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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.
Is there a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border? If so, what kind? What role does the border wall play and what are its affects on the local people and ecosystem on both sides of the border? What are many ways people and organizations along the border doing to assist migrants and to humanize their immigration… Read More
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is in “preliminary discussions” to shutter 23 field offices around the world to save millions. Critics say it will exacerbate a processing bottleneck.
The president’s second State of the Union address touched on many of his familiar themes and agenda items but also included moments and proposals that drew positive reaction from Democrats.
U.S. service members will install wire barriers and help monitor the border. However, some in Congress have questioned whether it’s a good use of active-duty troops.
The plan, expected to meet with a swift legal challenge, comes out of talks with Mexican officials. The administration is implementing it first at the San Ysidro, Calif., port of entry.
Photographer Federica Valabrega photographed Central American women who fled domestic violence and joined a migrant caravan to seek asylum in the U.S.
Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated “thousands” of migrant children from their parents.
Trump has said he won’t sign any bill to reopen the government unless Congress acquiesces to his request for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall — something Democrats have staunchly opposed.
The department’s public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that didn’t stop it from making announcements in support of the administration’s messaging about immigrants.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.
The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to provide additional active-duty troops on the Southern border. They will upgrade or add 160 miles of fencing in Arizona and California.
America is rejecting more legal immigrants than ever before. Refugee advocates warn that President Trump’s aim is to dismantle the U.S. refugee resettlement program.
In an interview with NPR, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expanded on remarks by President Trump, who declared the U.S. had “won against ISIS” and would pull troops from Syria.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Thursday that migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico — regardless of country of origin — must wait in Mexico while their claims are heard.
With a proposed government funding bill not putting money into President Trump’s border wall, he’s now talking about different ways to complete his long-promised project.
The Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the release of several thousand migrant children from federally contracted shelters before Christmas, to relatives already living in the U.S.
On Sunday, U.S. agents fired tear gas at migrants trying to cross into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. The migrants were protesting the slow pace with which the U.S. has been processing asylum claims.
Joined by Italy’s prime minister, the president took questions from reporters Monday. He discussed border security and said he would be willing to meet with Iran’s leaders with “no preconditions.”
In southwest Virginia, Galax was once a traditional small-town mountain community. It now has one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the state.
The Justice Department had requested changes to a settlement that bars the detention of children for more than 20 days. But a judge dismissed the move as a “cynical attempt” to shift responsibility.
It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away. An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question: “Cómo estás?” How are you? Then… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A protest against U.S. immigration policy and recent deportations temporarily shut down a street in Ohio’s capital, resulting in 12 arrests. Protesters blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting three wooden poles in a tall tripod. The… Read More
Facing a court deadline to reunify separated families, the government says it needs more time to identify parents and reunite them with their children.
NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in… Read More