Lately every week seems to raise at least one hot-button issue involving immigration law and policy in the US. These last weeks were no exception as the country and social media have been in an uproar regarding family separations at the country’s southern border. At Toikka Law Group, we want to provide you with a short review of the law and history with regard to detention and family separation and explain what effect the President’s Executive Order signed on June 21, 2018 has on the current situation.
Many people are in an uproar regarding the jury verdict in the case trying Jose Garcia Zarate, a 5-times deported illegal entrant and convicted felon, who fatally shot Kate Steinle in 2015. The entire matter raises too many issues to analyze in one article, so we will focus on legal implications of certain “sanctuary” policies of the hundreds of US city, county, and state jurisdictions and the authority of federal “ICE detainers”.