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Supreme Court Will Decide if U.S. States Can Prosecute Undocumented Immigrants Who Use False Social Security Numbers for Identity Theft

According to reporting from USA Today, the Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to hear an appeal from the state of Kansas — which is leading a coalition of ten other states — regarding  undocumented immigrants using false Social Security numbers to obtain employment. Kansas, along with other conservative leaning states, is seeking…

House Democrats Introduce the ‘Dream and Promise Act’ — A Bill Offering a Path to Permanent Status for 2.5. Million People

As reported by ThinkProgress, House Democrats have formally introduced HR 6 — also known as the ‘Dream and Promise Act’ — a bill that would potentially provide a realistic path to permanent residency for around 2.5 million immigrants. At a time when immigrants are under increased pressure from the Trump Administration, the introduction of this…

Public Radio International: Los Angeles Immigration Court is a ‘Ghost Town’; Government Shutdown Causing Enormous Disruption

As the Trump Administration’s shutdown rolls past the one-month mark, more and more people are being forced to reckon with the damage. Earlier in January, we discussed the impact the federal government shutdown was having on immigration courts. Each day the shutdown goes on, additional immigration hearings are postponed to an uncertain date in the…

The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Program Was Far Larger, More Cruel than Previously Believed

On January 17th, 2019, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration’s immoral family separation policy affected thousands more children than was previously known. This information was released in a new government OIG report — required to be drafted following a federal court order. According to the report from the Office of the Inspector…

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Block Some Migrants From Seeking Asylum

In the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections, President Trump increasingly launched a steady barrage of rhetorical and policy-based attacks of immigrants and immigrant communities. This includes sending military officers to the Southern Border and claiming that he will end birthright citizenship through a blatantly unconstitutional executive order.    In a November 1st speech, the…

Report: President Trump is Preparing an Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

On the morning of October 30th, 2018, Axios released a bombshell exclusive report stating that President Trump is planning to target birthright citizenship. The president has long been a critic of birthright citizenship, and Axios reports that the president is signaling that he will end birthright citizenship through an executive order. According to the story,…

President Trump Does Not Understand the American Immigration System: Debunking Three Common Myths

On October 25th, 2018, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet that once again demonstrated his lack of understanding of United States immigration law and how our immigration system functions. The president stated that members of the so-called ‘caravan’ of migrants coming through Central America are trying to enter the U.S. “illegally” and that they…

The Trump Administration Will Cut the Refugee Cap Again

In October of 2017, the Trump Administration set the refugee ceiling at its lowest level in nearly four decades. At just 45,000 refugees, the Trump Administration’s first ‘cap’ was the lowest set by any Administration since the Refugee Act of 1980 was passed into law and created our current system.   On September 17th, 2018,…

Understanding the Trump Administration’s Harsh New Policy on Student Visa Violations

In August of 2018, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued an updated policy memorandum pertaining to student visa violations. Under this draconian new Administration policy, student visa holders will now be given significantly less leeway when it comes to minor violations of the terms of their visa. In this article, our top-rated Los…

Federal Lawsuit Uncovers Documents Showing that Trump Administration Intervened to Push DHS to Cut Protection for Nicaraguans

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a form of humanitarian-based immigration law relief. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to grant TPS to nationals of countries that are deemed to be too unsafe for the United States to send people. In some cases, TPS is granted after major natural disasters;…