Feds Will Change Rules on Detention of Migrant Children

The Trump administration said it is preparing to circumvent limits on the government’s ability to hold minors in immigration jails by withdrawing from the Flores Agreement, the federal consent decree that has shaped detention standards for underage migrants since 1997. The maneuver is almost certain to land the administration back in court,

DACA Illegal, Challenge Filed Too Late, Judge Rules

Federal judge Andrew Hanen in Texas said he likely will rule against the legality of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but refused to issue an injunction, saying “the egg has been scrambled (and) to try to put it back in the shell… does not make sense nor serve the best interests of the country.”

More Passports Denied in Immigration Crackdown

A growing number of people whose official birth records show they were born in the U.S. are being denied passports, their citizenship suddenly thrown into question. The Trump administration is accusing hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hispanics along the border of using fraudulent birth certificates since they were babies.

Only 1/4 of Democrats Want to Abolish ICE

Even as they don’t want to dismantle the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, 57 percent of Democrats view ICE negatively, including nearly three-fourths of those who describe themselves as liberal, said a poll released Monday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Republicans largely view the agency favorably.