The Supreme Court said Monday that it would take up two challenges to President Donald Trump’s immigration initiatives, his diversion of military funds to pay for construction of the southern border wall, and a policy that has required tens of thousands of asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their claims are processed.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said the Trump administration could not hold children who enter the U.S. without their parents or an adult guardian in hotels during the pandemic, ordering them to be placed in licensed facilities instead.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation, known informally as the “sanctuary op,” could begin in California as soon as this week. It is designed as a political messaging maneuver to sync with President Donald Trump’s campaign.
A nurse at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Ocilla, Ga., claimed in a whistleblower complaint Monday that female detainees have been subjected to a troublingly high number of hysterectomies while in custody.