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CBP will pay $3.8M fees in civil rights suit over conditions for migrants

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has agreed to pay more than $3.8 million in attorney's fees and other litigation expenses stemming from a class-action lawsuit launched against the agency over the treatment and care of migrants in custody in Southern Arizona.... Read more»

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Judge abolishes Trump-era restrictions on visas for skilled foreign workers

A federal judge on Wednesday permanently abolished Trump-era changes to H-1B visa rules that businesses and universities complained would make it harder to hire and recruit highly skilled foreign workers and students. ... Read more»

Judge orders Biden admin to halt quickly expelling asylum-seeking families

A federal judge told the Biden administration halt using Title 42, allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed over Customs and Border Protection quickly expelling some migrants if they have traveled through a country with COVID-19 cases. ... Read more»

Wolf quits as Homeland Security chief after judge's order over asylum claims

Recent court rulings over the validity of Chad Wolf's tenure as the head of Homeland Security, including a series of policies designed to clamp down on asylum along the U.S.-Mexico border, have forced the acting secretary to resign. ... Read more»

As asylum seekers push Biden for help, fresh DHS regulations complicate system

Untangling the Trump administration's asylum restrictions may prove difficult for President-elect Joe Biden, who has to manage new DHS regulations — even as hundreds of people have waited some for nearly a year to seek protection in the United States.... Read more»

Immigration advocates hail order reinstating DACA; DHS promises appeal

The Trump administration said Monday it will abide by a court order – for now – to start accepting new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals applications, a move that could affect an estimated 682,000 undocumented immigrants.... Read more»

Federal judge orders restoration of DACA

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to reinstate the immigration program offering deferred action for children entering the United States illegally. ... Read more»

Groups urge patience with DACA future riding on Biden administration, courts

President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who've been living in the country for over a decade from deportation, but a federal lawsuit could make or break DACA.... Read more»

Mi Familia Vota sues Trump admin, alleging election sabatoge

From his encouragement of the Proud Boys to his slowing down the mail, the president’s threats to Election Day peace of mind are many and varied, a new lawsuit claims. ... Read more»

Federal judge suspicious of Trump officials hiking immigration fees

Fees paid by immigrants applying for asylum, work permits and U.S. citizenship will skyrocket next month, advocates warned in Washington Thursday, arguing the increases are unlawful because the two federal officials who signed off on the hikes were not Senate confirmed. ... Read more»

Young immigrants in New York file new challenge to protect DACA

A group of immigrants in New York have asked a federal judge to invalidate a July 28 memo that restricts DACA, and force the government to again process first-time applications, advance parole requests, and renewals under the terms of the original immigrant protection program.... Read more»

Trump administration again moves to dismantle DACA

The Trump administration moved to roll back Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which currently protects about 644,000 'Dreamers' from deportation, in a move that flouts a federal court order that required new applications to be accepted. ... Read more»

Trump administration halts new DACA apps as it looks for ways to end program

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it will reject all new and pending DACA applications while it considers the program’s cancellation. ... Read more»

'Help is on the way': Pence makes house call to Az amid COVID-19 surge

As Arizona broke records Wednesday for new COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in a single day, Vice President Mike Pence flew in to assure Gov. Doug Ducey that the federal government “will spare no expense” in helping the state.... Read more»

Supreme Court demurs on enviro challenge to Southwest border wall

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a challenge by environmentalists over rule waivers issued by the Trump administration to speed up the construction of the wall along the border with Mexico.... Read more»

Border Patrol quickly expelling most detained migrants in Az under CV-19 policy

Just 12 people have been held for longer than 48 hours in Tucson Sector custody over the last 30 days, as the agency increasingly relies on a provision employed during the outbreak of COVID-19 that allows agents to immediately expel most people back to Mexico.... Read more»

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