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Trump Swerves From Mueller To The Border In Rambling Morning Of Tweets

President Donald Trump was at it again Wednesday morning. In a series of tweets, the commander-in-chief complained yet again about press coverage of his administration, scrutiny from congressional Democrats, and migrants and asylum seekers attempting to enter the United States. Trump first revived his accusation against “United Kingdom Intelligence” for “helping Obama Administration Spy” on his campaign. The British GCHQ rebutted the claim, aggressively, without naming Trump. “Former CIA ana...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Immigration, Mueller report, Russia probe, Trump tweets, Twitter, Matt Shuham

Migrants Fearful after Hundreds Arrested in Mexico Raid

Mexican immigration authorities said 371 people were detained in one day.
Tags: Immigration, Mexico

Missouri GOP Hints At Voting Rights Overhaul To Undermine Immigrant Vote

Missouri’s GOP legislature appears to be considering, again, a change to its redistricting process that would have major impacts on the political representation of immigrant-heavy regions. Republican lawmakers filed an amendment that would change the standard in how legislative districts are drawn. It would require that they be drawn on a vague “one person, one vote, using data ” basis, rather on the basis of total population, as is currently the practice in all 50 states. The tweak in langu...
Tags: Muckraker, Immigration, Missouri, Redistricting, Voting Rights, Tierney Sneed

President Trump Threatens New Restrictions for High Visa Overstay Countries

The nonpartisan Center for Migration Studies says that visa overstays exceed illegal border crossings
Tags: Uncategorized, Immigration, Onetime, White House

FBI Arrests Leader Of Militia Stopping Immigrants In New Mexico

Reuters: The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. [ … ] “We’re not worried about it, he’s going to be cleared,” said Jim Benvie, a spokesman for the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), blaming his arrest on political pressure from Lujan Grisham. Hopkins is the “national commander” of the UCP, which has had around half a dozen members camped out on a rotati...
Tags: Mexico, Immigration, Cnn, Fbi, Military, United States, CBP, New Mexico, Customs, San Antonio, Reuters, U S Army, U S Marine Corps, U S Mexico, Clint Texas, Larry Hopkins

PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Youtube, Mexico, Immigration, Social Media, Paypal, Border Patrol, Gofundme, Militias, BuzzFeed News, Right Wing Extremism, Deplatforming

Family Detention Centers Unused As President Trump Warns of a Crisis at the Border

More than 4,800 people crossed the border in a single day this week
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Trump, Onetime

Family Detention Space Goes Unused as Trump Warns of Crisis

Immigrant advocates accused the Trump administration of closing off family detention to further the perception of a crisis.
Tags: News, Immigration, Trump

The Surprising Link Between U.S. Marijuana Law and the History of Immigration

As April 20 brings calls for marijuana legalization, experts explain what people get wrong about U.S. drug policy and immigration.
Tags: Crime, News, Immigration, Uncategorized

'Confederate' militia detains migrants at gunpoint — with Border Patrol's tacit OK, they claim

“A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents, raising tension over the tactics of armed vigilantes along the border between the United States and Mexico,” writes Simon Romero at the New York Times. They post videos to Youtube of themselves abusing migrants. Here is one such video. We knew the armed volunteer mobs would do this. We knew Trump's in...
Tags: Post, News, Mexico, Immigration, Racism, United States, New York Times, Border, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Trump, Asylum Seekers, White Supremacy, American Civil Liberties Union, Hector Balderas, Sunland Park

Morning Docket: 04.19.19

* Harvey Weinstein will face sex trafficking charges. [Law360] * "LSU Creates Model for Colleges Embroiled in Varsity Blues Scandal." Yeah, um, no offense but LSU didn't have to anything to worry about. [Corporate Counsel] * MoFo's horribly ill-advised sanctions motion meets the swift demise it deserved. [The Recorder] * Meanwhile, the Jones Day attorney named in its gender bias case has left. [American Lawyer] * Sears is suing Eddie Lampert and Steve Mnuchin for destroying the company. [CNB...
Tags: Law, Immigration, LSU, Bankruptcy, Harvey Weinstein, Biglaw, Cnbc, Trump, Ninth Circuit, Eddie Lampert, Jones Day, Morning Docket, MoFo, Steve Mnuchin, Varsity Blues, RSB- Sears

New York Courts: No ICE Arrests in Courts Without a Judicial Warrant

Lawyers who represent immigrants have engaged in walkouts and protests over the issue
Tags: New York, News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Onetime

Judge Halts Deportation of 11-Year-Old Girl Who Was Ordered to Leave Without Her Family

Advocates say the move suggests acknowledgement of error by the court
Tags: Texas, News, Asylum, Immigration, Uncategorized, Onetime, Salvadorans

Husband of US Soldier Deported to Mexico, Then Allowed Back

Within hours of the Arizona Republic’s story, authorities told the man he could return to the U.S.
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, US, Arizona Republic

California Lawmakers Return Fire At Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

California Democrats are swiping back as President Donald Trump gleefully muses about dumping immigrants in sanctuary cities to punish the lawmakers who instituted the policy. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pointed out the inconsistencies in Trump’s desire to boot immigrants from the country and simultaneous threat to load them into U.S. city centers. “Which one is it, Mr. President?” Newsom asked during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “That fundamental flaw in the logic needs to be considere...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, White House, Immigration, Los Angeles, Dhs, Oakland, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, Libby Schaaf, Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Barr Decides Asylum Seekers Who Show Credible Fear Are Ineligible for Bond

Only the Department of Homeland Security could allow their release
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, Barr, Onetime

Advisory Group Recommends Changes to Migrant Processing

The report comes as border officials say they are struggling to cope with an influx of Central American families.
Tags: News, Immigration

Source: Officials Consider New Penalty for Visa Overstays

The administration has also been weighing targeting the remittance payments sent home by people living in the country illegally.
Tags: News, Immigration, Donald Trump

Trump Admin Planning To Shunt Asylum Seekers Into Mexico To Await Verdict

With a temporarily favorable court ruling, the Trump administration plans to shunt asylum seekers into Mexico to wait for their cases to be decided, according to internal memos obtained by the Los Angeles Times. A federal appeals court in California temporarily lifted an injunction blocking the move on Friday. The policy is being dubbed “Remain in Mexico.” President Donald Trump has had immigrant placement on the brain lately, floating an idea that his own administration already shot down abo...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Immigration, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Asylum Seekers, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border, Kate Riga

Husband Of Fallen Soldier Deported, Then Returned To US After Media Attention

Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported the husband of a U.S. soldier who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. On Monday, after the case received substantial local media coverage, the man was returned to the U.S., according to the local AZ Central. Jose Gonzalez Carranza was arrested on his way to work last week and was deported to Nogales, Sonora on Thursday, his attorney told AZ Central. He was allowed to reenter the U.S. on Monday afternoon and ICE officials dropped him off in Phoenix, ...
Tags: News, Mexico, Immigration, US, Afghanistan, Arizona, Ice, Deportation, PHOENIX Arizona, Customs Enforcement, Nogales Sonora, Nicole Lafond, Jose Gonzalez Carranza, Gonzalez Carranza, Army Pfc Barbara Vieyra

TIMELINE: Inside Trump’s Escalating Anti-Immigrant Attacks

President Donald Trump kicked off his campaign back in 2015 by attacking immigrants and Mexico. Now, as the 2020 campaign begins in earnest, Trump has ramped up his incendiary anti-immigrant rhetoric yet again. “Secure the Border NOW” one subject line from Trump’s campaign blared on Monday, above an email that asserts the country is “too full, and the problem will only get worse until we secure the border.” “FINISH THE WALL” another recent email yelled, before telling its recipient that “Demo...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Mexico, White House, Politico, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, United States, Border, Fox News, Secret Service, Michigan, CBP, The New York Times

The Problem With The Immigration System Is Not Lax Laws, But Lack of Adjudicators

The administration’s no-more-room-for-you approach not only is untrue but undermines the very foundation of American values.
Tags: Law, Immigration, Toni Messina

President Trump Says Migrants Will Be Sent to Sanctuary Cities

It's unclear whether Homeland Security is taking any steps to implement the plan
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Homeland Security, Trump, Onetime

House Dems Request Docs Related To Trump’s Sanctuary City Immigration Plan

In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, House Democrats slammed President Trump’s supposed proposal to dump detained immigrants in sanctuary cities and requested documents related to said plans. Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) called the move a “bizarre and unlawful” attempt to “score political points” and requested emails and other communications about the...
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Trump, Elijah Cummings, Bennie Thompson, Mick Mulvaney, Nadler, House Democrats, Sanctuary Cities, Nicole Lafond, House Dem probes

Trump Admin To Threaten Countries Whose Nationals Often Overstay Visas

President Trump is planning to launch broader efforts to curb legal immigration by threatening countries whose nationals often overstay their visas, The Wall Street Journal reported. An administration official who spoke to the WSJ said the plan is to put countries “on notice,” by threatening that it’ll be harder for their citizens to obtain visas, or the visas will be shorter, if they don’t reduce their rates of overstay. The countries impacted include Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sier...
Tags: News, Immigration, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, LEGAL Immigration, Nicole Lafond, Nigeria Chad Eritrea Liberia, Sierra Leone The White House

Trump Surfaced Sanctuary Cities Immigrant Plan To Distract From Mueller Report

President Trump surfaced an Immigration and Customs Enforcement-rejected and White House-abandoned immigration initiative last week in order to distract from the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, The New York Times reported. While people close to Trump told the Times that the President has been more confident and in good spirits since Attorney General William Barr released his assessment of  the report, Trump is purposely “escalating his language” to ap...
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Sanctuary Cities, William Barr, Nicole Lafond, Emmet Flood, Mueller report

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Gave a Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border to Deliver a Unifying Message

"A country is not a hotel, and it's not full," Ma said
Tags: Music, Texas, News, Mexico, Immigration, Uncategorized, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, U S Mexico Border, Onetime

Sending Migrants to ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Not Preferred Solution to Fix Immigration System, White House Says

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it's one of many options to assist the straining immigration system
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Onetime

Trump Again Floats Busing Migrants To Sanctuary Cities, Decries Reporting On It

President Donald Trump on Saturday re-stated his belief that sanctuary cities should take in migrants and asylum seekers who are released from government custody. But it was not clear whether he would actually order the Department of Homeland Security to begin transporting people in its custody to sanctuary cities, or whether the tweets were meant as political attacks alone. When The Washington Post first reported Thursday on early, behind-the-scenes discussions among Trump administration off...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, New York Times, Ice, Customs, Oakland, Times, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post