Immigration

Trump Administration Moves to Close Offices for International Asylum and Refugee Cases
Immigration
Trump Administration Moves to Close Offices for International Asylum and Refugee Cases

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took another step Tuesday to cut back services to people seeking to legally enter the U.S. and focus instead on a ballooning backlog of immigration cases, announcing that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency... Read More

Trump Budget Sets Stage For Renewed Fight Over Border Wall Funding 
Federal Budget
Trump Budget Sets Stage For Renewed Fight Over Border Wall Funding 
2019-03-11 23:36:03
by Dan McCue

If there was anything about President Donald Trump's proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year that surprised no one on Capitol Hill Monday, it was his apparent willingness to revive the nasty fight over funding of his border wall that... Read More

New Milwaukee County Sheriff Says Office Will No Longer Share Information With ICE
Wisconsin
New Milwaukee County Sheriff Says Office Will No Longer Share Information With ICE

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has changed rapidly since it got a new sheriff, including a policy to stop the sharing of information with federal immigration agents that would help them determine whether inmates were eligible to be deported. Sheriff... Read More

Immigration Officials Refuse to Meet With Congress About Sexual Abuse Allegations Involving Minors in Custody
Immigration
Immigration Officials Refuse to Meet With Congress About Sexual Abuse Allegations Involving Minors in Custody

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials overseeing the sheltering of migrant children have refused to meet with Congress about recent allegations that adult employees preyed on children in their custody. Nine days have passed since the public first learned of thousands... Read More

Documents: Attorneys, Journalists and Advocates Monitored by US Border Officials
Immigration
Documents: Attorneys, Journalists and Advocates Monitored by US Border Officials

SAN DIEGO — Documents published this week indicate that the federal government has monitored a group of journalists, attorneys, advocates and activists who interacted with a migrant caravan that arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, late last year. As recently as a... Read More

Immigrants Rejected for Asylum May Appeal Removal Orders, 9th Circuit Rules
Immigration
Immigrants Rejected for Asylum May Appeal Removal Orders, 9th Circuit Rules

  SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided Thursday that immigrants who cross the border without authorization may go to court to challenge a decision by immigration authorities denying them asylum. The decision, by a three-judge panel of the... Read More

Border Officials Warn of Crisis as 40,000 Migrant Parents and Children Were Detained in February
Immigration
Border Officials Warn of Crisis as 40,000 Migrant Parents and Children Were Detained in February

  EL PASO, Texas — More than 40,000 parents and children — mostly from Guatemala — were detained at the U.S. border in February, straining U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s ability to care for immigrant families even as migrants are... Read More

Bulldozers Sit Idle at Border Amid Legal Confusion Over Trump’s Emergency
In The News
Bulldozers Sit Idle at Border Amid Legal Confusion Over Trump’s Emergency

MISSION, Texas — President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency along the border with Mexico, but here in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, there’s little sign of a government springing into action. Earlier this week, two contractors surveyed a 150-foot-wide,... Read More

Twin Son a Citizen: Judge
Immigration
Twin Son a Citizen: Judge
2019-02-24 14:08:49
by Twin Son a Citizen: Judge

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge has decided that a twin son of a binational gay couple, who was denied U.S. citizenship because he does not share a blood relationship with his American father, has been a U.S. citizen ... Read More

Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier
Spotlight
Meet the New San Diego Border Barrier
2019-02-23 00:11:12
by Dan Weisman

It's kind of like a bait-and-switch along 14 miles of the San Diego border barrier, or maybe similar to the new and improved status sometimes awarded to reconstituted cereal brands. Or call it peaches, as President Trump said for all... Read More

Bracing for the Wall in the Rio Grande Valley
Immigration
Bracing for the Wall in the Rio Grande Valley

February 20, 2019 By Jeremy Schwartz MISSION, Texas — Just after 6:30 a.m., under a cold drizzle and black morning sky, Father Roy Snipes pulls the cord of an old bell and calls the faithful to Mass. Inside the peeling... Read More

Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
Bipartisan
Lofgren, Buck Lead Bipartisan Effort to Reform Legal Immigration System
2019-02-13 00:18:45
by TWN Staff

Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), who serve as Chair and Ranking Member respectively of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship... Read More

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