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16 May 2020

INSIGHT Immigration Courts Need Independence From the Justice Department

The Covid-19 crisis and mismanagement of immigration courts by the Justice Department demonstrates why the courts need to be independent. Lauren Reiff, supervising attorney in the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Immigrant Protection Unit, says the health care and safety of the staff, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and immigrants is now at risk.
The Covid-19 crisis and mismanagement of immigration courts by the Justice Department demonstrates why the courts need...

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14 May 2020

House aid package contains key immigration measures

The latest coronavirus relief package unveiled Tuesday by House Democrats contains a handful of immigration-related provisions very likely to become flashpoints during negotiations. A couple, however, may have a fighting chance at bipartisan support. The bill contains provisions allowing immigrant physicians engaged in U.S. work related to COVID-19 to bypass a long wait for a ...
The latest coronavirus relief package unveiled Tuesday by House Democrats contains a handful of immigration-related...
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Stephen Miller: The campaign to cut immigration to the United States amid the coronavirus pandemic

In a late-night tweet last month, President Donald Trump teased a sweeping executive order that would suspend immigration to the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, building up anticipation among allies who for years have urged Trump to reduce levels of immigration. But the text of the proclamation, released days later, fell far short of the President's promise.
In a late-night tweet last month, President Donald Trump teased a sweeping executive order that would suspend...
2 May 2020

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Attempt to Withhold Funds From Sanctuary Cities

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.
A U.S. appeals court on Thursday ruled against a Trump administration attempt to withhold millions of dollars from...
21 Apr 2020

Scant Testing in US Migration System Risks Spreading Virus

The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere aboard regular deportation flights, migrants' advocates said Friday.
The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus...
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14 Apr 2020

Millions of Taxpaying Immigrants Will Not Get Stimulus Checks

The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major exclusion: millions of immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. but work here and pay taxes.
The $2.2 trillion package that Congress approved to offer financial help during the coronavirus pandemic has one major...

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11 Apr 2020

Immigrant doctors face challenges to work, even in coronavirus pandemic

Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the worst pandemics the nation has ever seen: Ensuring their paperwork will allow them to work in the United States.
Doctors and other health care workers who are not U.S. citizens are facing a second challenge as they fight one of the...
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9 Apr 2020

U.S. Immigration Officials Evaluate Vulnerable Detainees for Possible Release Amid Pandemic

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness.
U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus...
7 Apr 2020

Immigration Lawyers Sue to Keep Foreign Nationals in Lawful Status

The American Immigration Lawyers Association filed suit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today seeking the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for individuals on nonimmigrant visas, a group that includes students and exchange scholars and foreign healthcare workers with temporary visas. “This Court should declare
The American Immigration Lawyers Association filed suit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today seeking...

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2 Apr 2020

DACA: Will SCOTUS let Trump deport 27,000 healthcare workers despite coronavirus?

Medical and healthcare associations warned the high court last year that in a pandemic, the US healthcare worker shortage would be greatly exacerbated by the Trump administration's decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
Medical and healthcare associations warned the high court last year that in a pandemic, the US healthcare worker...
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24 Mar 2020

$2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package Stalls in U.S. Senate

A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big businesses.
A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it...

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17 Mar 2020

Full appeals court to hear McGahn, border wall cases

The full bench of the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to weigh in on two legal fights critical to President Donald Trump: whether the House can use the courts to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, and whether the House can sue to block Trump's effort to fund border wall construction over Congressional objections.
The full bench of the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to weigh in on two legal fights critical to...
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12 Mar 2020

CDC chief says it’s wrong to call COVID-19 a Chinese virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday that it was wrong to refer to the novel coronavirus as a Chinese coronavirus, breaking with a slew of GOP lawmakers who have attached the label
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Tuesday that it was wrong to refer to...
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29 Feb 2020

Justice Department creates unit to denaturalize citizens who did not disclose crimes

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has created a stand-alone denaturalization section to strip citizenship from foreigners who failed to disclose their criminal past or otherwise lied in the naturalization process.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has created a stand-alone denaturalization section to strip...
29 Feb 2020

Remain in Mexico immigration program dwindles as Trump administration deports more migrants using new policies

Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are...
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25 Feb 2020

This latest trick from the Trump administration is one of the most despicable yet

A new policy is keeping hundreds of families from obtaining visas. Over the past few months, the Trump administration has quietly been rolling out a Kafkaesque new processing policy for select categories of visas: If any fields on a form are left blank, it will automatically be rejected. Even if it makes no sense for the applicant to fill out that field.
A new policy is keeping hundreds of families from obtaining visas. Over the past few months, the Trump administration...
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20 Feb 2020

Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 Election, a Blue Wave Is Rising in the Cities, Polling Analysis Shows

As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans' interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.
As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans' interest in voting is growing faster in...
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20 Feb 2020

Top Democrats demand answers on DHS plans to deploy elite agents to sanctuary cities

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
Top Democrats on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees are demanding documents from the Department of...

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15 Feb 2020

Harris, Castro introduce resolution condemning Trump aide Stephen Miller

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced a resolution Thursday condemning White House adviser Stephen Miller and calling for his resignation, citing his role in the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies and emails showing he promoted stories from white nationalist publications.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) introduced a resolution Thursday condemning White House...
15 Feb 2020

Trump Administration Taking $3.8 Billion More From Military for Mexico Border Wall

The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a wall on the border with Mexico, a central promise of President Donald Trump's campaign for the White House four years ago and bid this year for a second term.
The U.S. Defense Department sent Congress a request to shift nearly $4 billion from the military budget to pay for a...
11 Feb 2020

Trump to Make Lower, $2 Billion Spending Request for Border Wall: Officials

U.S. President Donald Trump will request $2 billion in new funding for border wall construction in his 2021 budget, substantially less than he sought last year, according to senior administration officials.
U.S. President Donald Trump will request $2 billion in new funding for border wall construction in his 2021 budget,...

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28 Jan 2020

Supreme Court: John Roberts should see this video before ruling on DACA

Matthew Albence, acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said on Thursday that ICE will deport immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if the Supreme Court strikes it down later this year. That statement seems tocontradict Chief Justice John Roberts's understanding that such deportations will not happen.
Matthew Albence, acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said on Thursday that ICE will deport...
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23 Jan 2020

Northeastern student from Iran removed from US is just the latest sent away at Logan

Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi is one of at least three Iranian students barred from attending Boston-area schools since September. One of the students hoped to attend Harvard, and another was in the middle of earning an advanced degree at Northeastern.
Mohammad Shahab Dehghani Hossein Abadi is one of at least three Iranian students barred from attending Boston-area...
22 Jan 2020

Migrants Enter Slowly at Guatemala-Mexico Border After Scuffles

Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were pushed back by Mexican security forces.
Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the...
21 Jan 2020

Trump administration to take aim at birth tourism in expected change to visa guidelines

An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign nationals giving birth on US soil to ensure their children become American citizens, according to a State Department official.
An upcoming change to State Department visa guidelines is expected to take aim at birth tourism, the practice of foreign...
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