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Trump Has Right to End DACA Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court

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Trump Has Right to End DACA Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court

By Michael D. Shear Aug. 19, 2019 WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Trump acted lawfully in September 2017 when he decided to end an Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation. In a legal brief submitted to the court, the lawyers asserted that the president was fully within his rights to eliminate the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and said the lower courts were mistaken when they said Mr. Trump’s action almost two years ago was arbitrary. The Department of Homeland Security “correctly, and at...


Migrant Chidren Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules

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Migrant Chidren Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules

A federal court on Thursday rejected the government’s argument that it is not required to provide migrant children with toothbrushes, soap and showers. Credit Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times By Caitlin Dickerson Aug. 15, 2019 A federal appeals court panel ruled on Thursday that the government must provide detained migrant children with basic hygiene supplies such as toothbrushes and sleeping mats, ending a debate that incited national outrage after a Justice Department lawyer argued against the need to do so. The exchange in June between the lawyer and a panel of openly aghast federal judges spread rapidly...


Caged alone 24 hours a day, denied medicine: lawsuit claims 'torture' in US migrant jails

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Caged alone 24 hours a day, denied medicine: lawsuit claims 'torture' in US migrant jails

Melvin Murillo Hernandez suffered allergic reactions so bad he had to be hospitalized four times. Martín Muñoz had no access to insulin for ten long days. Denied a wheelchair, Faour Abdallah Fraihat was unable to get to the cafeteria. The men are three of 15 plaintiffs and two not-for-profit groups alleging “horrific conditions” and “torture” in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) detention centers in a new class-action lawsuit on behalf of 55,000 detainees. The plaintiffs, who live with conditions ranging from cerebral palsy and bipolar disorder to blindness and schizophrenia, accuse the US government of denying jailed migrants food, medicine,...


Immigration Agents Arrest 680 Workers in Massive Raids at Mississippi Food Processing Plants

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Immigration Agents Arrest 680 Workers in Massive Raids at Mississippi Food Processing Plants

(MORTON, Miss.) — U.S. immigration officials raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants Wednesday, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in what marked the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.   The raids, planned months ago, happened just hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, the majority-Latino city where a man linked to an online screed about a “Hispanic invasion” was charged in a shooting that left 22 people dead in the border city.   Workers filled three buses — two for men and one for women — at a Koch Foods Inc. plant in...


Trump’s new asylum rule strands Central American migrants in Tijuana

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Trump’s new asylum rule strands Central American migrants in Tijuana

Reporting from Tijuana —    There was confusion on Monday among northbound migrants in Tijuana, following the Trump administration’s latest effort to ban virtually all foreigners from filing for asylum in the United States. Many, like Milsa Garcia, hadn’t even heard of the plan. The 33-year-old Guatemalan woman has been in this sprawling border town for 15 days since she was deported back to Mexico, after being apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande with her 4-year-old son on a raft. “I don’t know anything about that,” she said of the changes announced by the U.S. government. “I just want...