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Federal judge reverses Biden immigration orders that released detained immigrants

The Biden administration must revamp its deportation policies, a Trump-appointed judge ruled Friday, finding they conflict with immigration statutes by making optional the detention of noncitizens convicted of aggravated felonies and other serious crimes. ... Read more»0

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18 kids killed in shooting at Texas elementary school

A Texas high school student opened fire at an elementary school Tuesday and killed at least 18 students and a teacher before police fatally shot him, marking the 212th mass shooting in the United States this year in which four or more people were shot or killed.... Read more»0

Texas and Missouri urge 5th Circuit to lift stay on border-wall case

The Biden administration told the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday it has no policy against building barriers at the southwest border, refuting Texas’ and Missouri’s claims it is refusing to spend $2.7 billion Congress appropriated for that purpose. ... Read more»0

Fifth Circuit lifts injunction against Biden administration’s federal employee vaccine mandate

Federal employees facing discipline for rejecting President Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate must go through an administrative process before turning to the D.C. Circuit, the Fifth Circuit ruled late Thursday, vacating an injunction against the edict. ... Read more»0

Texas governor touts success of border crackdown

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted Thursday about the amount of fentanyl seized and the number of undocumented immigrants arrested since a border crackdown a year ago - yet many immigrants have had cases dismissed and six National Guard soldiers have died during the deployment.... Read more»0

Biden administration asks 5th Circuit to reinstate vaccine mandate for federal employees

The Justice Department pressed a panel of the Fifth Circuit of Appeals to lift the injunction against the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all federal agencies - issued last September by President Joe Biden and blocked in January with a nationwide preliminary injunction by a district judge.... Read more»0

Biden ordered to stop exempting migrant youth from expulsion policy

The Biden administration must stop giving unaccompanied children a pass from a pandemic-related policy used to promptly expel immigrants who have entered the country without papers, a federal judge ruled Friday. ... Read more»0

New study finds voting by mail does not increase risk of voting fraud

A first-of-its-kind study focused on the likelihood of various attacks on mail voting in the United States determined "that expanding mail voting is safe and should be used moving forward because it increases voter access and reduces the likelihood of adversarial interference."... Read more»0

Judge blocks Biden vaccine mandate for federal workers

A Trump-appointed federal judge issued a nationwide injunction Friday blocking the requirement for federal employees to get inoculated against COVID-19, matching the federal contractor mandate already blocked by a nationwide injunction.... Read more»0

5th Circuit: Biden administration must continue 'Remain in Mexico' program

A 5th Circuit panel late Monday rejected the Biden administration’s efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for resolution of their cases, a week after the government restarted the program in compliance with an injunction. ... Read more»0

Biden administration makes case for end of Trump immigration program

The Biden administration urged a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals panel Tuesday to vacate an injunction ordering it to reinstate a Trump-era program that returned thousands of immigrants to Mexico to await resolution of their asylum cases. ... Read more»0

New Biden immigration policies contrast recent uptick in deportations

Even as the Department of Homeland Security continued expelling Haitian refugees this week, its secretary issued new guidelines for deportation that tried to present a softer side to President Biden’s approach to immigration enforcement. ... Read more»0

Texas announces 2020 election audit after Trump lobbies governor

In a move Texas Democrats called “pitiful yet predictable” and “pure pandering” to backers of Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent, the Texas Secretary of State announced Thursday it is auditing the election results of the state’s four largest counties. ... Read more»0

Biden administration insists border is closed amid removal of Haitian migrants

As the Biden administration scrambles to repatriate more than 10,000 Haitians who gathered in a Texas border town last week to ask for asylum, immigration officials speaking in the town repeated one message: “Our borders are not open. And people should not make the journey.” ... Read more»0

Fifth Circuit halts order for Biden to step up deportations

A federal judge erred in blocking the Biden administration’s policies guiding which undocumented immigrants it is prioritizing to arrest for deportations, a Fifth Circuit panel ruled - one month after a different panel declined to stay another order for the restart of Trump's MPP.... Read more»0

Supreme Court refuses to block reinstatement of 'Remain in Mexico' program

In a 6-3 order, the Supreme Court’s conservative judges declined Tuesday night to stay a federal judge’s order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate a Trump-era immigration program that sent more than 60,000 asylum applicants back to Mexico. ... Read more»0

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