Gov. Scott signs immigration bill despite legal concerns, federal funding threats

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday signed an immigration bill that could cause the federal government to designate Vermont as a sanctuary jurisdiction.

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DHS: Montpelier violating federal immigration law

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont’s capital is on a list of cities whose policies violate federal immigration law, according to a document released last week by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.

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House Republicans criticize Scott-backed bill obstructing immigration enforcement

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

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While the Vermont House on Tuesday voted to bar state agencies from outing illegal immigrants to feds, dissenting Republican representatives said Vermont shouldn’t obstruct enforcement of U.S. immigration law.

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Philadelphia Democrat calls for a ‘sanctuary commonwealth’

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Federal government, Immigration, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

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State Rep. Christopher M. Rabb plans to introduce a “sanctuary commonwealth” bill to bar police from cooperating with federal immigration officials.

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Vermont AG comes out hard against Trump immigration policies

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Immigration, Issues, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan filed an amicus brief with nine other attorneys general claiming that President Donald Trump’s revised immigration order is unconstitutional.

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