Judge: Trump administration must take new DACA applications
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis said the government had to post a public notice within three days — including on its website and the websites of all other relevant government agencies — that new DACA applications were being accepted. Garaufis also ordered the government to put together a status report on the DACA program by Jan. 4. “Every time the outgoing administration tried to use young immigrants as political scapegoats, they defiled the values of our nation. The Trump administration had announced the end of the program in 2017, leading to the legal challenges that wound up in front of the Supreme Court. For the second time, a court has ordered the administration to resume processing DACA applications.
Justices reject Trumps bid to end DACA protections for young immigrants
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trumps effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign. The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal and that courts have no role to play in reviewing the decision to end DACA. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court that the administration did not pursue the end of the program properly. We do not decide whether DACA or its rescission are sound policies, Roberts wrote. We address only whether the agency complied with the procedural requirement that it provide a reasoned explanation for its action.
Justices reject Trump bid to void California sanctuary law
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the Trump administrations bid to throw out a California immigrant-sanctuary law that limits local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. The justices order leaves in place lower court rulings that upheld the law. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas voted to hear the administration's appeal. The administration said the 2017 state immigrant-sanctuary measure conflicts with federal immigration law and makes it harder to deport people who are in the country illegally. California argued that encouraging local police to participate in federal immigration enforcement is counterproductive because it makes people less likely to report crimes if they believe theyll be deported for doing so.
'Living Undocumented' puts faces on families
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - "Living Undocumented" is a passionate piece of advocacy filmmaking, one that -- for all the tears and heart-wrenching moments -- will likely end up preaching to the choir. The Netflix presentation nevertheless puts faces on the toll of US immigration policy, while making a point of noting the role of past administrations as well as the current one. Although most of the families come from Mexico and Central America, others have roots in Israel, Africa and Laos. While it would be nice to think that the personal tales chronicled in "Living Undocumented" might contribute to a thoughtful discussion of immigration policy, that doesn't seem to be the world in which any of us are living. "Living Undocumented" premieres Oct. 2 on Netflix.