Republican state attorneys general are increasingly turning to the courts in hopes of preserving pieces of former President Trump’s hard-line immigration agenda as President Biden hurries to roll back the policies.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance, marking the latest blow against the regulation.
Fees paid by immigrants applying for asylum, work permits and U.S. citizenship will skyrocket next month, advocates warned in Washington Thursday, arguing the increases are unlawful because the two federal officials who signed off on the hikes were not Senate confirmed.
A federal judge on Friday denied a request by Texas and other states governed by Republicans to immediately end a program launched by Democratic former president Barack Obama that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
The civil liberties organization should use its "considerable resources" to locate the parents, the government argued in a court filing. The U.S. government has deported hundreds of migrant parents without their children in the aftermath of President Trump's now-defunct family separation policy. But now administration officials are arguing that it's the responsibility of the American Civil Liberties Union, not the federal government, to find those deported mothers and fathers.