Immigration

Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up
Immigration
Migrant Border Crossings Are Down, But in Texas the Bodies Keep Showing Up

The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town’s cemetery. The volunteers were here to help exhume the remains of unidentified migrants buried near what’s been ... Read More

Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown
Immigration
Immigration Court Backlog Could Grow by Years After Government Shutdown

The shutdown of the federal government over the president’s campaign promise to build a wall along the southern U.S. border is taking its toll on already backed-up immigration courts. Read More

Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health
Immigration
Migrants Continue to Leave Federal Custody in Poor Health

Many migrants released from federal custody are in poor health and have not had access to medical care, according to doctors treating them in San Diego’s emergency shelter. Read More

Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings
Immigration
Migrant Families Shift to Dangerous Desert Crossings

Increasing numbers of Guatemalan families trying to enter the U.S. illegally are avoiding the most popular routes in favor of more dangerous remote desert crossings like those used by the two children who died last month... Read More

Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants
Immigration
Supreme Court Blocks Trump’s Policy to Bar Asylum Claims by Illegal Immigrants

A closely divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to immediately bar asylum claims by immigrants who cross the border illegally. Read More

Supreme Court Turns Back Trump Plea to Immediately Impose New Asylum Policy
Immigration
Supreme Court Turns Back Trump Plea to Immediately Impose New Asylum Policy

A closely divided Supreme Court on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s plan to immediately bar asylum claims from immigrants who crossed the border illegally. Read More

Top US Border Official Defends Use of Tear Gas Against Migrants
Immigration
Top US Border Official Defends Use of Tear Gas Against Migrants

The head of the federal agency responsible for protecting the U.S. border on Tuesday defended his agents for using tear gas against migrants last month, but lawmakers pressed him about women and children forced to flee... Read More

Families Open Their Homes to Asylum-Seekers
Immigration
Families Open Their Homes to Asylum-Seekers

Andrea Sorce and Slater Matzke purchased their first home in May — a charming, spacious, three-bedroom tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac along the waterfront. Four months later, a 20-year-old Honduran woman seeking asylum landed on their doorstep. Read More

Just North of the US-Mexico Border, ‘Little Dog,’ ‘Weasel’ and Other Militia Members Keep an Eye Out for Migrants
Immigration
Just North of the US-Mexico Border, ‘Little Dog,’ ‘Weasel’ and Other Militia Members Keep an Eye Out for Migrants

Robert Crooks is up before sunrise on a hill he calls “Patriot Point,” walkie-talkie in hand and loaded semi-automatic handgun holstered on his right hip. Read More

Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan
Immigration
Border Patrol Prepares for Arrival of US Troops, Migrant Caravan

Here in the Border Patrol’s busiest region, agents and military officials are preparing for the arrival in coming days and weeks of 800 U.S. troops and an immigrant caravan of thousands. An emergency operations center has... Read More

Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border
Immigration
Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

The Trump administration ordered 5,200 additional troops to the southwest border Monday, more than doubling the military presence there and widening the Pentagon’s role in domestic policing operations. The move is in response to a caravan... Read More

If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?
Immigration
If Parents Get Deported, Who Gets Their Children?

As the Trump administration increases immigration enforcement actions against working adults, grandparents and other extended family members — often immigrants themselves — are stepping in to care for many of those... Read More

On the Border in El Paso, the Migrant Caravans Arrive so Regularly There’s a Housing Crunch
Immigration
On the Border in El Paso, the Migrant Caravans Arrive so Regularly There’s a Housing Crunch

While President Donald Trump railed against a migrant caravan wending its way north through Mexico this week, hundreds of Central American immigrant families had already arrived at the border and been released into the U.S. by authorities. Read More

Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan
Immigration
Pentagon to Order More Troops to Border After Trump Vows to Use Military to Halt Migrant Caravan

The Pentagon is sending 800 or more additional troops to the Southwest border in response to President Donald Trump’s vow to use the military to block a caravan of Central American immigrants from entering the United States, a U.S. ... Read More

Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico
In The News
Migrant Caravan Continues March Through Mexico

A caravan of Central American immigrants started walking north into Mexico early Sunday, continuing their journey to the U.S. border. More than 1,000 immigrants set out before dawn on the only road out of the small Mexican... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Arizona Senate Debate

Candidates for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, U.S. Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R), debated at an event hosted by Arizona PBS and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. They discussed the Trump administration, tariffs, Supreme Court ... Read More

FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018-10-15 01:24:36
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

Immigration
How 2 California Republicans Handle Trump’s Hard Line on Immigration Could Define Their Futures

At a recent backyard meet-and-greet, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher pivoted from a campaign pledge that was eliciting silence — “new-generation nuclear energy” — to one sure to rile the Huntington Beach crowd. “We went... Read More

Immigration
Judge Suspends Trump Administration’s Decision to End Protected Status for Thousands of Immigrants

A U.S. district judge in San Francisco has dealt a blow to the Trump administration’s decision to rescind temporary protected status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. The ruling late Wednesday afternoon will... Read More

US may Restrict Green Cards to Aid Recipients in New Crackdown
Immigration
US may Restrict Green Cards to Aid Recipients in New Crackdown

The U.S. may deny green cards to immigrants who’ve legally used or seem likely to use a range of public benefits, including food assistance or housing vouchers, under new rules announced by the Trump administration on Saturday. Read More

Study Doubles Estimates of US Undocumented Immigrants
Immigration
Study Doubles Estimates of US Undocumented Immigrants

According to a new study, the U.S. may have double the number of undocumented immigrants as commonly estimated. This has the potential to further fuel the debate over one of the nation’s most politically charged topics. Read More

We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
Opinions
We Promised My Grandparents Never Again.
2018-09-15 13:17:56
by Nathan Kasai

After widespread and unwavering backlash, President Trump tried to control the fallout from his self-created family separation crisis, signing an executive order that claims to keep asylum-seeking families together. But the President’s executive order simply trades one cruel policy for... Read More

Family separation deal may give migrants second chance at asylum
Immigration
Family separation deal may give migrants second chance at asylum

The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union struck a deal that will let many families separated at the southern U.S. border stay in the country and pursue asylum. Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

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