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A judge has temporarily blocked Trump’s new rule requiring prospective immigrants to have health insurance.

he new policy would require prospective immigrants to obtain non-subsidized health insurance within 30 days of entry into the U.S., a move which has been criticized by immigration and health advocates. District Judge Michael Simon issued a temporary restraining order on the policy on Saturday, the day before the policy was to go into effect.  The block will be in place for 28 days while plaintiffs and the government gather evidence for the lawsuit.

The Council Files Lawsuit Challenging CBP’s Unlawful Practice of Turning Away Asylum Seekers

The American Immigration Council, along with the Center for Constitutional Rights and Latham and Watkins, LLP, filed a class action lawsuit challenging U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) unlawful practice of turning away asylum seekers who present themselves at ports of entry along the U.S. border with Mexico. The individual plaintiffs endured arduous journeys to the U.S. border, and their experiences demonstrate that CBP uses a variety of tactics to deny bona fide asylum seekers the opportunity to pursue their claims.

High Tech Biometric Testing at Otay Mesa

CBP announced that it will begin testing new biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing. The project will be deployed in two phases. Starting today, certain non-U.S. citizens entering the United States in the pedestrian lanes will utilize new kiosks equipped with biometric capture technology to provide a facial photograph and iris images. The second phase of testing will begin in February 2016, with everyone departing the United States providing biographic data similar to the information provided when departing by air. Certain non-U.S. citizens will also provide their biometrics upon departure during this phase. The testing will run through June 2016.

If you are waved through, are you admitted to the U.S.?

The Fifth Circuit granted the petition for review, holding that a wave-through at a port of entry is an “admission in any status” under 8 USC §1229b(a)(2), and that the petitioner, a lawful permanent resident, was thus eligible for cancellation of removal.

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