A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against a Trump administration attempt to withhold millions of dollars from so-called "sanctuary" jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.
Top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees are demanding documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding plans to send elite law enforcement units typically assigned to the southern border to take
New legislation introduced to the US Congress aims to block federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities, US Senator Patrick Toomey said on Thursday.
Top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday demanded documents from the Trump administration over a White House proposal to release migrants from detention and transport them to "sanctuary cities."
President Donald Trump on Monday signaled he was eager to move forward with a plan to bus undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities — prompting a battle with Democrats that could easily scuttle any nascent congressional movement on the issue.
An Orange County Superior Court judge determined Thursday that California’s “sanctuary state” protections for undocumented immigrants infringe on Huntington Beach's local control as a charter city, making Huntington the first city to successfully challenge the controversial law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump administration were handed another stark defeat in their effort to punish sanctuary cities, with a judge declaring a law the administration had been relying on unconstitutional. In a terse 58-page opinion, a Reagan-nominated district court judge thoroughly rebuked Sessions' efforts to penalize sanctuary cities, saying efforts he has taken to impose immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants are unconstitutional. The judge also called the underlying law that the administration has pointed to as justifying its efforts unconstitutional.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two so-called sanctuary California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country
The president contended that Mayor Libby Schaaf had obstructed justice by tweeting about an impending raid by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And he referred to some immigrants as 'animals.'
Less than a week before he won Virginias gubernatorial election last November in an unexpected landslide, Gov. Ralph Northam was asked by Norfolk TV station WAVY if he would sign a bill to ban sanctuary cities in Virginia. If that bill comes to my desk, I sure will, Northam said, despite having cast a tie-breaking vote to stop that from happening last year. I’ve always been opposed to sanctuary cities.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — The heated battle over immigration exploded in a small Southern California city as elected officials took steps to opt out of a state law limiting coop
The litigation is modeled on an Obama administration drive against Arizona in 2010. After more than a year on defense against a flurry of legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the Justice Department went on offense Tuesday, filing a suit against the State of California that alleges obstruction of federal immigration enforcement.
The Justice Department is giving four so-called sanctuary cities a last chance to show they’re not thwarting enforcement of U.S. immigration law before possibly losing federal grants that help pay for public safety equipment.
AILA welcomed the decision by federal judge Orlando Garcia to enjoin the implementation of several unconstitutional provisions of SB 4, a Texas law targeting immigrant communities which would have taken effect September 1.
The statute, which would have imposed fines and jail time on local officials who refused to assist federal agencies in working to deport illegal immigrants, was set to take effect Friday.
Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators is moving its annual convention from Houston to Chicago in protest of Texas sanctuary cities bill, SB4. The summit draws state legislators, Hispanic organizations, corporate representatives and high-ranking elected officials and diplomats to discuss issues that concern the Hispanic/Latino population, according to the organization website.
The Department of Justice is reviewing letters from 10 local jurisdictions that said they are in compliance with U.S. immigration law, to determine whether to cut federal funding, officials said Thursday, heating up a dispute between so-called sanctuary cities and President Donald Trumps administration.
AILA announced that the associations 2018 Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco, CA, June 13-16, 2018. The conference had been set for Grapevine, TX, but the Board of Governors voted earlier this month to move the event after weighing the potential impact of SB 4.
Faced with the reality of SB-4s ugly shadow hanging over Texas, AILA has made the decision to move its Annual Conference (AC) in 2018, originally scheduled to take place in Texas, to another state. As a member of AILA’s Executive Committee, I worked with my colleagues on the Board of Governors to review our options to determine how best to walk the talk of AILA’s mission. If we as an organization are committed to promoting fair and just immigration laws, how then should we respond when the state where we were to hold our premier event of the year – an event that brings thousands of immigration attorneys, professors, and law students together as well as millions of dollars in revenue and spending power – has passed a law that promotes injustice against our members and clients and is so blatantly contrary to our mission?
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The nations premier immigration attorney conference is boycotting Texas because of the state's tough, new anti-sanctuary cities law. The American Immigration Lawyers Association of attorneys who represent immigrants, announced Wednesday the cancellation of its 3,000-member conference in Grapevine, slated for 2018.
The big fight about the states controversial sanctuary cities ban was not the one on the floor of the state legislature. But watch the above video once, then know that the real fight over the ban, which Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed into law this month, will happen in the courts. The lawsuits are flying on both sides, and here are five legal questions that Texas sanctuary cities ban will have to navigate.
Wednesday, the Texas Senate passed the draconian Senate Bill 4, anti-immigrant legislation that has been referred to as an anti-sanctuary cities bill that in reality is a super-sized version of Arizona’s infamous and racist show me your papers law.
AUSTIN - The Texas House approval Thursday of a so-called sanctuary cities bill that would allow police officers to ask the immigration status of anyone they stop drew widespread condemnation from critics who said the measure will lead to racial profiling and is almost certain to enmesh the state in years of costly litigation.
After 16 hours of heated debate that ran until 3 a.m. Thursday, the Republican majority of the Texas House of Representatives pushed through SB 4, known as the anti-sanctuary city bill. It prohibits cities and counties from enacting laws that prevent the use of local resources for immigration enforcement. During the hearing phase of the bill, even police chiefs and sheriffs spoke out against it, saying that it will undermine public safety.
President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judges ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it ridiculous and vowing to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
President Donald Trumps executive order withholding funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities applies to a small pot of grant money, not the billions of dollars that San Francisco and a California county say is at stake for them, a lawyer with the Department of Justice said Friday.
After President Trump issued his executive order to withhold federal funding to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement, state houses around the country gained new momentum and are now considering their own measures t
New York's attorney general on Thursday published legal guidance for local cities and towns that want to combat tougher federal immigration enforcement expected in the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump.