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Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their “green card” interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the immigration office as relief washed over her: ...

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Judge bars Trump fast-track deportation policy, saying threat to legal migrants was not assessed

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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from dramatically expanding its power to deport undocumented immigrants who have illegally entered the United States in the past two years by using a fast-track deportation process that bypasses immigration judges. In ...

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Lawsuits target ICE arrests in New York state courts

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general joined the Brooklyn district attorney and several immigrant advocates’ groups Wednesday in filing two separate federal lawsuits challenging Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests in New York courthouses. The plaintiffs said ICE arrests ...

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Along Texas border, Trump administration sets up tent courts for virtual asylum hearings

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. (Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges)

LAREDO, Texas – The acting heads of the nation’s immigration agencies arrived here Tuesday to visit a makeshift courthouse, built from tents and shipping containers, where the administration will apply the experimental and legally tenuous border policy known as the ...

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Judge reimposes nationwide injunction against Trump’s asylum rules

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WASHINGTON – A federal judge in California on Monday reimposed a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s policy denying asylum to almost all who enter the country after passing through Mexico or a third country. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ...

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New York and two other states sue over Trump immigration rule

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state, New York City, Connecticut and Vermont sued the federal government Tuesday over new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. ...

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Federal court issues split decision on latest asylum restrictions, allowing them to continue in Texas and New Mexico

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the Trump administration’s latest asylum restrictions to take effect Friday in the border states of Texas and New Mexico – but not in California and Arizona – in a ruling that centered on ...

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Trump team loses in defense of migrant shelters that lacked soap

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. (Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges)

A federal appeals court dismissed the Trump administration’s argument that its obligation to detain children in safe and sanitary conditions doesn’t necessarily entail providing them with soap, towels, showers, dry clothing or toothbrushes. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San ...

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Acting Border Patrol chief on Mississippi ICE raids: ‘These aren’t raids’

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

Acting customs and border protection commissioner Mark Morgan said Sunday that the mass immigration raids at Mississippi workplaces last week were not “raids,” disputing the terminology that has been widely used to describe the operation. “I think words matter. These ...

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US has taken nearly 1,000 child migrants from their parents since judge ordered stop to border separations, ACLU says

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Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union told a federal judge Tuesday that the Trump administration has taken nearly 1,000 migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border since the judge ordered the United States government to curtail the ...

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Judge voices doubt over halting latest asylum restriction

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

WASHINGTON – A federal judge said Monday that President Donald Trump’s move to sharply restrict asylum requests from people at the U.S.-Mexico border who are fleeing persecution may have violated a federal law that requires U.S. agencies to give 30 ...

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ACLU, others sue to halt Trump asylum ban

A law enforcement officer walks past ICE log at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Salwan Georges

WASHINGTON – Plaintiffs led by the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the Trump administration in U.S. District Court in San Francisco on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the implementation of a new policy disqualifying most asylum seekers ...

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