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Border agent killed, another injured during ‘attack’ near Texas southern border

Murky details surround the apparent ambush attack that killed one U.S. Border Patrol agent and injured another, as initial reports the agents were shot were denied by the FBI, which had taken over the hunt for the killers.<p>Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed in the line of duty Sunday while …

Immigration

Former Bush staffers begin to reappear in Trump administration

As President Trump fills out the remaining gaps in his administration, a theme is emerging: experienced members of former President George W. Bush's …

Trump Administration

Daughter of Haitians, 10, urges Trump to extend families' protected status

Ronyde Christina Pontieux issues video calling on president not to divide families like hers by ending protections: ‘They are hardworking, honest people’<p>Any 10-year-old who records her own video address to a United States president is usually seeking high marks in fifth grade civics. For Ronyde …

Immigration

Latino Dems grow frustrated with Kelly amid 'Dreamers' debate: report

Many Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus appear to be growing frustrated with White House chief of staff John Kelly amid the …

Immigration

Turbulent Times for Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the parent agency of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), …

Immigration

Let the Haitians Stay

The Temporary Protected Status program provides the sort of assistance the United States should be proud to extend to foreigners fleeing civil unrest, violence or natural disasters. Enacted by Congress in 1990, it currently offers safe and legal harbor to 437,000 people from 10 countries. Many stay …

Opinion

Democrats press Homeland Security pick on immigration issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats is pressing President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Homeland Security Department to endorse …

Immigration

DHS official resigns over past racial remarks

The Rev. Jamie Johnson, director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), resigned …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Deporting 50,000 Haitians would hurt both Haiti and the United States

As most people in America look forward to Thanksgiving next week, some 50,000 Haitians in this country — including more than 3,000 in Central Florida …

Immigration

The Trump administration's extreme vetting plan is being blasted as a 'digital Muslim ban'

• <b>Tech experts and rights groups are criticizing a plan from the Trump administration to develop software that would automate the vetting process immigrants undergo.</b>• <b><br>In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has sought contractors to build the software, but it's unclear what the status of</b> …

U.S. Politics

DHS reverses course on some rejected DACA renewals

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke late Wednesday ordered the government to accept renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that arrived late due to postal delays -- a reversal after the agency had originally rejected those …

Immigration

Over 100 Immigrants Whose DACA Renewal Applications Were Delayed Will Be Allowed To Reapply

Over 100 DACA recipients who sent in applications to renew their legal status were denied because of mail delays. Now, Homeland Security has suddenly reversed that position for senders who can prove they sent their applications on time. That call was made by Acting Director Elaine Duke, who has …

Immigration

US govt to use software to finger immigrants as potential crims? That's really dumb – boffins

Algorithms will label innocent people terrorists, DHS warnedA group of 54 computer scientists and academic researchers on Thursday asked the US …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Diaz-Balart, Nelson meet with Trump administration on TPS for Haitians | Naked Politics

@PatriciaMazzei<p>Two members of Florida's congressional delegation met with President Donald Trump's Homeland Security chief Thursday ahead of a …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Homeland Security pick is caught up in a conflict of interest complaint

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, has been guided through her Senate confirmation process by a private consultant who represents companies seeking millions in DHS contracts, an arrangement that creates conflicts of interest, according to a …

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Dreamers got a second chance at DACA renewal, after mail delays resulted in rejections

Renewal applications for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can be resubmitted, after mail delays caused the rejection …

Immigration

Feds will process DACA renewals that missed deadline because of slow mail

PHOENIX — The federal government will review thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal applications that were delayed by slow mail service, causing them to miss a key deadline.<p>In a memo published Wednesday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged that U.S. Postal …

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roughly 35 advocates, Black immigrants, and a congresswoman were in the nation’s capital Wednesday asking the Trump administration …

Immigration

Tech experts blast Trump’s extreme vetting plan

A chorus of technology experts on Thursday heavily criticized President Trump’s plan to use artificial intelligence to screen individuals seeking …

Determine

Gov. Charlie Baker urges US government to let residents from Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador with 'Temporary Protected Status' stay

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday sent a letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke asking her to let citizens of Haiti, El Salvador and …

Immigration

The Latest Assault on Immigrants and the Need to Preserve TPS

divpemby Debbie Smith, Associate General Counsel for Immigration Law, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)img alt= …

Immigration

Canada fears a huge rush of asylum seekers if their U.S. protected status is lifted

OTTAWA — In late October, starkly worded warning signs began appearing on the Canadian border with New York state and Vermont aimed at discouraging would-be asylum seekers fleeing the United States.<p>“Stop. It is illegal to cross the border here or any place other than a Port of Entry. You will be …

Immigration

Friends say White House chief of staff is no politician

People who have known John Kelly for years say no one should expect the White House chief of staff to act like a career politician.They say the Kelly …

Frederica Wilson

Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s Homeland Security nominee, faces Senate panel vote

A Senate panel is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nomination of President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, despite a push from Democrats to hold additional hearings.<p>Five Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wrote a …

News (U.S.)

University of Maryland joins 49 other schools supporting DACA in a federal court case

The University of Maryland joined 49 peer institutions in filing a brief in federal court Nov. 1 urging the Trump administration to leave DACA intact.<p>…

Immigration

Trump’s plan for dealing with domestic terror is missing in action

In the wake of the Oct. 31 terrorist attack in New York City, it’s clear that time has run out for the Trump administration to develop, articulate and implement a real strategy to deal with domestic radicalization. Due to politics, bureaucratic wrangling and a lack of resources, the United States …

Opinion

The woman standing between the White House and the mass deportation of 450,000 people

Elaine Duke had been retired for several years from a three-decade federal government career when she got a call last winter to come back to Washington D.C.<p>After Donald Trump’s surprise presidential win, the campaign-turned-transition team was scrambling to find experts. Duke, 58, had years of …

Immigration

John Kelly wants mass deportation — and given his record, that’s no surprise

Still think he’s a “grownup”? Kelly’s new effort to deport an entire class of immigrants fits a long, ugly history<p>Donald Trump is finally going to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous despot with whom he has, according to the White House, a "warm rapport." It should be a true …

U.S. Politics

Report: John Kelly Pressured Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke To Deport Honduran Refugees

For the past 27 years, every 18 months, thousands of Honduran families who came to the U.S. as refugees have waited on word that their residency permits will remain active. For decades, there was little worry that they would be declined, as their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) had become fairly …

Immigration

A Member of Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Is Suing the Commission to Learn More About the Commission

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>If you sliced open my brain right now, you’d …

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