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Court Revives Lawsuit of Students Caught in Fake University Visa Sting After Finding Order Terminating Their F‑1 Status Was Final Agency Action

The Third Circuit vacated the district court’s dismissal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction of the claims of the appellants—students who had enrolled in a sham university created by DHS—holding that the order terminating their F‑1 visa status marked the consummation of ICE’s decision-making process, and therefore constituted a final order for the purposes of Administrative Procedure Act (APA) jurisdiction.
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They’re U.S. Citizens and Shouldn’t Fear Deportation. But They’re Carrying Their Passports Anyway
CNN reports on the growing trend of U.S. citizens carrying their passports out of fear they will be detained by ICE. A Texas-born teenager recently spent weeks in ICE detention after he was stopped at a CBP check point.

Trump Officials Discussed Deporting Families

The Associated Press reports that DHS officials considered arresting thousands of migrant families who had final deportation orders and removing them from the United States in a flashy show of force. The proposal was intended to deter other migrants but was put aside at the time because of concerns about diverting resources from the border, a lack of detention space, and the possibility of renewed public outrage over treatment of families.

Trump Administration Weighed Targeting Migrant Families, Speeding Up Deportation of Children

NBC reports it obtained a draft plan that shows officials wanted to specifically target parents in migrant families for increased prosecutions, contradicting previous statements from the administration claiming it had no policy of separating families but was simply enforcing the law. The copy of the draft plan obtained by NBC also includes comments showing that officials considered speeding up migrant children’s deportations by denying them asylum hearings after separating them from their parents.

U Visa granted for person with Removal Order

Visa approved for Client whose marriage visa was denied at the U.S. consulate, who then reentered the U.S. unlawfully and was ordered removed from the country.  After all appeals were denied, Client applied for a U visa and several stays of removal.  Client can now remain in this country with his children and become a lawful permanent resident in 3 years.

Judge Orders Government to Temporarily Stop Deporting Reunited Families

an order issued by a federal judge in San Diego this morning to temporarily stop the government from deporting families who were separated at the border for at least one week after reuniting them.

Court Holds Individuals Subject to Reinstatement of Removal May Not Apply for Asylum, Even If Changed Circumstances Exist

The Fourth Circuit denied the petition for review, holding that an individual subject to a reinstated order of removal may not apply for asylum, even when the factual basis for the asylum claim did not exist prior to the original removal.1:22 AM

Court Finds Florida Conviction for Sale of Cocaine to Be an “Illicit Trafficking” Aggravated Felony

The Eleventh Circuit held that the BIA did not err in concluding that the petitioner was ineligible for cancellation of removal because his Florida conviction for sale of cocaine constituted illicit trafficking within the meaning of INA §101(a)(43)(B).

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