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May 2017 Archives

Can a broken tail light land you in a Texas detainment center?

The United States is a nation of immigrants. A brief review of industrial revolution history shows the significant role immigrants played in the building of a new, powerful and progressive society and business world. Life was seldom easy for those crossing the nation's borders from abroad. Prejudices between ethnicities and conflict among the social classes added to daily burdens of trying to put food on the table and survive.

President Trump travel ban freeze to remain in place after court appeal

The latest development in the saga of President Donald Trump's immigration order took place earlier today, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that a freeze placed on the enforcement of the order by a Maryland federal judge should remain effective. According to the court, the order was rife with constitutional issues.

Immigrants not the only group threatened by Texas' "sanctuary city" law

We've been looking in recent posts about the state of Texas's newly passed sanctuary city ban, and the impact this law is likely to have on immigrants, as well as the importance of immigrants having strong legal advocacy when they come into contact with the law, particularly in the deportation process.

Work with experienced immigration attorney when facing potential deportation

With Texas' sanctuary city law having been signed into law by Governor Greg Abbot, Texas now stands in solidarity with the Trump Administration with regard to public policy regarding sanctuary cities. As we've previously noted on this blog, there are not currently any jurisdictions in the state of Texas officially classified as sanctuary jurisdictions. Still, it is not an uncommon occurrence for local law enforcement to ignore ICE detainer requests, even when there is no official policy that they do so.

Republican-led Texas legislature passes "sanctuary city" ban

In recent posts, we've been looking quite a bit at the current national debate over so-called sanctuary cities. As we've noted, the legal issues surrounding sanctuary cities are not entirely settled, and the public policy debates are certainly contentious.

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