SCOTUS to Hear Travel Ban Case, Partially Lifts Injunction

On the last day of the term, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases challenging Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban, both of which went against him but on very different grounds. And they partially lifted the injunctions against its enforcement while the case is pending. Amy Howe explains the result: … [Read more...]

Trump Exaggerates Accomplishments. Again.

Trump was up to his typical wild exaggerations of his accomplishments. That's what con artist salesmen do. This time it's about his immigration policies, which he claims has already deported members of the MS-13 gang "by the thousands." As usual, he's lying. … [Read more...]

Federal Court Blocks Deportation of Iraqi Christians

The Trump administration recently rounded up more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Dearborn, Michigan area (about 40% Arab, but many of them are Chaldean Christians, not Muslim) and a federal judge has issued an injunction preventing their deportation because they may face persecution and death if sent back. … [Read more...]

Another Example of Trump’s Total Ignorance of Public Policy

Donald Trump did another of his campaign-style rallies the other day, this time in Iowa, because he's just dying to be cheered and applauded in order to prop up his massive, fragile ego. And he put his ignorance of public policy on full display: … [Read more...]

Trump to Allow DREAMers to Stay — For Now

In at least a temporary reversal of one of his most vile campaign promises, Donald Trump has apparently decided to allow DREAMers -- young people who were brought here illegally by their parents as children -- to stay in the country, at least for the time being. … [Read more...]

9th Circuit Upholds Travel Ban Injunction

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest one to strike down Trump's Muslim travel ban (the one his lawyers say is not a travel ban but he says it is), and interestingly, they did so without even touching the Establishment Clause issue. They ruled purely on statutory, not constitutional grounds. … [Read more...]

Conway’s Husband Throws Shade at Trump

One of the weirdest things about Trump's rage tweeting over the London terror attack this weekend was that he seemed to think that the DOJ -- which he controls, mind you -- had somehow screwed up his travel ban. He criticized them for watering down his original executive order: … [Read more...]

Trump Again Undermines His Own Legal Argument

Like most children, Donald Trump has a problem with temper tantrums. Something upsets him and he just starts raging, usually on Twitter. The latest terrorist attack in London finds him once again contradicting his own administration's position and undermining his own legal argument over the Muslim travel ban. … [Read more...]

Trump Administration Allowing More Refugees In

In an odd and surprising development, the Trump administration has lifted the limits on refugees allowed into the country this year. According to the New York Times, they did so quietly, with a private email from the State Department to its outposts around the world. … [Read more...]

4th Circuit Upholds Injunction of Trump’s Muslim Ban

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc for some reason, became the first appeals court to uphold a district court ruling against Trump's now-infamous Muslim travel ban. The vote was 10-3, with a flurry of concurring opinions. … [Read more...]

Giuliani: I Lied About Commission to Write Muslim Ban

The ACLU is suing Trump over his Muslim ban and the judge in the case ordered Rudy Giuliani and the White House to turn over documents concerning a commission that helped write the executive order to make it look like it wasn't a Muslim ban. Now Giuliani says he was lying about all that stuff. What he said last a few months ago: … [Read more...]

FBI, ICE Using Anti-Terrorism Tool in Immigration Cases

The Detroit News reports that the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using a tool that was supposed to be used for anti-terrorism cases -- a machine that mimics cell phone towers to capture phone calls and text messages -- in routine immigration cases. … [Read more...]