Immigration

Detained Migrant Kids Should Be Released Without Delay, Judge Says
Law
Detained Migrant Kids Should Be Released Without Delay, Judge Says

A federal judge called on the U.S. government to speed the release of migrant children in detention centers to suitable adult guardians, saying there are serious questions about whether the facilities are safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. In an order... Read More

Appeals Court Says White House Can Withhold Funds for Immigrant-Friendly Policies
Political News
Appeals Court Says White House Can Withhold Funds for Immigrant-Friendly Policies

NEW YORK — The Trump administration can withhold millions in crime-fighting grants from states to force cooperation with immigration enforcement, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The decision reversed a lower court decision on the money named for... Read More

How a Nonprofit Lender Is Helping to Make Immigration More Affordable
Immigration
How a Nonprofit Lender Is Helping to Make Immigration More Affordable

MIAMI — For Vantanna Tarver — a 37-year-old Tampa resident — the cost of reuniting with her Jamaican boyfriend after he was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody was high. $4,000. That’s the bond amount Tarver had to come... Read More

Green Card Gridlock: When Will Congress Agree on a Solution?
Immigration
Green Card Gridlock: When Will Congress Agree on a Solution?

WASHINGTON — On Dec. 18, immigration reform stalwart Richard J. Durbin’s announcement on the Senate floor about a rare bipartisan breakthrough flew largely under the radar, overshadowed in the chaotic flurry of impeachment. Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, and Republican Sen.... Read More

Trump Expands ‘Travel Ban’ to Six More Countries, But True Impact Unclear
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Trump Expands ‘Travel Ban’ to Six More Countries, But True Impact Unclear

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump marked the roughly third-year anniversary of his controversial “travel ban” on Friday by adding six African, Central and East Asian countries to the list of those whose nationals face restrictions on travel to the United... Read More

How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System
Immigration
How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System

SAN DIEGO — Over the last year, the Trump administration has dramatically changed the way the U.S. asylum system processes many of the people coming to the southwest border to seek protection. The administration has heralded those changes as a... Read More

Divided Supreme Court Allows White House to Enforce Green Card Rule
Immigration
Divided Supreme Court Allows White House to Enforce Green Card Rule
2020-01-27 22:04:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court split along ideological lines Monday in a decision allowing the White House to proceed with a rule making it harder for immigrants who rely on public assistance to gain legal status. The unsigned order lifts... Read More

US Border Authorities See Spike in Unaccompanied Minors From Mexico
Immigration
US Border Authorities See Spike in Unaccompanied Minors From Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico — It’s 10 a.m., but it’s still pretty early for a group of teenage boys who are just waking up inside a migrant shelter for unaccompanied children along a busy highway in Tijuana. At Casa YMCA de Menores... Read More

After Drastic Policy Changes, More Than 20,000 Cubans Asylum Seekers Are Fighting Deportation
Immigration
After Drastic Policy Changes, More Than 20,000 Cubans Asylum Seekers Are Fighting Deportation

MIAMI — Caught between immigration policy changes championed by two very different administrations, a record number of Cubans are now fighting deportation, as they try to gain asylum in the United States. The Trump administration opened deportation proceedings against 25,044... Read More

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Executive Order That Lets State Leaders Ban Refugees
Immigration
Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump’s Executive Order That Lets State Leaders Ban Refugees

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Trump administration executive order that gives state and local officials discretion on whether or not refugees would be allowed to resettle in their jurisdictions. Wednesday’s preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge Peter... Read More

The Northwest Turns Up the Heat on ICE, Making It Harder to Arrest and Deport Immigrants
Immigration
The Northwest Turns Up the Heat on ICE, Making It Harder to Arrest and Deport Immigrants

YAKIMA, Wash. — A man in handcuffs locked to a belt chain trudged up metal stairs, eyes fixed on the door of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter plane bound for El Paso, Texas. He turned and brightened when... Read More

Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join  Asylum Line at US Border
Immigration
Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join Asylum Line at US Border

MATAMOROS, Mexico — Emma Sánchez waited patiently in line at the foot of a bridge leading across the Rio Grande and into Texas, one of tens of thousands of people stuck on Mexico’s northern border seeking political asylum in the... Read More

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