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The decision carries implications for the rights of asylum-seekers facing expedited removal, the purpose of the writ of habeas corpus and the judiciary’s role in checking executive power.
As the pandemic goes on, lawsuits in federal courts have proliferated across the country challenging the inadequate response of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to the spread of the coronavirus.
As in the 2019 census case, Chief Justice John Roberts was not convinced by the administration’s justification for the policy change.
What should police focus on during and after the pandemic?
In a ruling on May 4, the Ninth Circuit denied the government's request for a stay of a nationwide preliminary injunction against a presidential proclamation barring admission of immigrants without "approved" health insurance. What’s in the opinion?
While the proclamation cites the impact of the novel coronavirus on U.S. jobs, the visa categories affected by the suspension have only a minimal effect on employment of citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Countries have tightened borders and halted refugee resettlement in response to COVID-19. But these moves occur against the backdrop of worldwide hostility to migrants and refugees.
The Washington Post reported recently that ICE has accessed a Maryland facial recognition database, which includes photographs of undocumented immigrants who obtained special driver’s licenses.
Summary: Appointment of USCIS Director Cuccinelli Violates Federal Vacancies Reform Act, Court Rules
Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that Kenneth Cuccinelli’s appointment on an acting basis to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had been unlawful.