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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...

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...