- Sep 24, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided Sept. 14 with President Donald Trump’s plan to end a particular immigration protection status that would have allowed people from six countries that have suffered disasters to remain in the United States.
In a 5-4 vote July 31, the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead for construction to continue on portions of the Trump administration’s border wall with Mexico by declining to take up requests from environmental groups to stop the work.
Franciscan Father Jacek Orzechowski and dozens of other immigration advocates rallied outside the Washington headquarters of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 27 calling on the agency to release immigrant children being held in detention with their parents.
Faith leaders and immigrant advocates have denounced the Trump administration’s plan to reject first-time applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and limit DACA renewals to one-year extensions instead of two.
Since the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could stay in place, not much has happened.
The Trump administration July 14 rescinded a rule it announced eight days ago that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic.