Supreme Court Decision: #Immigration Update

#Immigration #News The Supreme Court on Thursday vacated lower courts’ decision to denaturalize a U.S. citizen because she made a false statement to an immigration official.

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the 9-0 opinion in Maslenjak v. United States, which said that “the law required a tighter connection between the lie and the procurement of citizenship.”  

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#Immigration Update

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to uphold a Hawaii court’s nationwide preliminary injunction that blocked the revised travel ban’s 90-day halt on nationals from the six designated Muslim-majority nations and a 120-day suspension of the refugee program.  And now the fight goes to the Supreme Court.  Click below to read more…

#Immigration Update #TPS #Haitian Nationals

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in January 2018.  Eliminating the program will create a hardship for those that have been here for the last seven years.  

A final decision rests with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.   That decision will impact about 50,000 Haitians if it is decided to end the program. 

#Immigration Update Donald Trump Travel Ban: Read Full Hawaii Judge Decision 

http://time.com/4703188/donald-trump-travel-ban-blocked-read-court-decision/

U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who presided over the Hawaii case, concluded the travel ban reflected an intent to discriminate. “It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order.” Watson states “there is nothing ‘veiled’ ” about a Trump campaign document that stated, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Defeated again.

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