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AILA: TPS Holders Impacted by Immigration Scams

by Anna Gallagher This past year, the Trump Administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for six countries (El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan), threatening the legal status of more than 300,000 individuals that collectively comprise 98% of all TPS program participants. In response, several lawsuits challenging the termination of TPS  Read more→

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The Hill: ICE nominee refuses to rule out future family separations

Trump’s nominee to run U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said separating families at the border could be an option for the future to deter future migrants to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The White House is currently considering a policy that would give detained parents awaiting deportation hearings an option to either remain detained  Read more→

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HuffPost: Trump Reportedly Plans To Fire DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen In Coming Weeks

President Donald Trump plans to fire Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in the coming weeks in what would be the latest major shakeup in the White House following last week’s midterm elections, according to a report Monday in The Washington Post. The president has grown frustrated with Nielsen’s action on immigration since she  Read more→

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AILA: Trump’s “action guts key due process protections for asylum seekers”

On November 9, 2018, President Trump issued a proclamation that, in combination with a rule promulgated by DHS and DOJ, bars from seeking asylum any individuals who enter the United States from Mexico between ports of entry. While affected individuals may still seek relief in the form of withholding of removal or protection under the  Read more→

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The Nation: the attorney general was one of Trump’s most effective champions–both men have based their vision for the country on white supremacy; Sessions did everything in his power to complement Trump’s brutality

Jeff Sessions is out. At the request of the president, the attorney general submitted his resignation letter to the White House the day after this week’s midterm elections. His ouster was long expected. Ever since Sessions recused himself in March 2017 from overseeing the Justice Department investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election,  Read more→

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The Wall Street Journal: Ninth Circuit holds administration voiced inadequate and flawed reasons for its decision to terminate DACA.

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to move ahead with its planned cancellation of a program that has provided protections and benefits to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were children. The ruling, by a three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,  Read more→

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Bloomberg Law: Trump Immigration Fraud Focus Yields Limited Results

Rooting out fraud in the immigration system has been one of the key missions of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under the Trump administration. So far, not much has surfaced. It’s “shocking” to see “how little fraud they have found,” Angelo Paparelli of Seyfarth Shaw in Los Angeles told Bloomberg Law. The focus on “the  Read more→

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