US Immigration

DOL Visa Rule Harms Trafficking Victims, Nonprofit Says

A Louisiana nonprofit asked a D.C. federal court Tuesday to nix rules the U.S. Department of Labor introduced last year that made it harder for some trafficking victims to complete their visa applications, saying the new policy violates the Administrative Procedure Act…

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7th Circ. OKs Public Charge Stay, But High Court Keeps Alive

A split Seventh Circuit panel on Wednesday upheld an Illinois federal judge’s order temporarily blocking the Trump administration from enforcing its public charge immigration rule in the Prairie State, though a U.S. Supreme Court ruling means the rule is still in effect nationwide…

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House Dems Call For Probe On DACA Info Sharing With ICE

Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday called for a probe into the recent revelation that the Trump administration turned over information submitted by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applicants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite promises to keep the information private…

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9th Circ. Judge Slams ICE Detainee’s Virus-Based Release Bid

A split Ninth Circuit panel sent an immigration detainee’s coronavirus-based emergency release bid to a California district court on Thursday, though the dissenting judge said the appeals panel should have tossed the case by the man with no COVID-19 symptoms, asking “If he’s entitled to relief, who isn’t?”…

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