Immigration Law

888 ABA Journal articles on Immigration Law.

Former ICE attorney pleads guilty to stealing immigrants’ identities
The former chief counsel for the Seattle office of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has pleaded guilty to stealing the identities of immigrants who came through his office, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.
Embattled attorney general is embroiled in Republican battles amid uneasy relationship with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bearing the brunt of Republican anger as he clashes with the legislative and executive branches of government.

President Donald Trump has long expressed his dismay…

En banc 4th Circuit says Trump’s latest travel ban is ‘tainted with animus toward Islam’
A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban.
ABA president says harsh treatment of noncriminal immigrants undermines American values
ABA President Hilarie Bass has issued a statement on behalf of the ABA condemning federal immigration officers’ harsh treatment of immigrants who entered the United States without authorization.
Top attorney for ICE Seattle office charged with stealing immigrants’ identities
The chief counsel for the Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement was charged Monday with stealing the identities of seven people who had come through his office, the Associated Press and Washington Post have reported.
Second federal judge halts DACA termination
For a second time, a judge has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects immigrants in the United States brought illegally as children from deportation.
ICE detainees may proceed as a class in forced labor lawsuit, 10th Circuit says
The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld class certification for immigrants who say they were forced to clean their detention facility for free under threat of punishment.
Congress should enact legislation allowing DACA recipients to apply for citizenship, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates on Monday passed a resolution urging Congress to put legislation in place allowing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and others to apply for permanent…

Could Canada be a refuge for DACA recipients if no immigration deal is reached?
When President Donald Trump canceled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, the fate of about 700,000 young adults was thrown into doubt. With DACA recipients set to begin losing their status in March, and no legislation yet agreed upon, could they find a safe harbor in Canada?
ICE formalizes policy allowing courthouse arrests of targeted immigrants
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has formalized its policy authorizing courthouse arrests in specific circumstances of immigrants who are subject to deportation.
ICE releases man arrested at courthouse after his DACA status expired
Updated: A Chicago-area man was released Thursday from immigration detention after his family and a local attorney argued that he was arrested in violation of local law, the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times have reported.
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The ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has made a profound impact on the world and, in doing so, has aided American lawyers.
Trump praises Gorsuch and highlights judicial picks in his State of the Union speech
President Donald Trump acknowledged Justice Neil M. Gorsuch as he touted his judicial picks in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
Federal judge orders release of detained immigrant activist, says he didn’t get to say goodbye

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it is “actively exploring” an appeal after a federal judge in Manhattan ruled Monday that the “abrupt detention” of an immigrant rights activist was…

9th Circuit finds juvenile facing deportation has no right to free lawyer

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a minor brought to the United States with his mother from Central America has no right to a court-appointed lawyer in immigration proceedings.

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