Immigration Law

Attorneys spar over Texas immigration law in federal court

Opponents of Texas’ state-based immigration law told a federal judge Monday that allowing the controversial measure to stand would pave the way for a …

Immigration

Texas Latinos greet court date for 'show me your papers' SB4 immigration law

A federal judge will hear arguments to decide whether the harsh anti-sanctuary cities law will take effect in September. The Trump White House is watching<p>Anger at Texas’ strict new immigration law simmered as a thousand Latino policymakers and advocates gathered in Dallas this weekend, ahead of a …

Immigration

A lawyer's ignorance of immigration law shouldn't lead his client to deportation

The Supreme Court struck a blow for common sense today in a decision that will let a non-citizen back out of a plea deal his lawyer persuaded him to take even though it set him up for deportation – the one thing he was trying to avoid.<p>Jae Lee was born in South Korea and moved with his family to the …

Karen Handel

Department of Justice sides with Texas on 'sanctuary cities' lawsuit | Politics

<i>Updated at 1 p.m. with comment from White House press secretary Sean Spicer.</i><p>The Department of Justice on Friday sided with Texas in the lawsuit …

Immigration

Targeted: Undocumented Black Immigrants Under Trump

The United States of America, from its emergence as a sovereign nation and the creation and ratification of the Constitution, has been deeply …

Immigration

'Sanctuary Cities' challenge being explored by Justice Department, report says

The Justice Department is looking into new legal theories in an attempt to challenge "sanctuary cities" in court, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Potential legal moves would be geared toward forcing municipalities to assist President Donald Trump’s aggressive deportation efforts.<p>If …

Immigration

Correction: Arizona Immigration Law-Play story

In a story June 23 about a play focused on Arizona's 2010 immigration law, The Associated Press reported erroneously the actor who has the lead role …

Immigration

Trump vows to pursue new immigration law that already exists

At his campaign rally in Iowa last night, Donald Trump received a very warm welcome from his audience, but one of the president’s ideas received an …

Immigration

Trump gets cheers for proposing an immigration law Bill Clinton passed 20 years ago

President Donald Trump enthusiastically told a enraptured crowd Wednesday night that he wanted to crack down on immigration by enacting a law that …

Immigration

Trump wants to enact immigration law — but it already exists

Trump wants to get to work enacting a law prohibiting immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for at least five years.

Immigration

Democrats want more Texas communities to join suit against immigration law

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information that the Trump administration is reportedly expected to intervene in the lawsuit …

Immigration

Things you need to know about immigration and citizenship law

Here are the five most important things you need to know about immigration and citizenship law:<p>1. To naturalize, you must have been a permanent …

Immigration

Appeals Court Avoids Moral Issue of Travel Ban

The 9th Circuit's ruling against Trump, based on details of immigration law, is a risky way to shut down a troublesome order.<p>Could President Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban be struck down without ever mentioning that it’s anti-Muslim? That’s what a panel decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals …

Immigration

National injunctions — only in immigration law?

Federal courts have routinely issued national injunctions in the litigation over the “travel ban.” (If you need a quick overview on national injunctions, go to this post from last week.) One of the justifications given for these injunctions is that immigration law is different. Immigration law …

Immigration

Donald Trump's travel ban suffers new court defeat

President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of …

India News

Supreme Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Immigration Law

The court rules that ‘stunningly anachronistic’ stereotypes about the sexes couldn’t justify a preference for women over men<p>WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court Monday struck down an immigration law that treated unmarried mothers better than unmarried fathers, ruling that “stunningly anachronistic” …

Judiciary

Another appeals court rules against Trump's revised immigration ban

Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country.<p>The decision by a unanimous …

Immigration

Trump’s travel ban loses again in U.S. appeals court, will stay blocked

SEATTLE—Another U.S. appeals court stomped on U.S. President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal …

Canadian News

The Supreme Court just made our ugly, messed up immigration law even uglier

Sometimes equality cuts against justice.CREDIT: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer<i>Sessions v. Morales-Santana</i> is an unfortunate case, revealing that sometimes …

Liberal POV

Supreme Court finds gender discrimination in a federal immigration law

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal immigration law that makes it easier for women to transmit their citizenship to their foreign-born children is unconstitutional, because it discriminates on the basis of sex.<p>Federal law provides that a foreign-born child may obtain US citizenship …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Another U.S. appeals court refuses to revive Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The San …

Judiciary

Supreme Court Strikes Down Gender-Based Immigration Law

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court Monday struck down an immigration law that treated unmarried mothers better than unmarried fathers, ruling that “stunningly anachronistic” stereotypes about the sexes couldn’t justify a preference for women over men.<p>“The gender line Congress drew is incompatible with …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Trump travel ban dealt another blow by federal appeals court, faces Supreme Court next

Another U.S. appeals court stomped on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, saying the administration violated federal immigration law and failed to provide a valid reason for keeping people from six mostly Muslim nations from coming to the country.<p>The decision by a unanimous …

Judiciary

Another U.S. appeals court refuses to revive Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump suffered another legal setback on Monday as a second federal appeals court refused to revive his travel ban on people entering the United States from six Muslim-majority nations in a dispute headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>The San …

Judiciary

A 15,000-member lawyers' convention left Texas over the state's controversial new immigration law

A 15,000-member association of attorneys and law professors said on Wednesday that it is relocating its 2018 convention out of Texas in response to the state legislature passing Senate bill 4, a sweeping and controversial immigration enforcement measure.<p>The American Immigration Lawyers Association …

Immigration

Brazil sets global example with inclusive new immigration law

In recent weeks, international headlines regarding Brazil have focused on the country’s widening corruption scandal, including allegations leveled …

Opinion

Lawyers convention leaves Texas over state's new immigration law

A 15,000-member association of attorneys and law professors said on Wednesday that it is relocating its 2018 convention out of Texas in response to …

Immigration

Texas bishops decry state's new immigration law

Brownsville, Texas, Jun 7, 2017 / 04:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Texas bishops have defended from charges of fear mongering the opponents of a new …

Immigration

Menendez, Cortez Masto Want SXSW to Boycott Texas over Immigration Law

Two U.S. senators are calling on the creator of the mega-music, film and tech festival SXSW to pull up stakes and hold next year’s event in another state to protest Texas’ new immigration enforcement law.<p>Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., asked SXSW co-founder Roland …

Immigration

New Report Shows Visa Overstays Are Up. How Congress Can Help Better Enforce Immigration Law.

Illegal immigration has long been a problem in America, but a surprisingly large factor in illegal immigration is the problem of legal visitors …

Immigration