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Chicago Principals Told to Keep ICE Agents Out

Agents will need a criminal warrant to enter schools

(Newser) - As educators around the US wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal warrant. The stand taken by Chicago Public Schools, the country's third-largest school system, is... More »

Trump's Immigration Plan Could Cost Billions to Enact

New policy could lead to millions of deportations

(Newser) - The Trump administration's massive overhaul of how the US targets and deports undocumented immigrants is becoming clearer after two memos from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly were released Tuesday. The policy changes in those memos could open the door to millions of deportations thanks to classifying most undocumented immigrants... More »

Homeland Security Plans Aggressive Stance on Illegal Immigration

Agency wants to prosecute parents who illegally bring kids to US

(Newser) - "The surge of immigration at the southern border has overwhelmed federal agencies and resources and has created a significant national security vulnerability," Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly writes in sweeping new guidelines on immigration policy. According to draft guidelines seen by the Washington Post , Kelly plans to... More »

Swedish Embassy Tweets Trump an Offer

It would like to tell him about country's immigration policies

(Newser) - The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC, has offered to let President Trump learn something about their country from somewhere that isn't Fox News. "We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies," the embassy tweeted Sunday after Trump cleared up the confusion... More »

Trump Says New Version of Travel Ban Coming Next Week

It's unclear whether the administration will continue to defend the old ban in court

(Newser) - In between lashing out at the media, leaks, and more , President Trump said during a Thursday press conference that a new "very comprehensive order" on immigration and refugees would be coming next week "toward the beginning or middle at the latest," NPR reports. While he didn't... More »

ICE Agents Arrest Woman in Domestic Violence Court

She'd gone there for a protective order, says attorney

(Newser) - Another immigration arrest is making headlines, this time in El Paso, Texas. Six federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested an undocumented woman who'd gone to court to get a protective order for domestic violence, reports KFOX . In fact, El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal thinks the... More »

'Day Without Immigrants' Strikes Spread Across US

Businesses nationwide to be closed Thursday

(Newser) - While it may not draw in the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Kissinger, or Melania Trump, activists have declared Thursday to be a "Day Without Immigrants" and are urging immigrants, whether they're in the US legally or not, to strike. The grassroots campaign is calling for immigrants to... More »

Feds Detain 1st DREAMer in Immigration Raids

Seattle man was brought to US as a child

(Newser) - The first case of many? A man brought to the US from Mexico as a child is being detained by immigration authorities despite having been granted a work permit under President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan, Fusion reports. Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, was arrested when Immigration and... More »

Trump Won't Appeal Travel Ban Ruling to Supreme Court

The block on his executive order will remain in place

(Newser) - Despite tweeting "SEE YOU IN COURT" after Thursday's ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, it now appears President Trump won't appeal the hold on his travel ban to the Supreme Court. A source close to the administration tells CNN they have no plans to appeal... More »

Court Rules Against Reinstating Trump's Immigration Ban

It was a unanimous ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

(Newser) - The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump administration on Thursday, refusing to reinstate the president's executive order restricting immigration and refugees from seven majority-Muslim nations, the Washington Post reports. The decision upholds the ruling of Judge James Robart made last Friday, which first blocked Trump's... More »

'No One Is Above the Law— Not Even the President'

Federal judge halts enforcement of Trump's immigration order

(Newser) - A federal judge in Seattle on Friday evening halted enforcement of major parts of President Trump's executive order on immigration—effective for the entire country—in the "broadest" ruling against the order yet, Reuters reports. According to the Stranger , US District Judge James Robart granted a temporary restraining... More »

LA Judge Orders Halt to Trump Immigration Order

He tells government it can't just cancel visas

(Newser) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the US government to allow people holding immigrant visas from seven Muslim-majority nations into the United States despite President Trump's executive order banning them. In a temporary restraining order, Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ordered the government not to cancel any validly... More »

In Radio Show, Steve Bannon Sounded Out Populist Vision

'USA Today,' 'Washington Post' look back at his populist themes

(Newser) - Top Trump strategist Steve Bannon disdains the media , but he had plenty to say publicly while hosting a daily radio show for Breitbart News before joining Donald Trump's team. USA Today has listened to dozens of hours of recordings from 2015-16, and the Washington Post did a similar deep... More »

Results of Poll on Trump's Refugee Ban May Surprise You

Nearly 50% of Americans support it

(Newser) - While President Trump's executive order banning refugees and others from seven Muslim nations had the appearance of being wildly unpopular—massive protests, lawsuits from multiple states, etc.—that's apparently not the case. A Reuters poll released Tuesday found 49% of American adults agree with the ban, while... More »

Trump Had 'Secret Help' From House Aides on Immigration Order

House staffers kept GOP leaders in the dark

(Newser) - President Trump has been accused of signing off on a legally flawed immigration order crafted without congressional input, but according to Politico 's sources, his team did have some help on Capitol Hill—they just couldn't tell their bosses about the order. The sources say aides on the... More »

Trump Fires Acting AG After Her Act of Defiance

Obama holdover Sally Yates is out after refusing to defend immigration order

(Newser) - An Obama holdover who was temporarily running the Justice Department just got fired by President Trump after an act of defiance. Mere hours after acting attorney general Sally Yates said the department would not defend Trump's refugee executive order in court while she was in charge, Trump made sure... More »

6 People Stranded Around the World by Trump's Ban

Including a 12-year-old stuck in Djibouti who will probably be sent back to Yemen

(Newser) - Niki Mossafer Rahmati took a short winter break from her studies at MIT by heading home to Tehran. But as USA Today reports, Rahmati's return trip was dashed by President Trump's executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. Her Facebook post documents her scramble once news of... More »

This Is the Judge Who Blocked Deportations

Ann Donnelly has been on federal bench about a year

(Newser) - President Trump's immigration order has thrust a New York federal judge into the spotlight. US District Court Judge Ann Donnelly issued the ruling that blocked immediate deportations, prompting plenty of coverage about her and the scope of the decision:
  • Donnelly, 57, has been on the federal bench a little
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Official Calls Trump Travel Ban a 'Massive Success'

ACLU smashes fundraising records

(Newser) - President Trump's travel ban on citizens of seven countries continued to cause chaos and protests at airports around the country and around the world Sunday, though an administration official insisted it was a "massive success," Reuters reports. The attorneys general of 15 states denounced the Trump order... More »

Refugees Detained at Airports After Trump Order

Iraqis stopped at JFK had valid visas

(Newser) - President Trump's executive order shutting down the US refugee program and banning entry for citizen of seven Muslim-majority countries is now in effect—and some travelers whose flights took off before the order was signed have found themselves detained at American airports after landing. Lawyers say the detainees include... More »

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