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Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor CrimesOpinion analysis: Justices continue to apply ordinary modes of statutory interpretation to the US immigration lawsSheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That ...One man was arrested 19 times; others once. All of them face deportation in Trump's AmericaTrump's "Victims of Immigration Crime" Hotline Is as American as It GetsTrump immigration database exposes crime victims' personal info ...Trump's Immigration Pre-CrimeNew Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime ...The Supreme Court's Immigration Law ShowdownSessions' first proposed budget: A crackdown on immigration and violent crimeHow Crossing the US-Mexico Border Became a CrimeTrump Justice Department budget calls for 300 more prosecutors for violent crime, immigrationImmigration Courts Backlogged After Obama, Trump ActionsArrest rate triples for 'noncriminal' undocumented immigrants in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, MontanaFew undocumented immigrants face Collier felony charges

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Lawmakers worry Trump immigration orders weaken protections for sex crime, domestic violence victims
STLtoday.comMay 1, 2017

Kelly's department oversees several agencies, including US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), that enforce federal immigration laws and policies.more »

How Prosecutors Are Fighting Trump's Deportation Plans
The Marshall ProjectMay 17, 2017

The directive was framed as a way to push back against Donald Trump's mission to increase deportations. “As the current administration in Washington continues to increase its efforts to enforce immigration laws, we as prosecutors are the torch-bearers ...more »

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Prosecutors Protect Immigrants From Deportation For Minor Crimes
NPRMay 31, 2017

As the Trump administration continues its crackdown on illegal immigration, some prosecutors around the country are looking at ways to avoid prosecuting immigrants when a minor crime might lead to their deportation. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Prosecutors have ...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 »

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 »

One man was arrested 19 times; others once. All of them face deportation in Trump's America
Sacramento BeeMay 30, 2017

In Northern and Central California, more undocumented immigrants without criminal backgrounds are being arrested. ICE agents operating out of the San Francisco field office reported arresting 290 people in that category in Trump's first 100 days in the ...more »

Trump's "Victims of Immigration Crime" Hotline Is as American as It Gets
Truth-OutMay 28, 2017

This April, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE). The central feature is a hotline built to "assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens" by providing ...more »

Trump immigration database exposes crime victims' personal info ...
The GuardianMay 26, 2017

Database tracking status of migrants who committed crimes also includes those who are crime victims, putting them at risk of further violence and violating laws.more »

Trump's Immigration Pre-Crime
National ReviewMay 26, 2017

President Donald Trump's second attempt at restricting travel from certain predominantly Muslim countries has been struck down for a second time, and for a second time, the courts are in the wrong. The language of the Immigration and Nationality Act is ...more »

New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime ...
NPRMay 25, 2017

Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the police and ...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 »

Sessions' first proposed budget: A crackdown on immigration and violent crime
Los Angeles TimesMay 23, 2017

In the first budget proposal under President Trump and Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department is seeking hundreds of millions in new funding to pay for an immigration crackdown on the border and a surge in resources to fight violent crime ...more »

How Crossing the US-Mexico Border Became a Crime
YES! MagazineMay 23, 2017

The idea was to force Mexican immigrants into an authorized and monitored stream that could be turned on and turned off at will at ports of entry. Any immigrant who entered the United States outside the bounds of this stream would be a criminal subject ...more »

Trump Justice Department budget calls for 300 more prosecutors for violent crime, immigration
Washington TimesMay 23, 2017

The Justice Department is looking to add 300 prosecutors to its ranks in its fiscal 2018 budget, 230 of whom will focus prosecuting violent crime and be detailed to areas of the country most in need of extra resources. The other 70 prosecutors will ...more »

Immigration Courts Backlogged After Obama, Trump Actions
The Crime ReportMay 23, 2017

The Trump administration has contributed to the crunch, emphasizing the deportation of detainees who have had contact with the criminal justice system, though even those without records have been caught up in the efforts. Last week, the Immigration and ...more »

Arrest rate triples for 'noncriminal' undocumented immigrants in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Montana
Salt Lake TribuneMay 22, 2017

Under President Donald Trump, undocumented immigrants without a criminal history are more likely to be arrested by Salt Lake City-based U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents than they are in other areas. Arrest rates for people ...more »

Few undocumented immigrants face Collier felony charges
Naples Daily NewsMay 20, 2017

His assertion that America was under attack by violent criminals coming across the southern border as undocumented immigrants resonated with a portion of the electorate, helping him defeat Hillary Clinton in November. But a review of three months of ...more »

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