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California Attorney General Files 51-Page Comment Against the Trump Administration’s Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Earlier this year, a draft proposal leaked regarding the Trump Administration’s plan to punish immigrants for using basic social services. By dramatically broadening the definition of a ‘public charge’, the administration seeks to reduce the number of immigrants who are eligible for green cards. Under the proposed rules, immigrants could be deemed ineligible for a…

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,…

Jeff Sessions Imposes Limits on Immigration Judges’ Ability to Dismiss Deportation Cases

The latest anti-immigrant policy to come out of the Trump Administration is a particularly pernicious one. On September 19th, 2018, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new policy that will further restrict the authority that immigration judges have to dismiss deportation cases. According to reporting from Reuters, Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration…

Trump Administration Proposal: Punish Immigrants for Using Basic Social Services

On August 8th, 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that the Trump Administration is planning to roll out a new rule that would punish legal immigrants for using basic social services. The proposal, which has yet to be finalized, would impose penalties on lawful immigrants who are seeking permanent status in the United States if…

Lawsuit Alleges that the Trump Administration is Violating the ‘Travel Ban’ Rules

In June of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld key aspects of President Trump’s ‘travel ban’. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the travel ban was upheld in a highly controversial 5 to 4 decision that split on partisan lines. As of August of 2018, seven countries are subject to…

Moral Failure On Our Southern Border: Trump Administration Separating Families

Recently, disturbing reports have come out regarding Trump Administration’s treatment of migrants who are attempting to obtain asylum in the United States. According to the New York Times, hundreds of young children, many of whom are infants, have been separated from their families at the southern border. Reporters at the New York Times reviewed data…

Federal Judge Rules that Trump Administration Must Restart DACA

On September 5th, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he was ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in sixth months. At the time he called for Congress to take action to protect Dreamers, but in the intervening period the president repeatedly damaged attempts at a DACA deal. The six-month deadline has now come and…

The City of Los Angeles Wins Immigration Policy Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions, DOJ

Last year, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was cutting off grant money for certain ‘sanctuary cities’. The stated goal of the DOJ’s policy change was to force these jurisdictions to give up their sanctuary status in exchange for keeping their DOJ grant money. Several major U.S. cities,…

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…

ICE Raids

United States Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency responsible for overseeing border security and immigration. In the early weeks of the Trump Administration, there have been reports that ICE is increasing raids within American communities. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Trump Administration have continuously failed to provide the…