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The Hill:  Five Burning Questions About Trump’s Immigration Plan

Trump’s Flawed Immigration Plan: Five Burning Questions In the September 3, 2016 edition of The Hill, Mike Lillis reports on Trump’s flawed immigration plan: “Donald Trump on Wednesday offered the most detailed version yet of his plan to tackle illegal immigration, telling a crowd in Phoenix that he was giving them “the truth” on “a  Read more→

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White House Proposes Rule to Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs

White House Proposes Rule to Welcome Immigrant Entrepreneurs Reuters reports that, “The Obama administration proposed a rule on Friday aimed at attracting thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs to start companies in the United States. The rule, proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, would ease the ability of startup founders to build companies if they have  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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Texas Judge Issues Order in DACA Matter

As reported by Politico, a  federal judge slapped an extraordinarily unusual order on Justice Department lawyers on Thursday, saying they misled him about details of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, ordering up names of certain immigrants here illegally and calling on the administration’s attorneys to take a legal ethics course every year. In  Read more→

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AILA Reacts to Obama’s Plans for Surge of Arrests of Families & Unaccompanied Children

Responding to confirmed reports that immigration authorities are planning another surge of arrests aimed at families and unaccompanied children across the nation, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued the following statement: “The Obama Administration’s mistreatment of vulnerable refugees seeking protection from unmitigated violence in Central America is a shameful violation of our nation’s core  Read more→

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The Hill:  Pelosi has ‘Significant concerns’ about ICE deportations |

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is pushing back hard against the Obama administration’s efforts to deport those seeking asylum from violence in Central America. In a statement issued late Tuesday, the California Democrat expressed doubts that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations are reinforced by proper legal protections for those affected, and she amplified concerns  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Obama Appeals Immigration Ruling to Supreme Court 

President Obama will ask the Supreme Court to clear the way for his long-delayed immigration overhaul, administration lawyers said Tuesday, setting up another high-stakes legal contest in the nation’s highest court over the fate of one of the president’s signature achievements. The Department of Justice said in a statement that it will appeal a federal  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Appeals Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plans

A federal appeals court said Monday that President Obama could not move forward with his plans to overhaul immigration rules by providing up to five million people with work permits and protection from deportation. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans, ruled 2 to 1  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Hillary Clinton Plans a More Humane Approach on Immigration 

The New York Times reports, Hillary Clinton, who has been distancing herself from the Obama administration on the environment and foreign policy, has now added immigration to the list. The former secretary of state suggested that President Obama has been too hard on undocumented immigrants during the last six and a half years, and that she  Read more→

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