Trump Ends Obama-Era Policy of Releasing Pregnant Undocumented Immigrant Detainees

In another reversal of an Obama-era policy, the Trump Administration has stopped the release of pregnant undocumented immigrant detainees from federal custody. Pregnant undocumented immigrant women who are in their third trimester are generally not detained. In addition, individual cases are assessed by immigration officials based on the women’s flight risk, medical condition, and if...
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Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary Cities

The Trump Administration through the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against California naming California Governor Edmund G. Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra as defendants to stop a set of “sanctuary state” bills that undermines the federal government’s enforcement of immigration laws across California such as the non-cooperation of California cities and counties with...
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Congress Sits On DACA Legislation As Deadline Passes

The March 5, 2018 deadline set by President Donald Trump for Congress to create a permanent Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law has passed without Congress making any moves to save the almost 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from future arrest or deportation. The DACA is an Obama-era program that allows young undocumented immigrants who...
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Justice Department Scrutinizing Oakland Mayor Who Announced Planned ICE Raids

The Justice Department is investigating the recent announcements of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf who publicly announced planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration raids in Northern California a day before such immigration raids were conducted on February 25, 2018. The Justice Department and ICE officials are saying that Mayor Schaaf’s public announcements potentially endangered the...
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