Immigration

Civil Rights Groups Sue Trump Over Asylum Restrictions

Bloomberg reports: The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to seal the U.S. southern border by stopping undocumented migrants from seeking asylum after they’ve already entered the country. The advocacy group is seeking a court order temporarily preventing the government from restricting asylum applications to those made at official ports of entry. The restrictions will …

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Trump Edict Restricts Migrants From Seeking Asylum

Axios reports: The Trump administration has posted a new regulation that will allow President Trump, via proclamation, to prohibit certain immigrants from seeking asylum, senior administration officials told reporters Thursday afternoon. This will allow Trump to block any immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally from receiving asylum, and comes as a caravan of Central Americans makes its way toward the …

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On Ending DACA

Buzzfeed News reports: Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to receive the protections of the Obama-era program for now, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump administration from rescinding DACA as to current recipients. Earlier this week, the …

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NRA Urges: Vote To Stop The “Criminal Migrant Mob”

“With the socialists pushing for a foothold on the American dream, each election becomes more and more important. No longer can we just hold our ground, we need to take it. Donald Trump is helping, but he needs reinforcements. So as you head to the polls today, consider this: the very same people pushing for open borders, the people helping …

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Drug Cartel Likely Behind Kidnapping Of 100+ Migrants

The Independent reports: Around 100 members of a refugee and migrant caravan traveling towards the US have reportedly fallen victim to organised crime as they moved through Mexico. Thousands streamed into Mexico City on Monday to seek shelter in a sports stadium on the eve of US midterm election. But around 100 members, including children, did not arrive in Mexico …

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Steve King: Sotomayor And Kagan Will Elope To Cuba

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that he hopes Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor “will elope to Cuba,” hours before he is set to appear with Iowa’s governor in an election-eve rally. At an appearance in Hampton, Iowa, King was discussing the Supreme Court and said that he was optimistic that “we’ll have …

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Far-Right Militia Groups Plan To Confront Migrants

MSNBC reports: Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They’re packing coolers and tents, oiling rifles and tuning up aerial drones, with plans to form caravans of their own and trail American troops to the border. …

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Cost Of Trump’s Border Troops Could Exceed $200M

The Washington Post reports: The total price of President Trump’s military deployment to the border, including the cost of National Guard forces that have been there since April, could climb well above $200 million by the end of 2018 and grow significantly if the deployments continue into next year, according to analyst estimates and Pentagon figures. The deployment of as many …

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Trump “Hopes” US Troops Don’t Shoot At Migrants

Axios reports: President Trump said Friday there are no plans to have troops shoot at the caravan of Central American migrants approaching the U.S.-Mexico border. When asked if he promises troops won’t shoot, Trump said, “Well, I hope they won’t.” Why it matters: Trump claimed Thursday troops deployed to the south border would shoot at migrants if they threw rocks, …

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Cop-Killer At Center Of Trump’s Racist Immigration Video Actually Entered US Under George W. Bush

The Daily Beast reports: “Democrats Let him stay!” the ad declares. And: “It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!” Except, that’s not the story. Luis Bracamontes was first deported to his native Mexico in 1997, during the Clinton administration, after he was busted selling drugs. But, according to U.S. Immigration officials, Bracamontes managed …

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Trump Vows To Take Birthright Citizenship To SCOTUS

The Washington Post reports: President Trump vowed Wednesday to push forward with his call to end birthright citizenship, despite a backlash from legal scholars and some prominent members of his own party to his pledge a day earlier to take executive action on the matter. In morning tweets, Trump said he would end the 150-year-old practice “one way or the …

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POLL: Majority Of White Evangelicals Say Immigration And Racial Diversity Are A “Threat To American Values”

The Christian Post reports: White evangelical protestants are the only religious demographic in the United States in which the majority views immigrants as a “threat” to American values and sees the country’s increasing racial diversity as a bad thing, a new survey has found. A little over a week before the 2018 midterm elections, the Public Religion Research Institute on …

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Pence Claims Supreme Court Never Ruled On Whether The 14th Amendment Covers Birthright Citizenship

NBC News reports: Vice President Mike Pence confirmed that the White House was examining taking action on ending birthright citizenship on Tuesday in an interview with Politico, adding the Supreme Court “has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment — ‘subject to the jurisdiction thereof’ — applies specifically to people who are in the country …

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Graham To Introduce Bill To End Birthright Citizenship

The Hill reports: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday said that he will introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship after President Trump suggested he wanted to do so through an executive order. “Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship. I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform — and at the same time — the elimination …

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Trump To Sign Order Ending Birthright Citizenship

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is planning to sign an executive order that would seek to end the right to U.S. citizenship for children of noncitizens born on U.S. soil, he said in a television interview taped on Monday. The move, which many legal experts say runs afoul of the Constitution, would be the most aggressive yet by a …

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Pentagon To Deploy 5000 Troops To US-Mexico Border

NPR reports: The U.S. military will be sending 5,000 support troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon announced on Monday. The exact number could be slightly higher or lower, a Pentagon official told NPR. The official said the deployment is being done to support the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. The uniformed troops will likely be …

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Homeland Security Secretary: “Every Option Is On The Table” To Stop Migrant Caravan At Southern US Border

Politico reports: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, under heavy pressure from within the Trump administration to reduce illegal immigration, said Friday that “every option is on the table“ to halt the flow of migrants to the southwest border. Speaking at a recently completed 30-foot section of border wall in Calexico, Calif., Nielsen said the administration will announce in the coming …

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Homeland Security Formally Requests Troops At Border

Reuters reports: The U.S. military has received a request from the Department of Homeland Security for active-duty troops on the U.S.-Mexico border, a U.S. official said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said he was “bringing out the military” to guard against a caravan of Central American migrants trekking through Mexico. The U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of …

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SCOTUS Shields Wilbur Ross From Census Questioning

TIME Magazine reports: The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits challenging the addition of …

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Trump Blames Dems For “National Emergy” Of Migrant Caravan, Claims “Middle Easterners Are Mixed In”

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump said Monday that the Democrats are to blame for the caravan of several thousand migrants that’s making its way through Mexico to the southern U.S. border. More than 7,000 migrants broke through Mexico’s southern border and continued on their trek to the United States. Trump said he told the military and U.S. Border Patrol …

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