Monthly Archives: May 2017

Supreme Court sides with immigrant and other immigration news – May 31, 2017

In its first immigration case of the year, the Supreme Court overturned the deportation of Juan Esquivel-Quintana. The unanimous decision was written by Justice Clarence Thomas. This was an Obama-era deportation, but the Supreme Court’s unanimous willingness to set limits on immigration … Continue reading

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Refugee limit lifted and other immigration news – May 30, 2017

  Without fanfare, the State Department lifted one restriction on the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. That restriction was a weekly quota of 830 people, based on Congressional restrictions on funding. Even with this weekly quota … Continue reading

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Man on MTC video turned over to ICE for deportation and more immigration news – May 29, 2017

On Mother’s Day, Ricardo Levins Morales filmed an MTC officer asking Ariel Vences-Lopez about his immigration status. That’s not supposed to happen, but it did. Later, Vences-Lopez was arrested and tasered, then held in custody by the Hennepin County Sheriff, then … Continue reading

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Trump travel ban loses again, and other immigration news – May 26, 2017

The Fourth Circuit’s decision upheld the district court that blocked Trump’s Muslim ban. This was a big deal — not just because of the length of the 205-page decision, not just because the court heard the appeal en banc, but because of … Continue reading

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Leading with local action on immigration and other immigration news – May 25, 2017

Three local actions lead today’s news: California’s sanctuary legislation, Clarkston’s welcome to refugees, and Denver’s prosecution strategy. 

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Minnesota immigration news and other immigration articles – May 24, 2017

  In a last-minute deal, Governor Mark Dayton and DFLers agreed to keep the anti-immigrant drivers license language fin the Public Safety Omnibus bill in exchange for Republican concessions on penalties for protesters. After a session-long battle to keep the anti-immigrant … Continue reading

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Haitian TPS extended and other immigration news – May 23, 2017

At the last minute, the Trump administration extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitians for six months – until January 17, 2018. DHS officials claimed that Haitian officials assured them the country is ready and willing to receive the 58,000 Haitians … Continue reading

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