Take Care // 4/9/17 //
A DHS spokesman said that federal immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses (WaPo), which the NYPD may help out with despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s contrary assurance (NY Daily News, Daily Mail).
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly chastised California’s Chief Justice for her claim that federal immigration agents were “stalking” local courthouses (NYT, Washington Post).
A Senate bill introduced this week requiring Customs and Border Patrol to obtain a warrant before searching the digital devices of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents would beneficially constrain CBP, notes Sophia Cope (Electronic Frontier Foundation).s
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly says it is doubtful that a wall along the full border with Mexico will ever be built (NYT).
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agents will make unannounced visits to companies with a high ratio of workers on H-1B visas (WaPo).
House Democrats have sent a letter asking the Trump Administration to remind schools that they have a legal obligation to educate undocumented children (WaPo).
The fate of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program is uncertain, explains Leah Litman on Take Care.
Offering driver licenses to undocumented immigrants may makes roads safer, contrary to President Trump’s claims that accommodating such individuals threatens public safety (NPR).
California Democrats are debating over whether the fight President Trump’s immigration policies through forceful opposition or through measured diplomacy (NYT).
Following Trump Administration policies and reports, funds that provide lawyers to indigent deportation defendants are debating whether to assist undocumented migrants with violent criminal pasts (The Intercept).
According to a new report, a dearth of government-funded legal assistance is making it difficult for otherwise-eligible immigrants to remain in the United States (Washington Post).
Scholars argue that immigration reform legislation passed in 1996 “paved the way” for President Trump’s deportation policy (Salon).
Fear is causing immigrants near the U.S. border to spread unsubstantiated warnings about immigration enforcement, according to Domingo Martinez (NYT).