Immigration

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

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

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