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Trump Push for Dramatically Expanded Deportation Force Runs into Scandal and Opposition

DHS Shut Out Congress and Attorneys During Muslim Ban Chaos, DHS Inspector General Challenges Need for Expansion The Trump Administration and Republican allies are pushing for billions in additional funding to beef up the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) deportation force, including 15,000 new ICE and CBP agents. But revelations and reports that came out yesterday … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “When Family Isn’t Family: Trump Muslim Ban Edition”

Earlier this week, immigration attorney and former AILA president David Leopold provided a unique take on the Supreme Court’s decision on IRAP v. Trump – namely, that it wasn’t the win the Trump Administration has been claiming. Leopold warned, however, that “the real concern after yesterday’s ruling is not that the Supreme Court made a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Why the Supreme Court’s Travel Ban order was a stunning defeat for Donald Trump”

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban,Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. The immediate reaction from the President and his administration was a celebration of their big win against … Continue reading »

Advocates Respond to SCOTUS Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to review two major legal challenges to Trump’s Muslim ban, Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Trump v. Hawaii. The cases will be consolidated for oral argument and heard during the October 2017 term. In addition, the Court upheld one part of the ban, while allowing another provision of it … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Supreme Court Decision in IRAP V. Trump and Analyze Implications

In response to today’s news that the Supreme Court will hear the Muslim/travel ban case in October and will allow a limited version of the ban to take effect, legal experts and advocates analyzed the developments and larger implications. A recording of today’s event is available here. Becca Heller, Director of International Refugee Assistance Project, said: The announcement … Continue reading »

Another Loss for Trump: 4th Circuit Says Trump’s Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

Is Trump tired of winning yet? The 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals announced its ruling on Trump’s Muslim ban today, writing that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” The ruling actually addresses Trump’s second Muslim ban, the revised version that was announced in March and targeted six countries. As in … Continue reading »

This Week in the Immigration Debate: Courts Step in to Block Trump Muslim and Refugee Ban; Trump’s Deportation Force Funding Request

Legal experts and advocates gathered in a conference call with reporters today to discuss the Hawaii and Maryland court rulings against Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, and a $3 billion supplemental funding request to Congress to expand Trump’s deportation force and immigrant detention camps. A recording of today’s event is available here. Tom Jawetz, Vice … Continue reading »

The Incredible Shrinking Presidency: The More Trump Speaks, the Weaker He Gets

The more President Donald Trump articulates his dangerous, extreme and dystopian view of America, the weaker he gets as a president. Yesterday, two different federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s second attempt at a Muslim and refugee ban, citing that the public statements of candidate and President Trump and his advisers made clear the … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban

On a press call tonight, legal experts analyzed the latest developments in the litigation against President Trump’s second take on an unconstitutional and un-American Muslim and refugee ban. Tonight, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson froze Trump’s executive order nationwide. We are still awaiting rulings from two other federal cases – one in Maryland and … Continue reading »

Progressive Leaders Condemned Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration and Call on Congress to Protect Immigrants

On the heels of the revised Muslim and refugee ban, civil rights and progressive leaders condemned Trump’s cruel executive orders on immigration and called on Congress to protect immigrants and stand up for American values of inclusion and fairness. In recent weeks, immigrant communities across the country have seen an increase in racial profiling, incarceration, … Continue reading »