The Dangerous Expansion of Rushed Deportations Through Expedited Removal

The Dangerous Expansion of Rushed Deportations Through Expedited Removal

Written by on February 8, 2017 in Enforcement, Executive Action with 0 Comments

President Donald Trump’s best known executive actions to date on immigration include his ban on travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations and his directive to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. However, these are not the only orders that will do lasting harm to the nation. Trump’s executive order on the border wall contains another […]

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Homeland Security Secretary Tells Congress Immigration Executive Order Should Have Been Delayed

Homeland Security Secretary Tells Congress Immigration Executive Order Should Have Been Delayed

Written by on February 7, 2017 in Executive Action with 0 Comments

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly testified for the first time since being confirmed by the U.S. Senate in front of the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday in a hearing titled “Ending the Crisis: America’s Borders and the Path to Security.” While the hearing was supposed to focus on border security, much […]

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Congressional Efforts to Repeal Immigration Executive Orders

Congressional Efforts to Repeal Immigration Executive Orders

Written by on February 6, 2017 in Executive Action, Legislation with 0 Comments

Since President Donald Trump announced his immigration executive orders last month on border security, interior enforcement, halting all refugee admissions  and banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days, there has been strong reaction by the public, litigators and on Capitol Hill. Members of the U.S. House of […]

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New Immigration Court Directive Could Weaken Due Process

New Immigration Court Directive Could Weaken Due Process

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Due Process & the Courts, Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

The Trump administration released a memorandum this week–effective immediately–which orders the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review (which manages the immigration courts) to prioritize deportation hearings for certain groups, including any non-citizens who are detained and unaccompanied children who do not have a sponsor.  The memo rescinded preexisting immigration court priorities from early […]

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Mass Deportations Under President Trump Would Devastate U.S. Families, Economy

Mass Deportations Under President Trump Would Devastate U.S. Families, Economy

Written by on February 2, 2017 in Economics, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement, research reveals that carrying out a massive deportation plan would have devastating social and economic effects on the United States. Trump’s executive order effectively makes all undocumented immigrants in the country an “enforcement priority.” The Center for Migration Studies’ (CMS) report found that pursuing […]

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Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on Immigration

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch on Immigration

President Donald Trump announced his choice Tuesday to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia nearly one year ago. In nominating Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch, a Harvard Law School graduate who was confirmed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, President Trump has effectively chosen to […]

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Meet the Plaintiffs Challenging the Discriminatory Nature of President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Meet the Plaintiffs Challenging the Discriminatory Nature of President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Written by on January 31, 2017 in Executive Action, Immigration Courts with 0 Comments

The fallout continues from last week’s immigration executive order, which has been coined the “Muslim Ban.” Several lawsuits have been filed to challenge the executive order, including Ali v. Trump, on the grounds that it violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law and a statutory prohibition against discrimination. The American Immigration Council, […]

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The Public Responds Loudly to President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban

The Public Responds Loudly to President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban

Written by on January 30, 2017 in Enforcement, Humanitarian Protection with 1 Comment

In his first week as president, President Donald Trump unleashed a series of executive orders, thereby launching his first strikes against current and future immigrants and refugees. In response, thousands of Americans mobilized over the weekend, demonstrating against the President’s actions. Strong opposition continues to come from foreign leaders, Congressional leaders, government bureaucrats, business leaders, […]

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President Trump Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day by Banning Refugees and Muslims

President Trump Honors Holocaust Remembrance Day by Banning Refugees and Muslims

Written by on January 28, 2017 in Executive Action, Humanitarian Protection with 0 Comments

President Trump marked the end of his first full week in office with another sweeping Executive Order, this one bringing to a screeching halt the United States’ long history of providing refuge for those seeking protection. Today’s order, Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals, halts all refugee admissions for at least four […]

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Will Congress Fund President Trump’s Executive Order on Border Enforcement?

Will Congress Fund President Trump’s Executive Order on Border Enforcement?

President Donald Trump’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements executive order is an attempt to fulfill his campaign pledge to build a wall at the southern border, to provide additional resources to Border Patrol agents, to curtail due process at the border, and to increase detention along the southern border, including for those who are […]

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