that fear for financial gain is simply unconscionable,” NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

State Department Seeks Tougher Visa Scrutiny

State Department Seeks Tougher Visa Scrutiny

Certain visa applicants would be required to provide all prior passport numbers, social media handles, email addresses and 15 years of biographical information.

Texas Legislature Approves Measure Against Sanctuary Cities

Texas Legislature Approves Measure Against Sanctuary Cities

Democrats have warned the measure could lead to unconstitutional racial profiling.

Life in California’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center

Life in California’s Largest Immigrant Detention Center

More than 1,800 immigrants are being held at Adelanto Detention Facility, California's largest immigrant detention center.

May Day Rallies Across U.S. to Target Trump Immigration Policy

May Day Rallies Across U.S. to Target Trump Immigration Policy

Labor unions and immigrant advocacy groups will lead May Day rallies in cities across the United States to protest the immigration policies of President Donald Trump.

Texas House Approves Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

Texas House Approves Bill Targeting Sanctuary Cities

Police who do not cooperate with immigration authorities could be subject to fines and prosecution for a Class A misdemeanor, which can bring up to a year imprisonment.

Number of U.S. Visas to Citizens of Trump Muslim Ban Nations Drops

Number of U.S. Visas to Citizens of Trump Muslim Ban Nations Drops

Immigration lawyers said that although the travel bans have been halted by courts for now, the administration’s vow to put stricter controls on immigration is likely to have changed how U.S. consulates evaluate visa applicants.

U.S. Chief Justice Alarmed at Trump Administration Immigration Case Stance

U.S. Chief Justice Alarmed at Trump Administration Immigration Case Stance

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts seemed particularly concerned that the government was asserting it could revoke citizenship through criminal prosecution for trivial lies or omissions.

Trump’s Push to Fund Wall May Be Delayed as Government Shutdown Looms

Trump’s Push to Fund Wall May Be Delayed as Government Shutdown Looms

Democrats said that responsibility for any possible government shutdown will fall on Trump and Republican members of Congress.

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Trump Agenda Pushes Racism Over States’ Rights and Law Enforcement Programs

Undocumented not a criminal problem, according to local authorities.

State Realign in Legal Battle over Trump’s Muslim Ban

States Realign in Legal Battle over Trump’s Muslim Ban

Sixteen Democratic state attorneys general and D.C. are now backing Hawaii in its bid to block the Muslim ban.

New York Museum to Aid Green-Card Holders in U.S. Citizenship Quest

New York Museum to Aid Green-Card Holders in U.S. Citizenship Quest

The program will include free workshops and classes, paired with displays and a scavenger hunt at the museum.

‘Dreamer’ Returned to Mexico Despite Trump Promise

‘Dreamer’ Returned to Mexico Despite Trump Promise

It was reportedly the first documented deportation of a “Dreamer,” the name given to children brought into the country by undocumented parents.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

U.S. Top Court Leaves Intact Ruling Against Central America Asylum Seekers

Lead plaintiff Rosa Castro fled El Salvador to escape years of rape, beatings and emotional abuse by the father of her son, who was 6 years old when they arrived in the United States in 2015.

California Judge Questions Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

California Judge Questions Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III questioned the purpose of the president's order as he heard arguments from two large California counties and the Justice Department.

California Judge to Hear Arguments on Sanctuary City Order

California Judge to Hear Arguments on Sanctuary City Order

Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose and several smaller Silicon Valley communities, said the plan to withhold federal funds is unconstitutional, and San Francisco filed a similar lawsuit.

New York Police Arrest 25 at Immigration Protest in Trump Tower

New York Police Arrest 25 at Immigration Protest in Trump Tower

The demonstrators sat in front of the elevators and chanted, “No ban, no raids, no wall!”