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.
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ICE Targets Illegal Immigrants Who Paid to Smuggle Their Children into United States
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.
House Passes Two Bills That Target “Sanctuary Cities” and Illegal Immigrant Criminals
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.
Who Will Be Affected by Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Parts of Travel Ban to Proceed?
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for parts of President Trump’s travel ban to proceed. The Court did, however, impose strict limits on the travel ban that protect individuals who have a credible connection with an entity or person in the United States.
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Parts of Trump’s Travel Ban to Proceed
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the travel ban case and, on Monday, temporarily lifted legal roadblocks, thus allowing certain parts of President Trump’s travel ban to proceed. However, according to The New York Times, the court has placed limits on the ban while they evaluate the scope of the president’s power over the border.