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Trump Gets a Hard No on Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

After 2 Calif. counties sue, a federal judge permanently blocks executive order

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities. US District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the order affects a relatively small pot of money, reports the AP... More »

Homeland Security Has Devastating News for 60K Haitians in US

Protected status to be lifted after 18 months

(Newser) - It was the news tens of thousands of Haitian residents of the US were dreading: The administration has decided to end the Temporary Protected Status that shielded them from deportation after their country's 2010 earthquake. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that the status will... More »

Thousands of Nicaraguans in the US Just Got Bad News

Their Temporary Protected Status is ending

(Newser) - Hurricane Mitch and the flooding it brought to Central America killed more than 19,000 people in 1998. In its wake, the US granted Nicaraguans and Hondurans a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), meaning they were sheltered from deportation and allowed to get things like jobs and insurance. On Monday, the... More »

Immigrant Teen's Fight Against Feds for Abortion Is Over

17-year-old had procedure Wednesday

(Newser) - An immigrant teen held in federal custody in Texas has had the abortion she had been seeking for a month, overcoming the Trump administration's objection . The American Civil Liberties Union said on Twitter that the 17-year-old had the procedure early Wednesday. Susan Hays, legal director for the Texas group... More »

Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion Overturned on Appeal

Jane Doe has until Halloween to find sponsor to take her in, get her abortion

(Newser) - A federal appeals court Friday blocked a 17-year-old immigrant being held in a federal detention facility from getting an abortion days after a lower court ruled she must be allowed to get one "promptly and without delay," the Hill reports. In a 2-1 decision—the Los Angeles Times... More »

Trump Wants Hard-Line Measures in Return for DACA Deal

List makes no attempt at compromise, Democrats complain

(Newser) - The "deal" with President Trump on DACA that top Democrats spoke of last month is still very much a work in progress—and the two sides are so far apart that it might not happen at all. In a list of "principles" released by the White House Sunday... More »

ICE Arrests May Be Up, but Deportations Are Down

Advocacy groups are providing free help to those facing deportation

(Newser) - With three weeks to go until the end of the 2017 fiscal year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had deported just 211,068 immigrants, roughly 30,000 less than in the 2016 fiscal year and nearly half of the 410,000 deported in 2012. But as of Sept. 9, ICE had... More »

Wife Warned He'd Be Murdered If Deported. He Was

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's case isn't unique

(Newser) - Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's wife told a federal judge that her husband would be murdered if he was forced to return to Mexico, the birthplace he'd fled because of gang violence. And he was—perhaps by the very people he'd hoped to evade. Deported three months ago after federal... More »

3 Members of Congress Arrested at Trump Tower

They were part of a protest against Trump's immigration policies

(Newser) - Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower, the AP reports. US Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue Tuesday... More »

Coulter Raises Impeachment After Trump's DACA Moves

Right seethes amid confusion over status of president's supposed deal with Democrats

(Newser) - So is there is a deal between President Trump and Democrats to protect "Dreamers" or not? Based on Thursday's confusion , the answer apparently boils down to semantics, observes Politico . But this much is clear: Trump and Democrats are close enough that the president's right-wing base is furious.... More »

Trump: No, I Don't Have a DACA Deal With Democrats

But president offers support for Dreamers in a pair of tweets

(Newser) - Thursday morning brings a dose of confusion to the debate over the fate of young undocumented immigrants. President Trump tweeted that he and top Democrats had not reached a deal about the fate of the Dreamers, despite Democrats' assertion Wednesday night to the contrary. "No deal was made last... More »

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't 'Pro-Life' If He Ends DACA

The president gets another high-profile critic of his most recent immigration decision

(Newser) - Since President Trump made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he has received criticism from across the political and social spectrum, from immigrants-rights groups and Fortune 500 CEOs to evangelical Christian preachers and Republican members of Congress. Now the president can add the pope to... More »

SCOTUS on Trump Travel Ban: Reinstate Refugee Restrictions

Supreme Court overturns appellate court's ruling from last week, at least temporarily

(Newser) - The Trump administration went back to the Supreme Court Monday, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department's high court filing Monday followed an appeals court ruling last week that would allow up to 24,... More »

Yes, That's a Giant Toddler Peering Over Border Wall

French artist JR erects giant photo in Tecate, Mexico

(Newser) - President Trump's DACA decision isn't the only thing causing a stir about immigration. A French artist known as JR has erected a giant photo of a toddler so that it appears the boy is peering over a border wall in Tecate, Mexico, toward the US side. And it'... More »

Trump to Dreamers: 'Nothing to Worry About'

President says immigrants are safe during the 6-month window

(Newser) - The goodwill between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi appears to be carrying over into Thursday: The House minority leader asked the president to tweet an assurance to Dreamers that they don't face immediate deportation, and Trump did just that, reports the Hill . "For all of those (DACA) that... More »

Bannon: Catholic Church Needs 'Illegal Aliens' to Fill Pews

He appears on '60 Minutes' this weekend

(Newser) - Steve Bannon appears on 60 Minutes Sunday, and CBS is providing an early look at his interview with Charlie Rose. In two snippets, Bannon criticizes the Catholic Church over its opposition to Trump's DACA decision and makes clear that he intends to support the president from his new post... More »

What Editorials Are Saying About DACA

Trump accused of 'cowardice,' but Obama takes flak as well

(Newser) - President Trump's DACA decision —to end protection for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids and punt the issue back to Congress—is a hot topic on the nation's editorial pages. Here's a sampling:
  • Wall Street Journal : The newspaper complains that Trump was "
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Possible 'Dreamers' Deal: Money for Border Wall

Lawmakers have 6 months to pass legislation to protect young immigrants

(Newser) - The fate of young immigrants in the US was thrust into limbo Tuesday when the White House announced it was phasing out the Obama-era DACA program, more formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative alternative before the... More »

Sessions: We're Ending 'Dreamers' Program

White House says it is phasing out DACA

(Newser) - Bad news for "dreamers." The White House is indeed phasing out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as kids, reports the AP . Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the anticipated move Tuesday morning, per Reuters . Sessions called the Deferred... More »

Trump Will Kill DACA: Report

Sources say he'll end Obama-era program, but with a 6-month delay

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, reports the AP . The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, would be intended to... More »

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