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

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

The law calls for jail time for police chiefs and sheriffs who fail to cooperate in U.S. immigration enforcement.

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Stripping Citizenship

U.S. Supreme Court Sets Higher Bar for Stripping Citizenship

All nine justices rejected the Trump administration’s stance that the government should be able to revoke citizenship of people for even minor misstatements in the citizenship application process.

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.

Trump Administration Amends Muslim Ban Date to Keep Legal Battle Alive

Trump Administration Amends Muslim Ban Date to Keep Legal Battle Alive

If the case was moot, the Supreme Court would have no reason to rule on it and lower court rulings against the administration would remain in place.

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Trump Eyes Supreme Court after Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

The nation’s top court, which leans conservative after the confirmation of Trump’s appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch, could act as soon as this week on his administration’s request to reinstate the order.

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.

Another U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

Another U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Muslim Ban

The three-judge panel did not address whether it was unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims.

Supreme Court Reins In President’s Appointment Powers

Supreme Court Invalidates Gender Inequality in Citizenship Law

The law held men and women who have children abroad out of wedlock to different standards when trying to confer citizenship to their children.

NYC to Make Some Minor Offenses Fines, Not Crimes

NYC to Make Some Minor Offenses Fines, Not Crimes

The effort is also intended to prevent some immigrants from being targeted by federal agents for deportation.

Despite Vow to End ‘Catch and Release,’ Immigrants Freed

Despite Vow to End ‘Catch and Release,’ Immigrants Freed

President Trump’s promise to end the Obama administration’s “catch and release” Mexican immigration policy is proving difficult to enforce.

Fake ICE Posters Used in D.C. to Intimidate Immigrants

Fake ICE Posters Used in D.C. to Intimidate Immigrants

“Clearly the flyer is meant to scare and divide our residents,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said of the hoax.

Parents of Children With Disabilities Fear Deportation

Parents of Children With Disabilities Fear Deportation

These families have more reasons to be worried about the current administration’s crackdown on immigration.

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.

Chicago Launches Ad Campaign to Counter Trump’s Immigration Efforts

Chicago Launches Ad Campaign to Counter Trump’s Immigration Efforts

The advertising was designed on a pro-bono basis by the ad agency Ogilvy Chicago and uses city-owned public-service advertising space, therefore coming at no cost to taxpayers.

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.