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Part of Immigration Law Struck down by Supreme Court

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court stated that an aspect of federal law, making it simpler to deport immigrants convicted of violent crimes, cannot be enforced because it is too vague. The ruling was made 5-4, with new Justice, Neil Gorsuch, agreeing with the four liberal justices, over the catchall provision within US immigration law, which …

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Half of Californians Support Travel Ban and Deportations

Almost 50 percent of people in California support the travel ban from certain countries implemented by President Donald Trump in addition to the deportation of undocumented immigrants. The results of a new poll cast doubt on the conventional wisdom that Golden State residents disagree with the hard line on immigration that has been taken by …

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ICE Praised Immigrant Program Headed for Suspension

A government memo, obtained by the Washington Post, reveals that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) praised a legal aid program educating detained immigrants on their legal rights, which is set to be suspended by the Department of Justice to audit its effectiveness, just four months before the announcement. In the memo, sent on 30 November …

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Bipartisan Lawmakers Push DACA Immigration Bill

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives came under pressure to debate legislation that would protect young undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation from the US. A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday by a bipartisan group of lawmakers consisting of both Democrats and Republicans to reveal their plans to force the full House to …

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Watchdog to Investigate Immigrant Family Separations

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security is to investigate whether immigrant families are being improperly separated in immigration custody by the Trump administration, a letter sent by the Inspector General to Illinois Senator, Dick Durbin, has revealed. The letter states that the Inspector General will examine whether the children of asylum seekers …

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California Cities Resist State’s Trump Opposition

An increasing number of local governments within California are standing against the efforts by their own state to resist the immigration crackdown pursued by the Trump administration, with political experts seeing politics in play even as Republicans attempt to get voters fired up in a state where the Democrats normally reign supreme. Ever since the …

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DOJ Says Louisville Is Complying with Federal Law

After a review, the Department of Justice has found that the newly enacted Separation Ordinance in Louisville Metro complies with federal law. Metro Council members were given the news on Sunday by the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office. Metro Council President David James said they were confident they were handling a public safety issue and never …

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New Legislation Targets Employers of Undocumented Immigrants

The federal immigration raid at a slaughterhouse in East Tennessee last week has prompted legislation to be drafted by a state Senator that would result in much harsher financial and legal punishments for employers who exploit undocumented immigrants. Nashville Senator Jeff Yarbro said that someone should bear responsibility when orphans are created as a result …

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Tech Companies in Canada Benefit from US Immigration Changes

Many tech companies in the United States have come out against the increasingly tough immigration policies that have been implemented by the Trump administration. The crackdowns on sanctuary cities, stepping up of deportation efforts, and reviews of specialty US visa programs are prompting complaints by firms like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft about valuable talent …

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Trump Administration Sued over Immigrant Couple Separation

A lawsuit has been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging an alleged pattern of detaining undocumented immigrants who are trying to become legalized citizens by marrying those with US citizenship. The ACLU filed the proposed class action against the Trump administration in a Boston federal court late on Tuesday, alleging that families …

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