Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now : NPR

The federal judge who ordered the Trump administration to reunite the migrant families it separated now says the government cannot deport them after reunification until next week, at the earliest.

The order was issued Monday by Judge Dana Sabraw, the same judge who previously ordered the government to reunite the families.

It comes as the Trump administration is scrambling to reunite roughly 2,550 immigrant children with their parents by the court-imposed deadline of July 26. What will happen to those families after reunification isn’t clear.

Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, which brought the lawsuit, say they’re concerned about rumors of “mass deportations” of families that have just been reunited — potentially leaving parents with just hours to make the “momentous decision” about whether to leave their children behind in the United States.

Source: Judge Halts Family Deportations For Now : NPR

U.S. Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises Of Citizenship | HuffPost

About 10,000 people now serve under a program meant to fast-track U.S. citizenship for military duty.

The U.S. Army has begun discharging some immigrants who enlisted in the military with promises that their service would lead to U.S. citizenship, according to a report Thursday in The Associated Press.

Attorneys representing at least 40 people recruited through a program meant to attract talented enlistees — those with special language or medical skills — say their clients have been discharged or had their military status put into doubt in recent days. Some told the AP that they were given no reason why the discharges took place, while others said personal links to relatives living abroad led them to be labeled as security risks.

Source: U.S. Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises Of Citizenship | HuffPost

NYPD arrests woman who climbed Statue of Liberty after hours-long protest of kids imprisoned in Trump’s ICE camps – NY Daily News

Someone decided to spend the 4th of July climbing up the Statue of Liberty

A woman wearing an anti-Trump T-shirt climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day, sparking a mass evacuation of Liberty Island and a nearly four-hour standoff with first responders before she was taken into custody, officials said.

The protester, identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, 45, was seen scaling the base of the statue about 3 p.m., moments after the group Rise and Resist formed a protest against Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Liberty Island.

Source: NYPD arrests woman who climbed Statue of Liberty after hours-long protest of kids imprisoned in Trump’s ICE camps – NY Daily News

Immigration protests across the US – CNN

Demonstrators gathered in cities across the US to protest the White House’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that prompted family separations at the border.

Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley during Tuesday’s primary election, has called for the abolition of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She also visited Tornillo, Texas, to protest the separations of families at the border.

Source: Immigration protests across the US – CNN

Feds: Decades-old court decree allows family immigration detention – POLITICO

Protesters Sergio Cordova (left) and Michael Benavides use baby clothes to spell out the word “reunite” during a rally against the Trump administration’s immigration policies at Linear Park near the federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, on June 28. | Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images

The filing appears to leave open one key question: What becomes of the Flores agreement’s requirement that children be held in state-licensed day care facilities?

Source: Feds: Decades-old court decree allows family immigration detention – POLITICO

Trump calls for deporting migrants ‘immediately’ without a trial

“When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came,” the president wrote.

From Twitter

Donald J. Trump
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We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…
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….Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years! Immigration must be based on merit – we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!
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Donald J. Trump
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Democrats, fix the laws. Don’t RESIST. We are doing a far better job than Bush and Obama, but we need strength and security at the Border! Cannot accept all of the people trying to break into our Country. Strong Borders, No Crime!
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Donald J. Trump
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Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
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Source: Trump calls for deporting migrants ‘immediately’ without a trial