Although many immigrants worry that they could be targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite causing no problems, recent information suggests that the agency has been focusing mostly on those with criminal issues. At the same time, however, ICE arrests were up overall in 2017 -- especially among those without prior convictions.
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, just released its ruling on whether President Trump's travel ban passes constitutional muster. In a 9-4 vote, the appellate court held that it does not.
Activist Ravi Ragbir leads a coalition of 150 faith-based pro-immigrant groups referred to collectively as the New Sanctuary Coalition. He is one of several immigrant rights activists who seem to have been targeted for deportation because of their outspoken political beliefs.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has just released a formal policy on when it will send immigration agents into local, state and federal courthouses in order to make arrests.
The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General's Office has just issued a report about immigrant detention centers. It found "significant issues" in four centers, including insufficient hygiene and medical care, potentially unsafe food, and inhumane treatment.
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary ruling allowing President Trump's travel ban to be enforced while its constitutionality is assessed. The ban applies to at least some residents of eight countries: Libya, Somalia, Chad, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.
Five Central Americans recently came to the U.S. seeking asylum or refugee status, bringing several children and grandchildren with them. They were arrested near ports of entry in El Paso, according to federal court records.
For Congress, the Thanksgiving break leaves a number of questions unanswered. Most will be concerned over the debate that will ensue over tax reform, but perhaps the most important unanswered question will be about immigration reform.
It appears that international student enrollment may be on the decline in Louisiana. As part of its 2017 Open Doors report, the Institute of International Education put out fact sheets on the states. The fact sheet for Louisiana puts the number of international students in the state at 7,698.
Certain things could leave a foreign national staying here in the U.S. concerned about their future in the country. One such thing is an immigration program that provided them with benefits ending. There are a variety of impacts losing such benefits could have. In some instances, they could lead to a person facing deportation in the future.