The Ninth Circuit denied a stay of deportation for Magana Ortiz, an undocumented immigrant who has lived in the United States for 28 years. Concurring in the denial, Judge Stephen Reinhardt sharply criticized the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration enforcement, arguing that “[i]t is difficult to see how the government’s decision to expel him is consistent with the President’s promise of an immigration system with ‘a lot of heart’”(ImmigrationProf Blog).
The Department of Justice’s attempt to pressure the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to cease providing limited representation to certain immigrants in deportation proceedings is unconstitutional, argues Amy Roe at the ACLU’s Speak Freely blog.
In the Los Angeles Times, Esmeralda Bermudez documents how Los Angeles-area immigration attorneys and activists are responding to the challenges of the Trump administration.
New York City Council Members and advocates are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to halt proposed restrictions on funding for indigent immigrants facing deportation (NYT).