Driver’s Licenses

A federal court in Ohio ruled in favor of a class of Sudanese refugees, finding that the state’s policy denying driver’s licenses to individuals who hold a valid refugee admission form that is more than two years old is pre-empted by federal law. The REAL ID Act does not require an I-94 to be issued within the last two years to prove lawful presence in the country.

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Immigrant’s Arrest

A federal court in New York ruled that a Mexican immigrant may pursue his false arrest and Equal Protection claims against police officers who arrested him during a traffic stop. The immigrant was a passenger in the stopped vehicle, and at the time of the arrest, none of the officers had any evidence of the plaintiff’s immigration status, they only knew that he primarily spoke Spanish and “appeared Hispanic.”

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Italian Senate Vote on Salvini’s Immunity Follows Party Lines

The Italian Senate was voting along party lines Wednesday to allow former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to be prosecuted — as he demands to be — for allegedly holding migrants hostage for days aboard a coast guard ship instead of letting them immediately disembark in Sicily last summer.

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Trump Cuts New Yorkers Off From ‘Trusted Traveler’ Programs

New York residents will be cut off from “trusted traveler” programs that speed their re-entry into the country, a senior Homeland Security official said Thursday, blaming a new state law that prohibits immigration agents from access to motor vehicle records.

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Report: 138 Salvadorans Killed After Being Deported From US

Advocates with a global human rights organization say at least 138 Salvadorans who were deported from the U.S. since 2013 were killed after returning to their home country, while more than 70 faced sexual violence, beatings, torture or other harm at the hands of gangs and even police.

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