THE LAW PROFESSSOR HAS BEEN SCHOOLED: WSJ’s editorial about the Fifth Circuit’s refusal to reverse the President’s unilateral immigration legislation executive action: America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Show More Summary
"Today, two judges of the Fifth Circuit chose to misinterpret the facts and the law"
On Tuesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked President Barack Obama's immigration executive action—which would defer the deportation of undocumented parents of citizens and lawful permanent residents—from going into effect....Show More Summary
An anti-immigration group blames California’s historic drought on immigrants as it launched a media campaign to tighten immigration laws, the LA Times reports. The group, California for Population Stabilization, is a long-time advocate for stricter immigration laws, arguing that the...
"Immigration Orphans: How US Policy is Hurting American Kids," produced by Amanda Winkler. About 8 minutes. Original release date was May 18, 2015 and original writeup is below. Brandi, an 8-year-old American child, vividly remembers...Show More Summary
A seemingly mundane bill passed by the senate last week could have serious implications for those trying to blow the whistle on the Department of Immigration.
Oh, but legal immigrants aren’t equal to illegal immigrants even when they’re trying to obey the laws of the country they want to move to? Sounds a bit hypocritical, right?
A Nicaraguan immigrant and current Miami resident, Sandigo has devoted the past six years to helping American children who have lost at least one parent to deportation. Currently, she is the legal guardian for over 800 children. "It’s a blessing and a huge honor knowing that I can serve with what I have. Show More Summary
Back home in Guinea, West Africa, Nasser Diallo had a law degree and a good job working as a political journalist for a radio station. That all came to an end in 2009, he said, when the military abruptly opened fire at a protest he was covering, massacring dozens “until they ran out of bullets.”
A high school student who wore a halter dress to school got detention for being a “sexual distraction.” How local law enforcement is preventing immigrant domestic violence victims from getting the protection they need. The US military’s sexual assault problem is so bad the UN is getting involved. We stand with Saida. Catch me on Talk Poverty […]
Local law enforcement officials and prosecutors hold a lot of power during the certification process. The post How Local Officials Are Standing In The Way Of Protection For Immigrant Domestic Violence Victims appeared first on ThinkProgress.
As the Obama administration prepares to alter how it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to reenlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of crimes.
Crisis talks under way to resolve fate of undocumented mothers and children in Texas and Pennsylvania allegedly detained in violation of child protection laws One thousand undocumented mothers and children currently detained in immigration centers in Texas and Pennsylvania could be freed imminently...
Jeb Bush said in an interview that he would not immediately move to repeal President Obama's executive order on immigration, suggesting that he would instead wait for a new law to be passed addressing the matter.
Manicurists in the New York City area are badly exploited and the government is not keeping up with labor law violations, a New York Times investigation shows. Many salon owners demand that the workers, overwhelmingly immigrant women,...Show More Summary
Someone recently asked me what makes immigration law so complicated, and whether it has to be that way. I paused, contemplating polarized congressional debates, hastily crafted compromises, and the messy legislation that results. But Obama's executive actions, crafted by a single administration, are among the best examples of unnecessary complexity. Show More Summary
Today, the New York Times has a fascinating story by Sarah Maslin Nir about illegal employment practices at New York’s nail salons. In the U.S. as a whole, nail salons have become more popular since 2000, but they have exploded in the Big Apple. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his executive actions shielding millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation extend as far as the law allows. Clinton's aggressive stance reinvigorates the debate over the scope of presidential powers, which has become a flashpoint in Washington's politically fraught immigration fight.
MICKEY KAUS: Call it the Caudillo Test: It’s no longer enough for a Democratic presidential candidate to pledge to reform immigration laws. You have to pledge to end-run the nation’s elected legislature if it doesn’t go along. Good to know!
Undocumented immigrants living in Arizona while their deportations are deferred are lawfully residing in the state and therefore eligible to pay in-state tuition to attend state colleges, a judge has ruled. Tuesday's ruling in a case...Show More Summary