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Migrant children detail rough reality as judge weighs monitoring

As the U.S. races to meet a court deadline this week to reunite children separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, a judge in Los Angeles is weighing whether to appoint a monitor to oversee ...

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Trump administration reunites just over half of young separated children, says the rest are ineligible

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has released more than half of the youngest children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said, but continues to hold the rest as a court deadline to reunite a much larger group ...

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Judge blocks crackdown on asylum seekers

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ordered the U.S. government to immediately release or grant hearings to more than 1,000 asylum seekers who have been jailed for months or years without individualized case reviews, dealing a blow to ...

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Jeff Sessions ridicules child separation critics as ‘lunatic fringe’ living in ‘gated communities’

The migrant crisis unfolding at the southern border has created new quandaries about the bounds of acceptable political discourse, as Republican officials involved in defending or carrying out the president’s policy of separating migrant children from their families have been ...

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Trump administration pauses legal orientation for immigrants

Immigrant advocates are outraged by a U.S. government decision to put on hold a program that helps tens of thousands of immigrants navigate the country’s complex immigration court system. The $8 million-a-year program that provides legal orientation to immigrants in ...

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Justice Department to halt legal program for detained immigrants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the program’s cost-effectiveness, a federal official said Tuesday. Officials informed the Vera Institute of Justice that ...

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ACLU asks judge to stop indefinite detention of immigrants

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and an organization whose lawyers represent immigrants are asking a New York judge to stop the indefinite detention of some immigrants awaiting deportation. The ACLU and the Brooklyn Defender Services want ...

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Analysis: Why the Trump administration’s sanctuary cities lawsuit against California could backfire

Since coming into office, President Donald Trump has been on the defensive when it comes to one of his signature policies: cracking down on sanctuary jurisdictions. One of the first things he did as president was sign an executive order ...

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ICE makes 46 arrests in recent roundup

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 46 foreign nationals during a recent five-day operation. Half of the arrested individuals had prior criminal convictions.  Of the 23 non-criminal immigration violators, four are fugitives and six illegally re-entered the country after ...

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Trump’s vulgar comment is a gift to lawyers challenging his immigration policies

For nearly a year now, a collection of lawyers challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other immigration policies have argued, with considerable success, that they are driven not by legitimate national security concerns but by bigotry. On Thursday, Trump ...

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Sessions takes aim at judges’ handling of immigration cases

SAN DIEGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially reshaping immigration courts and putting hundreds of thousands of people in greater legal ...

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