Category: Immigration

Judge blocks new rules for detention of migrant children, parents

The Trump administration is barred by federal court order from enacting new rules aimed at detaining migrant children and their parents for longer periods of time. U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee issued the permanent injunction on Sept…. Read More

The bleak state of the immigration court system

A recent article by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) outlines the current state of the immigration court system and it is bleak: “In a report released earlier this year, the American Bar Association described the U.S. immigration court system… Read More

Lawsuit Asserts Immigration Hearings by Videoconference is Unconstitutional

According to a report by the New York Times, a lawsuit was filed on Tuesday in the Federal District Court in Manhattan, asserting that “detained immigrants could not fully communicate with their lawyers and participate in proceedings when their… Read More

DACA program, upheld by 9th Circuit, faces its day in Supreme Court

The subject of continued court battles, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could see its fate decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. “An Obama-era program granting hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamers protection from deportation will live… Read More

Commerce secretary ordered to testify about Census citizenship question

A Trump administration official will testify out of court about a controversial Census citizenship question, due to a judge’s order. “A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to make its main official behind the 2020 census citizenship… Read More