archive-title Yearly Archives: 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

How AMA is fighting to stop “public charge” immigration rule – American Medical Association

As numerous legal challenges to a Trump administration rule that vastly expands which immigrants are considered a “public charge” wind their way through federal courts nationwide, physicians are letting judges know how the change puts immigrants’ health at risk—especially already vulnerable children, pregnant women and people with disabilities. The change “dramatically increases the likelihood that […]

Trump administration goes to war with states over immigration – POLITICO

Attorney General William Barr. | Cliff Owen/AP Photo By JOSH GERSTEIN 02/10/2020 07:57 PM EST The Trump administration dramatically escalated its war with so-called sanctuary states Monday, filing suit against California and New Jersey over laws that federal officials say undermine immigration enforcement. The Justice Department suits target a California law banning privately run detention […]

Judge orders feds to release immigrants detained during marriage interviews – PBS NewsHour

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland has banned immigration officials from arresting, detaining and deporting immigrants who are seeking legal status based on their marriages to U.S. citizens. U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel issued the ruling Friday in a case filed by six couples accusing immigration officials of luring families to marriage […]

The Power Trump Can Wield Like a Dictator – The New York Times

This weekend will mark one year since President Trump declared a sham emergency at the southern border to secure money for a wall Congress refused to fund. During that time, federal judges in three cases have declared the president’s move illegal, and Congress has made history by twice voting to terminate the emergency. Yet the […]