Immigration

California Hits Back as Trump Threatens to ‘Dump’ Immigrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’
Immigration
California Hits Back as Trump Threatens to ‘Dump’ Immigrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

LOS ANGELES — California Democrats this week stepped up their attacks on President Donald Trump over his threat to send immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities, even as experts suggested the president’s plan could backfire and lure more migrants to the... Read More

Internal Memos Say Administration Officials to Resume Forcing Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico
Immigration
Internal Memos Say Administration Officials to Resume Forcing Asylum-Seekers to Wait in Mexico

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to restart a controversial policy that forces Central American asylum-seekers to return to Mexico to await adjudication of their claims, an approach dubbed “Remain in Mexico.” The move came after a federal appeals... Read More

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
Immigration
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
Health
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?
Immigration
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
Immigration
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
Immigration
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
Immigration
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
Immigration
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

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

Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso
Immigration
Trump and Beto O’Rourke Hold Dueling Rallies on Immigration in El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — President Donald Trump falsely told a raucous rally in El Paso on Monday night that he is already building a wall on the adjacent border with Mexico, as a potential Democratic challenger assailed him... Read More

ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says
Immigration
ICE Detention Facilities Don’t Meet National Standards, Report Says

WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does a poor job of managing its detention facilities that hold tens of thousands of immigrants awaiting hearings, rarely holds contractors accountable for lapsed standards and informally grants too many waivers to allow ... Read More

Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court
Immigration
Immigrants Affected by Government Shutdown Could Wait Years for New Day in Court

Alfredo and Claudia Valdez were an hour and a half into their drive from Bakersfield to a Los Angeles federal courtroom, brimming with expectation that a judge there would finally declare them legal United States residents. Read More

Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
Immigration
Democratic Senators Move to Protect Dreamer Data
2019-01-23 01:59:27
by TWN Staff

On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants ... Read More

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