In a three-page April 11, 2017, memorandum, Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for increased criminal prosecution of noncitizens. Living up to his pro-prosecution, anti-immigrant reputation, Sessions’ memo directs federal prosecutors to prioritize bringing criminal charges to “further reduce illegality.”
Amid reports in mid-May that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will enact a new wave of enforcement, targeted at recent arrivals who have deportation orders, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. offers an information sheet to help people understand ICE efforts to take into custody and deport families. Similar actions in January in a handful of states led to an environment of confusion and fear in immigrant communities around the country.
With the support of the Four Freedoms Fund, and in conjunction with other immigrant right organizations, CLINIC is tracking trends in immigration enforcement abuse in order to form a litigation strategy. To support this goal, CLINIC is asking affiliates to share information about cases that may be in need of litigation before state, local, and federal court systems.
As members of Congress prepare to return to Washington, D.C. from the summer recess, the future of U.S.
Overview: HB 1175 creates state-level penalties (suspending and revoking business licenses) for state employers who knowingly or intentionally hire undocumented workers; it also requires employers in the state to use E-Verify starting July 1, 2013.