Immigrants Must Have Bond Hearing After Being Held 6 Months, Appeals Court Rules
Immigration
Immigrants Must Have Bond Hearing After Being Held 6 Months, Appeals Court Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Tuesday that detained immigrants facing deportation and possible persecution in their home countries must be given bond hearings after six months. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,... Read More

‘Dreamers’ Fear Loss of Legal Status as USCIS Offices Stay Closed
Immigration
‘Dreamers’ Fear Loss of Legal Status as USCIS Offices Stay Closed

WASHINGTON — For tens of thousands of immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional challenges to staying in the U.S. legally. Adrian Escarate, a 31-year-old “Dreamer” from Chile, needs to renew... Read More

Appeals Court Says White House Can Withhold Funds for Immigrant-Friendly Policies
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Appeals Court Says White House Can Withhold Funds for Immigrant-Friendly Policies

NEW YORK — The Trump administration can withhold millions in crime-fighting grants from states to force cooperation with immigration enforcement, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The decision reversed a lower court decision on the money named for... Read More

Divided Supreme Court Allows White House to Enforce Green Card Rule
Immigration
Divided Supreme Court Allows White House to Enforce Green Card Rule
2020-01-27 22:04:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court split along ideological lines Monday in a decision allowing the White House to proceed with a rule making it harder for immigrants who rely on public assistance to gain legal status. The unsigned order lifts... Read More

Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join  Asylum Line at US Border
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Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join Asylum Line at US Border

MATAMOROS, Mexico — Emma Sánchez waited patiently in line at the foot of a bridge leading across the Rio Grande and into Texas, one of tens of thousands of people stuck on Mexico’s northern border seeking political asylum in the... Read More

Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico
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Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico

p More than 50 members of Congress are calling for an investigation into reports of Customs and Border Protection officials issuing fake court hearing notices to bar asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. even after they’ve been granted asylum. On Friday,... Read More

Cuban Deportations Have More Than Doubled in The Past Year, New Data Shows
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Cuban Deportations Have More Than Doubled in The Past Year, New Data Shows

More than twice as many Cubans were deported this year compared to last year, according to new data released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Wednesday, federal officials released its latest deportation statistics, which showed that 1,179 Cubans were... Read More

US Starts Sending Families Seeking Asylum to Guatemala, Even If They’re Not From There
Immigration
US Starts Sending Families Seeking Asylum to Guatemala, Even If They’re Not From There

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials have started to send families seeking asylum to Guatemala, even if they are not from the Central American country and had sought protection in the United States, the Los Angeles Times has learned. In July, the... Read More

DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says
Immigration
DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security knew it lacked the technology to track more than 26,000 children it expected to separate from their parents at the U.S. southern border in 2018 as part of its controversial “zero tolerance” policy.... Read More

Citizenship, Other Legal Immigration Benefits Are Getting Pricier Under New Trump Policy
Immigration
Citizenship, Other Legal Immigration Benefits Are Getting Pricier Under New Trump Policy

DALLAS — Before falling in love and getting married, Marco Malagon’s chances of obtaining legal status were slim. While his brother is a U.S. citizen and could have petitioned for him, Malagon learned that process would’ve taken years. So in... Read More

Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing
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Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing

WASHINGTON — The Migrant Protection Protocols, a program that has so far forced more than 57,000 migrants to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through the court, is illegal and enables human rights abuses against the vulnerable, a... Read More

Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
Immigration
Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
2019-11-05 20:46:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and Nationality Act related to when a noncitizen can apply for cancellation of a removal order. The case before the court... Read More

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