In a previous blog, I explained how the U.S. Supreme Court removed certain roadblocks that were stifling President Trump’s travel ban. As a result, parts of the ban were allowed to proceed, but it could only be enforced against people who do not have a “bona fide connection” with a U.S.-based relative or entity.
In a previous blog, I discussed a new ICE initiative to prosecute parents who pay to have their children smuggled across the border. The American Academy of Pediatrics and other advocates of immigrant children have condemned the new procedure, which involves using children to find their parents and deport them. Meanwhile, the children remain in government custody—at taxpayer expense—during their deportation proceedings.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has confirmed a new initiative to disrupt the smuggling of children into the United States. According to The Independent, ICE has begun arresting sponsors who have paid organizations that help children enter the country illegally. The vast majority of those sponsors are parents and other U.S.-based relatives of unaccompanied children who cross the border.
The House recently passed two bills that would crack down on “sanctuary cities” and impose harsher sentences on illegal immigrant criminals. The bill known as “Kate’s Law” would cut federal grants to cities that do not cooperate with immigration authorities. The other bill would impose harsher penalties on criminals who have entered the United States illegally multiple times.
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the “assistance of counsel” for every criminal defendant. If you are facing criminal charges and you cannot afford an attorney, you have the option to be represented by a public defender.
The consequences of a DWI conviction can ruin your relationships, stifle your career, and take away important freedoms. If you were in fact driving under the influence before being arrested, you might think that fighting the charges would be pointless. This, however, is never true.