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States Leading the Way on Immigrant Integration

NCSL’s Task Force on Immigration and the States has been examining immigration challenges and proposing common sense reforms since it was formed in 2006. This week, task force cochairs Nevada State Senator Mo Denis and Nebraska State Senator John McCollister highlighted success stories in their states for the National Immigration Forum’s Leading the Way conference.

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Supreme Court Allows DACA to Continue

In a 5-4 decision in DHS v. Regents of the University of California, the Supreme Court held that the decision to wind-down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated the Administrative Procedures Act.

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Barr, 'Five Eyes' Release Principles on Online Child Sexual Exploitation

The recommendations create a baseline framework for companies that provide online services to deter use of the Internet as a tool for sexually exploiting and abusing children.

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2nd Circuit Rules Against Cities and States in Sanctuary Jurisdictions Case

The 2nd Circuit has become the first federal court of appeals to rule in favor of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to add conditions to receiving federal Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne JAG) grants. 

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DHS Releases Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking and Other Crimes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its first strategy to strengthen the United States’ role in combating human trafficking, the importation of goods produced with forced labor, and child sexual exploitation.

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State Driver’s Licenses and Immigrants

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has moved to bar New Yorkers from the Trusted Traveler program, which allows faster security checks when returning to the U.S.  DHS took this action in response to New York’s “Green Light Law,” allowing unauthorized immigrants to receive a driver’s license, and prohibiting disclosure of licensing information to the DHS.

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The Supreme Court has stayed a nationwide injunction which disallowed the public charge rule from going into effect anywhere in the United States.

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NCSL Immigration Task Force Tours U.S.-Mexico Border

NCSL's Executive Committee Taskforce on Immigration and the States attended a site visit and tour of the U.S.-Mexico Border in Nogales, Ariz., as part of its December meeting at Capitol Forum.

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NCSL and the National Association of Counties (NACo) hosted a series of events Thursday in Washington, D.C., highlighting state concerns over immigration policy.

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Hunger Partnership: New 'Bringing Legislators to the Table' Report Available

Back by popular demand, NCSL is releasing a third edition of “Bringing Legislators to the Table: Addressing Hunger through Public-Private Partnerships."

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