Stories tagged: Immigration
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 p.m.
Children’s health insurance funding at center of shutdown battle splitting Washington delegation
Lawmakers remain at odds over legislation that would fund the federal government past a rapidly approaching Friday deadline. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, joined by Republican colleagues at a news conference …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
‘Very strong’ Democratic sentiment to oppose GOP budget bill
Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said Wednesday there’s “very, very strong” sentiment among Democrats in the chamber to oppose GOP-drafted legislation to keep the government’s doors open, comments that could …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Activist says ICE using deportation threat as ‘intimidation tactic’
Some undocumented immigrants keep their heads down, careful not to attract attention that might get them noticed by federal officers. Not Maru Mora-Villalpando.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Immigration deal distant as leaders try to avert shutdown
A deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation remained distant Tuesday, as House Republicans leaders turned their attention to building support for a backup …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12:51 p.m.
Graham blames Trump’s staff for scuttling deal
Sen. Lindsey Graham is blaming President Donald Trump’s staff for the president’s about-face on immigration that appeared to scuttle a compromise deal to protect from deportation young people brought to …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Trump administration links terrorism cases with immigration
The Trump administration on Tuesday released a report attempting to link terrorism with migration, arguing that it was evidence of the need to dramatically reshape the nation’s immigration system.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
South African government wants to know why Trump thinks its people are ‘undesirable’ immigrants
South Africa is among a growing number of countries taking action against President Donald Trump’s remarks last week that Haiti, El Salvador and African nations are “(expletive) countries” whose inhabitants …
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018
Signe Wilkinson: No Norwegians, please, Mr. President!!!
The summer before last, my family spent two weeks investigating Norway and I can say with some certainty that we do not want more Norwegians coming to the United States. …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 6:28 p.m.
A look inside the tense, vulgar meeting on immigration
When President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard Durbin last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin’s outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat’s …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
MLK III calls out Trump on alleged immigration comments
Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
Trump: Program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’
President Donald Trump says a program to protect immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead.”
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
Trump on his promises: Yes on tax cuts but where’s the wall?
President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular stretch.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Froma Harrop: For at least one news cycle, Trump talks sense on immigration
Donald Trump can reach a sensible compromise on immigration, if he’d just listen to what he says.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 6:31 p.m.
Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries’?
President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. should permit more immigrants from “shithole countries” after senators discussed revamping rules affecting entrants from Africa and Haiti, according to three people …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
Immigration agents descend on 7-Eleven stores in 17 states
Seven immigration agents filed into a 7-Eleven store before dawn Wednesday, waited for people to go through the checkout line and told arriving customers and a driver delivering beer to …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:07 p.m.
Lawmakers see boost for immigration deal after Trump remarks
Backed by the White House, Democratic and Republican lawmakers dug into a politically fraught search for compromise on immigration Wednesday, seeking to take advantage of a window of opportunity opened …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
Trump suggests 2-phase immigration deal for ‘Dreamers’
Searching for a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown, President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that an immigration agreement could be reached in two phases – first by addressing young …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Sessions takes aim at judges’ handling of immigration cases
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday launched a review of a little-known but widely used practice of immigration judges closing cases without decisions, potentially putting hundreds of thousands of people …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
Trump, GOP senators sound hopeful on immigration deal
With the deadline clock ticking, President Donald Trump on Thursday huddled with Republican lawmakers and invited a bipartisan group to the White House next week to try to work out …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Ferguson: Motel 6 gave info to feds
Washington’s attorney general is suing Motel 6, saying the budget hotel disclosed the personal information of thousands of guests to federal immigration authorities in violation of state law.
Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
California cites Trump tweet in immigration policy fight
The California attorney general says a tweet by President Donald Trump shows the motivation behind his decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Trump says no protection for Dreamers without wall
President Donald Trump is saying there won’t be protection for young immigrants brought into the country illegally unless he gets funding for a border wall and other items.
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m.
Hoping to get around federal law, immigrants seek governors’ pardons to block deportation
The two Cambodian refugees living in Northern California had been convicted of crimes years ago and, under the Trump administration’s more aggressive immigration enforcement policies, those offenses had placed them …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Trump official blocked a teen’s abortion, calling it ‘violence against an innocent life’
The Trump administration official responsible for overseeing undocumented minors in U.S. custody refused to allow a 17-year-old to terminate her pregnancy this month because he said the government office could …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:47 a.m.
White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign
The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn public opinion against the nation’s largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push next year to move toward …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue
A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the “starkest terms” that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Defendant on immigration hold in Montana in federal custody
A Mexican citizen who feared posting bail on a misdemeanor sexual assault charge in Montana because he was the subject of a civil immigration hold was released from jail this …
Fri., Dec. 8, 2017
Editorial: Foot-dragging on DACA is cruel
DACA itself was born of congressional inaction. President Obama adopted it after Congress failed to pass the Dream Act, which would’ve resolved the issue
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges
U.S. authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting …