• Attorney general announces round of lawsuits to confront resistance of ‘sanctuary cities’

    Attorney General William Barr launched a volley of lawsuits at progressive communities Monday in the latest escalation of the administration’s hardline tactic on illegal immigration. Speaking at an annual gathering of sheriffs in Washington, Barr put politicians on watch and announced a trio of lawsuits aimed at laws that he said were putting the safety of undocumented immigrants […]

  • ICE arrests dropped in the past year amid southern border crisis

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests dropped this year as resources and attention were diverted to the surge of migrants arriving at the southern border, according to newly released data. ICE made around 143,000 arrests in fiscal year 2019, down around 10% from nearly 159,000 arrests the previous fiscal year, which starts on October 1 and runs through […]

  • Deal could allow the US to send some asylum seekers back to El Salvador

    The US and El Salvador signed an agreement on Friday that could prevent some asylum seekers from seeking refuge in the US, but that overall is designed to curb illegal migration by increasing security and economic opportunity in El Salvador, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan and El Salvadoran Foreign Minister Alexandra Hill […]

  • Drama over border wall forces leaders to look toward a short-term spending bill

    Disagreements over the President’s campaign promise of a border wall are threatening to derail spending negotiations on Capitol Hill, all but assuring Congress will need to pass a short-term continuing resolution in order to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. While the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to pass a Defense spending bill and the Energy […]

  • 13 states sue over legal immigration ‘public charge’ rule

    Thirteen states filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s new rule that seeks to limit access to green cards for immigrants that receive certain government benefits. This is the latest legal challenge against the so-called “public charge” rule, which was released Monday. Immigrants who use benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps, and housing vouchers […]

  • ‘Help’: Photos show hundreds of migrants squashed into cells, appealing for assistance

    Government investigators have identified poor conditions in another sector of the southern border, publishing graphic photos showing extreme overcrowding in Rio Grande Valley migrant facilities and finding that children there did not have access to showers and had to sleep on concrete floors. Investigators for the Department of Homeland Security who visited border stations in the […]

  • Source: ICE Raids Delayed Because DHS Chief Leaked Info

    Planned immigration raids in Los Angeles and nine other U.S. cities Sunday were called off because authorities worried that leaked information about the action would have endangered agents, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Monday one report placed the blame for that leak on the head of the Department of Homeland Security. The […]

  • Sick Teen With Premature Baby Shows Migrants’ Plight: Advocates

    The teenage girl with pigtail braids was hunched over in a wheelchair and holding a bunched sweatshirt when an immigrant advocate met her at a crowded Border Patrol facility in Texas. She opened the sweatshirt and the advocate gasped. It was a tiny baby, born premature, being held in detention instead of where she believes […]

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