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Trump Administration Weighs Tighter Vetting for Women, Children Refugees: Sources

Trump Administration Weighs Tighter Vetting for Women, Children Refugees: Sources

The proposed changes would bring their security checks more in line with what is required for adult male refugees.

James Bradley, Truck Driver Formally Indicted for 10 Immigrant Deaths in Texas

Man Awaits Fate for Deadly Immigration Smuggling

Ten undocumented immigrants perished after being smuggled to the United States in the back of a sweltering, unventilated truck.

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Urges Crackdown on Asylum Policies, Justice Department Brings Back Private Prisons

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Urges Crackdown on Asylum Policies

Current asylum policies are broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud,” according to Sessions.

Trump Says He May Pardon ex-Sheriff Arpaio

Federal Judge Refuses to Overturn Trump Pardon of Arpaio

A judge found no legal grounds to overturn the pardon.

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

Supreme Court Wrestles with Immigration Bond Hearing Dispute

A majority of the justices appeared sympathetic to the idea that immigrants held long-term should be eligible for a bond hearing that would let them argue for their release.

More Groups Challenge Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban in Court

More Groups Challenge Trump’s Latest Travel Ban in Court

The complaint says that the majority of the people affected by the ban are Muslim and that North Korea and Venezuela were added so Trump could “cloak this latest iteration of his Muslim ban in religiously neutral garb by invoking a national security review.”

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

Supreme Court Mulls Parameters for Deporting Immigrant Felons

The ruling in the case could help clarify the crimes for which non-citizen immigrants may be expelled.

U.S. Senate Conservatives Propose Tough Restrictions on ‘Dreamers’

U.S. Senate Conservatives Propose Tough Restrictions on ‘Dreamers’

The measure would bar dreamers from applying for citizenship for at least 15 years and would cover fewer people than a Democratic proposal.

Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney General Ties Gang Violence to Immigration

U.S. Attorney General Ties Gang Violence to Immigration

Outside the courthouse around 40 people gathered in a protest, holding signs saying “Jeff: Go Home” and “Racism is #Notwelcome.”

Washington State Sues over $1/day Wages Paid to Immigrant Detainees

Washington State Sues over $1/day Wages Paid to Immigrant Detainees

Geo Group violated the state’s minimum wage laws by paying detained immigrants one dollar a day or less for work they do while at one of the company’s federal facilities.

California Sues Trump Administration over Border Wall

California Sues Trump Administration over Border Wall

President Trump has insisted Mexico would pay for building the wall, which experts said could cost about $22 billion and take more than three years to complete.

VISA, Another U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Trump Administration Poses Challenges for Skilled Foreigners to Work in U.S., Data Shows

Immigration attorneys have long complained about redundant challenges to high-skilled employment visas. But they say they are seeing a new trend in the Trump era.

Six Dreamers Sue Trump Administration over DACA Decision

Six Dreamers Sue Trump Administration over DACA Decision

San Diego attorney Dulce Garcia has regularly defended clients in immigration court. Now, she is the one seeking legal relief.

Defying Trump, California Lawmakers Vote to Become ‘Sanctuary State’

Defying Trump, California Lawmakers Vote to Become ‘Sanctuary State’

The measure bans police from asking for the immigration status of people who have been arrested.

Trump Says no Deal on DACA, Wants ‘Big’ Border Security

Trump Says no Deal on DACA, Wants ‘Big’ Border Security

“No deal was made last night on DACA. Massive border security would have to be agreed to in exchange for consent,” the president wrote on Twitter.

Arpaio Pardon Unconstitutional, Justice Groups Challenge

Arpaio Pardon Unconstitutional, Justice Groups Challenge

By pardoning racist ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio, President Trump is “rewarding him for waging war on minority communities,” one group states in a court brief.

Supreme Court Justice Temporarily Preserves Trump Refugee Ban

Supreme Court Justice Temporarily Preserves Trump Refugee Ban

The full Supreme Court could act within days.

California, Three Other States Sue over Trump Action on ‘Dreamer’ immigrants

California, Three Other States Sue over Trump Action on ‘Dreamer’ Immigrants

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump’s move to rescind DACA would be “an economic travesty” for the state, which depends on immigrant labor.

U.N. Rights Boss Urges U.S. Congress to Give ‘Dreamers’ Legal Status

U.N. Rights Boss Urges U.S. Congress to Give ‘Dreamers’ Legal Status

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told the United Nations Human Rights Council he is “disturbed” by the treatment of “well-established and law-abiding immigrants.”

DACA Tied to Better Mental Health for Children of Immigrants

DACA Tied to Better Mental Health for Children of Immigrants

About 4 million children born in the U.S. have at least one parent who is an undocumented immigrant.

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

Homeland Security Cancels Mass Immigration Raids Due to Hurricanes

Plans to round up 8,400 undocumented immigrants have been postponed in light of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Florida County Sheriff: We’ll Be Checking IDs at Shelters

Florida County Sheriff: We’ll Be Checking IDs at Shelters

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has drawn comparisons to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for what the ACLU describes as “exploiting a natural disaster.”

States File Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s DACA Decision

States File Lawsuit Challenging Trump’s DACA Decision

The lawsuit claims President Trump’s decision to end DACA was “motivated, at least in part, by a discriminatory motive” against Mexicans.

Why Ending DACA Will Hurt the U.S. Economy

Why Ending DACA Will Hurt the U.S. Economy

The decision could cost the United States about $280 billion, one study found.