Immigration

Trump’s Renewed Immigration Crackdown Won’t Escape Court Scrutiny
Immigration
Trump’s Renewed Immigration Crackdown Won’t Escape Court Scrutiny

SAN DIEGO — With a house-cleaning at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, President Donald Trump is making it clear he wants to get even tougher on immigration. But can he? In his first two years in office, Trump has... Read More

Previously Deported Parents Hope to Resume Asylum Claims and Get Their Children Back
Immigration
Previously Deported Parents Hope to Resume Asylum Claims and Get Their Children Back

SAN DIEGO — Seventeen parents who had been separated from their children by immigration authorities were released from a detention center near Calexico this week, more than a month after they returned to the Mexico border to claim asylum in... Read More

Some Muslim Immigrants Distrust Census in Trump Era
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Some Muslim Immigrants Distrust Census in Trump Era

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — This two-block commercial strip of the Midwood neighborhood features a mosque, halal markets and restaurants, and tailor shops with colorful shalwar kameez pantsuits, all catering to the Pakistani immigrant community wedged between a Jewish neighborhood and a... Read More

On the Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle to Provide Stopgap Care to Immigrants
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On the Border, Volunteer Doctors Struggle to Provide Stopgap Care to Immigrants

EL PASO, Texas — It wasn’t the rash covering Meliza’s feet and legs that worried Dr. José Manuel de la Rosa. What concerned him were the deep bruises beneath. They were a sign she could be experiencing something far more... Read More

Did Trump Administration Break Law by Blocking Florida Reps From Entering Migrant Shelter?
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Did Trump Administration Break Law by Blocking Florida Reps From Entering Migrant Shelter?

MIAMI — Three Florida congresswomen were sent home Monday after attempting to inspect the Homestead, Fla., child detention center. On April 3, U.S. Reps. Donna Shalala, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, South Florida’s three Democratic representatives, had requested to... Read More

Judge Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy That Kept Asylum-Seekers South of Border
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Judge Blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy That Kept Asylum-Seekers South of Border

A Northern California federal judge Monday blocked another Trump administration immigration policy, one that required some asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings in the United States. The program, officially called Migrant Protection Protocols and known widely as... Read More

Philadelphia Sheriff Tells Feds: ICE Agents Must Now Identify Themselves to Deputies in City Courtrooms
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Philadelphia Sheriff Tells Feds: ICE Agents Must Now Identify Themselves to Deputies in City Courtrooms

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams has told federal authorities that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents now must identify themselves to deputies if they are on duty inside a Philadelphia courtroom. His action comes after a Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily... Read More

Unaccompanied Children Stuck in Tijuana, Hoping to Reach US
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Unaccompanied Children Stuck in Tijuana, Hoping to Reach US

Some migrant children who traveled alone up to the U.S. border have not been allowed to request asylum despite assurances from federal immigration officials that they prioritize unaccompanied minors. As a result, a backlog of children waiting to ask the... Read More

US Starts Small With ‘Smart Walls’ to Protect Mexican Border
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US Starts Small With ‘Smart Walls’ to Protect Mexican Border

SAN DIEGO — Deep in the Otay Mountain Wilderness, there is no wall. The only boundary between the U.S. and Mexico is a section of barbed-wire fence in a pastoral valley. And miles and miles of treacherous terrain. It’s a... Read More

‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy May Prompt More Illegal Border Crossings
Immigration
‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy May Prompt More Illegal Border Crossings

SAN DIEGO — Three months into the Department of Homeland Security’s new program that requires asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration hearings, experts said the policy may encourage illegal border crossings. This past week, migrants rushed... Read More

A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
Immigration
A Merit-Based System Might Not Be The Answer to America’s Immigration Woes
2019-03-22 21:25:29
by HJ Mai

The history of the United States is inextricably linked to immigration, but creating a legislative framework that balances economic need with national security concerns appears to be an insurmountable challenge for today’s lawmakers. President Donald Trump has been very clear... Read More

Supreme Court Adopts Trump Policy In Case of Illegal Immigrant Detentions
Immigration
Supreme Court Adopts Trump Policy In Case of Illegal Immigrant Detentions
2019-03-19 23:43:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that certain immigrants with previous criminal records can be detained without a right to bail. The 5-4 ruling is a significant victory for the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies but one that... Read More

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