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The Trump administration announced Monday evening that it would lower the annual cap on refugee admissions from 45,000 to 30,000 in the next fiscal year, but attorneys and refugee aid groups projected that actual admissions could be even lower given processing inefficiencies.
A California federal court on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s bid to toss a case that challenges the placing of immigration-related conditions for receiving a federal public safety grant on the city of Los Angeles, finding the municipality has plausibly stated its claims.
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday rejected a Lebanese native’s bid to avoid deportation based on his contention that a supposedly inadequate lawyer he hired effectively caused a violation of his due process rights, as the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee legal representation for foreigners in immigration proceedings.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Monday said Republicans' refusal to vote on a long-term version of the Violence Against Women Act that would cover immigrants and LGBT people is an "abdication of our responsibilities to women in our country."
The Trump administration must do better to ensure that immigrant children in detention camps are protected from abuse if it expects Congress to support initiatives to expand the amount of time that minors may be held, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said on Tuesday during a Senate hearing on the so-called Flores settlement agreement.