King County, Washington Tries to Ground ICE FlightsNot content with trying to restrict federal immigration officials’ access to the Spokane bus terminal, now there is another attempt to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from operating deportation flights out of a Seattle-area airport. But ICE is pushing back, and other federal agencies are backing them up.
Connecticut Senate Passes Sanctuary State ExpansionConnecticut is already a sanctuary state. The Nutmeg State’s legislature enacted its so-called Trust Act in 2013, which prohibits state and local law enforcement from honoring immigration detainers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under most circumstances. But as bad as that law is, it still left several common-sense exceptions in place.
Missouri Legislature Restores Ban on In-State Tuition for Illegal AliensAfter a contentious week of negotiations, the Missouri General Assembly passed the state’s higher education budget hours before its May 10 deadline, including a prohibition on in-state tuition for illegal aliens that had been removed by lawmakers just weeks earlier.
Federal Appeals Court Rules for Indiana AG against “Sue-and-Settle” Sanctuary PolicyBy David Jaroslav
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has won a resounding victory for his office’s ability to enforce the Hoosier State’s law against dangerous sanctuary policies. On May 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision and struck down a “sue-and-settle” consent decree that had allowed Marion County—the state’s most populous county, of which Indianapolis is the county seat—to ignore state law and become a sanctuary county for criminal aliens.