Immigration Law Blog

 

Is ICE Targeting ‘Sanctuary Cities’ for Enforcement?

On September 29th, 2017, Mercury News reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently arrested at least 498 people in a four-day national immigration sweep. This is a sudden and very concerning increase in immigration enforcement action. Once again, it is another highly public action taken by the agency in an effort to intimidate…

What Will Happen to Sanctuary Cities if They Lose Government Funding?

President Donald Trump has long been a critic of sanctuary cities. During the 2016 campaign, and upon taking office, the president has made threats to cut off federal funding from sanctuary jurisdictions. In late July, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a move that is turning some of the president’s bluster on the issue of sanctuary…

Are California Immigration Facilities Failing and Ill Equipped?

Recently, the Los Angeles Times filed a disturbing story on California’s failing immigration detention facilities. There are very serious questions being raised about how immigrants are being treated within these facilities. This is a big problem in both California and all around the United States. As the Trump Administration aggressively seeks to detain more and…

DACA Alternatives: immigration options after DACA ends

Trying to follow the news about DACA can give you whiplash. First, Donald Trump decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), leaving some 800,000 young people without access to employment authorization and protection from deportation. Now it appears that Democrats and Trump may have reached a DACA Deal, which would make DACA the…

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals): How to Protect it and Why You Should

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (or DACA, as it is more commonly known) is a policy that lets those who came into the country as children get access to a (renewable) two-year reprieve from potential deportation. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration has been openly hostile to the continuation of this vitally important program. As…

Growing Concerns of Sub-Par Safety and Care Inside U.S. Detention Facilities

The United States maintains the largest immigration detention system on the entire planet. According to the Detention Watch Network, a coalition committed to exposing injustice in the immigration system, more than 430,000 people enter into ICE detention facilities every single year. Alarmingly, there are serious concerns of the treatment that people receive when they are…
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