Residents of IN County Oppose Migrant Detention Center

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.

New Court Filings Reveal Mistreatment of Migrant Children

Interviews and court filings have revealed a wide range of allegations of mistreatment in detention of migrant adolescents and teens, including inedible food, brutally cold temperatures with no blankets for all the children, bullying, and other forms of abuse.

Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Three Immigration Issues

The president threatens a government shutdown just before the midterm elections if he doesn’t get what he wants on immigration: a border wall, an end to the “catch and release” practice, and cutbacks in legal immigration.

Federal Judge Calls ‘Sanctuary City’ Law Unconstitutional

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.

Ruling Due Soon on Deportation of Unified Families

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.

U.S. Says 463 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported

Justice Department lawyers said they are individually reviewing cases to see how many parents were deported or voluntarily left the U.S.  without their children. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego said the uncertainty is “a deeply troubling reality of the case.”

Judge Orders Release of Ecuadorean Pizza Deliverer

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.