Immigration

Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed
Immigration
Washington Legal Advocates, Lawmakers Want Immigration Procedures Changed
2019-07-16 21:15:50
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Some of Washington’s prominent legal organizations and lawmakers are scrambling to address the nation’s illegal immigration crisis while courts confront a hopeless backlog of cases. They are proposing new procedures to manage the flood of illegal immigrants being... Read More

White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border
Immigration
White House Moves to Eliminate Nearly All Asylum Claims at US Southern Border

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to in effect end asylum for the vast majority of migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection... Read More

Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears
Immigration
Despite Weeks of Threats, ICE Raids Begin With a Whimper Yet Still Stoke Fears

LOS ANGELES — The raids — hyped for weeks by President Donald Trump — were to take place in major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Miami, Denver, Atlanta, Baltimore and Houston. As of Sunday evening,... Read More

Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas
Immigration
Death at the Border: 4 from Guatemala, 3 of Them Children, Succumb to Heat in Texas

LA BLANCA, Guatemala — Her sister had made the trek last year, following a familiar script: Cross into U.S. territory from Mexico with a minor child, surrender to the Border Patrol, and apply for political asylum — then get released... Read More

White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2020 Elections
White House Hopefuls Flay Trump On Immigration at LULAC Event
2019-07-12 14:43:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A quartet of Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday vowed to make significant changes to the nation's immigration laws if elected, contrasting their approaches with the hard line policies pursued by President Donald Trump the past two-and-a-half years. The... Read More

Immigrant Advocates and Democrats Decry Renewed Threat of ICE Raids
Immigration
Immigrant Advocates and Democrats Decry Renewed Threat of ICE Raids

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency could target thousands of immigrant families across the U.S. on Sunday for deportation, after scrapping a similar plan he announced last month on Twitter. [caption id="attachment_9935" align="aligncenter" width="214"] Cities to... Read More

House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order
Immigration
House Judiciary Committee to Vote on Subpoenas on Family Separation Order

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled for Thursday a vote on a resolution that would authorize the issuing of subpoenas to current and former White House officials who participated in the 2018 decisions over the “zero tolerance” policy,... Read More

Illegal Immigrants Face Huge Fines For Ignoring Deportation Orders
Immigration
Illegal Immigrants Face Huge Fines For Ignoring Deportation Orders
2019-07-09 17:32:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Disputes over illegal immigration are heating up as some long-time foreign residents of the United States who ignored court deportation orders received notice they are liable for hefty fines this week. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began issuing... Read More

Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether White House Can End DACA
Immigration
Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether White House Can End DACA
2019-06-28 20:41:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A day after ending their current term with a pair of controversial opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will decide next year whether the Trump administration can shut down Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program... Read More

House Democrats Pass Emergency Funding to Address Border Crisis
Immigration
House Democrats Pass Emergency Funding to Address Border Crisis
2019-06-25 21:23:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill Tuesday night to address the humanitarian crisis involving the thousands of families detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Democratic leaders worked tirelessly Monday night into Tuesday to secure support... Read More

Trump Sets Deadline for Asylum Changes, Vows Deportation Raids
Immigration
Trump Sets Deadline for Asylum Changes, Vows Deportation Raids

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump gave Democrats two weeks to work on immigration reform and stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, but cast doubt on getting action from Congress and vowed to go ahead with a roundup... Read More

Citizenship for Military Service? California Democrat Renews Bill to Let ‘Dreamers’ Enlist
Immigration
Citizenship for Military Service? California Democrat Renews Bill to Let ‘Dreamers’ Enlist

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Josh Harder knows there’s little chance that a big immigration bill will pass in Congress this year. But so-called Dreamers — people who came to the country illegally as children — in his district want any... Read More

DC Circuit Rejects Trump Policy of Blocking Abortions for Undocumented Teens
Civil Rights
DC Circuit Rejects Trump Policy of Blocking Abortions for Undocumented Teens
2019-06-14 18:48:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the Trump administration's policy of blocking abortions sought by undocumented pregnant teenagers in federal custody cannot "be squared with Supreme Court precedent." In 2017, the Trump administration adopted a... Read More

House Bid to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship Garners Bipartisan Support
Immigration
House Bid to Give ‘Dreamers’ a Path to Citizenship Garners Bipartisan Support
2019-06-05 21:16:53
by Dan McCue

The Democrat-led House passed legislation Tuesday that would create a path to citizenship for about 2.5 million immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The bill, which passed by a vote of 237-187, with seven Republicans voting in... Read More

Sharing Info on Potential Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children Stalled Border Funding
Immigration
Sharing Info on Potential Sponsors of Unaccompanied Children Stalled Border Funding

WASHINGTON — After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said May 16 that she hoped the emerging disaster aid supplemental would also carry funding to care for children and families pouring over the border in record numbers, it seemed like a fait... Read More

Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency
Immigration
Nonprofit Group Seeks Sanctions Against Immigration Agency
2019-05-28 21:38:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A national civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Colorado to sanction U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE for “atrocious litigation conduct.” The federal agency is requiring the nonprofit organization to do a... Read More

Should ‘Dreamers’ With DUIs Get the Same Break as a Member of Congress?
Immigration
Should ‘Dreamers’ With DUIs Get the Same Break as a Member of Congress?

WASHINGTON — Democrats say immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, commonly called “Dreamers,” and were caught driving drunk long ago should be shown the same consideration as members of Congress with a similar record. The House will consider... Read More

‘We Will Take Our Chances’: Neither Risks Nor Trump-Imposed Roadblocks Deter Migrants
Immigration
‘We Will Take Our Chances’: Neither Risks Nor Trump-Imposed Roadblocks Deter Migrants

SONOYTA, Mexico — Marvin Daniel Flores doesn’t pay attention to the news blaring from a radio at a makeshift immigrant camp on the outskirts of this Mexican desert town near the Arizona border. It doesn’t matter to him. It took... Read More

Budgeting for Asylum-Seekers Challenges States and Cities
Immigration
Budgeting for Asylum-Seekers Challenges States and Cities

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of asylum-seekers from Central America are spreading out around the United States, straining the resources of local and state governments working to move and shelter them. San Diego County has spent more than $1 million... Read More

ICE Looked to Hire Transport Provider to Move Unaccompanied Minors and Migrant Families
Immigration
ICE Looked to Hire Transport Provider to Move Unaccompanied Minors and Migrant Families

MIAMI — Two days before two Florida counties expressed alarm that thousands of migrants could be dropped off in Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement solicited a transportation provider to arrange ground and air transport for unaccompanied minors and migrant... Read More

Trump Tries Another Immigration Reset Ahead of 2020
Immigration
Trump Tries Another Immigration Reset Ahead of 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump deployed all the trappings of a Rose Garden ceremony to pitch an incomplete and almost certainly doomed immigration plan Thursday, pushing forward even as his efforts to make progress on his other big 2020 campaign... Read More

Jared Kushner Wades Into the Immigration Debate, With Little to Show So Far
Immigration
Jared Kushner Wades Into the Immigration Debate, With Little to Show So Far

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner’s plan to reform the U.S. immigration system by increasing money for border security and giving more visas for certain foreign workers while reducing family reunification has a little something for everyone — to hate. Even before... Read More

Border Patrol Will Screen Asylum Requests in New Push to Restrict Claims, Memos Show
Immigration
Border Patrol Will Screen Asylum Requests in New Push to Restrict Claims, Memos Show

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over the first hurdle in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. protection, giving new power to Border Patrol agents and taking some discretion away from... Read More

Trump Taps Mark Morgan, Former Obama Border Patrol Chief, to Head ICE
Immigration
Trump Taps Mark Morgan, Former Obama Border Patrol Chief, to Head ICE

WASHINGTON — It’s not the kind of first meeting you want to have with your new boss: Just after Mark Morgan, then head of the Border Patrol, met Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly for the first time in January... Read More

Trump Restricts Asylum Further but Faces Legal and Financial Limits
Immigration
Trump Restricts Asylum Further but Faces Legal and Financial Limits

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has issued new rules to further restrict the asylum claims overwhelming the nation’s immigration system, even as the White House prepares a request to seek more money from Congress for stiffer enforcement and faster processing... Read More

Judges Appear Skeptical of Trump’s Plan to Force Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico
Immigration
Judges Appear Skeptical of Trump’s Plan to Force Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Wednesday of the legality of a new Trump administration policy that requires some asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while the U.S. considers their applications. During an hourlong hearing, a three-judge panel of the 9th... Read More

Trump Says He’s Sending ‘Armed Soldiers’ to Border Following Incident
Immigration
Trump Says He’s Sending ‘Armed Soldiers’ to Border Following Incident

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he plans to send “armed soldiers” to the southern U.S. border, once again blasting Mexico for “not doing nearly enough” to apprehend migrants. “Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National Guard Soldiers, probably... Read More

In a Shift, Trump Targets Foreign Travelers Who Overstay Their US Visas
Immigration
In a Shift, Trump Targets Foreign Travelers Who Overstay Their US Visas

WASHINGTON — The White House says it plans to crack down on the hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors who overstay their U.S. visas, a vast challenge that has largely escaped notice as the Trump administration has focused chiefly on... Read More

Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture
Immigration
Trump Says Mexico Is Cracking Down on Migrants. There, It’s a Different Picture

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico — If the Mexican government is cracking down on Central American migrants — as President Donald Trump recently asserted — there was no evidence of it here in this remote town in southern Mexico. Roughly 3,000 migrants, mostly... Read More

US Appeals Court Upholds Most of California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws
Immigration
US Appeals Court Upholds Most of California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday that most of California’s so-called sanctuary laws can continue to be enforced, rejecting the bulk of a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration. The decision, authored by a Republican appointee... Read More

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