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A Gay Asylum Seeker Sought Protection in the United States; the Trump Administration Sent him to Guatemala

According to reporting from Buzzfeed News, an LGBT asylum seeker was recently sent to Guatemala as part of President Trump’s new so-called “Safe Third Country” program. This took place despite the fact that Guatemala—a country that is dealing with considerable levels of poverty and violence—is essentially just as dangerous as Honduras and El Salvador. Here,…

Supreme Court Decision Allows Trump Administration’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule to Take Effect

As reported by CNN, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for President Trump’s public charge rule to take effect across the overwhelming majority of the country. In a 5 to 4 vote, the court’s conservative majority granted the administration’s request for extraordinary relief.  As a result, the public charge rule is currently effective in…

Appellate Court Ruling: Huntington Beach—and Other Charter Cities—are Not Exempt from California’s Sanctuary State Law

In response to the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and its draconian policies, California became a sanctuary state. Among other things, California provides much needed legal protection to undocumented immigrants by limiting the amount of cooperation between state and local law enforcement agencies and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Unfortunately, since the bill was passed,…

Are Iranian-Americans Being Detained at the U.S. Border?

On January 2nd, 2020, President Trump ordered an airstrike that killed Qasem Soleimani,  a top Iranian general. By doing so, the administration unilaterally and dramatically heightened tensions across the globe—potentially even pushing the United States closer to a very serious military crisis.  There have been immediate ramifications back at home. At the border, there have…

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in DACA Cases—The Future of the Program is in Jeopardy

On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the set of cases that are likely to decide the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The future of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of DREAMers from deportation is in the fate of a…

Withholding of Removal: Explained

An immigrant who faces a credible fear of persecution in their country of origin may be eligible to obtain asylum protection in the United States. Although asylum is the most well known immigration options for people who face imminent danger in their native country, it is not the only option that is currently available under…

Exclusive Report: Thousands of Children, Including Infants, Returned to Mexico Under Trump Administration Policy

On October 11th, 2019, Reuters released an exclusive investigative report on how the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP)—that being President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy—is impacting young children. Since the policy was unveiled in January of 2019, Reuters found that the United States government has sent approximately 16,000 minors back to Mexico—a figure that includes nearly…

Trump Administration Slashes Refugee Cap Again — Down to a Historic Low of 18,000

According to reporting from The Washington Post, the Trump Administration is set to cut the refugee limit down to 18,000 for the upcoming fiscal year. Not only has President Trump slashed the number of refugees every year that he has been in office, but this will be the lowest cap in the nearly 40-year history…

Disappointing News: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction — Allows Trump Administration’s Latest Asylum Restrictions to Take Effect

According to reporting from the Associated Press, the Supreme Court of the United States will allow the Trump Administration to enforce a devastating new rule that will prevent many Central American migrants from obtaining asylum protections in California and other states. By a vote of seven to two (7-2), the nation’s highest court has allowed…

California Attorney General Promises to Fight Trump Administration’s New “Public Charge” Rule

According to reporting from The Hill, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is vowing to fight back against the Trump Administration’s new “public charge” rules. In a press release, Attorney General Becerra states that Trump Administration’s proposal is a “vile attack on lower income communities of color” and that the rule will “have devastating impacts on…