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ICE Operation Limelight USA Bringing Awareness to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the New York Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST) have started Operation Limelight USA to bring attention to Female Genital Mutilation and deter its practice through training, outreach and enforcement initiatives. FGM is the intentional cutting and mutilating of female genitalia, whereby female organs are being […]

The Supreme Court Partially Lifts Travel Ban

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On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court partially lifted the injunctions on President Trumps revised travel ban (“EO-2”). EO-2 attempted to suspend entry of nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, but provided case-by-case waivers. The Supreme Court allowed this ban to go into effect on June 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. EST, […]

The Supreme Court Struck Down Gender-Based Citizenship Rule

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A child of a US-citizen father and a child of a US-citizen mother had different requirements to meet in order to qualify for citizenship. Eight Supreme Court Justices unanimously invalidated this difference as unconstitutional (Justice Gorsuch took no part in the case). The issue arose when a child is born abroad to one US-citizen parent […]

9th Circuit Decision of Trump Travel Ban 2.0

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban. A three-judge panel unanimously made this decision. In a joint opinion, the judges found the President exceeded his authority in issuing the travel ban, because he did “not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the […]

Travel Ban Remains On Hold As Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Injunction

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  On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA, issued a decision that maintained the injunction on President Trump’s executive order travel ban. The court held that the travel ban, which sought to restrict nationals of six countries from being issued visas and traveling to the U.S, violated the U.S. Constitution’s First […]

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” […]