Immigration

Birthright citizenship is settled law

In his July 19 op-ed, “Citizenship shouldn’t be a birthright,” Michael Anton built a castle of sand on this: “Constitutional scholar Edward Erler has shown that the entire case for birthright citizenship is based on a deliberate misreading of the 14th Amendment.”<p>Birthright citizenship, jus soli, …

Opinion

Judge Jeanine's explosive 'View' showdown with Whoopi underscores left's intolerance

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>In the case of Jeanine Pirro v. Whoopi Goldberg, the court of public opinion finds in favor of — the good judge.<p>So goes the ruling …

United States

Conservative Shocked to Discover Obama Doesn’t Hate White People

This week, Barack Obama delivered a long and thoughtful defense of liberalism, pluralism, and democracy against strongman populism. The themes, which …

Politics

This Immigrant Returned To Her Dangerous Home Country — Where She’d Been Raped — After Having A Miscarriage In A US Detention Center

John Moore / Getty Images<p>A pregnant immigrant from El Salvador — who is not E. — next to a Border Patrol truck after turning herself in Dec. 7, …

El Salvador

ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of …

Crime

New visa policy could change the way legal immigration works, lawyer says - CBS News

New visa policy could change the way legal im...

Immigration

The Trump administration asked 70 babies who can't talk to make their case in immigration court

The Trump administration has asked at least 70 babies under the age of 1 to come to court in 2018 and personally make their case to an immigration judge about why they should be able to stay in the U.S.<p>Kids have long been forced to navigate the U.S. immigration system alone as thinly stretched pro …

Trump Administration

The immigration crisis facing London's Chinatown

The streets of London’s Chinatown are full to the brim with tourists coming and going from supermarkets, brightly painted restaurants and bustling bakeries. As the sun shines down, a mix of smells, sights and sounds fill the air.<p>But inside the doors of Imperial China restaurant on Lisle Street the …

Chinatown

Florida soldier says agency is blocking path to citizenship

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Haeder Al Anbki was all set to become a U.S. citizen last year.<p>The former interpreter for U.S. forces in Iraq, who had been shot and stabbed during his service, was at a June 2017 naturalization ceremony in Fort Benning, Georgia, for 20 immigrant recruits when he was stopped …

Florida

Between the lines: Visas harder to obtain amid immigration crackdown

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has continued its visa crackdown, recently releasing memos that make it easier for immigration officials to …

News (U.S.)

The Majority Of Families Separated At The Border Are Still Apart

According to court documents, an estimated 364 migrant children between the ages of 5 and 17 have been returned to their families so far.<p>The U.S. …

Immigration

Donald Trump’s “denaturalisation task force” is on a mission to rescind US citizenship

For decades, the US government has rescinded citizenship only in exceptional circumstances. Now, this is changing.<p>Writing in the <i>Washington Post</i> this …

Opinion (UK)

Immigrant shelters drug traumatized teenagers without consent

Fleeing an abusive stepfather in El Salvador, Gabriela headed for Oakland, California, where her grandfather had promised to take her in. When the …

Mental Health

Indian detainees in US not handcuffed, says legal aid volunteer

The over 50 Indian nationals, mostly Sikhs from Punjab, detained in a prison in the US state of Oregon after illegally entering the country are not …

San Francisco

The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Latest on a family reuniting in Honduras after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):<p>5:05 p.m.<p>A baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government's policy of separating immigrant families didn't recognize his parents at first when they reunited …

News

A migrant dad's sketch shows him being separated from his children

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Father's Day, in a medium-security prison in New Mexico, a migrant took a piece of paper and a pencil and drew a sketch of his shattered family.<p>On the left he drew his despondent 19-year-old daughter, handcuffed and wearing shackles on her ankles. On the right, his 14-year-old son, tears …

El Salvador

At Texas border, joy and chaos as U.S. reunites migrant families

LOS FRESNOS, Texas (Reuters) - Luis Campos, a Dallas attorney, showed up at a Texas immigrant detention facility close to the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday morning expecting to represent a client before an immigration judge.<p>But his client – a mother who had been separated from her child by …

News (U.S.)

Deported Parent Worries One-year Old Will Have Lasting Trauma

When Rolando last saw his son, Johan, he was an active 11-month old who liked to listen to music and dance. In the run up to their reunion today, …

Human Rights

Denied Asylum, But Terrified To Return Home

Support the news<p>In May, Lourdes walked across the bridge from Mexico to El Paso, Texas, and requested asylum. The first step is an interview with an …

El Paso

Attorneys’ Report Slams Conditions for Migrant Children at U.S. Detention Centers

Attorneys who recently visited Border Patrol stations, ports of entry and family detention centers filed a scathing report this week alleging that …

Los Angeles

A Latina immigrant was barred from running for state office even though she's been a US citizen for a year

<b>(CNN) —</b> An immigrant. A PTA president. A graduate student. A debate coach. A single mother. A new US citizen.<p>These are just a few of the many hats that Maria Palacios wears. Now, she'd like to add another: a member of the Georgia State House.<p>Initially, Brian Kemp, the Georgia Secretary of State and …

Georgia (U.S. State)

Iraqi interpreter whose citizenship fight was profiled in the Times to become an American

An interpreter who risked his life helping U.S. forces in Iraq then fought for two years to become a U.S. citizen will soon be an American.<p>On Friday, …

Tampa Bay

‘OK, thanks, bye!’: No pretense of due process at immigration hearing

The idea that Trump administration could so carelessly and deviously separate children from their parents was difficult to believe until I saw it for …

Asylum Seekers

Immigration Expert: Trudeau Has Lost Track Of ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Syrian Refugees

2:16 PM 07/20/2018<p>An immigration expert says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is very good at “virtue signaling” but has failed to keep track …

Conservative View

Poll: Americans Don't Give A Hoot About So-Called Russian Collusion

An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t think the ongoing probe into whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to steal the …

Donald Trump

revisiting the legacy of theatre’s enfant terrible

A new retrospective at MoMA PS1 in Long Island takes us inside Reza Abdoh’s world of queer culture and social decay.<p>Reza Abdoh was one of the most radical figures in American experimental theatre, when he died of AIDS-related causes at just 32 years old. Over the course of his short-lived career, …

Art

Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

CIUDAD TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala — Traffic on the international bridge that spans the Suchiate River and links the Guatemalan town of Ciudad Tecún Umán with Mexico, is often light. For the immigration and customs agents posted at each end of the bridge, things are quiet, even sleepy.<p>But from the …

World News

Families separated by Trump's "zero tolerance" policy face an impossible choice

Hundreds of parents separated from their children at the border by the Trump administration have already been cleared for deportation, and now they’re facing an impossible choice: return together to the country they fled or leave the child to apply for asylum in the U.S. alone.<p>The ACLU asked the …

News (U.S.)

Biden: Migrant family separation 'one of the darkest moments in our history'

PHOENIX — The Trump administration’s separation of migrant children from their parents is “one of the darkest moments in our history,” former Vice President Joe Biden contended on Friday night.<p>“Grotesque lies—lies about immigrants, about crime, about costs to the community. They’re simply …

Politics

Hard border will spark mass resistance, Theresa May warned

The People Before Profit Alliance has predicted that any attempt to beef up border controls in Ireland will bring large numbers of people onto the …

Derry (Northern Ireland)