DHS issues first Trump Policy Memos
The memos enact Trump’s controversial immigration policies Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly sent the memos this week, clearing the way for the promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Immigrant communities are bracing for mass deportations. Fear is widespread. The memos lift nearly all restrictions on targeting the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally for removal (aka deportation). The new policy greatly expands the definition of “removable criminal alien” and c
9th Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Trump's "Muslim Ban"
3 Judge panel unanimously upholds restraining order blocking the travel ban from 7 muslim majority countries. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from enforcing its controversial immigration order, presenting the new president with his most significant legal defeat to date. The court soundly rejected the Justice Department’s arguments against the restraining order. “We hold that the Government has not s
Trump Muslim ban blocked by Federal Courts
Yesterday, a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump's controversial immigration order, also known as the “Muslim ban”, will remain suspended for the time being, allowing those previously banned from coming to the U.S. at least another day to get here. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit preserves a lower judge's order to temporarily halt the ban - and based on a schedule the court outlined - the stop will remain in place at least until some