Stories tagged: Immigration
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Washington sues operator of immigration detention center
Washington state has sued the operator of one of the largest immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming it did not pay detainees the state’s minimum wage for work …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Pelosi: Put off immigration overhaul, save ‘Dreamers’ now
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she respects young immigrants who shouted her down at an event in San Francisco, but said their call for a comprehensive immigration …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Trump administration considering even lower refugee limits
President Donald Trump is considering a further reduction in the number of refugees allowed into the United States as the administration works to re-shape American immigration policy, officials said Wednesday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall
California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
Justices could avoid issuing verdict on Trump travel ban
President Donald Trump’s travel ban offers the Supreme Court the chance to make a major pronouncement on the president’s power over immigration. But the case also could vanish into the …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 12:50 p.m.
Three members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest
Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
Tech lobbyists join fight over DACA and immigration
Tech industry giants are beginning to mobilize their deep K Street networks to pressure lawmakers as Congress tries to address the legal status of undocumented immigrants who came to the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Border security is tougher than ever, Department of Homeland Security report finds
Sneaking across the U.S. border from Mexico is tougher than ever before, and U.S. agents are catching or stopping the majority of those who attempt to do so, according to …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
U.S. immigrants sue over Trump’s end of deportation protection
Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end a program …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Immigrants in U.S. under DACA wary of returning to Mexico
Stripped of protections offered by a federal program for young undocumented immigrants, about a dozen of them sat in the Mexican consulate in downtown Seattle waiting to hear what their …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Congrats to Dems on Trump’s victory
Trump was never ideologically driven, though he did surround himself with ideologues as helpmates. Or were they the biggest suckers of all?
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval
California Democrats approved a “sanctuary state” bill Saturday that would limit how local and state police can interact with federal immigration agents.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Idaho governor weighs in on immigration detention contract
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county’s new jail to U.S. …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Washington, Idaho lawmakers waiting for details of DACA ‘deal’
Word that President Donald Trump may have reached an agreement with Democratic leaders in Congress on DACA legislation has some lawmakers from Washington and Idaho offering qualified support and others …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA
Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Gina Rodriguez’s mission to bring Latino stories to TV takes a timely twist
“Illegal” is one of two immigrant-related series that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez has in development under an overall deal at CBS TV Studios for her I Can & …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Deal or no deal? ‘Dreamers’ wait as Trump, lawmakers joust
The fate of 800,000 young immigrants hung in the balance Thursday as top lawmakers, White House officials and President Donald Trump himself squabbled over whether an agreement had been struck …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Chicago asks for national halt to Trump immigration rules
Attorneys for Chicago on Monday asked a federal judge for a nationwide halt to Trump administration requirements that cities enforce tough immigration laws in order to receive some federal grants, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Pope blasts climate change doubters
Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change doubters, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:49 p.m.
Little incentive for GOP to move on DACA reform
Anthony Pham immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Vietnam and became a citizen five years later. Now a business owner and proud Republican, Pham says he supports maintaining …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Former U.K. leader advises immigration curbs instead of Brexit
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is not giving up his campaign to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union, using a Sunday Times article to propose that Britain instead toughen …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Hundreds protest immigration order outside Trump hotel
Hundreds of people rallied Saturday outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City to protest the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Trump tweets reassurance about DACA at Pelosi’s urging
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump Thursday to tweet reassurances to the immigrants who benefit from a program his administration is ending. And the president obliged – …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Migrants still risking Mediterranean’s perils as rescues dip
While the number of Europe-bound migrants rescued on the main Mediterranean Sea route has dropped off dramatically this summer, hundreds are still risking their lives in hopes of reaching Italy …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Don’t dream of laughing at Sessions
If Justice Department prosecutors are determined to go after those who laugh at Sessions, they are going to need an awfully big dragnet.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Mexico offers teaching jobs to ‘dreamers’ returning from U.S.
Mexico’s Education Department is encouraging people who might be affected by the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to apply for jobs as English teachers in Mexico.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
Washington leads way as 15 states sue Trump on rollback of DACA
Fifteen states, including Washington, and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit in New York challenging President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Another chance to choose decency over loyalty, Representative
Here’s your chance, Representative. If it hasn’t passed you by.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Mexico greets Trump’s DACA decision with ‘profound regret’
The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its “profound regret” following the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that shielded hundreds of thousands of young …