Judge Upholds Arpaio Contempt Conviction

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton in Phoenix said while President Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio “undoubtedly spared Defendant from any punishment that might otherwise have been imposed. It did not, however, ‘revise the historical facts’ of this case.”

Driver Admits Guilt in TX Immigrant Death Case

The driver of a tractor trailer that transported scores of undocumented immigrants to a San Antonio Walmart in July — leading to 10 deaths — pleaded guilty two charges. Appearing before a federal judge, James Matthew Bradley, 61, admitted his role in the lethal smuggling operation, the deadliest of its kind in more than a decade.

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Anti-Immigrant Resentment: A Threat to Our Justice System?

The career of a Pennsylvania congressman illustrates the racist undercurrents of our immigration debate, writes the author of a recent book on Rep. Lou Barletta. But he adds that Barletta, who rose to prominence by exploiting a murder case allegedly involving undocumented immigrants, also demonstrates how anti-immigrant resentment has undermined the principles of U.S. justice.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban Try

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, who blocked Trump’s second travel ban in March, granted a temporary restraining order against the third one on Tuesday. Watson said Trump’s proclamation last month restricting travel to the U.S. by citizens of six countries still appeared to run afoul of federal immigration law.

DOJ Cites ‘Sanctuary Policies’ in Four Places

The Justice Department says New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Cook County, Il., may be violating a federal law that says local governments cannot limit information sharing with U.S. immigration officials. It is giving those jurisdictions until October 27 to provide evidence demonstrating compliance.