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Immigration law becomes local issue for Brewster votersTexas police chiefs: Do not burden local officers with federal immigration enforcementTexas police chiefs: SB 4 is not comprehensive immigration reformPhiladelphia breaks U.S. law by writing its ownNo One Can Trust Trump on ImmigrationWhy I chose to practice immigration lawTrump's immigration crackdown is well underwayTexas police may soon act more like federal immigration enforcersBrazil: Congress Approves New Immigration LawTexas Sheriffs Could Face Jail Time For Not Cooperating With Federal Immigration LawOn immigration, Trump has plenty to show in 100 daysAfter 16 hours, Texas House approves 'sanctuary cities' banLetter: American immigration laws need to be enforcedTexas House tentatively passes harsher 'sanctuary cities' bill that's more like Senate versionNYC Targets Fake Immigration Lawyers With New Law | New York ...

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DOJ, DBM agree to push for new immigration law for higher officers' pay
GMA NewsApril 14, 2017

At a news conference early this week, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said both departments as well as the BI had agreed on pushing for the passage of a new immigration law to upgrade the salary scale of BI workers. The agreement was reached ...more »

Cities, states seek to protect immigrants' data from federal officials
GCN.comApril 20, 2017

To try to ease the fear, lawmakers in states such as Hawaii, Massachusetts and Vermont have pushed various measures to prevent state and local resources from being used to enforce federal immigration law. In Vermont, Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a ...more »

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Immigration law becomes local issue for Brewster voters
Cape Cod Times (subscription)April 29, 2017

BREWSTER — An article asking voters to oppose spending local money and resources to enforce federal immigration laws may generate debate between state Rep. Tim Whelan and town officials on town meeting floor Monday. The Brewster Board of ...more »

Texas police chiefs: Do not burden local officers with federal immigration enforcement
Dallas NewsApril 28, 2017

As amended by the Texas House, the bill would allow local law enforcement officers to ask people about their immigration status during an arrest or a lawful detention, like a routine traffic stop, putting local officers in the position of handling ...more »

Texas police chiefs: SB 4 is not comprehensive immigration reform
MyStatesman.comApril 28, 2017

Reshma Kirpalani “Broad mandates like those imposed by SB 4, require local law enforcement to take a more active role in immigration enforcement and will further strain the relationship between local law enforcement and the diverse communities we serve ...more »

Philadelphia breaks U.S. law by writing its own
Philly.com (blog)April 28, 2017

Sanctuary City Philadelphia took another step Thursday toward writing its own immigration law, in conflict with long-standing federal law. It's as if Philly thinks it is a Greek City State free from federal regulation. Are we Athens? With a non-binding ...more »

No One Can Trust Trump on Immigration
BloombergApril 28, 2017

Trump has always cast his deportation plans as a consequence of his respect for law. He's not against immigrants, he insists. Just illegal immigration. “We're going to have people come in, but they're going to come in legally,” Trump said in 2015 ...more »

Why I chose to practice immigration law
Maryland Daily Record (subscription)April 28, 2017

generation-jd-sheri-hoidra When my father fled Iran in the 1980s and applied for political asylum in the U.S., he did so with the help of an established immigration attorney. Despite the strength of his case, he knew better than to try and navigate the ...more »

Trump's immigration crackdown is well underway
PoliticoApril 28, 2017

... that they can go out and enforce the law again, whereas they had many limitations on them over the past eight years,” said John Torres, chief operating officer at the consulting firm Guidepost Solutions and acting director of U.S. Immigration and ...more »

Texas police may soon act more like federal immigration enforcers
PRIApril 27, 2017

Wu was speaking about Senate Bill 4, or SB4, which would allow law enforcement officials to ask about a detainee's immigration status. Police chiefs and sheriffs could face criminal charges if they don't help the federal government enforce immigration ...more »

Brazil: Congress Approves New Immigration Law
Bloomberg BNAApril 27, 2017

Brazil's congress has approved a new immigration law guaranteeing the same rights to foreign residents as to native-born Brazilians. The Migration Law was approved by the country's senate April 18 after having passed the lower house last December.more »

Texas Sheriffs Could Face Jail Time For Not Cooperating With Federal Immigration Law
Fox BusinessApril 27, 2017

After a federal judge put a temporary halt on President Trump's executive order attempting to strip federal funding from states acting as sanctuary cities on Tuesday, Texas passed a new law tackling the controversial matter in the Lone Star state ...more »

On immigration, Trump has plenty to show in 100 days
CNNApril 27, 2017

Stein also criticized Trump for not passing any legislation that would cut back on immigration or stiffen penalties for those who break immigration laws, blaming Republican leadership for not listening to the voters who sent Trump to the White House.more »

After 16 hours, Texas House approves 'sanctuary cities' ban
KTRK-TVApril 27, 2017

The Republican-controlled Texas House approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" early Thursday in the country's second-largest state, seeking to empower law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening to ...more »

Letter: American immigration laws need to be enforced
Chico Enterprise-RecordApril 27, 2017

Every other country in the world has and enforces immigration laws. If you are found to be entering another country without permission and authority, that country will put you in jail, try you in a court, and deport you with orders to not return when ...more »

Texas House tentatively passes harsher 'sanctuary cities' bill that's more like Senate version
Dallas NewsApril 27, 2017

Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, was approved that would allow local law enforcement officers to ask people about their immigration status during an arrest or a lawful detention, like a routine traffic stop. Opponents said that would harm public safety by ...more »

NYC Targets Fake Immigration Lawyers With New Law | New York ...
New York Law Journal (registration)April 27, 2017

With immigrant communities across the country on high alert, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into a law a set of stepped-up penalties for the unauthorized pr...more »

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