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On Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said that the move appeared to have violated federal law. She stated that the administration did not follow the correct decision-making procedures.
The limit of 18,000 represents the lowest number of refugees allowed into the country since the modern refugee program was established in 1980.
The move is the latest by the Trump administration to curb the flow of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The states are taking legal action to prevent the Trump administration from dropping out of an agreement on how long it can hold children in federal facilities and under what standards.
Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
NPR’s analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump “keeping his promises.”
The administration argues that immigration judges are managers who are barred from forming a union. The leader of the union says the administration wants the judges to speed up deportation cases.
Ohio is far from the U.S. southern border, but the policies and practices there are playing out here daily. The Cleveland Immigration Court has a caseload numbering in the thousands. Ohio jails and private prisons are collecting millions of dollars to house immigrants. And immigrant families who have lived in Ohio for years are planning their departures…. Read More