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LAW360: Legal Groups Call For Independent Immigration Courts

LAW360: Legal Groups Call For Independent Immigration Courts By Natalie Rodriguez | July 14, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT Four prominent legal organizations are urging lawmakers to grant the immigration court system independence from the U.S. Department of Justice, citing growing dysfunction and serious due process concerns within the courts. Representatives from the American Bar Association,  Read more→

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AILA:  ICE raids reportedly starting this Sunday 

Donald Trump’s proposed ICE raids previously scheduled before the 4th of July are now being reported by NYTimes as starting this Sunday 7/14. Reports indicate this enforcement action could impact 2,000 or more families in ten major cities. These cities include: Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and San Diego, Miami, New Orleans,  Read more→

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NBC: allegations of sexual assault on dozens of migrant children held in Arizona

By Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley WASHINGTON — The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends beyond Texas to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona collected by government case managers and obtained by  Read more→

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Hamed Aleaziz BuzzFeed News Reporter Families seeing asylum slip through through the US–Mexico border fence. The Trump administration is attempting to speed up initial screenings of immigrants seeking asylum, a move that advocates say will give immigrants less time to prepare for their interviews or recover from dangerous journeys. Asylum officers have had to wait  Read more→

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AP:  Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

  By The Associated Press July 8, 2019 BOSTON — Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver’s license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers’ knowledge or consent. Public records obtained by the Georgetown Law  Read more→

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The New York Times:  Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex.

By SIMON ROMERO, ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS, MANNY FERNANDEZ, DANIEL BORUNDA, AARON MONTES and CAITLIN DICKERSON This story was a collaboration between The New York Times and The El Paso Times. CLINT, Tex. — Since the Border Patrol opened its station in Clint, Tex., in 2013, it was a fixture in this West Texas farm town. Separated  Read more→

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The New York Times:  What You Need to Know About the Citizenship Question and the Census

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would begin printing forms for the 2020 census that do not include a question about citizenship, abandoning its quest to add the query after being blocked last week by the Supreme Court. The decision was a victory for critics who said asking people whether they are American citizens  Read more→

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Reuters:  Supreme Court to Hear Trump Bid to Ditch ‘Dreamers’ Immigration Program

  WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on June 28 to decide whether President Donald Trump acted lawfully when he moved to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, a key element of his hardline immigration policies. The nine justices  Read more→

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The Washington Post:  DHS expects 25 percent drop in border crossings in June, pointing to U.S., Mexican efforts to deter migration

By Nick Miroff and Maria Sacchetti June 28 The Department of Homeland Security projects that arrests of migrants along the southern border will fall 25 percent this month, a drop that authorities attribute to a Mexican crackdown on Central American migrants and the expansion of an experimental Trump administration program that requires asylum seekers to  Read more→

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