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The Justice Department on Thursday sued Iowa over a recent law that forbids people from being in the state if they were previously denied entry into the United States. SF 2340 makes it a crime for a person to be in Iowa if they were previously removed from the U.S. or have outstanding deportation orders. …

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The Biden administration officially revealed its latest executive action on border security and immigration on Thursday, emphasizing that the asylum rule is focused on “national security and public safety.” The proposed rule would allow asylum officers to decide if a prospective asylee poses a threat at an earlier stage…

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U.S. immigration courts are moving toward more child-appropriate procedures, but funding could determine whether those procedures will effectively protect minors in immigration proceedings. A group of 18 senators led by Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) are calling on the upper chamber’s appropriators to dive into the weeds on Executive Office for…

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Human rights advocates see the Biden administration’s expansion of detention-reliant immigration enforcement as a betrayal, guided by political headwinds rather than operational necessities. In a letter to President Biden delivered on Thursday, 200 organizations voiced “outrage over your administration’s expansion of the cruel and unnecessary immigration detention system.” The groups, most of them longtime opponents…

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday criticized Elon Musk on his social media platform X, formerly Twitter, after the South Africa-born billionaire repeated a false allegation that Democrats are seeking to “import voters.” “You’re literally an immigrant,” posted Ocasio-Cortez in response to Musk’s claim, leveled on a repost of a Daily Caller story claiming the Biden administration…

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Mi Familia Vota, a Latino political organization recognized for its efforts to increase voter participation, is actively broadening its scope as an issues-oriented advocacy group and as a central location for measuring, connecting with, and promoting the Latino vote. Héctor Sánchez, the President and CEO of Mi Familia Vota since 2019, informed The Hill that the group has…

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Seven Democratic Senators and independent allies introduced a bill that would expand the authority of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), allowing the agency to obtain judicial warrants to arrest immigrants who entered the country illegally and were charged with violent crimes. The bill comes as Democrats increase tough-on-immigration rhetoric amid a GOP focus on…

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