• Why one group is paying $2.1 million to free about 200 detained immigrants

    An advocacy group says it’s paying $2.1 million so ICE will release some 200 detained immigrants in 20 states. The Texas-based nonprofit known as RAICES says it teamed up with a network of organizations and volunteers to make bond payments across the United States on Wednesday. Their aim: bringing more attention to the large number of immigrants […]

  • Trump admin. wants to raise costs to become a U.S. citizen by 83 percent

    Becoming a U.S. citizen may get a lot more expensive, and groups are urging legal permanent residents to apply as soon as possible. The Trump administration wants to increase the cost of citizenship applications by 83 percent for roughly 9 million immigrants eligible to become U.S. citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the Department […]

  • Immigration hardliner resigns from Department of Homeland Security

    Immigration hardliner Julie Kirchner, Department of Homeland Security citizenship and immigration ombudsman, offered her resignation to President Donald Trump this week, according to a letter from acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan sent on Monday. Kirchner, who has led the ombudsman office for the past two years, was previously the executive director of the Federation for American Immigration […]

  • Border Patrol Agents Rescue 3 Men in Distress Near Ocotillo

    U.S. Border Patrol agents from El Centro Sector rescued three men that were in distress in the Jacumba Mountain Wilderness area south of Ocotillo Sunday morning. At around 5:35 a.m., agents received information from El Centro Sectors Radio Communications that three individuals were in need of assistance from possible dehydration. Agents were able to speak […]

  • Federal appeals court questions indefinite detention of migrants

    A federal appeals panel appeared to take issue on Tuesday with a decision by the Trump administration that could subject immigrants to indefinite detention. The challenge is to a ruling announced by Attorney General William Barr earlier this year that some asylum seekers who have established fears of returning to their origin countries and are subject to […]

  • Judge blocks rule making it harder for the poor to get green cards

    A federal judge on Friday blocked a Trump administration rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants who rely on public assistance to obtain legal status, just days before the regulation was set to take effect. Under the proposed rule, many green card and visa applicants could be turned down if they have low incomes […]

  • Federal judge says Trump’s use of emergency funds to build wall is unlawful

    A federal judge in Texas ruled Friday that President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a border wall is unlawful and appears poised to block the use of those funds. Judge David Briones of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas, asked challengers of the wall to propose the scope of […]

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