Immigration Fast Five 3.16.17
2 Federal Judges Rule Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban New York Times 3.15.17
Federal judges from both Hawaii and Maryland have ruled against Trump’s revised travel ban, arguing that the purpose of the ban has not changed and continues to unfairly target people of a specific religion.
Trump claims the federal judges’ rulings against his second travel ban are “unprecedented federal reach” and that he will continue to fight against it, pledging to take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Trump’s DHS budget includes billions to build his border wall Washington Post
The official budget proposed by the Trump administration includes a 7 percent increase of funds for the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of increased measures against illegal immigration, requiring substantial cuts from the EPA, disaster mitigation grants, and airport and transportation security.
California, Arizona, Texas, and Colorado attorneys and prosecutors report ICE agents waiting outside of courtrooms to take undocumented immigrants into custody.
Legal groups accuse Trump administration of cutting access to illegal immigrants Washington Times 03.15.17
Groups fighting for immigrant rights say they are not being allowed access to those held in detention centers and that these blocks have increased since the implementation of the Trump administration.
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