California laws are getting in the way of the Trump Administration’s ongoing war against immigrants This week, the long-simmering battle between the Trump Administration and California over so-called “sanctuary cities” — also called “safe cities” — escalated when the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Golden State... Continue »
In a profound loss for immigrants living in immigration detention — sometimes indefinitely — the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week they do not have a legal right to periodic hearings to determine if they should be released on bond. Many detainees are lawful permanent residents, asylum seekers, and/or... Continue »
Key observers are weighing in on yesterday’s news that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to bypass the appeals courts in order to take up a DACA case. Coverage is highlighting that the news from the Supreme Court represents a sharp rebuke to the Trump administration, and their continued extremism... Continue »
The following is a statement from David Leopold, Partner/Chair, Immigration Practice Group, Ulmer & Berne LLP and former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association, following the Supreme Court’s decision not to expedite the administration’s challenge to DACA: Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Department of Justice’s (DOJ) attempt to... Continue »
A recording of the event is available here Austin – On a press call, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s oral arguments on SB4 in the Fifth Circuit court of appeals. The hearing took place before a panel of three judges who considered the merits of a preliminary injunction... Continue »
The Trump Administration wants to “establish performance metrics for immigration judges”, reported the Washington Post yesterday, an idea which advocates say might threaten judicial independence and lead to worse outcomes for immigrants and families in deportation cases. The proposal consists of six words tucked into Donald Trump’s “immigration principles”,... Continue »
It looks like Donald Trump didn’t avoid another lawsuit after all. In response to Trump’s decision to rescind DACA yesterday, the Attorneys General of 15 states are suing Trump in an attempt to force the Administration to keep the program. The same AGs in July wrote a letter to... Continue »
Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.
While we join most observers in recoiling from President Trump’s unhinged speech in Phoenix last night, a range of developments from around the country reminds us that Americans are standing up to his divisive vision for the country and rejecting his dark view of immigration and immigrants. Illinois Republican... Continue »
As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) advances a thinly veiled, bigoted agenda, cities and organizations are fighting back against the Administration’s mass deportation policies. The DOJ is facing scrutiny from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which filed open records request yesterday with the federal government... Continue »
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that the police practice of keeping immigrants locked up for the sole purpose of complying with ICE detainers is in violation of state law. The decision is yet another rebuke to the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who have been pushing... Continue »