March 26, 2019

With hundreds of thousands of convicted or accused criminals, run-of-the-mill illegal immigrants who skip court simply are not a high priority, according to immigration experts.

That likely is one reason why Domingo Marcos Diego was free in Mobile County last week even...

October 31, 2018

President Donald Trump expressed doubt about the long-accepted notion of “birthright citizenship” as far back as 2015, but his intention to challenge it formally kicks an issue that divides even conservatives up to top-tier status.

Trump said in a forthcoming HBO show p...

October 30, 2018

Lawyers went to court to warn that judge-imposed detention rules could lead to an explosion of immigrant families streaming across the southwest border illegally — and, perhaps, lead to the separation of parents and children.

But those were not attorneys from President...

October 5, 2018

President Donald Trump tries to take an executive action clearly within his constitutional authority and runs into opposition from liberal judges in the federal courts based on the chief executive’s rhetoric.

It sounds a lot like the travel ban, which the Supreme Court...

August 22, 2018

Even as Attorney General Jeff Sessions fights to push recalcitrant “sanctuary” jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a legal dispute in Tennessee revolves around the reverse — a jurisdiction that voluntarily cooperates.

The class-action lawsui...

July 28, 2018

Experts and advocates of lower levels of immigration on Friday predict a short life for a lawsuit challenging a planned citizenship question on the 2020 census.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in New York ruled Thursday that the legal challenge by 18 states and the Dis...

July 6, 2018

A court case making its way through U.S. District Court in Utah pits an American Samoan against the United States government over a quirk in the island territory’s status that denies full citizenship to its inhabitants.

John Fitisemanu and two other American Samoans who...

June 21, 2018

In trying to keep illegal immigrant families together while maintaining a zero-tolerance policy, President Donald Trump Wednesday put that ball squarely in the court of a federal judge appointed by Barack Obama.

Reacting to a firestorm, Trump signed an executive order e...

May 14, 2018

A non-profit advocacy group favoring tighter border on Monday filed a lawsuit against multiple Oakland city officials over a warning Mayor Libby Schaaf issued in February to residents ahead of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operation.

Schaaf drew widesprea...

May 3, 2018

Texas and six other states that sued this week to force an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program likely will win, according to legal experts who have closely followed the case.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Tuesday that his state...

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