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Judge Rejects Long Detentions of Migrant Families, Dealing Trump Another Setback

By | July 10th, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration on Monday lost a bid to persuade a federal court to allow long-term detention of migrant families, a significant legal setback to the president’s immigration agenda.

In a ruling that countered nearly every argument posed by the Justice Department, Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Federal

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Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape

By | July 2nd, 2018|Immigration|

LOS ANGELES — Marlon Parada, a construction worker in Los Angeles, already was worried when he got an urgent call from his cousin in Honduras, asking if he would agree to take in the cousin’s 14-year-old daughter. She’d been taken from her mother while attempting to cross the border and detained in Houston,

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Trump administration began separating children from parents earlier than thought, study shows

By | June 29th, 2018|Immigration|

Even before the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect in May, parents who crossed the border illegally ended up deported without the children they came with, according to a new report.

At least 228 children were left behind when their parents were

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It’s not just criminals — ICE is nabbing lawful permanent residents too

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

In 2001, Jose Luis Garcia was convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Whatever tumult it caused within his family, the event seemed to fade with every passing year as Garcia became a grandfather and inched closer toward retirement.

Earlier this month, the nearly 20-year-old conviction came roaring back when immigration agents arrested the 62-year-old as

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Cities Cut Government Contracts for Immigrant Detention as Protests Grow

By | June 28th, 2018|Immigration|

EL PASO — In Texas, officials near Austin terminated a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain dozens of migrant mothers who had been arrested and separated from their children. In California, Sacramento County ended a multimillion-dollar deal with ICE

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Separated at the border, parents and children must deal with a web of agencies

By | June 27th, 2018|Immigration|

In a rare retreat last week, President Trump signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating children from parents illegally crossing into the United States. By then, though, more than 2,000 migrant children were in the hands of the federal government, which

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Federal Judge in California Halts Splitting of Migrant Families at Border

By | June 27th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday temporarily stopping the Trump administration from separating children from their parents at the border and ordered that all families already separated be reunited within 30 days.

Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the Federal District Court in San Diego said

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Border Officials Suspend Handing Over Migrant Families to Prosecutors

By | June 26th, 2018|Immigration|

McALLEN, Tex. — The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place.

Kevin K. McAleenan, the commissioner

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

By | June 26th, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump acted lawfully in imposing limits on travel from several predominantly Muslim nations, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The vote was 5 to 4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said that Mr. Trump had ample

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Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

By | June 25th, 2018|Immigration|

President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the United States illegally should be sent back immediately without due process or an appearance before a judge.

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,”

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