The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a Trump administration policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the outcome of their case to remain in effect while a lower court challenge plays out.
Category: Illegal Immigration
Elvis Harold Reyes is being charged with mail fraud, making false statements in immigration documents, and aggravated identity theft. The charges were announced Wednesday in a press release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In a synchronized nationwide raid on the early morning of March 11, more than 250 members of Mexico’s Cartel de Jalisco Nuevo Generacion (CJNG) were swept up by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
A further 450 had already been arrested over the past six months, in what the DEA has dubbed “Project Python.” Most are charged with federal drug trafficking crimes.
The U.S. Courts of Appeals of the 9th Circuit ruled on Friday to uphold a preliminary injunction issued by a lower court that puts a hold on one of the administration’s key immigration policies, the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), that aimed at ending loopholes in the current “catch and release” policy, under which asylum seekers are released into the interior of the country as they await a court hearing, often never to be seen again. The injunction would remain in place while the case plays out in the courts.
US Customs and Border Protection agents in South Texas are reportedly being given respirator face masks to deal with Chinese immigrants crossing illegally into the US through Mexico.
As a battle over a strong statewide E-Verify law heats up in Tallahassee, Florida Governor Rick DeSantis is cautioning Republicans who seek to neuter the law over the ire they’ll face from conservative voters.
The Trump administration is sending officers from a special operations unit of the Border Patrol to assist in raids by Immigration Customs and Enforcement in so-called sanctuary cities.
The officers from BORTAC, the Border Patrol’s version of a SWAT unit, will deploy to New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and various other cities whose local governments forbid law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials, the New York Times reported on Friday. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lawrence Payne confirmed the initiative.
The bill is called the “Stop Greenlighting Driver Licenses for Illegal Immigrants Act” and would end funding to those states from a program that issues federal criminal justice funding from the Department of Justice.
The bill was introduced to the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared President Donald Trump’s administration to start enforcing its new immigrant wealth test, designed to screen out green card applicants seen as being at risk of becoming dependent on government benefits.
In a 5-4 vote along ideological lines, the court blocked a New York federal judge’s ruling that was keeping the policy from taking effect while a legal fight goes forward.