Category: Court News

U.S. Attorney General Ties Gang Violence to Immigration

BOSTON (Reuters) – Protesters gathered outside a federal court in Boston on Thursday where U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions came to address law enforcement about what he called the need to tackle transnational gang violence and to secure the Mexican…
How a ‘Dire’ Immigration Court Backlog Affects Lives

WILLIAM BRANGHAM: But first: an inside look at the country’s overwhelmed immigration court system. Our John Yang is here, and he has that story. JOHN YANG: William, for all the headlines and all the debates about what to do about…
New California Law to Expand Protection for Immigrants

The measure aims to ensure people living in the country undocumented who otherwise follow the law are not deterred from reporting crimes or serving as witnesses California police will soon be barred from arresting crime victims or witnesses just because…
Federal Judge Blocks Texas’ Harsh Anti-Sanctuary Law

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked parts of a severe state immigration law that was supposed to take effect Friday and would have outlawed sanctuary cities and penalized local officials who do not cooperate with federal deportation efforts.…
Judge Blocks Texas Immigration Crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas ― A federal judge on Wednesday blocked most of a state immigration crackdown two days before it was set to go into effect on Sept. 1, offering a major victory for opponents as a tropical storm ravages the…
Data Shows Florida Has More Than 41,000 Pending Immigration Court Cases

Florida has more than 41,191 pending immigration court proceedings underway. New data compiled by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a research organization out of Syracuse University which tracks federal agencies, show about 6,000 of those cases are in central…