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Jul 10, 2019

Monroe County approves lawsuit against Green Light Bill

The Monroe County legislature has voted in favor of commencing litigation against the state of New York against the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, otherwise known as the Green Light Bill. The Green Light Bill, which was officially signed into law June 17, allows foreign identification to be used to obtain a New York […]

May 20, 2019

Appeals court finds Trump administration’s move to end DACA ‘arbitrary and capricious’

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Trump administration had been “arbitrary and capricious” in its bid to end an Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit partially reversed an earlier ruling in the case brought by the immigrant advocacy organization […]

Apr 12, 2019

Analysis: Trump fails to heed courts’ message on overstepping with immigration policies

In at least 25 different rulings, federal courts have blocked virtually every move President Donald Trump has taken on immigration, with some judges admonishing the administration and saying the president’s fury over the tide of migrants flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border does not give him the right to skirt acts of Congress or the U.S. […]

Apr 11, 2019

DHS lawyers signal agency will not send migrants back to Mexico, abiding by court ruling

EL PASO, Texas – A Salvadoran man who had been ordered to wait in Mexico while a U.S. immigration judge decided his asylum claim will be allowed to stay in the United States, one of the first people to gain entry after the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols program was blocked earlier this week. A […]

Apr 9, 2019

Judge blocks Trump plan forcing asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while awaiting court hearings

WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Monday blocked an experimental Trump administration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases make their way through the U.S. immigration court system, a major blow to President Trump’s efforts to stem the surge of crossings at the southern border. U.S. District Court Judge Richard […]

Apr 5, 2019

State selects lawyers to offer legal services to immigrants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Immigration attorneys will be offering legal services in all regions of New York through a program run by the Cuomo administration. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 19 attorneys have been selected to serve as full-time legal counsels providing free services to immigrants who need assistance. The Democrat says the lawyers will be […]

Feb 4, 2019

ICE confirms it is force-feeding detainees on hunger strike

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have confirmed they are force-feeding nine detainees who initiated a hunger strike at an El Paso, Texas, detention center. Ten detainees at the facility are under a self-imposed hunger strike, ICE spokeswoman Danielle Bennett said in an email Saturday. Of the 10, nine are from India and one is from […]

Jan 11, 2019

Federal judge criticizes prosecutors over increase in illegal immigration cases

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A federal judge has spoken out against a sharp increase in Northern Virginia in the prosecution of illegal immigrants for reentering the country after deportation. “I hope this is not the start of a pattern for this year,” Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said in Alexandria federal court last week, noting that there […]

Jan 10, 2019

Record number of migrant families arrested while crossing US border in December

WASHINGTON – A busy December set a record for the number of migrant parents and children taken into custody, as U.S. border agents arrested 27,518 members of “family units,” according to the latest U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics obtained by The Washington Post. Overall, authorities detained 60,782 migrants attempting to enter the United States […]

Dec 24, 2018

Greyhound advises on Border Patrol

Greyhound Lines is expanding alerts to passengers about their rights should immigration agents board buses to demand identification and proof of citizenship. The information includes details on how to file civil rights complaints and ways to support a change to federal law about the warrantless stops. The advisories come amid the holiday travel season and […]

Dec 7, 2018

Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for President Donald Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired, their supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents. Anibal Romero, a lawyer representing Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, […]

Nov 27, 2018

Trump suggests without evidence that some tear-gassed migrants were ‘grabbers’ who took others’ children

GULFPORT, Miss. – President Donald Trump on Monday suggested without evidence that some of the migrants who were tear-gassed at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday were “grabbers” who took others’ children in order to protect themselves. In an exchange with reporters here before heading to Biloxi, Mississippi, to headline a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, […]

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