Category: Court News

Trump Admin Seeks Pause in Immigration-Related Lawsuits Due to Shutdown

(CNN)The Trump administration is asking federal courts to pause several high-profile immigration-related lawsuits due to the shutdown over border wall funding. The Justice Department on Wednesday also cited the lapse in federal funding in a key lawsuit regarding payments to…
Supreme Court Cases Could Change Immigration And H-1B Visas

A new case before the Supreme Court could change how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulates H-1B visas and other immigration issues. The core issue is how much deference should officials at government agencies receive to write or interpret…
Another Court Defeat for Trump on Immigration

The war between the Trump administration and the federal judiciary on immigration has just opened up a whole new front. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop using a June ruling from then-Attorney…
Judges Push Back Against ‘Zero-Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The 14 defendants had been charged with entering the country illegally. But there was a problem: When their cases were called in court, they could not show up because they had already been deported. U.S. Magistrate…
NYCLU Sues ICE Over Changes to Immigrant Risk Assessment Algorithm

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against US Immigration and Customs Enforcement over changes to the agency’s Risk Classification Assessment (RCA) software, which is used when ICE detains someone for deportation proceedings. The tool provides an…
A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most

H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else. A new amendment to U.S. immigration legislation may soon become law and significantly change the employment-based immigration landscape of the United States for…
Federal Judge Blocks Another Attempt by Trump to Limit Asylum

A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration violated federal law by barring migrants from qualifying for asylum in the U.S. based on their fears from domestic abuse or gang violence in their home countries, the…
Another Court Defeat for Trump on Immigration

The war between the Trump administration and the federal judiciary on immigration has just opened up a whole new front. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the DC District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop using a June ruling from then-Attorney…