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?
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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
The state supreme court has not yet decided the issue. Having heard from the DOJ, however, it is now in a position to do so. State Attorney General Kamala Harris earlier provided an opinion that Garcia should be admitted, also offering her view in response to a request from the state’s top court. … [Read more...] about DOJ Says Federal Law Bans Top Calif. Court from Admitting ‘Unlawfully Present Alien’ to State Bar
The ACLU is already preparing an establishment clause challenge, ACLU legal director David Cole write on Saturday at the ACLU’s blog. Cole says the refugee provision, as well as the provision temporarily blocking immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, violate the clause. He cites previous statements by Trump, including his campaign promise to ban Muslims from entering the United States, as evidence of his intent to discriminate on the basis of religion. … [Read more...] about Federal law gives Trump broad immigration authority, but critics see these legal impediments
According to Alito, nothing in the statute “even remotely supports” the 9th Circuit’s procedural requirements: that bond hearings must be held every six months, during which the government must show by clear and convincing evidence that continued detention is necessary. … [Read more...] about Immigration law doesn’t give detained immigrants the right to periodic bond hearings, SCOTUS rules