Many residents of Elkhart County, In., which backed Donald Trump for president, oppose plans for a federal detention center there for alleged illegal immigrants, The facility was proposed by the private prison firm CoreCivic Inc.
The Trump administration was handed another stark defeat in its effort to punish “sanctuary cities,” with a judge declaring a law the administration had been relying on unconstitutional. Federal Judge Harry Leinenweber in Chicago thoroughly rebuked Sessions’ efforts to penalize sanctuary cities, ruling against immigration-related conditions on federal law enforcement grants.
With more than 1,800 migrant families reunified under a court-ordered deadline, the question turns to how fast immigration authorities can deport those with final orders of removal. American Liberties Union lawyers asked U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego for a seven-day reprieve for all parents to consult with their children and attorneys.. The judge may rule this weekend.
Pablo Villavicencio, an Ecuadorean immigrant who was held for deportation after delivering pizza to a Brooklyn Army installation walked out of an immigration detention center Tuesday night after a judge questioned the need for immediate deportation. “Is there any concept of justice here or are we just doing this because we want to? the judge asked.
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