Immigration

DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says Immigration
DHS Knew it Couldn’t Track Migrant Kids Separated at Border, Inspector General Says

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security knew it lacked the technology to track more than 26,000 children it expected to separate from their parents at the U.S. southern border in 2018 as part of its controversial “zero tolerance” policy.... Read More

Citizenship, Other Legal Immigration Benefits Are Getting Pricier Under New Trump Policy Immigration
Citizenship, Other Legal Immigration Benefits Are Getting Pricier Under New Trump Policy

DALLAS — Before falling in love and getting married, Marco Malagon’s chances of obtaining legal status were slim. While his brother is a U.S. citizen and could have petitioned for him, Malagon learned that process would’ve taken years. So in... Read More

Nation’s Mayors Urge Administration to Rescind Executive Order Reducing Refugee Admissions In The News
Nation’s Mayors Urge Administration to Rescind Executive Order Reducing Refugee Admissions
2019-11-26 22:32:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Eighty-eight mayors representing cities across the country are urging the Trump administration to rescind an executive order that revamped the nation's system for resettling refugees and could entirely curtail the resettlement of refugees in their communities. In a... Read More

Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing Political News
Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing

WASHINGTON — The Migrant Protection Protocols, a program that has so far forced more than 57,000 migrants to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through the court, is illegal and enables human rights abuses against the vulnerable, a... Read More

Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security Homeland Security
Ken Cuccinelli, Immigration Hard-liner, Tapped for No. 2 Job at Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Shortly after being sworn in as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf — who the Senate confirmed as the agency’s policy undersecretary just hours earlier — conducted his first order of business. He moved... Read More

Showdown Over DACA Finally Has Its Day Before the Supreme Court Immigration
Showdown Over DACA Finally Has Its Day Before the Supreme Court
2019-11-12 21:13:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A president has every right to undo a predecessor's policy he disagrees with, but if he does, he must do it the right way, the U.S. Supreme Court was told by immigrant advocates on Tuesday. That simple contention... Read More

Cartel Violence Drives Surge of Mexican Asylum-Seekers to Border Towns Immigration
Cartel Violence Drives Surge of Mexican Asylum-Seekers to Border Towns

TIJUANA, Mexico — Only 40 numbers stood between Miguel and his family’s turn to ask for asylum in the United States. Fleeing cartel violence in south Mexico, they have been waiting in Tijuana for five months for their chance to... Read More

Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses Business
Congress Considers Proposals to Help Immigrants Start Small Businesses
2019-11-11 17:03:42
by Tom Ramstack

Business leaders in California appealed to Congress Friday to expand financial assistance to immigrants trying to start their own businesses. They said small government investments can create big payoffs when immigrants start successful businesses that pay taxes and employ other... Read More

Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law Immigration
Justices Struggle to Solve 'Puzzle' of Ambiguous Immigration Law
2019-11-05 20:46:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court struggled on Monday to sort out ambiguities in the Immigration and Nationality Act related to when a noncitizen can apply for cancellation of a removal order. The case before the court... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill Immigration
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bipartisan Agricultural Workers Bill
2019-11-01 22:03:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House Problem Solvers Caucus, a group dedicated to finding bipartisan consensus on important issues, has endorsed a bill to extend earned visa status to individuals who can show they've been regularly employed as an agricultural laborer in... Read More

Justice Department Changed Hiring to Promote Restrictive Immigration Judges Immigration
Justice Department Changed Hiring to Promote Restrictive Immigration Judges

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice has quietly changed hiring procedures to permanently place immigration judges repeatedly accused of bias to a powerful appellate board, adding to growing worries about the politicization of the immigration court system. Documents obtained through... Read More

Potential E-Verify Deal Would Give Legal Status to Farmworkers In The News
Potential E-Verify Deal Would Give Legal Status to Farmworkers

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats hope to broker a deal with Republicans that would grant legal status to farmworkers currently in the country illegally but would require employers to verify the immigration status of all future hires. Democrats hope the compromise... Read More

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