Twenty-seven days into the government shutdown, many functions of the federal government have stopped as President Donald Trump and Congress have come to an impasse on funding it. That includes much of what typically happens at the Federal Immigration Court in Bloomington, Minnesota. Nearly 960 immigration hearings scheduled during the partial government shutdown had been canceled as of Jan. 11 at the court, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), a Syracuse University project that makes federal immigration court data public. Nationally, nearly 43,000 cases had been canceled. If the shutdown continues until Feb. 1, an estimated 2,300 hearings will have been canceled in Minnesota, and if the federal government doesn’t open by March 1, nearly 3,700. In addition to causing uncertainty for immigrants scheduled to appear in court and their attorneys, immigration lawyers say the cancellations will add pressure to a growing backlog of cases in the … [Read more...] about As shutdown continues, thousands of immigration court hearings have been canceled
Citizenship judge hearing
Jessica Gresko and Mark Sherman Associated Press Published 5:31 PM EST Nov 23, 2018 Washington –The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon’s policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It’s the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypass lower courts that have blocked some of its more controversial proposals and push the high court, with a conservative majority, to weigh in quickly on a divisive issue. Earlier this month, the administration asked the high court to fast-track cases on the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which shields young immigrants from deportation. Administration officials also recently asked the high court to intervene to stop a trial in a climate change lawsuit and in a lawsuit over the administration’s decision to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census. The 9th … [Read more...] about Government asks high court to hear transgender military case
Published 10:52 am PST, Friday, November 16, 2018 FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing a trial over the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to go forward over the Trump administration’s objection. The justices’ issued a brief order Friday, Nov. 2, rejecting the administration’s request to postpone the trial, set to begin Monday in New York. less FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing a trial over the decision to ... more Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Photo: Manuel Balce … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to hear arguments in census dispute
Express-News Editorial Board Published 5:01 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Wilbur Ross, the Trump administrations commerce secretary, attends a meeting at the White House June 20. The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a court order that would have required Ross to give a deposition in a lawsuit challenging the addition of a question concerning citizenship to the 2020 census. States and advocacy groups challenging a change to the census form said Ross shifting rationales required his testimony. less Wilbur Ross, the Trump administrations commerce secretary, attends a meeting at the White House June 20. The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a court order that would have required Ross to give a deposition in ... more Photo: AL DRAGO /NYT Photo: AL DRAGO /NYT Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Wilbur Ross, … [Read more...] about Citizenship question unnecessary
White House President Donald Trump’s proposal to use an executive order to deny birthright citizenship to babies born in the U.S. to non-citizens and undocumented immigrants has virtually no support from legal experts across the political spectrum. The 14th Amendment of the Constitution states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside." A small group of mostly conservative legal scholars argue that Congress could revoke so-called birthright citizenship for undocumented immigrants. But Trump argued in an interview with Axios that he could revoke it by executive order.Story Continued Below Court decisions dating back to the late 1800s affirm the citizenship rights of children born to immigrants, which would make it even harder to enforce such an executive order. Nearly all legal experts accept that the amendment applies to nearly all children born on … [Read more...] about Can Trump revoke birthright citizenship? Nearly all on left and right say no.