Ex-Judges to ICE: Stop Arrests in Courthouses

Dozens of former state and federal judges are asking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to add courthouses to the list of “sensitive locations” where their officers generally do not go. saying, “Our justice system cannot function effectively — if victims, defendants, witnesses, and family members do not feel secure in accessing the courthouse,”

Ninth Circuit Upholds Block on Trump Asylum Ban

A U.S. appeals court refused to allow the Trump administration to enforce a ban on asylum for immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The ban is inconsistent with an existing law and an attempted end-run around Congress, said a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit panel in a 2-1 decision.

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New Jersey AG Assails ‘Harebrained’ Federal Immigration Policies

In a blunt talk to students and faculty at John Jay College, Gurbir Grewal said state attorneys-general have been critical to the struggle against “harebrained” federal efforts to criminalize immigrants over the past two years. But conservative federal court appointments will make things tougher, he warned.

NYC Federal Judge Rules for States in ‘Sanctuary’ Dispute

Seven states and New York City sued the Justice Department, arguing they were being unfairly denied grant funds for refusing to give certain details about illegal immigrants to the federal government. A judge ruled in their favor, joining judges in other areas who have issued similar rulings saying state and local governments are entitled to get federal anticrime aid.