Can states pick the federal laws they wish to follow? The front page article “Sanctuary laws: Revolt spreads, favoring Trump” April 23) details the revolt against the law making California a sanctuary state prohibiting local and state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officers. … [Read more...] about Letter: Can states pick the federal laws they wish to follow?
Federal law on immigration
The 2-1 opinion by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco said the administration’s decision to restrict asylum claims to those who enter through points of entry was likely inconsistent with federal law that enforces U.S. treaty obligations. The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Courthouse News Service and the Hill have coverage. … [Read more...] about 9th Circuit: New asylum restrictions likely violate federal law; Bybee wrote opinion
He also criticizes the DOJ for not squarely addressing in its brief what Fishkin says is a California state law provision in its business and professions code that squarely addresses his situation and authorizes the issuance of a law license, reports the Associated Press. … [Read more...] about DOJ Says Federal Law Bans Top Calif. Court from Admitting ‘Unlawfully Present Alien’ to State Bar
The 1952 law reads: “Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” … [Read more...] about Federal law gives Trump broad immigration authority, but critics see these legal impediments
The 9th Circuit had read the requirements into the federal laws to avoid deciding constitutional issues, a procedure known as the canon of constitutional avoidance. “But a court relying on that canon still must interpret the statute, not rewrite it,” Alito said. … [Read more...] about Immigration law doesn’t give detained immigrants the right to periodic bond hearings, SCOTUS rules