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ICE ERO Immigration Arrests Climb Nearly 40 Percent

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There have been more than 41,000 arrests of known or suspected undocumented individuals in the 100 days since President Trump signed immigration-related Executive Orders. Further statistics detail that between January 22 and April 29 of this year, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers administratively arrested 41,318 individuals on civil immigration charges. This a […]

U.S. Educated Noncitizens Targeted Once Again

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The Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (“Washtech”) has once again filed a lawsuit against foreign students in F-1 status from gaining post-graduation practical experience. Washtech is a union of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers that is challenging the twelve-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) program that matches F-1 students with temporary employment in their […]

The Supreme Court addresses Denaturalization

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Maslenjak v. United States is now being heard before the Supreme Court. This case questions whether or not a statement found to be false must be material or immaterial to denaturalize a naturalized U.S. citizen. Maslenjak became a citizen in 2007, but was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2013 for giving a false […]

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Executive Order to Defund Sanctuary Cities

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Last week, San Francisco based U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick imposed a nationwide injunction against Section 9(a) of Trump’s Executive Order on Interior Enforcement, which threatened to defund sanctuary cities that “willfully refuse to comply” with Section 1373, a provision in federal immigration law that prohibits local jurisdictions from refusing to provide information regarding […]

Ninth Circuit Declines to Convene 11-Judge Panel to Consider Trump’s Moratorium as Debate Continues Over the Size of the Ninth Circuit

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The Ninth Circuit declined to convene an 11-judge panel to consider President Trump’s moratorium on admitting refugees and travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries. In a brief order, the judges voted to reject the request by Hawaii to skip the standard first step of review by a three-judge panel and move directly to an “en banc” […]

4th Circuit to Hear Trump Travel Ban Case in May

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A federal appeals court in Virginia will hear the argument for Trumps travel ban next month. The case will be argued in front of 15 judges ,  nine Democratic appointees, five Republican appointees and one judge who was nominated to the court by both a Democratic president and a Republican one. Another federal appeals court is considering […]

Trump Takes Hawaii’s Travel Ban Injunction to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Yesterday, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) swiftly appealed a Hawaii federal judge’s preliminary injunction against a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the nation’s refugee program for 120 days. The appeal came a day after U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu refused to dismiss his temporary block […]