HERSHEY, Pa. — Not exactly brimming with confidence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s going to try to push a House-passed bill to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration policies through the Senate. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been receptive in recent years to immigrants who are fighting deportation from the United States over minor drug crimes. On Wednesday, the justices entertained the least serious transgression yet — the case of a Tunisian man who was deported after he pleaded guilty in Kansas state court to possessing drug paraphernalia.
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives, led by the Republican majority, passed a bill Wednesday that would fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year while also blocking President Obama’s immigration policies. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department is experimenting with a new way to track immigrant families caught crossing the border illegally and then released into the U.S.: GPS-enabled ankle bracelets. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Refusing to rule on the merits of the case, a federal judge has rejected an Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. Continue reading
Among the evidence in the case is a set of Arpaio press releases and letters to Homeland Security officials that say more than 35 percent of immigrants living in Maricopa County illegally who wound up in Arpaio’s jails in 2014 were repeat offenders, signifying in the sheriff’s view that DHS has done a poor job of deporting criminals. Continue reading
After reviewing the recent use of history of torture in the United States, the United Nations Committee Against Torture expressed concern that the United States has not gone far enough in the “absolute prohibition of torture and ill-treatment” of detainees,” as well as how the U.S. holds undocumented immigrants and inmates in the U.S. prison system. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community’s top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s announcement of sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over their legality. Is he on solid legal ground? Continue reading