Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sues California Over “Sanctuary State” Laws

The Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against the state of California over some its “sanctuary” immigration policies.  The lawsuit alleges that the state of California obstructs the federal government from enforcing existing immigration laws. The DOJ cites three California statutes that impede the federal government’s enforcement of immigration regulations.  One, the Immigration Worker […]

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Judge President Trump Once Decried as “Mexican” Rules in Favor of Administration in Building of Border Wall

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing them to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S., bypassing environmental statues for its construction.  The lawsuit had been brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Coastal Commission, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. […]

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Rep. Gutierrez Keeps Pressure on House on DACA – Says We Must Rise Above Racism Emanating from White House

Representative Luis Gutierrez called on the House of Representatives to take up legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children from deportation, so-called DACA recipients. “The President still plans to kill DACA and make hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are currently documented and known to […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up DACA Case, Likely Meaning Program Stays in Place for Foreseeable Future

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving President Trump’s authority to end the immigration-protection program known as DACA, likely signaling the program’s continuance for at least several months.  The program’s original end date was March 5. President Trump ended the DACA program last September but gave Congress six months to come up […]

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U.S. Citizenship Agency to Drop “Nation of Immigrants” From its Mission Statement

Updated 2:36 p.m. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that grants citizenship to newly arrived U.S. immigrants is removing the term “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement. The old statement read: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and […]

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Jeff Flake Isn’t Giving Up on Immigration Reform, Says Will Force a Vote on His Proposal as Soon as Senate Returns from Recess

Senator Jeff Flake isn’t giving up on immigration reform.  The junior Senator from Arizona said that he plans to force a vote on a proposal as soon as the Senate returns from its winter recess after next week.  Flake proposed a fallback option for immigration reform last week when it looked like larger plans being […]

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U.S. Immigration Officials Round Up Dozens of Illegal Immigrants in Southern California, Many of Them Violent Felons, In Largest Sweep of the Year

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers took a total of 212 people into custody during a five-day immigration sweep at business sites in southern California this week.  In all, ICE officers inspected 122 businesses in a worksite enforcement operation around Los Angeles conducted from last Sunday to Thursday. Of the 212 immigrants taken into custody, […]

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Senate’s Failure to Act Leaves Hundreds of Thousands of DREAMers in Limbo

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children are left in limbo as immigration reform once again failed to pass in the Congress this week.  The fate of DREAMers is up in the air as Congress enters a week-long recess and a March 5th deadline for the DACA […]

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Immigration Reform Dies Again

Republicans made a last-ditch effort to pass a DACA solution this week only to have it thwarted by Democrats.  Are we seeing the beginning of a midterm election strategy by Democrats?  We discuss DACA and the failure of Congress to once again get an immigration bill passed in today’s episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Immigration_Reform_Dies_Again.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

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