SCOTUS Allows Trump Administration To Implement An Asylum Ban While Legal Battle Continues

New York, NY—Yesterday, The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to bar most asylum seekers from everywhere other than Mexico from seeking refuge in the United States, while the legal fight around this policy plays out in the courts. The Supreme Court said the administration may enforce new rules that forbid asylum applications from those who have traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum in that country.

Trump Administration Ends Life-Saving Program For Immigrants and Children

“Medical Deferred Action” is Halted Without Formal Warning or Announcement
New York, NY–With little warning and no formal announcement, the Trump Administration has ended a program known as “medical deferred action.” Under this program, people were able to remain in the U.S. for two-year periods if they could prove extreme medical need.

Trump Administration Announces “Public Charge” Rule Change Attacking Low-Income Immigrants 

Elected Officials, Immigrant Advocates and Social Service Agencies Denounce Trump Administration’s Cruel Rule Impacting New York Families
NEW YORK, NY—Trump administration officials announced today that immigrants who use certain public healthcare, food and housing benefits could be considered a “public charge” and see their applications for green cards or visas denied.

Trump Abandons Attempt to Include Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

New York Counts 2020 coalition celebrates defeat of the citizenship question on the 2020 Census
New York, NY– Today, President Trump announced that the citizenship question will not be added to the 2020 Census by executive order following rumors that the administration would seek alternative means by which to include the question on the 2020 Census.

Immigrant Advocates Commend New York State Bar Association for Its Resolve to End the Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants

New York, NY– Today, as members of Congress visited migrant detention centers amid reports of deplorable and unsafe conditions, the New York Bar Association (NYSBA) passed a resolution calling on the United States government to immediately end the inhumane treatment of immigrant children in its custody and to reunite children with their parents.

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