As public health officials look for ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on Mar. 18 it will halt most arrests and deportations.
Immigration agencies in the United States and abroad are closing their offices to the public and suspending all appointments in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Mar. 2 over the rights of asylum seekers and other vulnerable noncitizens to receive judicial review over expedited deportation orders.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) says it will close Seattle’s immigration court until at least April 10 after reports of second-hand exposure to the coronavirus, which caused a temporary shutdown earlier in the week.
A federal appeals court has temporarily prevented the Trump administration from requiring asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while U.S. immigration courts decide their cases.
The U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to implement so-called “wealth test” rules making it easier to deny residency for immigrants because they have used or may need to use public-assistance programs.
A lawsuit claims that the Trump administration has upended the tradition of judicial independence in the U.S. immigration system.
The Washington Post reports senior White House officials tried to plant Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) targeting parents and relatives of migrant children for deportation.
Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dropped by 5% during fiscal year 2019 in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. However, compared to the last year of the Obama administration, arrests in Texas are up 30%.
The U.S. Supreme Court is currently deliberating over whether to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, following oral arguments this past Tuesday. The decision puts the fate of some 800,000 young people on the line.