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,
A North Carolina official said that compliance with the federal subpoena “will materially affect the ability of county administrators to perform time-critical tasks ahead of absentee voting and early voting.”
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.”
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.
Yovanny Ontiveros-Cebreros arrived at a Sacramento court last week expecting to plead not guilty to drug charges and be allowed to go home. Instead, he was arrested for illegal entry into the U.S. California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye calls such arrests “disruptive, shortsighted and counterproductive.”
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.
Over two years, authorities have raided almost 200 stash houses in the Laredo, Tx. area, Nearly 1,300 migrants — the vast majority of them poor and desperate — have been removed from the homes and arrested, according to the Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.
Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds said she was “angry that a broken immigration system allowed a predator like this to live in our community.” The defendant’s attorney denies that Cristhian Rivera is in the U.S. illegally.
U.S. immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they did not understand, according to a complaint to be filed Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the American Immigration Council.