The judge in Michigan ruled that the Iraqis must be released because their country will never agree to their return. Most are members of religious minorities.
“Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden,” the judge wrote.
“What’s left of that expression of congressional intent?” US District Judge Jon Tigar asked as he questioned government attorneys about a policy that requires migrants to seek asylum only at ports of entry.
The Trump Administration Again Is Considering Ways To Force People To Wait In Mexico For Their Immigration Cases
Administration officials this week held discussions on a proposal that would require people to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases are decided.
Troops deployed by the Trump administration spent Tuesday putting up wires and fencing at one of the busiest crossing points on the border.
Migrant children who cross the border illegally will also be denied the right to file for asylum. Trump officials had at first said the new policy wouldn’t affect them.
More families were caught trying to enter the United States along the southern border in October than in any month since US officials began keeping the statistic in 2012.
The ACLU is asking a federal judge to block new rules that are intended to bar people from requesting asylum at any place other than a port of entry.
The new step comes as the administration claims that processing asylum claims is taking up an increasing amount of US government resources.
The attorney general shaped immigration policy like few others in the Trump administration.
The administration proposal would add to the groups of people barred from obtaining asylum.
The last time the administration asked the court to consider DACA's legality, the court told the Justice Department it wanted to hear from the appeals court first.
The president spent most of his address on Thursday repeating the false claims he’s deployed at his political rallies in recent weeks.
The figures suggest that Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new rulings limiting who is entitled to asylum have had a major impact on US immigration court decisions, experts say.
"The administration bases its policies on what's the loudest and most clickable headline."
The move would be a sweeping change by the Trump administration to restrict immigration as a caravan of migrants from Central America marches toward the US.
The misrepresentation kept the Iraqis in detention long after they might have been released.
O'Neill, Nebraska, had become a refuge for scores of Central Americans fleeing poverty and unrest. An ICE raid changed all that.
The Government Has Decided It Was A Bad Idea To Ask Immigration Attorneys To Submit To A Credit Check
Attorneys feared it was a way to keep immigrant minors from obtaining legal representation.
Lawmakers Are Asking For A Copy Of A Memo That DHS Secretary Nielsen Used To Justify Family Separations
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has repeatedly denied that the administration had a policy to separate families at the border.