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Federal judge expands class action definition in lawsuit against ICE over border separations
A federal judge granted a motion on Friday to expand the class definition in a class action lawsuit against the Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency. In the original complaint, the plaintiff, Ms. L, sought to reunite with her seven-year-old d (More)
16-state coalition sues Trump over border wall emergency declaration
A 16-state coalition filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration on Monday, requesting the court to issue a judicial determination that Trump's national emergency declaration over the southern border wall is unconstitutional. C (More)
Report finds thousands more immigrant children separated from parents than previously reported
The Office of Inspector General for the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) released a report on Thursday which found that the number of children separated from their parents or guardians by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are th (More)
DOJ to appeal ruling on asylum policy
The US Department of Justice said on Tuesday that it plans to appeal a decision by a federal judge in California blocking the Trump administration's rule denying asylum to migrants illegally crossing the southern border of the US. In addition to (More)
Federal judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule to deny asylum to migrants who illegally cross the southern border into the US, saying the policy likely violates fede (More)
Trump signs proclamation blocking asylum seekers caught at US-Mexico border
The Trump White House issued a proclamation on Friday that bans migrants caught entering the US unlawfully from seeking asylum. The ban's stated purpose is to funnel immigrants from Mexico and Central America to ports of entry along the border, w (More)
Trump administration blocked from ending DACA protections
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy. The Ninth Circuit upheld the ruling that (More)
Migrant Invasion!
The Constitution provides that a President has few enumerated powers. He is head of the executive branch and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces (in times of war). That is it. A President cannot make laws. However, a President can recommend (More)
Birthright Citizenship and the U.S. Constitution
The latest rumblings of the current administration inform us of President Trump’s plan to completely ignore the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and instead sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for children (More)
National Guard and Active Duty Lend a Hand to Civil Authorities on the Border
In April and October, President Trump proclaimed his intention to send National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border as an anti-illegal immigration measure. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Customs and Border Protection reported apprehension (More)
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