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WASHINGTON — Thousands of immigrants with criminal convictions, including for assault and attempted murder, have been released from detention because their native countries refused to take them back, according to statistics recently released by the Department of Homeland Security. The inability to deport the criminals has prompted outrage among lawmakers […]

SEATTLE — A federal judge has approved class-action status for a lawsuit over whether poor children are entitled to lawyers during deportation hearings. The order by U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly in Seattle comes in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and immigration advocates. It challenges the […]

By Kristina Wong The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday held vigorous debate on undocumented immigrants’ enlistment in the military during its annual marathon markup of its 2017 defense authorization bill. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), a Marine veteran, introduced an amendment that would direct the Defense secretary to establish a […]