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Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires Saturday, September 2, 2017 Judge Richard Posner, Steadfast Critic of BIA, Immigration Courts, Retires Big legal news ended the week.  One of the nation’s most influential judges and legal writers, Judge Richard Posner, is retiring today from U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Posner Read more…


Remembering the Dead Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Remembering the Dead From the International Organization for Migration:  Princess, Patrick and Amadou lost loved ones as they tried to reach Europe through the Sahara Desert and Libya. For every life lost on migration routes, there is at least one life changed forever back home. Here is Princess’s story: “My husband and Read more…


President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Friday, August 25, 2017 President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe [embedded content] President Trump today pardoned former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Arpaio was found to have intentionally refused to comply with court orders that he not engage in unlawful racial profiling of Latina/os in Arizona, U.S citizens as well as immigrants. Read more…


Pardoning Joe Arpaio: Vanita Gupta: A Pardon “will not be a dog whistle to the so-called ‘alt right’ and white supremacists, but a bull horn.” Thursday, August 24, 2017 Pardoning Joe Arpaio: Vanita Gupta: A Pardon “will not be a dog whistle to the so-called ‘alt right’ and white supremacists, but a bull horn.” Former Maricopa County Read more…


‘America’s First’ Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Orange County Monday, August 21, 2017 ‘America’s First’ Anti-Illegal Immigration Rally Held in Orange County “ “ NBC LA reportsthat Hundreds of people divided between a crowd rallying against illegal immigration and a throng of counter-protesters opposing their stance squared off Sunday along the Laguna Beach shoreline. The “America First” Read more…


Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Friday, August 18, 2017 Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown Voice for America reportson the impacts of a crackdown on immigration on farm labor.  A rural county in Pennsylvania is facing the consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on undoocumentedl immigrants, as businesses in the Read more…


California State Sues Trump administration over sanctuary-city threat The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the state of California joined the city of San Francisco yesterday in taking legal action challenging a Trump administration threat to withhold federal public safety grants from cities that refuse to cooperate to the extent sought by the U.S. government in immigration enforcement. Read more…


Janet Napolitano: Congress has the power — and the responsibility — to protect the ‘dreamers’ [unable to retrieve full-text content] In an op/ed in the Washington Post, President of the University of California, and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano calls on Congress to offer durable relief to the recipients of the Read more…


EOIR Claims that “Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics “ Wednesday, August 9, 2017 EOIR Claims that “Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statistics “ The Executive Office of Immigration Review has released dataon orders of removal, voluntary departures, and Read more…


Residents in Three Out of Four Counties in U.S. Now Before Immigration Court Rank State Community (Census County Subdivision)* Pending Cases 1 Texas Houston 33,360 2 New York Queens 25,420 3 New York Brooklyn 14,960 4 California Los Angeles 14,287 5 California San Fernando Valley 9,311 6 Arizona Phoenix 6,575 7 New York Hempstead 6,511 8 New Read more…