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Bexar County Sheriff to comply with immigration law | kens5.comOpinion analysis: Justices continue to apply ordinary modes of statutory interpretation to the US immigration lawsOpponents of Texas Immigration Law Disrupt Legislative SessionSheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That ...Trump Admin Tailors Grant To Encourage Local Law Enforcement To Enforce Immigration LawsSweeping immigration enforcement legislation passes House committeeHow to Join the Fight Against Texas's Racist Immigration LawNew Mexico advocates to join Texas immigration law protestArizonans heading to Texas to protest new immigration lawSan Antonio may sue Texas over new immigration law | kens5.comTrump's budget is hiding a 'radical' change in immigration law - and it could mean war for sanctuary citiesSan Antonio City Council Could Soon File Lawsuit Over State's New Immigration LawThe Supreme Court's Immigration Law ShowdownJustice Department budget plan seeks to force 'sanctuary cities' to enforce immigration lawsDOJ Budget Contains Sweeping Change to Crack Down on ...

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Immigration enforcement bills draw fire from diverse groups
Quoddy TidesMay 2, 2017

Three bills sponsored by Rep. Lawrence Lockman of Amherst about immigration and the intersection of local and federal law enforcement were rolled into one public hearing held by the legislature's Judiciary Committee on April 20 because of the large ...more »

Milford lawyer to offer immigration services
MetroWest Daily NewsMay 3, 2017

Attorney Melanie Soloman is now offering the services through her law office thanks to the recent hire of a trilingual attorney skilled in immigration law. Many law offices specializing in immigration serve Milford clients, but none are based in ...more »

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Bexar County Sheriff to comply with immigration law | kens5.com
KENS 5 TVMay 31, 2017

Beginning in September, it will be legal for all law enforcement across Texas to ask you about your immigration status.more »

Opinion analysis: Justices continue to apply ordinary modes of statutory interpretation to the US immigration laws
SCOTUSblog (blog)May 30, 2017

The court pointed to statutory rape laws as a prime example of “this category of crimes,” and relied on “reliable dictionaries” to define the “'generic'” age of consent in those laws as 16. The court rejected the “everyday understanding of 'sexual ...more »

Opponents of Texas Immigration Law Disrupt Legislative Session
Voice of AmericaMay 30, 2017

Hundreds of protesters opposing Texas' tough new anti-“sanctuary cities” law launched a raucous protest from the public gallery in the Texas House on Monday, briefly halting work during the final, largely ceremonial day of the legislative session.more »

Sheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That ...
Washington PostMay 30, 2017

A week ago Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that any city that refuses to share information with the federal government about immigrants ...more »

Trump Admin Tailors Grant To Encourage Local Law Enforcement To Enforce Immigration Laws
The Daily CallerMay 29, 2017

A Department of Justice community policing grant program calls for local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo last week that the DOJ will work to tailor grants in order to “promote a lawful ...more »

Sweeping immigration enforcement legislation passes House committee
The Mercury NewsMay 27, 2017

The bill is named after two Sacramento-area law enforcement officers, Danny Oliver and Michael Davis Jr., who were fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in 2014. Lofgren, arguing that it didn't honor their legacy, introduced an amendment to rename ...more »

How to Join the Fight Against Texas's Racist Immigration Law
The Nation.May 26, 2017

On top of the damage it will do in Texas, this fight has national ramifications. As the organizers of Monday's action point out, if we don't loudly denounce racist laws like SB4, emboldened conservative state legislatures across the country could ...more »

New Mexico advocates to join Texas immigration law protest
Washington TimesMay 26, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Dozens of immigrant advocates from New Mexico are heading to Texas to protest that state's new law allowing police officers to ask about a person's immigration status. The advocates from the New Mexico Dream Team will join ...more »

Arizonans heading to Texas to protest new immigration law
KTAR.comMay 25, 2017

PHOENIX — Local immigration advocates are heading to, Austin, Texas, Thursday to support the fight against a new immigration law they say will turn the state into a “deportation machine.” The Texas law, known as SB 4, allows police officers to ...more »

San Antonio may sue Texas over new immigration law | kens5.com
KENS 5 TVMay 25, 2017

The City of San Antonio is seeking to potentially take legal action to block the state's new immigration law.more »

Trump's budget is hiding a 'radical' change in immigration law - and it could mean war for sanctuary cities
Business InsiderMay 24, 2017

... of immigration policy, told USA Today. "The sneaky Sessions ploy has been brought from the back pages of the budget document into the sunlight, where it is likely to shrivel up and die," the immigration reform group America's Voice told Fox Business.more »

San Antonio City Council Could Soon File Lawsuit Over State's New Immigration Law
San Antonio CurrentMay 24, 2017

The law, slated to go into effect September 1, would force San Antonio to scrap its current policy of prohibiting cops from asking about immigration status in routine law enforcement encounters. Many fear the law is so broad that police chiefs ...more »

The Supreme Court's Immigration Law Showdown
The AtlanticMay 24, 2017

Many of the remaining cases, however, pose questions like “[w]hether the filing of a putative class action serves, under the American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah rule, to satisfy the three-year time limitation in Section 13 of the Securities Act ...more »

Justice Department budget plan seeks to force 'sanctuary cities' to enforce immigration laws
Chicago TribuneMay 24, 2017

The Justice Department is pushing as a part of its budget proposal to change federal law so that local jurisdictions can be forced to detain suspected illegal immigrants upon request. The move would give the administration far more leeway to make good ...more »

DOJ Budget Contains Sweeping Change to Crack Down on ...
U.S. News & World ReportMay 23, 2017

The Trump administration spending plan contains language that would dramatically increase federal authority to force local police to fully comply with ...more »

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