If President Trump really told Department of Homeland Security officials to stop processing asylum requests, it’s a pretty blatant violation of the Take Care Clause of the Constitution and the president’s oath of office.
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U.S. border enforcement efforts begin much farther south than the Rio Grande.
The Sixth Circuit denied habeas relief to individuals seeking stays of removal, arguing that habeas does not extend to relief that does not guarantee release from detention into the United States.
With President Trump poised to toughen immigration policies, Americans are particularly concerned about family separation—but nearly half of Republicans find the separation policy “acceptable.”
The language and structure of the statute the Department of Homeland Security claimed as authority lead to the conclusion that the provision cannot be applied to asylum seekers.
On Monday, Judge Richard Seeborg of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a preliminary injuction of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols requiring non-Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to be deported to Mexico while their request is processed. The injuction, issued in Innovation Law Lab et al, v. Nielsen, is scheduled to take effect on Friday, Apr. 12. The order is available in full here and below.
The House of Representatives has filed suit over President Trump's efforts to construct a wall along the southern border. The document is available here and below.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration filed motions to dismiss in two lawsuits challenging President Trump’s use of a national emergency declaration to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The suits, Center for Biological Diversity v. Trump and Alvarez v. Trump, were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia immediately following Trump’s Feb. 15 emergency declaration. The government motions to dismiss in both cases are available in full below.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Nielsen v. Preap suggests that future constitutional challenges to mandatory immigration detention will face formidable obstacles.
On Monday, the office of Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) released a fact sheet provided by the Department of Defense listing all potential military projects from which funding could be diverted, pursuant to the military construction authorities outlined in President Trump's national emergency declaration, to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The fact sheet is available here and below.