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District Court Orders Trump Administration to Temporarily Maintain DACA

A federal district court has issued a temporary nationwide injunction requiring the Trump administration to maintain much of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

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Will Third Travel Ban Get SCOTUS Review?

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions has his way, the Trump administration's third travel ban will get a review by the U.S. Supreme Court. That's what he told the Senate Judiciary Committee shortly after two federal district courts temporarily prevented the third travel ban from going into effect.

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Supreme Court Removes Travel Ban Case from Docket

The Supreme Court will no longer hear oral argument in the travel ban case—previously scheduled for October 10—for now. The Court has asked the parties to brief whether the new travel ban makes the case moot, meaning the dispute, and therefore the case, is over.

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What Happened to DACA? A Legal Perspective

Since his presidency began began, President Donald Trump has been trying to roll back many of the actions of his predecessor. Sometimes it is easier to do this than other times. 

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Things Are Definitely Changing on Immigration

“Things will be changing.” That’s how Senator Craig Tieszen from South Dakota described his thoughts on federal immigration policy after last year’s election. Tieszen moderated a panel discussion at the Legislative Summit in Boston to update attendees on federal immigration law.

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SCOTUS Keeps Parts of Trump Travel Ban in Force, Will Rule Next Term

On its last opinion day of the term, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would rule on the constitutionality of the Trump administration’s revised travel ban.

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Travel Ban Headed to the Supreme Court?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the recent decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily preventing the president’s revised travel ban from going into effect.

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Dueling Lawsuits Challenge and Defend Texas 'Sanctuary' Laws

It is not just the president who wants to curtail sanctuary jurisdictions. States are getting in on the action too. Not surprisingly, local governments are pushing back.

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Injunction Issued Halting Trump's Order on Sanctuary Cities

A federal district court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Trump administration from  portion of the Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States executive order.

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What's Next for the Second Blocked Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump’s second travel ban executive order was scheduled to go into effect today, but within hours of each other federal judges from Hawaii and Maryland issued decisions temporarily preventing portions of it from going into effect nationwide.

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