Immigration Law

How ICE Expanded Its Deportation Force Without Asking Congress for a Dime

The executive order on domestic immigration policy that President Trump signed on January 25 contained a few proposals that seemed awfully ambitious …

Immigration

20 are arrested during protests against ICE's detention of undocumented activists

A group of 20 activists and faith leaders were arrested in front of Boston's South Bay Detention Facility on Monday, according to protest organizers. …

Activism

Immigration Reform 2017: Is ICE Damaging Police-Citizen Relations In Sanctuary Cities?

Police need public cooperation.<p>The police rely on the public to report and help solve crimes. This is especially true now that police departments …

Policing

Fewer immigrants without status since 2009-report

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally fell to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status, according to a study released Tuesday.<p>The report by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center — using survey data from 2015 …

Demographics

Conway: Border wall remains a 'very important priority' for Trump

Funding and constructing his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico “remains a very important priority” for President Donald Trump, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Tuesday morning, even though he has signaled that he will not insist on money for it in a must-pass bill …

Donald Trump

Immigrant crime victims in Minnesota find wide disparities in special visa program

Todd Axtell had just taken over as St. Paul police chief last summer when immigrant advocates pressed him on a longtime grievance: The department has …

Policing

Trump's "big announcement" on tax reform won't be that big

Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:<p><b>Trump</b> declines to describe mass deaths of Armenians as genocide<br>• Atty. Gen. <b>Sessions</b> vows to prosecute white collar crime as well as illegal immigration<br>• U.S. announces <b>sanctions</b> on Syrian scientists for nerve gas attack<br>• Trump's big …

Jeff Sessions

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum …

Immigration

The Border Is All Around Us, and It’s Growing

The Border Patrol agent watched our Prius approach, then signaled for us to stop. Behind him stood several others in green uniforms, hands resting on holsters, eyes hidden behind sunglasses. German shepherds panted in the heat. “Are you all U.S. citizens?” the agent asked, leaning against the …

Immigration

Padres' Luis Urias honored in Texas League

The youngest player in the Texas League was its most productive last week.<p>Infielder Luis Urias, 19, was named the circuit’s player of the week after …

Soccer

Immigration Activists Arrested After Staging a Shutdown of an ICE Detention Center in Boston

Several dozen activists blocked access to the front doors of Boston’s Suffolk County House of Corrections on Tuesday in protest of the Immigration …

Immigration

To ease Trump's embarrassment, let's build a pretend wall

President Donald Trump seems to be suffering from Wall Erecting Dysfunction.<p>It's common among men his age. When the moment's right, you plan for a big, beautiful wall, but sometimes … it just doesn't happen. Maybe you don't have the energy you once had, or you're unable to get the help you need …

Donald Trump

Farmers fear losing immigrant workers under Trump crackdown

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.<p>From tending the plants to harvesting the …

Business

Will Trump Visa Order Fix a Broken System or Smash it?

The H-1B visa controversy pits tech companies that want reliable access to highly skilled workers against populists pushing a tough "hire American'' policy.<p>Last Wednesday at a factory in Kenosha, Wis., President Donald Trump signed an executive order that, in part, directed the government to review …

Immigration

How Trump's border wall demands could lead to a government shutdown

The deadline for Congress to pass a new federal budget — this Friday at midnight — is fast approaching, and recently, there appeared to be bipartisan support for a compromise. However, last week the White House introduced a new spending measure that seems to have scuttled that progress and could, …

Government

Sean Spicer: Trump 'has a heart' on immigration

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday said that President Trump "has a heart" to explain why he has maintained former President Barack Obama's policy of providing amnesty to illegal immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents as small children.<p>This kind of rhetoric has caused …

Republicans

Brooklyn D.A. to Try to Prevent Immigrants From Being Deported for Minor Crimes

With the Trump administration pumping up ICE and threatening sanctuary cities, Brooklyn law enforcement is set to adopt a policy aimed at protecting …

Immigration

Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 7 hurt

A Border Patrol pursuit late Sunday ended in a crash of a suspected smuggler’s vehicle that injured seven Mexican nationals on north state Route 125 …

Trains

Free Like a Bird

Editor's note: Following is an interview between <i>No Depression</i> contributing writer Megan Romer and Aurelio Martinez, a Garifuna immigrant from …

Flute

Trump's 'big, beautiful' wall gets downsized to a couple of 'high priority' areas

Donald Trump is desperate to get the ball rolling on his precious border wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for, but in reality could lead to a …

Liberal POV

Brooklyn NY Prosecutor to 'Minimize Immigration Consequences' for Convicts Insider

The top prosecutor in the New York City borough of Brooklyn said in a statement Monday that he will work to help illegal immigrants with low-level criminal convictions avoid deportation.<p>Kings County Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez laid out a new policy "aimed at minimizing collateral …

Immigration

U.S. Homeland Security not targeting Dreamers: Kelly

By Valerie Volcovici<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security will not target immigrants brought to the United States as children …

Immigration

Trump Administration Can’t Get Its Message Straight on Immigration Crackdown

Listening to the various members of the administration of President Donald Trump speak about immigration policy is enough to make your head spin. At …

Donald Trump

Trump offered a trade on Obamacare for the border wall, here’s how Dems responded

Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney told Bloomberg Friday that the administration offered Democrats a trade on Obamacare in order to begin construction on the famed border wall.<p>The White House is offering Democrats a dollar-for-dollar deal to fund Obamacare subsidies and the border wall in the …

Conservative POV

Trump wants to expand deportations, but a report finds ICE already falling behind

PHOENIX — President Trump has ordered federal immigration authorities to expand deportations, but a new report casts doubt on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's ability to carry out the new administration's objective.<p>The report by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General …

Immigration

Trump Says Dreamers Shouldn’t Worry. Statistics Say Otherwise.

Immigration authorities are targeting people with longstanding ties to the country and more people without criminal records.<p>AUSTIN, Texas ― President Donald Trump offered words of reassurance to Dreamers on Friday, telling the Associated Press that he didn’t intend to deport the undocumented youths …

Immigration

Is the Trump Administration Lying About Its Alleged Deportation of a Dreamer?

<i>USA Today</i> published a shocking report on Wednesday detailing the plight of Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant who claims he was …

Immigration

Des Moines schools host immigration rights events

Des Moines Public Schools is partnering with local immigration agencies to host events for families who are in the country illegally. During a recent …

Immigration

Kamala Harris: Trump's border wall 'just a stupid use of money'

California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) blasted President Trump's plan to build a border wall with Mexico on Friday during a Town Hall in Los …

Immigration

Trump, Sessions Target MS-13 Gang in Push Against Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump’s administration has initiated an effort to target MS-13, an international criminal gang founded by El Salvadorian immigrants …

Immigration