Green Light Law

The clerk of Erie County, New York, did not have Article III standing to bring his suit challenging the state’s “Green Light Law,” a federal court in the state ruled. The law directs the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to accept foreign documents as proof of identification for standard licenses and prohibits the department from asking about the immigration status of license applications.

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Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments on Public Charge Immigration Rule

A Trump administration rule preventing immigrants from qualifying for permanent residency if they are likely to become dependent on government benefits will do wholesale damage to public health, lawyers for the attorneys general of several states insisted Tuesday during arguments before a three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit.

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Civil Rights Groups Challenge Feds’ Expulsion of Immigrant Children Seeking Asylum

Three nonprofit groups filed a class action Friday evening against the Trump administration’s controversial use of a Covid-19 emergency health order to immediately expel migrant children out of the country, claiming the children are denied the usual immigration protections in spite of showing no signs of the disease.

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Coast Guard Blamed for Death of Immigrant Trying to Cross Border

Why a Coast Guard vessel suddenly accelerated in a channel between Mexico and the U.S. just before a 24-year-old Mexican national trying to cross was killed by the boat’s propeller is a mystery, an attorney for the woman’s family told a Fifth Circuit panel Tuesday.

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