North Carolina Attorneys React To Supreme Courtroom Ruling Towards Immigrants With Short-term Standing | WFAE 90.7

North Carolina Attorneys React To Supreme Court Ruling Against Immigrants With Temporary Status | WFAE 90.7

A unanimous ruling by the US Supreme Court on Monday affects thousands of North Carolina immigrants who have been granted temporary protection status. The Supreme Court ruled that those who entered the country illegally and were later granted temporary protection status, often referred to as TPS, are not eligible to apply for permanent residence. About … Read more

Attorneys pivot to free immigrants from Butler County Jail

Attorneys pivot to free immigrants from Butler County Jail

HAMILTON, Ohio – For the first time in approximately 17 years, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs to detain immigrants. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones terminated his contract with the Department of Homeland Security this week. For the next 60 days, lawyers said immigrants would be released, … Read more

Nationalists, not Immigrants, are the Actual Menace to Liberal Democratic Establishments –

Nationalists, not Immigrants, are the Real Threat to Liberal Democratic Institutions –

One of the most common justifications for restricting immigration is claiming that too many of the wrong types of immigrants are undermining liberal democratic institutions. In the worst case, their flawed culture, values, or political ideologies could “kill the goose that lays the golden eggs” that attracted immigrants in the first place and turn the … Read more

Supreme Courtroom Dismisses Lawsuit Difficult Trump’s Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment Counts—However the Case Might Quickly Come Again

Supreme Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Trump's Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Congressional Apportionment Counts—But the Case Could Soon Come Back

The Capitol.   This morning, the Supreme dismissed a lawsuit filed by various state and local governments challenging the legality of Donald Trump’s plan to exclude undocumented migrants from population counts that determine the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. I wrote about the issues at stake in the case here and here, … Read more

Opinion evaluation: Court docket tosses problem to Trump’s plan to exclude unauthorized immigrants from congressional reapportionment

Argument analysis: Justices seem inclined to put off ruling on merits of Trump’s plan for census data

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. by Amy Howe The Supreme Court ruled Friday that it was too early to clarify the legality of the Trump administration’s plan to exclude people who are illegally in the country from the state breakdown used for the House seat distribution. The decision ends, at least temporarily, … Read more

Federal Court docket Orders Phoenix, AZ, to Supply Coronavirus-Associated Housing Aid to Immigrants

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Since the aid can be viewed as short-term emergency funding, there is no reason to deny immigrants access. A federal court in Phoenix, Arizona, has found the city wrongly barred U.S. non-citizens from coronavirus-related housing benefits. According to, the judge found that Phoenix cannot legally exclude “unqualified foreigners” from government-funded coronavirus relief programs by … Read more

Springdale attorneys say SCOTUS arguments over placing undocumented immigrants from census might have adverse influence

Springdale attorneys say SCOTUS arguments over striking undocumented immigrants from census could have negative impact

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – The United States Supreme Court on Monday opened oral arguments over the Trump administration’s push to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census. Local attorneys and attorneys said the potential decision could directly impact northwest Arkansas and the River Valley. Mireya Reith is the Executive Director of Arkansas United, a … Read more

Trump’s Instruction to Clear Undocumented Immigrants from 2020 Census Heats Up the Courts

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Since the lower courts offer different perspectives, it is expected that the Supreme Court hears in another three days. A federal court in Washington, DC, has dismissed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s policy to exclude undocumented immigrants from a series of critical census operations. National Public Radio reports that Wednesday’s decision was made by … Read more