DeSantis’ migrant transportation program is based on unconstitutional law > Massachusetts

A new lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) legislation to transport undocumented migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Why it matters: Florida has earmarked $12 million in the state Department of Transportation to transport undocumented migrants, but the language used in the budget indicates the money will help get … Read more

Rural counties in Texas declare local immigration disasters ` Texas

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter keeping readers up-to-date with the most important news from Texas. SULFUR SPRINGS — More than 500 miles separate Hopkins County from the Texas-Mexico border. The removal did not prevent the district commissioners from declaring a “local state of emergency” caused by an “invasion” of immigrants. Hopkins County … Read more

NYC and California wage laws make employment-based immigration difficult ~ California

Office buildings forming the heart of Midtown Manhattan on March 4, 2021 in New York City. … [+] (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Getty Images New wage laws in California and New York City may force employers to take action beyond Department of Labor (DOL) regulations when sponsoring employed immigrants. The issue has received virtually … Read more

Woman who recruited migrants in Texas to fly to Massachusetts is being sued ` Texas

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter keeping readers up-to-date with the most important news from Texas. A Boston-based law firm suing the Florida governor over his plan to truck asylum seekers from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard under false pretenses has accused Perla Huerta — the San Antonio woman accused of recruiting the … Read more

High court to hear arguments about Biden’s deportation policy

The Supreme Court is picking up a dispute over a deadlocked Biden administration policy that would prioritize the illegal deportation of people in the country who pose the greatest risk to public safety. Republican-led states sued and won a statewide court order designed to limit immigration officials’ discretionary powers in making deportation decisions. Judges will … Read more

The Supreme Court is looking into Texas’ challenge to Biden’s immigration and deportation policies ` Texas

CNN — The Supreme Court on Tuesday will review the Biden administration’s discretion in removing noncitizens in a lawsuit filed by two Republican attorneys general who say the Department of Homeland Security is circumventing federal immigration law. The case brought by Texas and Louisiana is the latest salvo from conservative states that have declared war … Read more

Mexican asylum seekers are targeting Canada

MONTREAL — Pedro Meraz says life in Colima, Mexico, has been like life in a war zone, with shootings, burning cars and dismembered bodies left outside of schools. When his wife, Rocio Gonzalez, a 28-year-old lawyer who works with abused women, received death threats from a cartel and local authorities ignored their calls for help, … Read more

Federal authorities: Arizona border container ‘unlawful’ – Arizona

PHOENIX — A lawsuit by Gov. Doug Ducey seeking control of land along the border to place shipping containers is “flawed on so many fronts” that it should not proceed, federal attorneys say. The problem with the governor’s legal arguments begins with the fact that the federal government cannot be sued unless it waives its … Read more

VOA Immigration Weekly Recap, 20-26 November

Editor’s note: Here’s a look at this week’s US immigration news. Questions? tips? Comments? Email the VOA Immigration Team: [email protected] Afghan refugees celebrate the first Thanksgiving in Pennsylvania Judith Samkoff needed a bigger dining table for Thanksgiving this year. The 65-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident was helping relocate an Afghan refugee family of eight, and since … Read more

Arizona governor-elect Hobbs is pushing for a transition even as challenges swirl – Arizona

Ignoring challenges and election critics, governor-elect Katie Hobbs urged a transition, while advisers laid out the new administration’s priorities and promised it would be “one governor for all Arizonans.” That message was supported by Gov. Doug Ducey, who met with Hobbs and tweeted congratulations on “her victory in a hard-fought race.” “We have all been … Read more