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Supreme Court Rules for Trump on Asylum Ban at Southern Border
Immigration
Supreme Court Rules for Trump on Asylum Ban at Southern Border

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled for President Donald Trump and cleared the way for his administration to enforce a ban on nearly all asylum-seekers arriving at the southern border. The justices by a 7-2 vote granted an... Read More

Tent Courthouses for Migrants to Open Along Texas Border
Immigration
Tent Courthouses for Migrants to Open Along Texas Border

LAREDO, Texas — Workers climbed atop a massive new U.S. immigration tent court on the banks of the Rio Grande at dawn Monday, adding the last few nails to the white roof, as generators hummed. A line of people snaked... Read More

Federal Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Asylum Rule
Immigration
Federal Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Asylum Rule

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge reinstated a nationwide injunction Monday against a Trump administration rule that would deny asylum to most immigrants at the southern border. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, citing the need for a uniform immigration... Read More

Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide
Immigration
Judge Leans Toward Blocking Trump Asylum Restriction Nationwide

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge signaled he will probably block the Trump administration from enforcing restrictions on asylum applications anywhere along the Mexican border while the legality of the policy announced in July is being challenged. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Majority of  Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
Immigration
Majority of Democrats Want Immigration Policy Reform, Not Open Borders
2019-09-05 20:49:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - When it comes to opposition talking points, the myth that Democrats advocate for "open borders" is both the most preposterous -- and persistent -- assertion of the still-young 2020 campaign season. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-described... Read More

Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall
Immigration
Pentagon to Begin Diverting Construction Funds for Border Wall

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon announced Tuesday it would begin diverting $3.6 billion in military construction funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border, even as court challenges continue. The release of defense money makes good on President Donald Trump’s... Read More

Trump Administration Appears to Violate Law in Forcing Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico, Officials Warn
Immigration
Trump Administration Appears to Violate Law in Forcing Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico, Officials Warn

MEXICALI, Mexico — From the roadside, Oswaldo Ortiz-Luna offered a box of candy to the cars idling in the golden dust of northern Mexico. His wife hawked another box of sweets farther up the line of traffic, perching their 18-month-old... Read More

Trump Wants to Reprogram DHS money for ICE Detention Operations
Immigration
Trump Wants to Reprogram DHS money for ICE Detention Operations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security intends to divert more than $200 million from other departmental functions to pay for additional immigrant detention beds and for new hearing locations for migrants who want to come to the United States... Read More

California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children
Immigration
California, 18 Other States Sue Over Indefinite Detention of Migrant Children

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California opened another front in its legal battle with the Trump administration over immigration policies on Monday as officials announced a federal lawsuit challenging a new rule that allows indefinite detention of migrant children and their families.... Read More

Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas
Immigration
Trump Takes Aim at Program That Pumped Millions of Dollars Into Texas

WASHINGTON — The luster has come off the “golden visa,” the immigrant investor program that’s injected hundreds of millions of dollars into Texas development projects in recent years. President Donald Trump is reining in the program — typically called EB-5,... Read More

Trump Seeking ‘Correct’ Interpretation of Birthright Citizenship
Immigration
Trump Seeking ‘Correct’ Interpretation of Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday echoed what the president told reporters outside the White House on Wednesday: the administration is looking at trying to end the practice of granting citizenship to anyone born in the... Read More

North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Compelling Sheriffs To Cooperate With ICE
State News
North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Compelling Sheriffs To Cooperate With ICE
2019-08-21 20:38:49
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have required the state's sheriffs to honor detention requests from federal immigration standards. The veto came a day after the Republican-controlled North Carolina House voted along party lines to... Read More

White House Advances Plan for Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families
Immigration
White House Advances Plan for Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families
2019-08-21 20:17:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new regulations that would allow it to indefinitely detain migrant families who cross the southwestern border illegally. The regulations, which will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, voids a long-standing... Read More

ICE Provides ‘Deplorable’ Health Care To Detained Immigrants, Advocates Allege In Massive Lawsuit
Immigration
ICE Provides ‘Deplorable’ Health Care To Detained Immigrants, Advocates Allege In Massive Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — Immigrant rights advocates filed a sweeping class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration Monday, alleging that lax oversight by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security has caused severe deficiencies in medical... Read More

New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
Immigration
New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
2019-08-20 18:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York State, Connecticut, Vermont and the City of New York sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its new Public Charge Rule, which aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government... Read More

State Attorneys General Sue To Block New Immigration Rule
Immigration
State Attorneys General Sue To Block New Immigration Rule
2019-08-16 19:11:11
by Tom Ramstack

The attorneys general from 13 states filed a lawsuit this week to block a new Trump administration rule that makes it harder for immigrants receiving public assistance to get green cards for permanent residency. The lawsuit is pending in federal... Read More

Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding
Law
Court Upholds Ruling That Children Held at Border Have Adequate Food, Bedding

SAN FRANCISCO — In a closely watched case, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide children detained at the border with adequate food, water, bedding, toothbrushes and soap. A three-judge panel of the 9th... Read More

Trump Immigration Plan Could Raise Hunger in America
Immigration
Trump Immigration Plan Could Raise Hunger in America

PHILADELPHIA — Having tried several times to cut the food stamp program, President Donald Trump has hit on a plan that could accomplish that, while curtailing another object of his ire: immigration. A new rule put into the Federal Register... Read More

Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue For Release
Immigration
Immigrants Citing ‘Horrific Conditions’ in Texas Sue For Release

Immigrants along the Texas-Mexico border, citing indefinite detention in “horrific conditions,” have asked a federal judge to order the U.S. to improve the conditions, give them access to lawyers and release them after 72 hours. U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Read More

Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Could Damage California Economy, Experts Say
State News
Trump Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Could Damage California Economy, Experts Say

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s new immigration crackdown — which could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance — would have major ramifications on the California economy, experts... Read More

New ‘Public Charge’ Rule Could Affect Millions of Immigrants
Immigration
New ‘Public Charge’ Rule Could Affect Millions of Immigrants

WASHINGTON — A new Department of Homeland Security rule unveiled Monday seeks to do what pro-immigration advocates have long dreaded by giving U.S. immigration officers broad authority to deny applicants citizenship, green cards, visa extensions and changes in immigration status... Read More

Trump’s New Hard-Line Immigration Rule at Odds With Independent Voters’ Views
Immigration
Trump’s New Hard-Line Immigration Rule at Odds With Independent Voters’ Views

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday again answered a chorus of criticism by pivoting to a hard-line immigration policy, even though it could drive away independent voters in key battleground states. With the commander in chief on his third... Read More

300 Released After Massive Immigration Raid In Mississippi, Officials Say
Immigration
300 Released After Massive Immigration Raid In Mississippi, Officials Say

After U.S. immigration officials arrested 680 mostly Latino workers Wednesday during raids of food-processing factories in Mississippi, about 300 were released, officials said. About 30 were freed on humanitarian grounds at the sites where they were detained, and another 270... Read More

Mexico to Announce Legal Actions to Protect Mexicans in US
Immigration
Mexico to Announce Legal Actions to Protect Mexicans in US

MEXICO CITY — Mexico will take legal measures to protect Mexican nationals in the United States after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday killed at least three Mexicans, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. The country’s “indignation” will... Read More

Federal Judge Tosses Trump Asylum Policy, Calling it 'Contrary to Law'
Law
Federal Judge Tosses Trump Asylum Policy, Calling it 'Contrary to Law'
2019-08-02 20:43:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday tossed a Trump administration policy that would only allow migrants who enter the country through legal ports of entry to apply for asylum. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss, an Obama... Read More

Senate GOP Blocks Bid to Pass TPS for Venezuelans
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Senate GOP Blocks Bid to Pass TPS for Venezuelans

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate will leave for a six-week break without passing a bill to grant Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, for Venezuelans even though the House of Representatives passed a similar measure last week. Two Democratic senators, Bob... Read More

Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward
Immigration
Judge Allows Lawsuit Over US ‘Metering’ of Asylum-Seekers to Move Forward

SAN DIEGO — A lawsuit over the federal government’s program limiting the number of asylum-seekers who can ask for help at ports of entry will be allowed to go forward, a federal judge in San Diego ruled on Monday. U.S.... Read More

A Whole Generation of Migrant Kids Is Languishing at the US-Mexico Border
Immigration
A Whole Generation of Migrant Kids Is Languishing at the US-Mexico Border

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — For the two dozen migrant children living inside a small church on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, most days go like this: Breakfast at 8 a.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and hours of nothing in... Read More

Refugee Mothers Separated at Border to Sue Trump Administration for $3 Million Each
Immigration
Refugee Mothers Separated at Border to Sue Trump Administration for $3 Million Each

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Like thousands of Central American parents seeking asylum in the United States, Patricia panicked when, after she and her son crossed the Rio Grande into Texas last year, U.S. border agents took the boy away. For weeks,... Read More

New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
Immigration
New Dems Endorse Proposed Standards For Border Detainees
2019-07-19 21:21:01
by Elin Johnson

WASHINGTON - The New Democrat Coalition has endorsed a proposal by Representative Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., to establish enhanced standards of care for people detained at the U.S. border by Customs and Border Patrol. Ruiz’s bill, the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals... Read More

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