On May 7 Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill banning sanctuary cities and providing civil penalties for entities that are in violation of the law.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will pursue litigation against a judge’s ruling blocking the executive order to defund sanctuary cities.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick of a district court in California blocked the Trump administration’s Executive Order 13768 to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.
On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election.
The Lansing, Michigan, City Council voted 5-2 on April 12 to rescind its earlier decision to declare itself a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens.
Words spoken and actions taken have already staunched the flow of illegals. Whether the declines are permanent or just temporary remains to be seen.
Speaking to CBP personnel near the Mexican border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined the Trump administration’s new, toughened immigration law-enforcement policy.
The U.S. Department of Justice warned American employers petitioning for H-1B visas for the next fiscal year not to discriminate against U.S. workers.