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A Judge Blocked Trump's "Public Charge" Policy On Immigrants During The Pandemi

[July 2020] A federal judge in New York on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a policy during the coronavirus Read more >

Feds agree to no longer house migrant children at South Texas hotel, civil rights group says

[July 28, 2020] A civil rights group that sued the government to stop the housing of migrant children at a border hotel in South Texas prior to their expulsion from this hot spot for COVID-19 cases, says the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to end the practice. Read more >

Trump administration to review DACA and reject new applications

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Trump Uses Border Patrol to Implement Police State

In the early morning hours of July 15, Mark Pettibone was walking home from a Black Lives Matter protest in Portland when unidentified federal agents grabbed him. Read more >

With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats

President Trump is signing a memorandum Tuesday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country — the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants from the numbers used to divide up se Read more >

Commentary: Congress must repeal the waiver authority to protect Kumeyaay cultural legacy

[July 16, 2020] In southeastern San Diego County between Campo and Boulevard, the Kumeyaay Bands are pressing the Border Patrol and the Army Corps of Engineers to grant them access to their ancestral lands where they have lived for over 12,000 years. Read more >

Judge orders Trump administration to accept new DACA applications

The Trump administration must begin accepting new applications for the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ruled Friday.

The order comes nearly a month since the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That ruling emphasized that the administration failed to provide an adequate reason to justify scrapping DACA. Read more >

Despite Supreme Court's Ruling On DACA, Trump Administration Rejects New Applicants

[July 15, 2020] The Supreme Court ruling last month that allowed DACA to continue felt like a win for young immigrants like Diego, a 17-year-old high school student. Read more >

ICE Offering 'Citizens Academy' Course with Training on Arresting Immigrants

[July 9, 2020] The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is set to launch a six-week "Citizens Academy" course on immigration enforcement, which will include training for citizens on how to arrest undocumented immigrants. Read more >

Closing the Door on Asylum

[July 9, 2020] A brother and sister, aged twenty-seven and twenty-five, fled gang violence in El Salvador. They had refused to submit to threats by the gang Barrio 18 and made it to the United States. 

In February, the pair’s lawyer, Jasmin Tohidi, convinced an immigration judge in Arlington, Virginia, that their resistance to the gang was a political act deserving of protection under asylum law. Read more >