Tag Archives: immigration

Supreme Court Backs Trump On Asylum Restrictions

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Trump administration to bar many Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The court said the administration may enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from people who had traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum …

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Michelle Malkin: Immigration Is “Existential Suicide”

“The last thing that we should be doing is supporting this enabling of what happens to these kids on the trail, with total strangers making up fake families to get into the country. It’s a disgrace. I mean, illegal alien lawyers lobby, which is supported by George Soros, is right in the middle of it there, to lure people through. …

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Trump Admin Plots To Bar Most Refugees From US

The New York Times reports: The White House is considering a plan that would effectively bar refugees from most parts of the world from resettling in the United States by cutting back the decades-old program that admits tens of thousands of people each year who are fleeing war, persecution and famine, according to current and former administration officials. In meetings …

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Texas Gov Sorry For Anti-Migrant Fundraising Letter

The Texas Tribune reports: Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that “mistakes were made” in his fundraising letter that used alarmist language in calling to “DEFEND” the Texas border and was dated one day before a deadly shooting that targeted Hispanics in El Paso. Speaking to reporters ahead of the second meeting of the newly formed Texas Safety Commission, Abbott said …

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Trump Yanks $155M From FEMA For Detention Camps

NBC News reports: The Trump administration is pulling $271 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund, to pay for immigration detention space and temporary hearing locations for asylum-seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico, according to department officials and a letter sent to the agency by a …

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19 States Sue Over Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Kids

The Associated Press reports: Nineteen states sued on Monday over the Trump administration’s effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. “We wish to protect children from irreparable harm,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said as he announced the lawsuit he is co-leading with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. Both are …

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Migrant Families Face Indefinite Detention In New Rule

The Guardian reports: The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally, replacing a decades-old court agreement that imposed a limit on how long the government could hold migrant children in custody and specified the level of care they must receive. The White House has for more …

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California AG Sues To Block Green Cards Plan: I Can Boil It Down To Four Words, They Don’t Like Immigrants

Courthouse News reports: Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new rule that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Trump’s attempt to redefine the definition of a “public charge” is a …

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Fox Guest: There’s An Invasion On Our Southern Border But The Democrats Are Trying To Weaponize That Word

“Look, we want people to come here, but they need to follow the rules, and they need to come here legally. We have millions, millions here illegally. Democrats have encouraged many more to come here through sanctuary cities. “And I believe that any court looking at the new regulations — or added regulations that the president has added — there …

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Cuccinelli: The Statue Of Liberty Refers To Europeans

The Hill reports: Ken Cuccinelli, the acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said on Tuesday that the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants to the United States was referring to “people coming from Europe.” “Well of course that poem referred back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies,” Cuccinelli said of the …

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Cuccinelli Offers His Rewrite For Statue Of Liberty: “Give Us Your Poor…Who Can Stand On Their Own Two Feet”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s top immigration official on Tuesday offered a revised version of the poem affixed to the base of the Statue of Liberty that aligns more closely with the administration’s latest rule aimed at curbing the number of people who enter the United States legally. Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, was …

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Ann Coulter Wonders Why The Trump Org Hasn’t Been Charged For Hiring All Those Undocumented Workers

Mediaite reports: Conservative pundit Ann Coulter suggested President Donald Trump’s businesses should be charged for employing undocumented immigrants in a tweet on Monday. “Yes, why WON’T authorities charge the employers using all the illegal alien workers?” wrote Coulter in response to a Washington Post investigation that found Trump’s properties frequently hired a construction crew known for bringing in undocumented laborers. …

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New Trump Admin Rule: No More Poor Immigrants

CNN reports: The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. Paired with last week’s enforcement raids on food processing plants in Mississippi, Monday’s announcement amounts to a concerted effort by the administration to …

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DOJ Seeks To Break Up Union Of Immigration Judges

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has moved to decertify the union of immigration judges, a maneuver that could muffle an organization whose members have sometimes been openly critical of the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement agenda. The department filed a petition on Friday asking the Federal Labor Relations Authority to determine whether the union, the National Association of …

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Top DOJ Official Behind Census Question “Resigns”

Roll Call reports: The Justice Department official at the center of the push to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census has left the department, a person familiar with the decision confirmed Friday. John Gore, who served as the Civil Rights Division’s principal assistant attorney general, authored a letter on enforcement of the Voting Rights Act that the Commerce …

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ICE Official: We’re Not A Social Services Agency

NBC News reports: In the wake of the largest-ever immigration raid in a single state, child welfare services were left grappling with children who came home from school to find their parents had been arrested at one of the seven Mississippi food processing plants targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday. The agency said it took some precautions …

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WaPo: Trump Org Still Employs Undocumented Workers

The Washington Post reports: For nearly two decades, the Trump Organization has relied on a roving crew of Latin American employees to build fountains and waterfalls, sidewalks and rock walls at the company’s winery and its golf courses from New York to Florida. Other employees at Trump clubs were so impressed by the laborers — who did strenuous work with …

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Plants Raided By ICE Had Recently Settled EEOC Suit For Racial And Sexual Harassment Of Hispanic Workers

This has got to be a coincidence, right? Yesterday, ICE carried out what is believed to be the largest immigration raid in decades when they detained 680 workers at seven poultry plants in Morton, Mississippi. The workers, many of them members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), were employed by a company called Koch Foods Inc, which …

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Trump Lies Again About His Child Separation Policy

ABC News reports: President Trump on Wednesday pushed back against Democratic presidential candidates decrying the treatment of migrants under his administration, blaming his predecessor for the construction of “cages.” The president repeated his claim that former President Obama implemented a policy of “child separation” and that he ended it. The Obama administration did not have a sweeping policy of prosecuting …

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SCOTUS Lets Trump Use Pentagon Funds On Wall

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to build a wall along parts of the Mexican border while litigation over paying for it proceeds. A trial judge had prohibited the administration from transferring $2.5 billion from the Pentagon’s budget to fund the effort, and an appeals court had …

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