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Incarcerated Immigrants in 2016: Their Numbers, Demographics, and Countries of Origin Published: Jun 5, 2018 Via the Cato Institute: Since taking office, President Donald Trump has expanded interior immigration enforcement and made it easier for states and local governments to apprehend and detain illegal immigrants.1 His actions are often based on the widespread perception that illegal immigrants are a significant and disproportionate source of crime in the
Matthew Kolken Quoted in the Daily Beast Published: May 31, 2018 “There’s very little difference between President Trump and President Obama with respect to the jailing of refugee children in deportation internment camps,” said Matt Kolken, a lawyer who also represents children seeking asylum in the U.S. “There’s been a systemic assault on the rights of immigrants by both President Obama and
USCIS to Implement Online Processing of FOIA Requests Published: May 30, 2018 New System Allows Users to Submit and Receive FOIA Requests Digitally WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the launch of our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records SysTem (FIRST), which will eventually allow users to submit, manage, and receive FOIA requests entirely online. Before this change,
Separating Mothers from their Children is Abhorrent and Unfortunately We Have Seen it Before Published: May 29, 2018 This past Memorial Day weekend photographs were published on The USA Today network depicting refugee children sleeping uncovered on concrete floors behind locked gates like stray animals. The photographs were used to illustrate how the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement policies are crimes against humanity. The result was justifiable
Trump Admin Says Schools Should Decide Whether to Report Undocumented Kids to ICE Published: May 23, 2018 Simply appalling. Via Politico: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday that it’s up to individual schools to decide whether to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement if they suspect their students are undocumented. “That’s a school decision. It’s a local community decision,” DeVos said during testimony before
Attorney General Rules on Administrative Closure of Deportation Cases Published: May 18, 2018 For the reasons set forth in the accompanying opinion, I affirm the Board’s order and remand for further proceedings. I hold that immigration judges and the Board do not have the general authority to suspend indefinitely immigration proceedings by administrative closure. Accordingly, immigration judges and the Board may only administratively close a
End of Administrative Closure Undermines Due Process and Will Add to Court Backlogs Published: May 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 17, 2018 AG's Latest Move Further Erodes the Independence of Immigration Judges End of Administrative Closure Undermines Due Process and Will Add to Court Backlogs WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in a precedent decision, the Attorney General of the United States announced that immigration judges and members of the Board of