Trump immigration raids scheduled to start this weekend

Trump immigration raids scheduled to start this weekend

Last week, I spoke with several news outlets about Trump’s planned immigration raids. While the number of people targeted by these raids is significantly smaller in scale than the number of people ICE detains on an ongoing basis, the announcement and execution of the operation have caused significant turmoil for immigrant communities and the businesses where they work. Immigrant advocates are preparing for some major battles in the coming months.

Undocumented people living in the United States are protected by certain constitutional rights and are able to bring certain issues to court. For starters, immigration agents are not legally allowed to forcibly enter a home without authorization. Immigrants can refuse to open the door when an agent approaches unless the agents have a valid search warrant.

Furthermore, although Trump has a right to deport people with final deportation orders, many people may have been ordered deported illegally. If the immigration agency didn’t have their correct address to notify them about their immigration court date, they may have the right to reopen their immigration case.

You can learn more about these developments here:


Daily Mail:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7240989/Trump-backed-ICE-raids-started-California-claim-lawyers.html

Marketplace Morning Report:
https://www.univision.com/local/atlanta-wuvg/noticias/inmigracion/sabias-que-una-orden-de-deportacion-puede-ser-impugnada

Quartz:
https://qz.com/1664310/how-to-help-immigrants-caught-up-in-ice-raids/

Reuters:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration/arrests-of-immigrant-families-promised-by-trump-to-begin-on-sunday-times-says-idUSKCN1U60QV

Univision:
https://www.univision.com/local/atlanta-wuvg/noticias/inmigracion/sabias-que-una-orden-de-deportacion-puede-ser-impugnada

Voice of America:
https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-immigration-raids-planned

CNN: Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS should not return to US

CNN: Trump says Alabama woman who joined ISIS should not return to US

The Trump administration asserts that Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who joined ISIS and is publicly pleading to come back to the United State, cannot return, but the situation is not clear cut.

I spoke with CNN about some of the circumstances and details involving this case. See the full article at: https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/20/politics/hoda-muthana-state-department/index.html

CNN: DACA ruling further complicates complex legal path forward

CNN: DACA ruling further complicates complex legal path forward

The April 24 ruling on DACA by Judge Bates gives the Trump administration 90 days to justify legal grounds to eliminate DACA. This decision, although a victory for Dreamers, further muddles the litigation on this issue.

“Overall it’s a pretty murky area for everyone involved, there’s no certainty for DACA recipients, or employers, or the government, in terms of what’s going on.”

Read more on this ruling in the CNN article, here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/25/politics/daca-legal-path-forward/index.html

U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

U.S. top court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

An upcoming class action litigation case, brought by the ACLU, challenges how long someone can be detained while in deportation proceedings. If the ACLU wins, the Trump Administration will have to rethink its deportation strategy.

http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-court-immigration-guidelines-idUSL1N1G20MQ