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Administration projecting higher cost for migrants’ care

The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:17 a.m.

Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation.


New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit “top talent” to the nation as he unveiled his latest …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 4:53 p.m.

Trump to launch new immigration overhaul push

Trump set to lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the legal immigration system should be overhauled


Border Patrol will screen asylum requests in new push to restrict claims, memos show

Homeland Security officials are making it tougher for people seeking asylum to get over the first hurdle in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. protection, giving new power to Border …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

Trump has signed off on Kushner’s immigration plan

Looking for feedback and support, the White House invited Republican senators Tuesday to discuss a “fairly comprehensive” new immigration plan being spearheaded by senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner.


The refugees Merkel welcomed to Germany are starting to help its economy

After spending billions of euros to accommodate approximately 1.5 million asylum seekers, Germany is beginning to reap some gains.


Government to house more immigrants in tents at the border

About 50 asylum seekers stood this week in a circle near a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico to hear an American attorney explain what would happen to them when …


Fearing an undercount, states prepare for 2020 census push

The possibility of a citizenship question on next year’s U.S. census has sparked fears that immigrants may opt out of the once-a-decade population count, prompting some states to spend millions …


An immigrant’s story: Music teacher detained by border patrol at Grant County courthouse challenges narrative

GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed …


Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Portland comedian sues U.S. Customs and Border Protection for unlawful detainment at Spokane Intermodal Center

A Portland comedian who ignited a viral tweet storm earlier this year after being stopped by immigration authorities at Spokane’s Intermodal Center is now suing U.S. Customs and Border Protection …


Trump threatens more troops to border after Mexico incident

President Donald Trump renews his threat to send more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border following an incident in which Mexican soldiers confronted U.S. personnel.


Marc A. Thiessen: Trump is right to call out Democrats for their hypocrisy on sanctuary cities

If Democrats won’t help the president secure the border, then there’s nothing outrageous about making them live with the consequences of the policies they advocate.


Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him …


Trump administration says immigrants working in legal marijuana industry lack ‘moral character’ for citizenship

Immigrants who use marijuana or who work in the cannabis industry can be denied citizenship, even if they are doing so in states where it is legal, U.S. Citizenship and …


George F. Will: Supreme Court’s census case has bigger ramifications

Wilber Ross’ U.S. census case before the Supreme Court is another in which presidential behavior is provoking plaintiffs to ask the judiciary to police the blurry boundaries of executive discretion.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

The federal government says it’s running out of space to hold migrants, but Donald Trump’s administration is letting a lot of detention space for families go unused


House chairman asks Stephen Miller to testify next month on immigration policies

In a letter, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requested that Miller appear before the panel on May 1 to answer questions about what Cummings called “troubling” immigration decisions, such as the …


Marc A. Thiessen: Yes, America needs walls. But the country is not ‘full.’

Our country is not full. Not by a long shot. The opposite is true. We need more immigrants, lots of them.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in U.S.

President Donald Trump floated the idea of sending immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes, but immigration advocates say that could work in the …


Mayor Jenny A. Durkan: Here in Seattle, we’re not afraid of immigrants

Here’s a message to President Donald Trump: Seattle is not afraid of immigrants and refugees.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Court won’t immediately stop wait-in-Mexico asylum policy

A federal appeals court put a judge’s order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 11:08 a.m.

Trump says only 1 person is in charge of immigration: Him

President Donald Trump says there’s only one person in charge of his immigration policy: Him.


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

Shake-up at Homeland Security goes beyond Nielsen’s exit

President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a …


UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 1:44 p.m.

Euroskeptic, populist parties form alliance in Europe

Euroskeptic populist parties formed a new and expanded right-wing alliance on Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament and seeks to radically transform European Union …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen leaving administration amid surge of migrants

President Donald Trump announced Sunday that Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned as secretary of homeland security.


Philip Skinner: My community would be a ghost town if the border were closed

If President Trump does eventually carry out his threat to close the U.S. border with Mexico, the whole country would feel the impact in some way. But in my small …


Man deported from Vancouver may get part of Motel 6 ICE settlement

The family of a Vancouver man, who was deported after staying at an Everett Motel 6 in February 2017, may be entitled to a portion of a $12 million settlement …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

’Our country is full’: Trump says migrants straining system

Declaring “our country is full,” President Donald Trump insisted the U.S. immigration system was overburdened and illegal crossings must be stopped as he inspected a refurbished section of fencing at …