Tag: Eric Schneiderman

Trump Administration Takes Another Hit on DACA

The Trump administration suffered another major blow in their fight against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Supreme Court’s Monday ruling to allow the latest state level injunction concerning the March 5 deadline to renew DACA eligibility has temporarily halted the President’s attempt to eliminate the Obama era…

Civil Rights Investigation Launched into Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein has now led to a civil rights investigation into the Weinstein Company, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. “No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment, or fear,” New York’s top prosecutor said in a statement. “If sexual…

States Sue Trump Administration over Muslim Ban

Four states are suing President Donald Trump over his executive order banning immigrants from seven of the world’s Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Massachusetts, New York and Virginia have all joined Washington state, which on Monday became the first state to announce a lawsuit of its own, in…

Trump's Order on Sanctuary Cities 'Unconstitutional'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order that “sanctuary cities” will no longer be eligible to receive federal grants a move New York state’s attorney general Eric Schneiderman called “unconstitutional.” “Building and maintaining trust between local law enforcement and the communities they bravely serve is vital to ensuring…

'Legal Roadmap' for New York Sanctuary Cities to Protect Immigrants Announced

Local governments can have a say in the carrying out of federal immigration enforcement practices, according to Eric Schneiderman, the New York state attorney general. OnThursday, Schneiderman’s office provided local governments and law enforcement agencies with what is described as a “legal roadmap” to protect vulnerable immigrant communities. The policy…

NY Attorney General Calls for Vigilance on Hate Crimes

In light of the recent surge in hate crimes across the country, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging law enforcement to identify and prosecute those that occur. Schneiderman held a meeting with civil rights leaders Thursday to discuss the sharp increase in hate crimes, which the Southern Poverty…

More Suspicions Rise About Trump Donations to Pam Bondi

New questions have arose about Trump’s donations to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s (R) campaign around the time her office chose not to investigate fraud allegations against his failed Trump University. In addition to the $25,000 the Trump Foundation donated to a Bondi Super PAC in September 2013 just days…