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…