The zero tolerance immigration policy that has led to separating refugee parents from children at the U.S.-Mexico border faces its first legal challenge from a Guatemalan asylee.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report detailing widespread and severe alleged abuse of immigrant children by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents between 2009 and 2014. Among 30,000 pages of documents obtained in an open records lawsuit are details of minors reportedly being beaten, threatened, sexually abused, and denied food and medical care by border agents.
A federal district court judge in New York has granted the government's request to appeal his earlier ruling that plaintiffs seeking to stop the president's attempted rollback of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy could cite Trump's "racially charged" language as part of their case.
The judge overseeing a lawsuit filed in U.S. federal district court last fall which aims to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ("DACA") is considering an order which would require the Trump administration to re-start the Program to admit new applicants.
On March 13, 2018 the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion regarding Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), a Texas law that forbids "sanctuary city" policies throughout the state, and held that SB4's provisions, with one exception, did not violate the Constitution. Read the opinion summary and opinion on Justia.
The US Department of Justice has sued the state of California, as well as its governor and secretary of state, in a federal court in California over the state's recently passed "sanctuary state" laws that clash with the Trump administration's immigration policy. The complaint and filings are available on Justia.
Attorneys behind the lawsuit believe the detentions are part of an effort by the Trump administration to pressure Vietnam into abandoning a repatriation agreement prohibiting the return of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before the two countries reestablished diplomatic relations in 1995. Read the complaint on Justia.