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ICE figures show immigration-related arrests have risen dramatically

For those who have followed immigration-related news on a regular basis over the last few months, it may seem as if not a day has gone by without a headline announcing mass arrests being undertaken by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in cities across the nation.

Miami immigration courts struggle with backlog of over 23,000 cases

The backlog of immigration cases in courts in Miami are growing. Why are these cases increasing at unusual rates? The new administration has resulted in a shift of culture within the courts. Courts are forced to shift from a focus on discretion with each individual case to one of enforcement.

What is a sanctuary city?

President Donald Trump made it clear during his campaign that he would be tough on immigration. Anyone that entered the country without following proper protocol was put on notice - deportation was imminent. In response to this tough stance, many local leaders publicly announced that their city would be a sanctuary to these immigrants.

Travel ban 2.0 blocked from taking effect

In our previous post, we discussed some of the primary components of President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, an effort undertaken after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of a lower court to block its predecessor from taking effect earlier this year.

How much do you know about the now-imminent travel ban 2.0?

The Trump Administration officially released a revised version of its travel ban last week and, as expected, it has made some concessions in response to widespread criticism and, far more likely, in order to withstand inevitable legal challenges.

Will a proposal banning 'sanctuary policies' gain legislative traction?

Over the last month, it's undoubtedly seemed as if all of the noteworthy developments in the area of immigration law have been occurring at the federal level. While it's certainly true that there has yet to be a dull moment since the recent change in presidential administrations, it's important not to overlook that there have been equally important -- and equally controversial -- developments taking place at the state level.

Trump Administration poised to enact travel ban 2.0

It's safe to say that the normally static area of immigration law has been completely upended over the last month thanks to the signing of an executive order by President Trump, which, to recap, prohibited all citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and all Syrians indefinitely.