Stories tagged: Immigration
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 11:02 P.M.
Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco
The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or …
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Checks and balances holding strong
Under the dark gray cloud, amid the general gloom, allow me to offer a ray of sunshine. The last two months have brought a pleasant surprise: Turns out the much …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 10:30 P.M.
AG Ferguson tells Gonzaga students how to sue a president
A crowd of students and professors at Gonzaga University chuckled Friday afternoon when Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson took a jab at the Trump administration’s legal defense of the president’s …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 1:33 P.M.
Threats lodged against Hawaii judge who ruled against travel ban
The Hawaii federal judge who brought President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban to a national halt last week has become the target of threats.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 8:39 A.M.
Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination
A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and …
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 7:40 A.M.
Aid group fears hundreds of migrants drowned off Libya
A Spanish aid organization said Friday that it feared hundreds of migrants may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 migrants died and a further four …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 8:51 P.M.
Trump’s travel ban could remain blocked for weeks
A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:16 P.M.
Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate after rape allegation
A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 1:42 P.M.
Attorney for suspect in Maryland school rape case says client is wrongly accused
Henry Sanchez Milian, one of two suspects charged in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom at a Maryland high school did not do what he is accused …
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 11:36 A.M.
Far-right French candidate Le Pen to visit Moscow as Russia lauds her as ‘realist’
Marine Le Pen is to visit Moscow on Friday as Russia hailed the French presidential candidate as a realist who opposes globalization along with U.S. President Donald Trump.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
Skills-based immigration a smart change
Studies show that skilled immigrants increase productivity, create jobs and spark entrepreneurship.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:50 P.M.
Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away
The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses, saying it’s “deeply troubling” that lawyers …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 9:23 A.M.
High school rape gets drawn into immigration debate
As officials reported that one of two students charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland high school bathroom entered the United States illegally, the crime became part of …
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 7:58 P.M.
LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears
Reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence among Los Angeles’ Latino population have plummeted since the beginning of the year, amid fears that immigrants in the country illegally could face …
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 10:50 A.M.
Dozens arrested in immigration raid during Detroit cockfight
About 50 men could be deported after they were caught during an immigration raid on a suspected cockfighting and illegal gambling operation in Detroit.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
Henry Olsen: Democrats have an immigration problem
If Democrats want to win again, they must attract back the Obama-Trump voter or win over the Romney-non-Trump voter. Their protestations against border security and the travel ban are not …
SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017, 3:58 P.M.
Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border
The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:55 P.M.
Seattle judge puts off ruling on travel ban
A federal judge in Seattle says he won’t rule on a request from Washington state to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban because two other judges have already halted …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 8:36 P.M.
Administration files notice it will appeal ruling against second version of travel ban
The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban after two judges in separate cases this week found that it probably violated …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 1:47 P.M.
Mike Pence on his immigrant grandfather: He was right to come to America.
WASHINGTON – On the same day that a Hawaii judge blocked the administration’s second travel ban for six Muslim countries, Vice President Mike Pence made a heartfelt, impassioned case for …
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017, 10:46 A.M.
Gorsuch not a sure vote for Trump as immigration battles build
As President Donald Trump vows to fight all the way to the nation’s top court to preserve his temporary ban on travel from six mostly Muslim nations and immigration agents …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 9:39 P.M.
Travel ban rulings highlight trouble posed by Trump record
Federal law gives the president broad authority over immigration. Jimmy Carter used it to deny some Iranians entry to the U.S. during the hostage crisis, Ronald Reagan to bar Cubans …
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 3:48 P.M.
Trump’s border surge set to collide with overloaded courts
The Trump administration’s plans to fast-track the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants is running up against a stubborn obstacle: the huge backlog of immigration and asylum cases in U.S. …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 7:34 P.M.
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case
A federal magistrate recommended Tuesday that the case of a Mexican man who was picked up by immigration agents near Seattle despite participating in a federal program for those brought …
TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017, 3:15 P.M.
Federal judge: Border Patrol in Arizona violated court order
PHOENIX – A federal judge has said the Border Patrol in Arizona violated court orders by failing to properly preserve surveillance video related to a lawsuit claiming the agency detains …
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017, 12:59 P.M.
Iowa congressman criticized for racially charged comments
WASHINGTON – Democrats and some Republicans on Monday criticized a veteran GOP congressman for saying America can’t restore “our civilization with somebody else’s babies” and warning of a liberal effort …
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017, 8:23 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Pasco couple built strong business, close family, despite immigration status
Gloria Ochoa-Bruck came to America as an undocumented baby. She went on to law school and now serves in Spokane Mayor David Condon’s Cabinet.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 7:09 P.M.
Maryland to join Washington’s lawsuit against Trump travel ban
Maryland’s attorney general says he plans to use newfound power to sue the federal government by joining a Washington state lawsuit trying to upend President Donald Trump’s new travel ban.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 6:59 P.M.
Federal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel ban
A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump’s initial travel ban says he won’t immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 7:24 P.M.
Judge wants more info on new immigration rules
Judge demands more information on whether the new executive order on immigration should be blocked or go forward.