Stories tagged: Immigrants
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says
Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
First time on snow: high school immigrant and refugee students head to Mount Spokane
Michelle Townshend teaches immigrant and refugee students at Mount Spokane high school. On March 15, her class ventured into the woods to go snowshoeing as part of the Lands Councils …
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Trump on deal for ‘Dreamer’ immigrants: ‘NO MORE’
President Donald Trump on Sunday declared “NO MORE” to a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does …
Sun., April 1, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
Trump says he wants skilled migrants but creates new hurdles
It may be a while before President Donald Trump gets another chance at creating a new, “merit-based” immigration system, a keystone of his four-part plan that Congress rejected last month. …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:31 p.m.
California county votes to join Trump’s ‘sanctuary’ lawsuit
Leaders of Orange County, California, voted Tuesday to join a Trump administration lawsuit against the state over its law aimed at protecting immigrants from stepped-up deportations.
Wed., March 7, 2018, 1:34 p.m.
Immigrants say working at Kansas ranch was ‘like slavery’
Immigrants working on a remote Kansas ranch toil long days in a type of servitude to work off loans from the company for the cost of smuggling them into the …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:13 p.m.
ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrants’ IDs
A lawyer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants’ identities.
Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
Trump continues to paint immigrants as criminals
President Donald Trump is continuing his habit of painting immigrants as criminals, highlighting gang connections, calling family reunification a national security threat and bemoaning the death of a pro football …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 1:28 p.m.
Congressman calls for police to arrest undocumented immigrants at State of the Union
An Arizona congressman known for his hard-line views on immigration called on the U.S. Capitol Police to arrest any undocumented immigrants who attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:24 p.m.
Immigrant activist: Detentions are ‘psychological warfare’
A detained immigrant activist freed by a judge’s ruling said Tuesday that U.S. immigration officials are engaging in “psychological warfare” by targeting him and other activists for detention and deportation.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town
Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it’s people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:08 p.m.
Schools, groups plan for ways to help young immigrants
Amid uncertainty over protections for young immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, a scholarship group that recently collected its biggest donation yet from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos said it is …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12:17 p.m.
Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants
The Trump administration is appealing a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
U.S. to end special protections for Salvadoran immigrants
The Trump administration said Monday it is ending special protections for Salvadoran immigrants, an action that could force nearly 200,000 to leave the U.S. by September 2019 or face deportation.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Young immigrants to wait until ’18 to learn their fate in U.S.
The fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants living here illegally and facing deportation will be decided next year, a Republican senator says.
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Young immigrants’ fate unclear as Congress delays DACA fix
Lopez is one of thousands of immigrants who are losing their protection from deportation under the program established by President Barack Obama in 2012, including many who missed the deadline …
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
California lawmakers propose health coverage for immigrants
California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced …
Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Murals send message of love to immigrants past and present
Murals celebrating immigrants past and present are cropping up in Boston neighborhoods as part of the city’s take on the national “To Immigrants With Love” campaign.
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017
Outside View: Sanctuary needed from DOJ’s lost legal cause
The administration has no valid legal justification for its insistence that state and local law enforcement officers act as proxies for federal immigration agents.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
Long dependent on immigrant workers, Yakima Valley growers laboring with new reality
After decades of enjoying a robust low-wage labor force mostly comprised of Mexican immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, growers here and across the state are finding fewer laborers interested in …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Guest opinion: Todd Myers: Free trade a boon to workers, environment
The free market and respect for voluntary exchange between people, no matter where they live, is better for people and better for the environment.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Immigrants from Central America, Haiti await DHS announcement on protected status
An announcement expected Monday from the Department of Homeland Security will determine the fate of some 57,000 Hondurans and 2,500 Nicaraguans who have been living in the United States under …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 3:11 p.m.
Miguel ‘angered’ by immigrant treatment at detention centers
After hearing numerous stories of immigrants being deprived of meals and relegated to harsh living conditions inside some detention centers across the country, Grammy-winning singer Miguel said he felt angered.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
White House releases immigration wish list
The Trump administration sent an immigration policy wish-list to Congress that includes overhauling the country’s green-card system, hiring 10,000 more immigration officers and building a wall along the southern border.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 2:07 p.m.
Supreme Court weighs case on detention of immigrants
The Supreme Court wrestled for a second time Tuesday with whether the government can indefinitely detain certain immigrants it is considering deporting without providing a hearing.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America
Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants
The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Trump’s decision to end immigrant program unleashes protests
Protests are underway after President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out a program for thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the United States illegally as children.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Immigrants are sought for labor shortage in Harvey recovery
With Harvey’s recovery underway, day laborers are in high demand – many of them immigrants and many in the country illegally.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:25 p.m.
Trump rescinding DACA program protecting young immigrants
President Donald Trump will phase out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children and call for Congress to find …