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Texas Is About to Crack Down on Undocumented Immigrants

Texas is about to become the second state to outlaw sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that refuse to fully comply with federal enforcement of immigration laws. On Thursday, lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives gave approvalShow More Summary

Texas sanctuary cities bill could impact locals

7 hours agoNews : USAToday: News

AUSTIN – Following an emotional, all-night debate, Texas lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would be one of the most punitive in the nation in compelling local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal immigration pol enforcement requests        

Texas GOP Poised To Get The Immigration Crackdown They've Wanted For Years

7 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

AUSTIN, Texas ? The Texas House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would put a statewide ban on “sanctuary” policies aimed at forcing local law enforcement to cooperate with deportation efforts by threatening officials with jail time, fines and losing their jobs. Show More Summary

Culver City Police Department removes guidelines for immigration enforcement from its manual

The Culver City Police Department has removed a section from its manual that gave officers guidelines on how to enforce immigration law, a move that follows a Los Angeles Times report on how several police departments in California retain written policies that are inconsistent with their public...

Georgia bans funding to 'sanctuary' campuses under new law

Private colleges that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a new Georgia law. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed the measure on … Click to Continue »

Texas House OKs 'sanctuary city' ban with tough jail penalty

The Republican-controlled Texas House approved early Thursday a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state, seeking to empower law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone … Click to Continue »

A judge just blocked Trump's order on sanctuary cities — but they still offer only limited protection

On Tuesday, a California judge blocked Trump's order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, places that refuse to cooperate with ICE and other authorities enforcing the nation's immigration laws. Lawyers representing San Francisco...Show More Summary

HIV-Positive Gay Asylum Seeker Imprisoned Under Trump’s Draconian Immigration Laws

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Denis Davydov has been detained in an ICE facility since March, despite having applied for political asylum.

Judge Blocks Trump's Order to Defund Sanctuary Cities

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked an executive order that threatens to withdraw funding from jurisdictions that limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents. Read more...

Offering lawyers to immigrants facing deportation is a worthwhile way to spend public money

Having a lawyer can make all the difference in the world to someone facing deportation in federal immigration court, where the law is dizzyingly byzantine. Yet only 37% of potential deportees have one. Part of the problem is a lack of attorneys trained in immigration law, and part of it is money...

Sessions Vows to Enforce an Anti-Bribery Law Trump Ridiculed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions underscored his commitment to such cases amid concerns that they would take a back seat to violent crime and illegal immigration.

Schumer: "U.S. Is No Longer Fact-Based" Nation; Breitbart News A "Threat To Democracy"

Last Friday Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release reminding sanctuary cities of their obligation to enforce federal immigration laws or risk losing their federal funding. Within the release, Sessions noted that Chicago's...Show More Summary

Brooklyn DA's Office Will Weigh Immigration Consequences During Prosecutions

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday that his office will train prosecutors to better navigate immigration law, and consider a defendant's immigration status before making a plea offer or recommending a sentence that could have serious consequences, such as deportation. [ more › ]

‘Dreamers’ Are Not Target of Immigrant Crackdown, Cabinet Officials Say

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and John F. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, indicated that children of undocumented immigrants were “caught between the law” and that President Trump was “sympathetic.”

Jeff Sessions, DOJ move toward showdown with 'sanctuary cities'

The Trump administration on Friday pushed closer to a showdown with cities and counties that have enacted policies prohibiting law enforcement personnel from cooperating with federal immigration authorities about people in the country illegally. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Trump Warns 9 “Sanctuary” Cities They May Lose Funds

The Trump administration “sent nine so-called sanctuary jurisdictions letters demanding they help enforce federal immigration law or risk losing federal grants,” The Hill reports. “The jurisdictions included New York City, Chicago and the surrounding Cook County, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las [...]

DOJ Puts 8 Sanctuary Cities On Notice, Blasts NYC As “Soft On Crime”

The Department of Justice has put eight sanctuary cities, including NYC and Sacramento, “on notice” that they have until June 30 to comply with immigration laws or risk losing federal funding. In the letter accompanying the orders [see...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions Warns Sanctuary Cities: Comply With Immigration Law or Lose Federal Money

The Justice Department sent warning letters to officials in eight jurisdictions on Friday, warning each to prove they are complying with federal immigration laws or risk losing of federal grant funding. Officials in Chicago, New York, New Orleans, the California Department of Corrections, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Milwaukee, and Miami all received letters. Justice said each…

The Latest: Miami-Dade says it's following immigration law

The Latest on the Justice Department warning nine communities to prove they are complying with an immigration law or risk coveted law enforcement grant money (all times local): 3:30 p.m. … Click to Continue »

DOJ Threatens To Pull Federal Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities'

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? The Justice Department on Friday warned nine jurisdictions that they could lose federal law enforcement grants unless they reassure the government that they’ll disclose information on the immigration status of the individuals...Show More Summary

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