Immigration

People Are Reporting Criminal (Space) Aliens To New ICE Hotline

People are prank calling President Trump's new office to report illegal "criminal aliens" — just not the type of "aliens" President Trump had in mind when he created the office.<p>Ever since the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office opened earlier this week, people have taken to …

Border Security

More Than Half Of Immigrants Arrested In ICE Raids Had No Criminal Record Or Traffic Convictions

The figures were first reported by The <i>Washington Post,</i> but included slightly different data. ICE did not return BuzzFeed News requests for comment on the report.<p>The nationwide raids sent chills through the country's immigrant community and came shortly after Trump took office after running on an …

Border Security

Trump made 28 promises for his first 100 days. We made him a scorecard

The build-up to US president Donald Trump’s 100th day in office has been, as is his custom, conflicted.<p>Worried about negative publicity, Trump has recently tried to downplay the 100-day mark as an “artificial barrier.” Which it arguably is—but he set it himself, declaring a bold set of 28 promises …

Sanctuary Cities

MS-13 terrifies Long Island’s Latinos – and prompts a political backlash from Trump

The town of Central Islip is confronting both the brutal Salvadorean street gang and the fear of sweeping community deportations after a crackdown<p>The first victims were high school friends Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16 – killed as they were out on an evening walk last September. A week …

Border Security

American composer says he was detained for hours at JFK because of his ‘super common’ Muslim name

As a musician, Mohammed Fairouz travels to other countries frequently.<p>Usually, there’s no problem.<p>But recently, after getting off an eight-hour flight from London, immigration officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York stopped him, Fairouz said. He was told to go into a room, …

Border Security

26 photos that show the US-Mexico border's evolution over 100 years

A central promise of Donald Trump's presidential campaign was a 55-foot-tall, 2,000-mile-long wall that he pledged to build along the US-Mexico border. Now, 100 days into his presidency, the Trump administration is trying to figure out how to pay for it.<p>Earlier this week, White House press …

Mexico

US government tells Supremes it could strip citizenship from virtually all naturalized Americans if it wanted to

The Supreme Court heard arguments in <i>Maslenjak v. United States</i>, a case about whether minor omissions or falsehoods in an immigration application can …

Border Security

Undocumented people are planning who will take over their leases and custody of their kids if they’re deported

With ICE raids on the rise, people are banding together to craft crisis plans in case the worst happens<p>Our house is bright orange, you can’t miss it,” says 69-year-old Juan Mejia as he paces up and down his driveway in Los Angeles County, wearing a salmon-colored polo shirt with khakis. He’s on the …

Liberal POV

Trump's got nothing except this one thing

Michael Grunwald's item about Trump's dog and pony show Executive Orders is a good read. Anybody who has read any of the text of these orders knows …

Sanctuary Cities

Immigration agency set to hire ombudsman who worked at anti-immigrant hate group

Ombudsmans are supposed to be impartial.<p>The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency — an organization within the Department of …

Border Security

Homeland Security secretary: Kim Jong Un 'knows what he's doing'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Shortly after news broke of another North Korean missile test, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the country's dictator, Kim Jong Un, "seems like someone who knows what he's doing."<p>Asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead" whether the North Korean president …

North Korea

This Week in Seattle: Cities fight federal immigration crackdown, ST3 kicks off, and a serious pig-out

<i>This Week in Seattle: Tension rises between the Trump administration and local jurisdictions over the federal government’s efforts to detain and</i> …

Sanctuary Cities

The rule of law in Trump's first 100 days

Much is being written about what the Trump administration has accomplished in its first 100 days, but one achievement has been largely overlooked: its efforts to restore us to being a nation based on the rule of law. That is just as important as the many other tasks that the administration has …

Border Security

REPORT: Many undocumented immigrants recently rounded up by ICE agents had no criminal convictions

Roughly half of the 675 immigrants arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in February had either no criminal convictions, or had at most committed traffic violations, according to data obtained by The Washington Post.<p>Of these:<p>Two immigrants had been convicted of homicide<br>• 80 …

Border Security

IT Workers, Companies Cautious on H1B Visa Program Review

His birthplace in a small village outside Mumbai, India, in a home with no running water or electricity, is a far cry from the technology-filled …

The Workplace

When Hollywood Surprises

I’ll be honest: Tucker Carlson isn’t my favorite FNC host. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed when he was brought on to take over for Brit Hume, who’d …

Sanctuary Cities

Confessions of a border patrol agent

Jenn Budd used to work for the US Border Patrol and has written about her experiences and why she left. She says that, “USBP is unfortunately still …

Border Security

If This Wall Could Talk: A Tremendous Tale

Chapter 1: Bigly and Beautiful<p>It was the summer of 2015 and The Wall was stoked. His life had just flipped over into an exciting new chapter. He was going to be “big and beautiful,” and he would stretch across the southern border of the US–almost 2,000 miles. And Mexico was going to pay for him! He …

Border Security

Half of immigrants arrested in February had traffic violations or no criminal record

Of the 675 immigrants detained across the United States in a series of raids in early February, about half had no criminal record or had recorded …

Border Security

North Dakota official faces recall threat for refugee claims

A firebrand commissioner in Fargo wondered out loud during a council meeting last September how much money North Dakota's largest city was spending …

Border Security

China deports U.S. citizen convicted of spying after two years in custody

China has deported an American citizen who was convicted and sentenced on an espionage charge after she was held in custody for more than two years.<p>A …

China

China deports US woman convicted of spying

China has deported a US citizen who was convicted of espionage after being held without trial for two years.<p>Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in March …

Deportation

Trump's reign is sad for tech, too

The first 100 days of Trump's presidency were a shambolic festival of incompetence and looming catastrophe. But it's not all about beltway politics, …

Border Security

Federal government's position on Manitoba border crossers questioned

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says 'a great many' don't stay here, but province believes 70% do<p>The Manitoba and federal governments have been …

Canada

100 Days in Trump’s America

White nationalists and their agenda infiltrate the mainstream<p>As he spoke to the nation on Jan. 20, Donald Trump reminded white nationalists why they had invested so much hope in him as their champion and redeemer.<p>He painted a bleak picture of America: a nation of crumbling, third-world …

Donald Trump

President Trump: In my first 100 days, I kept my promise to Americans

<i>Donald J. Trump is the president of the United States.</i><p>One hundred days ago, I took the oath of office and made a pledge: We are not merely going to transfer political power from one party to another, but instead are going to transfer that power from Washington, D.C., and give it back to the …

Border Security

Manitobans still waiting for Ottawa’s assistance with Emerson border crossings

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba and federal governments have been unable to resolve a dispute over refugee funding because they cannot agree on how many …

Border Security

Vetting measures slow citizenship for immigrants in the military: report

Vetting measures implemented in the final months of the Obama administration have left put the lives of thousands of immigrants who joined the U.S. …

Border Security

US woman convicted of espionage deported from China after being held for 2 years

Sandy Phan-Gillis was arrested in 2015 while she was leaving for Macau.<p>A US businesswoman convicted of spying in China has been deported on Friday, …

Deportation

Trump blasts media for not recognizing first 100 days victories

President Trump began celebrating his 100th day in office by blasting the “FAKE” media.

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