Daily Dispatch 12/04/18
December 4, 2018
400 former Department of Justice officials send letter denouncing Whitaker’s appointment as acting Attorney General. As Attorney General Whitaker potentially has the authority to make unilateral decisions on immigration rules. Michael Cohen writes in the Boston Globe that Whitaker must go.
Asylum denials at an all time high.
In the courts…
A federal appeals court has struck down a portion of federal law that makes it a crime to encourage foreigners to enter or reside in the United States illegally. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that the provision violates the First Amendment by covering speech that is constitutionally protected.
A judge in Boston is under fire from the governor. She is accused of helping a defendant avoid arrest by ICE agents who sought to detain him after criminal hearing.
Trump tweets that illegal immigration costs the United States $250 billion a year…it doesn’t.
Around the world…
Danish government presents plan to relocate some immigrants to a mostly deserted island, also the site of a research facility for infectious animal diseases.