President Trump stated that DREAMers should “rest easy,” in an interview with the Associated Press.
Attorney General Sessions takes a tougher stance on ‘dreamers’ than President Trump. (ABAJournal).
The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Maslenjak v. United States, a case considering whether immaterial falsehoods on a naturalization application can warrant revocation of citizenship (WaPo, NYT, WSJ).
Immigration has drastically decreased since President Trump took office (NPR).
The Department of Homeland Security announced the launch of a new office called the Victims of Illegal Immigrant Crime Engagement Office, but critics say immigrants do not have a disproportionally higher crime-rate than native-born citizens (NYT).
The federal government has secured agreements to add over 2,000 beds to the immigration prison network, with another 1,500 bed expansion planned for sites in Texas and Illinois (Crimmigration).
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has expressed concern that arresting immigrants at courthouses can impede access to justice (Immigration Prof Blog).
Prosecutorial discretion at the Department of Homeland Security in the immigration context – particularly when it is guided by uniform principles – serves an important role, argues Shoba Wadhia (Yale Journal on Regulation).
Laila Lalami argues in the New York Times that an expanded definition of the border, hedged constitutional protection during border screenings, and prosecutorial discretion create a proliferation of virtual borders akin to any physical wall that not only keeps others out but also hems residents in.
In a lawsuit in the Fourth Circuit over searching electronic devices at the border, the Department of Justice (DOJ) argues that a warrant is unnecessary.
Asking about immigration status on the census could open unauthorized immigrants to deportation, argues Tina Vasquez in Rewire.
President Trump‘s focus on immigration enforcement has caused serious concerns in the national agricultural industry (ImmigrationProf Blog).
The Trump Administration plans to prosecute immigrant parents for paying to have their children smuggled into the United States, reports Ryan Devereau (Intercept).