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$1.3T Spending Law Has More Money for Youth and Census Bureau

$1.3T Spending Law Has More Money for Youth and Census Bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure on March 23, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.  Trump said he was “very disappointed” in the package, in part because it did not fully fund his plans for a border wall with Mexico and […]

Lawsuit: Race Used Unfairly to End Temporary Protected Status

Lawsuit: Race Used Unfairly to End Temporary Protected Status

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to end a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S. was motivated by racism and leaves the immigrants’ American born children with an “impossible choice,” according to a federal lawsuit filed on March 12.  Nine immigrants and five children filed […]

ACLU Sues U.S. Government to Keep Immigrant Families Together

ACLU Sues U.S. Government to Keep Immigrant Families Together

HOUSTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit on March 9 accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum.  The lawsuit follows action the ACLU took in the case of a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter, who the group said was taken from her mother “screaming and […]

SCOTUS Sends Bond Hearings for Immigrants Back to U.S. Court

SCOTUS Sends Bond Hearings for Immigrants Back to U.S. Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled on Feb. 27 that immigrants the U.S. government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to periodic hearings on whether they should be released on bond.  The case the justices ruled in is a class-action lawsuit brought by immigrants who’ve spent long periods in […]

DREAMers Receive Temporary Relief From U.S. Supreme Court

DREAMers Receive Temporary Relief From U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration’s highly unusual bid to bypass a federals appeals court and get the justices to intervene in the fate of a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.  The Feb. 26 decision affecting “DREAMers” means the case will almost certainly have […]

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