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Live MPI Event Today - The First 100 Days: Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration (1:00 to 2:30 P.M. ET)

The First 100 Days: Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration Monday, April 24, 2017 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. ET Migration Policy Institute 1400 16th Street NW Suite 300 (Third Floor) Washington, DC 20036 Speakers: Julie Myers Wood , Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security...

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Announces New Policy Regarding Handling of Cases against Non-Citizen Defendants

BrooklynDA.org, Apr. 24, 2017 - " Will Aim to Prevent Collateral Consequences of Convictions by Being Aware of Immigration Status of Defendants and Offering Appropriate Pleas; Two Newly-Hired Immigration Attorneys will Train Staff and Advise on Offers Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez...

Under Trump: Civil Lawsuits Up To Redress Immigration Action and Inaction

TRAC, Apr. 24, 2017 - "The latest available data from the federal courts show that, as of the end of March 2017, there have been 763 new civil immigration lawsuits filed in disputes involving immigration matters since January 20, 2017 when President Trump assumed office. Almost all of these lawsuits...

Interview with Margaret Stock on DOD/USCIS Shutdown of MAVNI

Texas Standard, May 2, 2017 - "[T]he New York Times is reporting the process of granting citizenship to immigrant soldiers is suffering serious delays. Margaret Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, and a lawyer representing some people suing the government for not fulfilling...

Sold for Parts

Michael Grabell, ProPublica, May 1, 2017 - "One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got hurt or fought back, it used America’s laws against them."

From the Bookshelf: The Scholarship of Michael A. Olivas

" Law Professor and Accidental Historian is a timely and important reader addressing many of the most hotly debated domestic policy issues of our times—immigration policy, education law, and diversity. Specifically, this book examines the works of one of the country's leading scholars—Professor...

Thousands of Immigrant Parents Detained - HRW Report

Human Rights Watch, May 15, 2017 - "New data analysis reveals that more than 10,000 parents of US citizen children are most likely detained every year in California by immigration authorities, Human Rights Watch said today. In light of new Trump administration policies likely to boost detention...

Supreme Court Immigration Watch: The 2016 Term - Look Out for Six Decisions

Kevin Johnson, May 15, 2017 - "There are a number of immigration cases currently before the Supreme Court (and here ). We should get decisions by the end of the Term in June and will should get a better idea of how the newest Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, looks at immigration law . The...

Richer, Stronger, Safer and Freer: More Immigrants, Please!

Daniel M. Kowalski, May 15, 2017 - "We all want to be richer, stronger, safer, and freer. Who wouldn’t? And we can be. The answer is not a pill, a diet, a religion or a political party or candidate, and it doesn’t cost a dime. The solution is immigrants. More immigrants...

The cruel but usual conditions inside two Georgia immigration detention centers

AZADEH SHAHSHAHANI AND SHOBA SIVAPRASAD WADHIA, May 18, 2017 - "Just published: Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers . The report focuses on the conditions of two detention centers in the state of Georgia: The Stewart Detention Center and the Irwin County Detention...

Chicago Launches Ad Campaign to Counter Trump's Immigration Efforts

Reuters, May 22, 2017 - "Chicago is starting an advertising campaign to reassure immigrants that they are welcome in the third-largest U.S. city, in a show of defiance to a crackdown by President Donald Trump on people who have entered the country illegally. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday...

Waking Up in Arizona

Marcela Valdes, New York Times, May 23, 2017 - "Living under draconian state laws, Arizona activists honed an effective strategy for keeping undocumented immigrants in the country. Can the same tools still work today? In the weeks and months following Election Day 2016 — as progressive...

Expert: Courts Will Be Very Busy With Immigration Cases

Ben Remaly, NBC News, May 30, 2017 - "The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is criticizing the appointment of a Citizenship and Immigration Services ombudsman who previously worked for a group that supports immigration restrictions as "offensive, insensitive and malicious". The caucus has...

Fed's Kaplan: Immigration Crackdown Hurting Economy

Paul Davidson, USA Today, May 31, 2017 - "President Trump’s immigration crackdown is already crimping economic growth as undocumented workers fearful of deportation stay home and reduce their spending, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Wednesday. Millions of immigrants...

De Blasio Under Fire For Plan To Keep Some Immigrants Out Of Legal Aid Program

Roque Planas, Elise Foley, Huffington Post, June 2, 2017 - "For the last three years, New York City has footed the bill for lawyers to defend certain immigrants facing deportation under a unique program that other cities have begun to emulate. But as the June 30 deadline to finalize the city’s...

Texas Immigration Jail Holding Some Families Too Long

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press, May 31, 2017 - "Afghan asylum seeker Samira Hakimi and her family members — three of them young children — have spent six months inside a Texas immigration lockdown, even though state lawmakers adjourned this week without passing legislation to circumvent...

ICE Memo to Field: The Gloves are Off, Everyone's a Target

Marcelo Rochabrun, ProPublica, July 7, 2017 - "The head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in charge of deportations has directed his officers to take action against all undocumented immigrants they may cross paths with, regardless of criminal histories. The guidance appears to go beyond...

Battle emerging inside Trump administration over who controls immigration and refugees

Josh Rogin, Washington Post, July 9, 2017 - "When President Trump spoke of the need to defend Western civilization in Poland last week, many saw an effort by him and some of his top White House advisers to redefine the mission of American foreign policy away from building relationships and spreading...

The Immigration Effect

Lena Groeger, ProPublica. July 19, 2017 - "There’s a Way for President Trump to Boost the Economy by Four Percent, But He Probably Won’t Like It. President Trump has promised to increase U.S. economic growth – in fact, he’s banking on it. The budget he proposed to Congress...

The Trump Administration at Six Months: A Sea Change in Immigration Enforcement

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, July 19, 2017 - "Reaching its six-month mark in office on July 20, the Trump administration is making good on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to ratchet up immigration enforcement. Acting swiftly during his early days in office, the president issued...

U.S. Policy Stole 8 Lives in a Truck; Why the Dying Won’t End - Juan Castillo

Juan Castillo, Austin American-Statesman, July 28, 2017 - "Jammed into the back of a locked, pitch-black moving furnace without water or food, eight immigrants began a journey to what they thought would be a better life in America. Instead, inside that hellish trap they drew their final breaths...

Expert: Immigration Enforcement Targets 'Low-Hanging Fruit' Under Trump

John Bacon, USA Today, Aug. 1, 2017 - "An Ohio mother of four who has lived in the U.S. for 17 years faced deportation Tuesday, nine days after a routine traffic stop that led authorities to discover her undocumented status. Beatriz Morelos Casillas, 37, her husband and their children live in Painesville...

Senators Cotton & Perdue Flank Pres. Trump in Introducing 'Merit-Based' Immigration Bill

Washington Post, Aug. 2, 2017 - "President Trump on Wednesday endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels over a decade, a goal Trump endorsed on the campaign trail that would represent a profound change to U.S. immigration policies that have been in place for half...

Expert: GOP Immigration Bill Will 'Be Very Hard to Get Through Congress'

David J. Lynch, Financial Times, Aug. 2, 2017 - "Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed legislation that would dramatically reshape legal immigration to the US, slashing annual admissions in half and prioritising education and skills rather than family ties in deciding who can enter the country. ...

Cyrus Mehta: RAISE Act Will Hurt Immigrants, Americans and America

Cyrus Mehta, Aug. 6, 2017 - "Last week, President Trump lent full throated support towards the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act ( RAISE Act ), which will dramatically alter the immigration system in the United States the way we know it. Although this bill, proposed by Republican...