American Immigration Council News

  • ICE Violates the Fourth Amendment When It Detains People Without Probable Cause, Court Rules
    September 18, 2020

    A federal appeals court recently ruled that the Fourth Amendment requires a neutral decisionmaker to review the detention of anyone held based on an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer. The decision came after ICE attempted to detain an American citizen without probable cause and flagged him as eligible for deportation from the United […] The post ICE Violates the Fourth Amendment When It Detains People Without Probable Cause, Court Rules appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • New Data Disproves Trump Administration’s Push to End Administrative Closure
    September 16, 2020

    The Trump administration’s justification for ending administrative closure is on thin ice. A new report casts doubt on key arguments presented in a proposed regulation that would end the practice of administrative closure. This tool allows immigration judges to temporarily suspend a hearing by taking it off of the court’s active docket. The Syracuse University-based […] The post New Data Disproves Trump Administration’s Push to End Administrative Closure appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Women in ICE Detention Given Hysterectomies Without Their Consent
    September 15, 2020

    A whistleblower has come forward to expose serious allegations of medical malpractice at a for-profit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, Georgia. The whistleblower—who was until recently employed as a nurse at the Irwin County detention center—worked with several non-governmental organizations to file two complaints with Department of Homeland Security oversight […] The post Women in ICE Detention Given Hysterectomies Without Their Consent appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Ninth Circuit Court Allows Trump’s Plan to End Temporary Protected Status to Go Forward
    September 14, 2020

    In a split decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump administration’s termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for four countries can proceed. The fate of nearly 250,000 people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan—and their families—is at stake. The case, Ramos v. Nielsen, was filed in federal district court after […] The post Ninth Circuit Court Allows Trump’s Plan to End Temporary Protected Status to Go Forward appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]

  • Welcoming Week 2020 Encourages Everyone in America to Create Home Together
    September 11, 2020

    Welcoming Week—an annual celebration in communities across the nation that brings neighbors together to build connections across lines of difference—begins Saturday, September 12. Despite the challenges of coming together during a pandemic, a string of events will take place in virtual spaces. Events include dance parties, watch parties, and even civic dinners via Zoom. There […] The post Welcoming Week 2020 Encourages Everyone in America to Create Home Together appeared first on Immigration Impact. […]