Rob Krentz, a prominent Arizona rancher, was found shot to death 30 miles from the Mexican border in 2010, and the case was used to justify the state’s harsh immigration laws. But seven years later, it is far from certain that his killer was in the U.S. illegally.
The Supreme Court blocked a lawsuit against former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI director Robert Mueller over claims they crafted and executed unlawful detention policies after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
The shutdown of a program for undocumented parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents doesn’t affect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which is still under study.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously rules that “immigration … is not a one-person show.” Now that two appellate courts have agreed, the Supreme Court may not step in to the dispute quickly.
Crime rates in California have plummeted—especially among youth—over the last 35 years. At the same time, nonwhites have become the majority in the state. The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice says the parallel trends refute arguments that immigration threatens public safety.
With 6,500 immigration prisoners in Eloy, Az., CoreCivic, previously the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), is now the town’s biggest employer and taxpayer, contributing about $2 million to its $12 million budget. It is expected to grow in the Trump administration.
San Antonio and Austin ask a federal court to void a measure scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1 that would allow peace officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and punish officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents by turning over immigrants subject to possible deportation.