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A U.S. District Court Judge Nullifies Provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act

On June 27, a U.S. District Court Judge in Philadelphia, who had sustained a complaint filed by the city arguing that the Department of Justice (DOJ) rules forbidding grants to sanctuary cities should be enjoined, issued an additional memorandum regarding the filing of detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with police officials to seek custody of alien criminals.

Voting Your Conscience. Twice.

The Hill's July 2 "Morning Report" carried, as usual, a multitude of news tidbits of what's happened, what's happening, and what's going to happen.

I was particularly caught, though, by the photo that accompanied an article about dissatisfaction with President Trump and his border policies. The photo is of a demonstration outside the White House, and prominently pictures a demonstrator's homemade placard saying:

TODAY WE MARCH.

Topics: Voter Fraud

"Duress" Defense Perversely Opens the Door for Persecutors, War Criminals, and Human Rights Abusers to Seek Asylum or Refugee Status

Law360 (partially behind a paywall) has published a short piece about a recent ruling by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the administrative appellate tribunal of the immigration courts, which creates a defense against removal from the United States for aliens who have engaged in persecution "under duress".

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