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BREAKING: DACA Termination Illegal; DHS Must Accept New Applications (But Order Stayed 90 Days) - NAACP v. Trump

NAACP v. Trump - "For the reasons that follow, the Court concludes that it has both jurisdiction and statutory authority to hear plaintiffs’ APA and constitutional claims. The Court further concludes that, under the APA, DACA’s rescission was arbitrary and capricious because the Department...

Expert: Latest DACA Ruling Could Benefit 'Tens of Thousands' of Dreamers

Miriam Jordan, New York Times, Apr. 25, 2018 - "In the biggest setback yet for the Trump administration in its attempt to end a program that shields some undocumented young adults from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the protections must stay in place and that the government must...

Audio of Trump v. Hawaii (Travel Ban) Supreme Court Oral Argument, Apr. 25, 2018

Oral Argument - Audio Trump v. Hawaii Docket Number: 17-965 Date Argued: 04/25/18 Media Formats: MP3 Download Windows Media Download RealAudio 10 Download

Transcript of Trump v. Hawaii Supreme Court Oral Argument (Apr. 25, 2018)

https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/17-965_3314.pdf

National Guard Posting on Mexico Border 'May Be Indefinite' - MPI Policy Beat (Apr. 25, 2018)

Muzaffar Chishti, Sarah Pierce, and Austin Rose, Apr. 25, 2018 - "Opening a new front in his campaign to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump in early April 2018 called for the deployment of up to 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. The President seized on...

Meditation on Oral Arguments in the Travel Ban Case

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and founding director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law - University Park, Apr. 27, 2018 - "On April 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the travel ban case. The argument began with Solicitor General Noel...

Trump, Nielsen Give Hondurans the Boot - TPS to End Jan. 5, 2020

DHS, May 4, 2018 - "The Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen has determined that termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Honduras is required pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act. To allow for an orderly transition, she has determined to delay...

Expert: Texas DACA Challenge Could Trigger Supreme Court Review

Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg, May 2, 2018 - "Texas’s legal bid to end the Obama-era policy that protects 700,000 undocumented young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as Dreamers, may set the stage for the Trump administration to take the issue back to the Supreme...

Expert: Recision of H-4 EAD Regulation Could Take Months

Carol Kuruvilla, HuffPo, May 30, 2018 - "[T]he Obama administration allowed H-4 visa holders whose spouses were already approved permanent residents to apply for a temporary employment authorization document, known as the H-4 EAD . Over 100,000 H-4 visa holders have received work permits through...

Fact-Checking Trump on Immigration

Eugene Kiely and D'Angelo Gore, May 30, 2018 - "The claim: “Think of it, a lottery. You pick people. Now, let me ask you. So these countries that are sending people in — do you think they are sending us their finest?” The facts: Trump is again distorting the Diversity Immigrant...

Groups Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

MALDEF, May 31, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today...

TPS for Honduras Will Terminate on Jan. 5, 2020

Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - "The designation of Honduras for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is set to expire on July 5, 2018. After reviewing country conditions and consulting with appropriate U.S. Government agencies, the Secretary of Homeland Security has determined...

Three Fearless Asylum Attorneys Challenge Trump in Tijuana

Nicole Ramos, Erika Pinheiro and Nora Phillips form the legal team at Al Otro Lado in Tijuana. They were profiled in The California Sunday Magazine, May 30, 2018 .

Federal Court: Sessions' Bid to Curb Philly's Sanctuary City Status is Unconstitutional

Alicia Victoria Lozano, NBCPhiladelphia, June 6, 2018 - "In a decision that made Mayor Jim Kenney break out into song and dance, a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over how the city deals with undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge...

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border (Updated June 17, 2018)

Dahlia Lithwick, Margo Schlanger, Slate, June 17, 2018 - "If you’re horrified by news of families being separated at the borders, here’s a bit of news you can use. First, the policy: It helps to be incredibly clear on what the law is, and what has and has not changed. When Donald Trump...

Kids in Cages, Laura Bush Pushes Back, and S.3036

Begin your Monday, June 18, 2018 with these three stories: 1) "Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside." 2) "I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries...

We Are Better Than This

Claire Thomas-Duckwitz, M.A., Ph.D., L.P., June 18, 2018 - "I visited Dilley, Texas in 2015 as part of a research team investigating practices at detention centers that housed migrants from Central America. Our study was commissioned by the Unitarian Universalist Church in order to report on and...

Babies Behind Bars: Child Abuse Now Government Policy Under Trump, Sessions, Nielsen

Steve Turnham, ABC News, June 18, 2018 - "There’s a vivid term mental health experts use to describe the destruction of the love of life in another human being, especially in a child: It's called “soul murder.” It can happen as a result of physical abuse, they say, but just...

Expert: Family Separation at Border Unlikely to Deter Central American Asylum Seekers

Tana Ganeva, Raw Story, June 19, 2018 - "Immigration experts point out that in addition to being inhumane, the policy is not likely to be effective because unlike Homan’s contention that the parents are choosing poorly, many don’t have much choice when it comes to fleeing their home...

Trump Executive Order Keeps Families Together...Behind Bars

White House, June 20, 2018 - "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq ., it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1 . Policy . It is the policy of this...

Expert: Trump Executive Order Narrower Than Anticipated

Tal Kopan, CNN, June 20, 2018 - "President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course after days of digging in on a policy that resulted in immigrant family separations at the border, signing an executive order that will keep far more families together at the border. The order also seeks more authority...

A Former U.S. Attorney Speaks on 'Zero Tolerance'

Barbara McQuade, June 22, 2018 - "Prosecutors accept the fact that they must decline to prosecute some cases so that they can devote resources to more important cases instead. But with zero tolerance for illegal entry misdemeanors, many other crimes will go unaddressed. The Justice Department prosecutes...

Expert: Trump's Effort to Modify Flores Agreement Likely Doomed

Erik Larson, Bloomberg, June 21, 2018 - "President Donald Trump may have a hard time reversing his policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the U.S. border because his alternative may get shot down in court. Implementing the June 20 directive hinges in part on whether U.S...

Where Family Separation Began: A Case in El Paso Shows Flores is the Solution, Not the Problem

Katherine Hawkins, Just Security, June 22, 2018 - " ... The Trump administration has denounced Flores as a “loophole,” and demanded that Congress override it so that it can start detaining families for longer periods of time. The executive order instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

Stephanie Leutert, Lawfare, June 23, 2018 - "Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. President Trump, who initiated the separations and then sought to quash criticism with a muddled executive...