Tag Archives: immigration

Federal Court Rules Acting DHS Head Was Unlawfully Appointed, Invalidates His Action On DACA Protections

NBC News reports: A federal judge in New York City on Saturday said Chad Wolf has not been acting lawfully as the chief of Homeland Security and that, as such, his suspension of protections for a class of migrants brought to the United States illegally as children is invalid. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration …

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Miller Outlines Second-Term Anti-Immigrant Actions

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller has fleshed out plans to rev up Trump’s restrictive immigration agenda if he wins re-election next week, offering a stark contrast to the platform of Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In a 30-minute phone interview Thursday with NBC News, Miller outlined four major priorities: limiting asylum grants, punishing and outlawing so-called …

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SCOTUS To Review “Remain In Mexico” Asylum Policy

Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide the legality of one of President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies that has forced tens of thousands of migrants along the southern border to wait in Mexico, rather than entering the United States, while their asylum claims are processed. The justices will hear a Trump administration appeal of a …

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ICE Posts Billboards In “Sanctuary City” Philadelphia

Via press release from ICE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a billboard campaign today in Pennsylvania to educate the public about the dangers of non-cooperation policies. The billboards feature at-large immigration violators who may pose a public safety threat. These individuals were previously arrested or convicted of crimes in the U.S., but were released into the community instead …

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Trump Admin May Put Up Billboards Of “Illegals”

CNN reports: The Trump administration is considering putting up billboards of immigration violators, an unprecedented move in lockstep with the President’s law-and-order message ahead of the election, according to two sources familiar with the proposal. President Donald Trump has repeatedly gone after so-called “sanctuary cities” — cities that limit cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities — arguing …

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DHS To Probe Report Of Medical Abuse At ICE Facility

The New York Times reports: The Department of Homeland Security is investigating allegations that immigrant women detained at a privately run detention center in Georgia underwent gynecological procedures without fully understanding or consenting to them. The allegations, some of which were submitted this week as part of a whistle-blower complaint by a nurse at the facility, already have prompted more …

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Top Dems Demand Probe After Nurse Whistleblower Alleges Medical Abuse At Georgia ICE Detention Center

Forbes reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called for an investigation into a Georgia ICE detention center where a whistleblower complaint from one of the facility’s nurses detailed health care abuses, including questionable hysterectomies and a refusal to test for and report coronavirus cases. Several legal advocacy groups filed the 27-page whistleblower complaint with the DHS’s Office of …

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DHS Wants Biometric Data For Sponsors of Immigrants

The Hill reports: The Trump administration on Friday issued a proposal to expand its DNA and other biometric data collection of immigrants to include citizens sponsoring them. In a document published on the Federal Register, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed that “any applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or individual filing or associated with an immigration benefit or request, including …

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Trump Has Built Just 30 Miles Of New Border Wall

Courthouse News reports: With President Donald Trump eager to fulfill his campaign promise to build 450 miles of border wall by the end of 2020, his administration has filed 63 eminent domain lawsuits against South Texas landowners this year. One problem: Such cases can take years to resolve. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 275 miles of barriers have …

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Trump Launches New Attack Ad In Early Voting States

Axios reports: The Trump campaign launches a new ad Tuesday in five early-voting states that hits Joe Biden on taxes and immigration, redoubling a strategy to paint the Democratic nominee as a tool of the radical left. Driving the news: “In His Own Words” will be a “high seven figure” spend running in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin, …

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Trump Admin To Raise Naturalization Fee By $500

CNN reports: The Trump administration is dramatically increasing fees for dozens of immigration and work applications, including a more than 80 percent increase on naturalization applications and a first-time fee for asylum applicants. US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency responsible for the country’s immigration and naturalization system, updated and finalized its fee structure after a nearly nine month review. …

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Melania Trump Statue Torched In Slovenia [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A wooden sculpture of U.S. first lady Melania Trump was torched near her hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, on the night of July Fourth, as Americans celebrated U.S. Independence Day, said the artist who commissioned the sculpture. Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, told Reuters he had the life-sized blackened, disfigured sculpture removed as soon as police informed him …

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Trump To Ban Employment-Based Visas For Rest Of Year

The Wall Street Journal reports: President Trump is expected to sign an order later Monday temporarily barring new immigrants on a slate of employment-based visas including the H-1B for high-skilled workers from coming to the U.S. amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic, a move his administration argues will safeguard jobs for unemployed Americans. The new restrictions, which officials said are set …

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Trump Vows To End DACA Despite SCOTUS Ruling

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump said Friday that he will renew his administration’s effort to end legal protections for young immigrants after the Supreme Court blocked the first try. The high court on Thursday ruled that Trump improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the four liberal justices in …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules DACA Survives

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue …

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US Border Restrictions To Be Extended Indefinitely

The New York Times reports: The order — which was extended for another 30 days on April 20 — was part of a broad effort, led by Stephen Miller, the architect of President Trump’s immigration agenda, to aggressively use public health laws to reduce immigration as the government battles the virus. But a new order under review by several government …

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Immigration Ban Actually Narrow, Many Key Exceptions

Roll Call reports: Even among immigrant applicants abroad, the order carves out several key exemptions. It does not apply to people who already have green cards or to spouses and children of U.S. citizens. Parents of U.S. citizens, however, are not mentioned in the list of exemptions. It also excludes people who intend to move to the country to work …

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WSJ Board Blasts “Political” Suspension Of Immigration

The Hill reports: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board blasted President Trump’s decision to suspend immigration, saying it “looks like a political distraction.” “The order’s details haven’t been disclosed, but this looks like a political distraction that could become a major restraint on economic growth if it lasts for any length of time,” wrote the editorial board in its column …

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White Supremacists Celebrate Trump’s Immigration Ban

Jared Holt report at Right Wing Watch: Anti-immigration writer Peter Brimelow and his ​white nationalist organization VDARE have declared “victory” in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to temporarily cease immigration into the United States. Leaked emails published by the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed ​White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller​’s affinity for white nationalism​​. …

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Trump To Suspend Immigration By Executive Order

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Monday evening that he intended to close the United States to people trying to immigrate into the country to live and work, a drastic move that he said would protect American workers from foreign competition once the nation’s economy began to recover from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. In …

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