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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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