The proposal was outlined in an 11-page draft memo obtained by the Associated Press. It calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement in as many as 11 states–California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. The White House denied the report.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest cite serious, often life-threatening deficiencies in the medical care provided to people detained in New York City-area immigration detention facilities. The advocacy group’s report comes amid a renewed federal push to find and arrest undocumented immigrants.
Nearly 15,000 hate crime were reported from July to September 2016, up more than 25 percent from the year before. the most cases were reported in Manchester, West Yorkshire and London, and Poles and other Eastern Europeans were common targets.
Officials say 75 percent of those arrested were “criminal aliens,” meaning anyone who entered the U.S. illegally or overstayed or violated the terms of a visa. Some 11 million people in the U.S. fit that description.
Judge Leonie Brinkema concluded that President Trump’s travel ban from seven predominantly Muslim countries probably violates the First Amendment’s protections for freedom of religion. She cited Trump’s campaigns for a “Muslim ban.”
Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Obama says Congress refused to add to her $6 billion budget. She wonders if lawmakers will give President Trump the 10,000 additional employees he wants.
President Trump has vowed to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. Raids in at least six states nabbed people without crime histories, a departure from Obama administration policy.
President Trump signed an executive order promising to punish “sanctuary jurisdictions” that “attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States.” The order threatened cuts to federal funding and public shaming of “any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers.” Court rulings have dissuaded even red-state sheriffs from honoring detainers, fearing that doing so would make them vulnerable to civil rights lawsuits.
The unanimous ruling rejected Justice Department arguments to overturn a lower-court judge. Litigation will go forward in about 20 legal challenges to the travel ban across the nation. The President vows to go forward, tweeting “SEE YOU IN COURT…”