Immigration

What happens when the 'bad hombres' are ICE agents? The finer points of immigration law get ignored

Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening.<p>With an executive order signed in his first week in office, President Trump has “taken the shackles off” ICE and Border Patrol officers, according to the …

Civil Rights

Trump's Immigration Rules Have Emboldened I.C.E. and Border Patrol Agents

“The discretion has come back to us; it’s up to us to make decisions in the field.”<p>The White House and the Department of Homeland Security have turned <b>Donald Trump’s</b> ominous campaign promises and sweeping executive orders into a brutal reality, setting the framework for a far-reaching crackdown on …

Immigration Law

ICE agents having ‘fun’ again under Trump

After a spate of dramatic stories of federal immigration police dragging mothers away from their children, arresting a transgender woman in court as …

Immigration Law

The Brits hurrying to become German citizens

<b>The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country, among them about 300,000 Germans. Many people are worried about what will happen to them after Brexit. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling? The BBC's Damien McGuinness says many are hurrying to apply</b> …

UK News

The Long History of Deportation Scare Tactics at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Trump administration’s first moves on immigration enforcement represent an unprecedented hardline position, envisioning thousands of new agents, …

Immigration Law

Real impact of Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants

WHEN IT comes to the United States’ new crackdown on illegal immigrants, the sheriffs of southern Arizona face a difficult task.<p>The local law …

Illegal Immigration

Turkey builds more than half of Syrian border wall

Turkey has completed more than half of a planned 511-kilometer wall along its border with Syria. The government says it will improve security, but rights groups warn refugees fleeing war will be stuck on the Syrian side.<p>Turkey has erected 290 kilometers (180 miles) of a planned 511-kilometer (317 …

Syria

The Immigration Debate We Need

The first month of the Trump administration has already changed the direction of the immigration debate, with many more changes coming soon. So far, executive orders and deportations dominate the discussion. But the fight over how many refugees to admit or how best to vet those refugees obscures …

Immigration Law

White House plan to hire more border agents raises vetting fear, ex-senior official says

James Tomsheck, head of CBP’s internal affairs department during previous hiring surge, says screening process failed to weed out corrupt applicants<p>As the White House moves forward with its plan to impose “extreme vetting” on immigrants to the US, a former senior official at Customs and Border …

Government

Raid Alerts app will help warn undocumented immigrants of impending raids

A start up is creating an app to crowdsource information about immigration raids to provide alerts to help undocumented immigrants avoid them.<p>The app …

DHS's Kelly promises softer stance on immigration, travel ban

Washington (CNN)Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly sought to assure the nation's governors Sunday that immigration enforcement would be limited to criminals and the travel ban won't target Muslims.<p>"Gen. Kelly spelled out it's not about religion, it's not even about nation of origin," Wisconsin …

Border Security

Why I Don't Support Open Borders

I am a big fan of immigration, and I think we can easily absorb significantly more immigrants than we do right now. But I am not a proponent of open borders, and I thought it would be useful to give a few fairly high level reasons why.<p>The big, fundamental meta question to me is: why is the U.S. …

German Alt-Right Loves This Fake ‘Refugee Crime’ Map

An anonymously-produced map—with links to a pro-Trump and pro-Putin account—says it shows the spread of ‘refugee and migrant crime’ in Germany. Don’t trust it.<p><i>By Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism</i><p>Last year, an anonymously-produced map started to make …

New Year's Eve

Germany's revamped asylum law, one year later

Germany's asylum laws were revamped one year ago in order to both cut down processing times for asylum applications and tighten qualifications. What have the new laws achieved?<p>Hundreds of thousands of people seeking asylum arrived in Germany in 2015, hoping to at least being able to live there …

Refugees

EU member states back visa liberalization for Georgia

European Union member states have backed a proposal to allow Georgian citizens into Europe's passport-free area without visas for short stays.<p>The 28 …

Europe

Show courage of conviction in the face of federal mandates on deportation

Regarding the Feb. 22 editorial “A streak of cruelty on immigration”:<p>Sixty years ago, Virginia and numerous counties and cities acted on the principles they espoused to oppose federal mandates for integration of public facilities. If anything positive can be said about this effort, it is that the …

Deportation

Minnesota immigration judges hit wall of cases

Backlog in Minnesota alone is at 5,100 and likely to rise.

Minneapolis

Germany's rightwing AfD party struggles to cope with internal crisis

Alternative für Deutschland’s support has slumped since a leading politician called for Germany to stop atoning for its Nazi past<p>Buoyed first by a Greek debt crisis and then by an unprecedented influx of refugees to Europe, the rise of Germany’s rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland party …

Germany

Judge Jeanine: Officers Supporting Sanctuary Cities Have 'Blood' on Their Hands Insider

In her opening statement on "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro called out police officers who support sanctuary cities.<p>The judge said that these officers have a decision to make, and if that decision is tough, "get the hell out of law enforcement," she said.<p>"I hate to say this; everyone of you in law …

Illegal Immigration

H-1B visa norms: Indians in US fearful for their future, put off plans to visit home

Unnerved by proposed new visa restrictions put in place by the Donald Trump administration in Washington, Indians working in the US on H-1B visas are …

Chamber of Commerce

Hungary starts construction of second border fence

| BUDAPEST<p>Hungary has begun building a second line of fence along its southern border with Serbia, a government spokesman said on Monday, a move likely to exacerbate criticism from some of the country's European Union partners.<p>Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government considers migration …

Border Security

Sudan: 1.5m refugees seek to travel to Europe

Some 1.5 million illegal foreign refugees currently reside in Sudan are seeking to travel to Europe and Israel, Sudan’s interior ministry has …

Africa

Jorge Ramos: Okay for Illegal Immigrants to Use Fake IDs because They're 'Here to Benefit Our Lives'

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, a Mexican-born American citizen and staunch defender of illegal immigrants, said Friday that illegals come to America, …

Border Security

Will Canada be able to preserve its border policies with Trump in office?

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>President Donald Trump has said little about the world’s longest undefended border—the one …

Border Security

Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016

<b>Nearly 10 attacks were made on migrants in Germany every day in 2016, the interior ministry says.</b><p>A total of 560 people were injured in the violence, including 43 children.<p>Three-quarters of the attacks targeted migrants outside of their accommodation, while nearly 1,000 attacks were on …

UK News

Germany plans to relieve open Wi-Fi network providers from legal costs and passwords

According to a German media report, Berlin plans to further reduce liability risks for public Wi-Fi hotspot providers. Under the draft bill, authorities would also be unable to impose password protection.<p>Citing a draft law from Germany's Economics Ministry, regional daily "Rheinische Post" reported …

Net Neutrality

Deportation threat inspires new ‘sanctuary’ response in Seattle area

As some in the Seattle area face the threat of deportation and prepare for the worst, a new sanctuary movement is arising among churches and other …

Religion

Tories mull Brexit benefit ban for EU migrants – report

The PM ordered ministers make plans for EU nationals living in the UK and a visa regime<p>Prime Minister Theresa May is reported to have ordered …

Business (UK)

Germany: There were nearly 10 attacks a day on refugees in 2016, says new report

The report by the country's interior ministry said 560 people including 43 children were injured in the violence.<p>There were more than 3,500 attacks …

Refugees

U.K. to Unveil Brexit Migrant Plans Within Months, Rudd Says - Bloomberg

Britain is to unveil plans for overhauling migrant-worker rules after Brexit in a report later this year, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, as she …

Brexit