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The White House says pausing immigration and a variety of temporary work visas will help respond to job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision is a dramatic victory for immigration advocates and gives a new lease on life for the so-called DREAMers, immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
Details of the president’s plan, including to whom it would apply, how long it would last and when it would go into effect, are unclear.
The high court will allow the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy to stand across the entire southern border. The decision marks another immigration victory for the White House.
A new watchdog report reveals troubling details about how the U.S. government handled the separation of migrant families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The litany of failures includes communication breakdown, lack of planning and insufficient care. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general of the Department… Read More
219 people from 54 countries became US citizens in a ceremony at the Statehouse today. And they were pretty pleased about it. Sage Shahid, Maree Gavhed, Man Biswa and Augustine Ackah all became citizens today. They live in the 15-county area covered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Columbus. Secretary of… Read More
The president confirms a plan to expand one of the signature pieces of his immigration policy, in a move that could double the number of countries on the prohibited list.
A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said that the move appeared to have violated federal law. She stated that the administration did not follow the correct decision-making procedures.
The limit of 18,000 represents the lowest number of refugees allowed into the country since the modern refugee program was established in 1980.
The move is the latest by the Trump administration to curb the flow of migrants seeking asylum at the southern border.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper began notifying lawmakers which projects will be canceled in their districts. “It is a slap in the face to the members of the Armed Forces,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.
The states are taking legal action to prevent the Trump administration from dropping out of an agreement on how long it can hold children in federal facilities and under what standards.
Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
NPR’s analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52% of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of Citizenship and Immigration Services, says the new rule, which can deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits, is part of Trump “keeping his promises.”
The administration argues that immigration judges are managers who are barred from forming a union. The leader of the union says the administration wants the judges to speed up deportation cases.
Ohio is far from the U.S. southern border, but the policies and practices there are playing out here daily. The Cleveland Immigration Court has a caseload numbering in the thousands. Ohio jails and private prisons are collecting millions of dollars to house immigrants. And immigrant families who have lived in Ohio for years are planning their departures…. Read More
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan is appearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee amid a heated debate between the GOP and Democrats about the administration’s immigration policies.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep… Read More
Some states have been asked to provide photos from driver’s licenses so the feds can use facial recognition software for identification and location purposes. Federal immigration officials are ramping up efforts to crack down on people who lack legal residency status. As part of those investigations, some states have been asked to provide photos from… Read More
The Trump administration is seeking to fine some immigrants in the country illegally hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to follow court’s directions so they can be removed.
Among the group’s most offensive posts were discussions of recent migrant deaths, jokes about throwing burritos at lawmakers and illustrations depicting sexually aggressive acts.
The administration is seeking to ramp up deportation, focusing on those who have skipped court hearings.
President Trump’s proposal would keep legal immigration levels the same but dramatically change who would be let in. It does not address the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.