UK Landlords ‘must evict’ illegal immigrants
“Landlords in England will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in the UK under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration. They will be able to end tenancies, sometimes without a court order, when asylum requests fail, ministers say,” the BBC reports.
DHS Loses Track of Illegal Alien Families
“As immigration officials speed up the release of women and children from detention centers in Dilley and Karnes County, the federal government said it doesn’t know how many families showed up to court after being released at the border over the past year,” the Houston Chronicle reports.
Bush Tackles Immigration at Koch Brothers’ Event
“Jeb Bush, now the undisputed king of fundraisers in both parties, came prepared on Sunday to address head-on the immigration issue, one of his biggest vulnerabilities with Republican core voters. He told an audience of major donors that the longest-running, unaddressed problem the U.S. faces has been legal “chain” immigration,” the Washington Times wrote.
Immigration Judges Face Burnout
“Across the United States, tens of thousands of immigrants are facing years of waiting for their day in court. With court staff in short supply and enforcement on the rise, there are close to half a million cases pending nationwide, according to the latest data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). But there are only 250 immigration judges in the US, and this year, 100 judges are up for retirement,” Quartz reports.
DHS Asks Judge to Drop Contempt Hearing
“Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked a judge not to find him and other Obama administration officials in contempt after his agency recovered work permits mistakenly issued after the court halted a controversial immigration initiative. Johnson said the government reclaimed all but 22 of the 2,500 offending permits and corrected federal computer databases to invalidate the rest, according to a report filed late Friday in federal court in Brownsville, Texas. Administration lawyers said the effort should prove Johnson and other top immigration officials have been sufficiently compliant to head off a contempt hearing set for later this month,” Bloomberg News reported.