Daily Dispatch 8/17/18

A new series in which we (will aspire to) offer a sampling of today’s headlines on immigration, race, and related stories.

August 17, 2018:

More than apprehended at the border last month despite Trump’s attempted “deterrents.”

A lengthy but from Sojourners on Central American asylum seekers.

Judge Sabraw of the Southern District of California indefinitely and hints at a court order allowing children to pursue asylum claims independent of their parents.

moves forward against ICE agent who a long-time resident’s signature on a voluntary deportation form, an act  by federal appeals court this week as an “egregious constitutional violation.”

AG Sessions in order to speed up deportation process.

ICE lawyers  previously closed deportation cases at twice the rate under Trump as under Obama.

ACLU and DOJ on plan to reunite families.

to Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan’s recent with NYT – it’s all about PR. 

SDNY judge that head of DOJ’s Civil Rights Division must testify under oath in lawsuit challenging 2020 census citizenship question.

continues in Michigan over FOIA filings asking that University of Michigan allow access to 10 boxes of John Tanton’s archives. Tanton is founder of the and a life-long anti-immigration activist.  

Bipartisan Senate committee releases a on the “oversight of the care of unaccompanied alien children” by Health and Human Services, stating that HHS and DHS “still do not take sufficient responsibility for guarding their safety and ensuring they appear at their immigration court proceedings.” But HHS’s Jonathan White the agencies are not responsible for keeping tabs on kids once released to sponsors.

A shows that, more than any other topic, independents see immigration as a partisan issue and the defining characteristic of GOP and Dems, viewing Democratic party as pro-immigration by a 62 point spread.

And, finally...

Of course they are: White House planning a : “Salute to the Heroes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs [sic] Border Protection” to be held in the East Room on August 20.
Of course they do: Center for Immigration Studies applauds the planned event.