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BREAKING: Trump Travel Ban Violates Establishment Clause - IRAP v. Trump (CA4)

IRAP v. Trump, Feb. 15, 2018 - "The Plaintiffs allege that the Proclamation violates the Establishment Clause by disfavoring Muslims. We begin by considering (and rejecting) the Government’s challenges to the justiciability of Plaintiffs’ claim. We then turn to Plaintiffs’ likelihood...

Class Action Challenges Trump, Sessions Attack on Refugee Children

NYCLU, Feb. 20, 2018 - "The New York Civil Liberties Union today announced a class action lawsuit against the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for trapping immigrant children in prolonged detention. Though the agency is obligated to promptly reunify children with their families, the release...

Melania, and Donald, Have Some Explaining to Do

Chain migration ? Working without a permit ? Please read this and this from the Washington Post and decide for yourself.

Trump Administration Ratchets up Pressure on “Sanctuary” Jurisdictions

Muzaffar Chishti and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Feb. 22, 2018 - "As President Donald Trump and his administration continue to publicly excoriate cities and states that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities—so-called sanctuary cities—the Justice Department has been steadily...

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Hear Trump's DACA Challenge Now

Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal, The Hill, Feb. 26, 2018 - "The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling temporarily blocking it from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The decision delivers...

Prominent Journalist James Harkin Blocked From Entering USA

James Harkin, New York Times, Feb. 23, 2018 - "Procedures and processes, as everyone who has spent time waiting for permission to travel in authoritarian regimes knows, are what malevolent bureaucracies take refuge in when they wish to deliver a silent snub. The bureaucrats tell you: We are still...

Expert: Trump Misleads on MS-13, Immigration

Louis Jacobson, Politifact, Feb. 26, 2018 - "Speaking at the conservative CPAC conference in Washington, President Donald Trump took a hard line on immigration and again used the deadly Central American gang MS-13 as an example. MS-13 members, he said, "are animals, they cut people. They cut...

Trump Administration Makes Disturbing About-Face on Religious Minority Refugees from Iran

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 1, 2018 - "They sold their homes and possessions, quit their jobs, and left their country — they thought for good. The Iranians, mainly members of their nation’s Christian minorities, were bound for a new life in America after what should have been...

Habeas Petition Challenges Trump's Violation of Repatriation Agreement with Vietnam (Trinh v. Homan)

Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, Mar. 1, 2018 - "Hoang Trinh’s family arrived in the United States when he was 4 years old, fleeing postwar communist Vietnam in 1980. Trinh became a legal U.S. resident, married and raised two American children in California’s Orange County. But he...

On Fashion Models and Scientists: The EB-1 'Extraordinary Ability' Green Card Category

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Mar. 3, 2018 - "The “extraordinary ability” immigrant visa category is one of the few visas for which an applicant does not require an employer or family sponsor. Only 5,530 people received a green card through that program in the fiscal year that ended...

Reuters Exclusive: Waivers Rarely Granted Under Trump's Latest Travel Ban

Yeganeh Torbati, Mica Rosenberg, Reuters, Mar. 6, 2018 - "In the first weeks after President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban was implemented on Dec. 8, around 100 waivers were granted to thousands of applicants for U.S. visas from the eight countries subject to its restrictions, according...

Fresh Printz: Why Trump and Sessions Can't Stop the Sanctuary Movement

Peter L. Markowitz, Mar. 9, 2018 - "President Trump has been saber-rattling against “sanctuary” jurisdictions since the early days of his campaign. He and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have frequently threatened to withhold federal funding and even to jail local officials who refuse...

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges Trump Travel Ban Waiver Process: Vazehrad v. Trump

Vazherad v. Trump, filed Mar. 13, 2018, No. 3:18-cv-01587, N.D. Cal., San Francisco Div.

Lawsuit Challenges Termination of TPS for Haitians: Saget v. Trump

NIPNLG, Mar. 15, 2018 - "A new suit filed this morning in the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials seeking to operationalize the President’s racial animus toward Haitians, in spite of mandatory statutory criteria and...

As Congress Slumbers, Trump and Sessions Try to Slow Legal Immigration - MPI Policy Beat

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Jessica Bolter, MPI, Mar. 22, 2018 - "With most public attention around immigration focused on the Trump administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, the scope of a series of actions restricting legal entry to the country has gone largely...

Trump's 'Invisible Wall' Stifles Legal Immigration

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mar. 19, 2018 - "Despite overwhelming evidence of the value immigrants bring to our country, since President Trump took office in January 2017, the administration has adopted dozens of policies and procedures that are slowing, or even stopping legal immigration...

Trump Winds Down DED for Liberians

White House, Mar. 27, 2018 - " ... I find that conditions in Liberia no longer warrant a further extension of DED, but that the foreign policy interests of the United States warrant affording an orderly transition (“wind-down”) period to Liberian DED beneficiaries. In consultation with...

Cissna Mulls Changes to 'Public Charge' Regs; "We’re Going to Follow [Trump's] Directives"

NI ck Miroff, Washington Post, Mar. 28, 2017 - "Immigrants who accept almost any form of welfare or public benefit, even popular tax deductions, could be denied legal U.S. residency under a proposal awaiting approval by the Trump administration, which is seeking to reduce the number of foreigners...

White House Memo Sends National Guard to Border

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Apr. 4, 2018 - "...Section 1. The Secretary of Defense shall support the Department of Homeland Security in securing the southern border and taking other necessary actions to stop...

Experts: We Shoot Ourselves in the Foot by Rejecting International Students

Stephen W. Yale-Loehr, Emmie R. Smith, Apr. 6, 2018 - "At the beginning of April, students haunt their email inboxes to see where they have been admitted to college. An admissions envelope usually brings a sigh of relief. This year, however, international students and U.S. colleges find plenty to...

White House Memo on 'Catch and Release'

White House, Apr. 6, 2018 - "SUBJECT: Ending “Catch and Release” at the Border of the United States and Directing Other Enhancements to Immigration Enforcement Section 1. Purpose. (a) Human smuggling operations, smuggling of drugs and other contraband, and entry of gang members and...

Conservative Tennesseans Rally in Support of Immigrant Neighbors, Co-Workers Arrested by ICE

Jodi Jacobson, Rewire News, Apr. 8, 2018 - "Tennessee may be a conservative state, but the sudden arrests of 97 long-time immigrant residents and workers have galvanized the people of Hamblen County to come to the aid of their neighbors, suggesting a break with Trump's immigration policy. ....

DOS on Revisions to Travel Ban (Presidential Proclamation 9645, Apr. 10, 2018)

State Department, Apr. 10, 2018 - Revisions to Presidential Proclamation 9645 "On April 10, a new Presidential Proclamation (P.P.) was issued which amended P.P. 9645 of September 24, 2017. The new P.P. removes the visa restrictions imposed on nationals of Chad by the earlier P.P. This change...

Judge: Sessions Can’t Tie Grant Money to Immigration

Nathan Solis, CNS, Apr. 12, 2018 - "A federal judge in California ruled Wednesday that the Justice Department cannot withhold grant funding from cities and counties that do not comply with its immigration policies, and imposed a nationwide injunction on the feds’ actions. Los Angeles officials...

Buy American, Hire American...Except When It Comes To Border Security

Lianna Brinded, Apr. 16, 2018, Quartz - "A London-based cyber-security firm with just 20 employees became the first overseas company to win a contract with the US Department of Homeland Security to help tackle border security. iProov will roll out its biometric facial verification technology to...