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NYT: Appeals Court Limits Trump Travel Ban and Allows More Refugees

Appeals Court Limits Trump Travel Ban and Allows More Refugees Miriam Jordan reports for The New York Times on the September 7, 2017 edition about the Appeals Court ruling on Trump’s Travel Ban and How it Benefits Refugees: “A federal appeals court on Thursday reopened the country’s door to thousands of refugees who had been temporarily blocked  Read more→

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NYT: White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000

White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota to Below 50,000 “WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the country over the next year to below 50,000, according to current and former government officials familiar with the discussions, the lowest number since at least 1980. “President Trump promised during his  Read more→

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NYT: Why Common Critiques of DACA Are Misleading

Common Critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Are Misleading In the September 8, 2017 edition of The New York Times, Linda Qiu reports about common critiques of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that are misleading: “Defenders of President Trump’s decision to rescind an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded young immigrants from deportation have offered misleading  Read more→

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Mother Jones Questions: What Will Happen with Dreamers’ Information After DACA Ends

What Will Happen with Dreamers Information After DACA Noah Lanard writes in the September 8, 2017 edition of Mother Jones about Dreamers’ fears: “The government knows where the nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers live, where they’ve traveled, and what they look like. So when President Donald Trump decided to stop protecting them from deportation, there  Read more→

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Trump administration has been considering more aggressive searches of digital devices

Even With Spike, Trump Administration Has Been Considering More Aggressive Searches of Digital Devices The Washington Post reports that “four U.S. lawmakers are introducing a bill aimed at stopping a spike in digital searches of Americans’ cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices at the border. ‘Promising to end a so-called Bermuda Triangle of hazy federal  Read more→

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ICE agents arresting crime victims, witnesses at courthouses

ICE POLICY INCLUDES ARRESTING CRIME VICTIMS AND WITNESSES AT COURTHOUSES The Washington Post reports on the ICE Policy of arresting crime victims and witness: “Immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, a homeland security official said Tuesday, highlighting a growing dispute between the Trump administration and some state court officials who fear  Read more→

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POLITICO:  Trump Falsely Claims ICE Endorsement

Trumps False Endorsement Claim ‘I was endorsed by ICE’- Donald Trump As reported on Politico:  “No, Donald Trump was not endorsed by an entire government agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE). He was endorsed this week by a union of ICE employees, but that’s not the same. The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council (the  Read more→

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AILA: TPS Benefits Extended for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, but their Designation Ends May 21, 2017

TPS Benefits Extended for  Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone – Ends May 21, 2017 USCIS announced that DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is extending TPS benefits for current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status under the designations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone for six months for the purpose of orderly transition before the designations terminate on May 21,  Read more→

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Asylum Applicants

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), the American Immigration Council (AIC), Dobrin & Han, PC, and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) recently filed a class action lawsuit in a federal district court in Washington State on behalf of asylum applicants who have been uninformed about the one-year asylum filing deadline, as well as  Read more→

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Supreme Court to Hear Critical Immigration Case

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s split decision on President Obama’s executive action concerning DACA/DAPA, the nation’s highest court has agreed to hear another critical immigration case. Late last year, the Ninth Circuit upheld an order by a federal district court in California requiring immigration judges to hold bond hearings every six months for  Read more→

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