Category: Immigration

ACLU alleges abuse of children by Customs and Border Protection

Immigrant children who crossed the border suffered abuse and neglect from federal officials, according to a report released May 23 by the ACLU’s Border Litigation Project in partnership with the University of Chicago Law School. “Elbowing children in… Read More

If Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban, will it rein in district judges who have opposed it?

A travel ban that limits immigration may secure a key legal victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, based on comments from justices on April 25, a major newspaper predicts. The L.A. Times reports, “The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sounded… Read More

With separate process, ICE arrests generate more scrutiny

It’s increasingly likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will end up reviewing the procedures used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for immigration arrests, according to experts who see this area of law growing more contentious. The process… Read More

California court backlogs persist in civil, criminal arenas

Budget cuts have contributed to delays in the processing of civil cases in California Superior Courts, a television news investigation revealed. NBC Bay Area reported on the problem five years ago, confirming a situation covered by the state’s… Read More

Appeals court upholds Texas ban on ‘sanctuary cities’

A Texas ban on “sanctuary cities,” which threatens sheriffs, police chiefs and other officials with jail time and removal from office if they do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities, can take effect while legal challenges proceed, an… Read More