Waivers & Special Cases. Legal news and articles for April 21 - 25, 2017

Germany sees spike in immigrant criminalsDHS to open office for victims of crimes by illegal immigrantsTough Immigration Court in Texas Is a Trump ModelBrooklyn's guarding the immigration status of small-time offenders ...Immigrant crime victims in Minnesota find wide disparities in special visa programTrumpies trap California politicians on immigrationICE raids net 95 immigrants in Houston regionTrump tests how far we'll go to protect immigrants here illegallyBrooklyn Moves to Protect Immigrants From Deportation Over Petty CrimesBrooklyn Moves to Protect Immigrants From Deportation Over Petty CrimesOpinions split over Refugio man accused of immigration crimesAP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimesSessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimesSanctuary mayors fire back at Trump administration over immigrationNew York officials blast Sessions for calling city 'soft on crime'

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Options remain for undocumented immigrants with prior crimes
The Mercury NewsMarch 27, 2017

Undocumented immigrants with old crimes and deportation orders may still be able to remain in the United States. They just need to seek the right kind of help, immigrant rights attorneys say. “This is not the time to be on your own,” said Jorge-Mario ...more »

Stiffening immigration enforcement is not the answer to reducing crime
The Hill (blog)April 7, 2017

Two recent opinion pieces published by The Hill have criticized recent research showing that immigrants—regardless of legal status—commit property and violent crimes at lower rates than native-born citizens. This research, conducted independently by ...more »

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Germany sees spike in immigrant criminals
Fox NewsApril 25, 2017

The amount of migrant criminal suspects in Germany jumped by more than 50 percent last year according to new data released Monday from the country's interior ministry. The statistics, which provide support for an anti-immigration push in the country, ...more »

DHS to open office for victims of crimes by illegal immigrants
Washington TimesApril 25, 2017

Mr. Trump has identified victims of illegal immigrant crime as a forgotten population in the immigration debate and has given parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants an unprecedented platform to make their case for stiffer enforcement.more »

Tough Immigration Court in Texas Is a Trump Model
The Crime ReportApril 25, 2017

The president wants to prosecute many more people caught crossing the border illegally. His plan won't be cheap. Immigration cases already account for more than half of federal prosecutions. Trump is seeking hundreds of million dollars more for more ...more »

Brooklyn's guarding the immigration status of small-time offenders ...
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TVApril 25, 2017

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — If somebody commits a minor crime in the U.S. and they're not an American citizen, they could very well get deported. Unless they commit ...more »

Immigrant crime victims in Minnesota find wide disparities in special visa program
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 25, 2017

Todd Axtell had just taken over as St. Paul police chief last summer when immigrant advocates pressed him on a longtime grievance: The department has refused to back most applications for special visas that allow crime victims who help police to stay ...more »

Trumpies trap California politicians on immigration
Sacramento Bee (blog)April 25, 2017

The Justice Department's announcement of the blandly worded letters lit a rhetorical fuse by declaring, “Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” and citing, among other examples, the ...more »

ICE raids net 95 immigrants in Houston region
Chron.comApril 24, 2017

Immigration agents in Houston last week arrested 95 immigrants here illegally - 86 percent with prior criminal convictions - in the region's first targeted operation under the Donald Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials ...more »

Trump tests how far we'll go to protect immigrants here illegally
Chicago TribuneApril 24, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other supporters of sanctuary cities insist that protecting immigrants from deportation helps lower crime. Residents here illegally are more likely to report being victims of a crime and assist in solving crimes without the ...more »

Brooklyn Moves to Protect Immigrants From Deportation Over Petty Crimes
New York TimesApril 24, 2017

The policy being adopted in Brooklyn seeks to mitigate the effects of criminal prosecutions of immigrants by ordering prosecutors there to do what they can to secure guilty pleas without invoking federal laws that could lead to detention or deportation ...more »

Brooklyn Moves to Protect Immigrants From Deportation Over Petty Crimes
New York TimesApril 24, 2017

The initiative, which was put together over the past few weeks with input from immigrant advocates, arrives at a moment of extraordinary tension between the Trump administration and local law enforcement authorities over the role of immigrants in crime.more »

Opinions split over Refugio man accused of immigration crimes
Victoria AdvocateApril 23, 2017

According to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement February news release, "All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to enforcement proceedings." That policy is the direct result of an executive order by President Donald Trump ...more »

AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes
Philly.comApril 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday ...more »

Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes
ABC NewsApril 23, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border ...more »

Sanctuary mayors fire back at Trump administration over immigration
CNNApril 22, 2017

... no matter how many times they ask." What 'sanctuary cities' stand to lose. He reiterated a point made by sanctuary mayors -- that individuals are more likely to report crime and testify if they are not afraid of being questioned about their ...more »

New York officials blast Sessions for calling city 'soft on crime'
Washington PostApril 21, 2017

“Many of these jurisdictions are also crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” the news release said. [Sessions takes step toward enforcing threat to strip funding from 'sanctuary cities']. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D ...more »

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