Trump pans immigration proposal as bringing people from 'shithole countries'

Donald Trump described El Salvador, Haiti and certain African nations, as “shithole” countries during a meeting with lawmak Read more >

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Trump Must Keep DACA Protections for Now, Judge Says

(Jan. 9, 2018) WASHINGTON — In the middle of an intense political fight about the program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the United States as children, a federal judge in California issued a nationwide injunction late Tuesday ordering the Trump administration to start the program back up again. Read more >

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Trump is revoking 260,000 Salvadoran immigrants’ permission to live in the United States

On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it was stripping approximately 260,500 Salvadoran immigrants — who’ve been in the US for at least 17 years, since a 2001 earthquake — of temporary legal status as of July 2019. Read more >

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President Trump Calls Chain Migration a 'Gateway for Terrorism' in Meeting With GOP Senators

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said so-called chain migration provides “a gateway for terrorism” Thursday as he sat down with a handful of Republican senators to talk immigration. Read more >

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Family ties drive U.S. immigration. Why Trump wants to break the ‘chains.’

(Jan. 2, 2018) Liberals in Congress wanted to scrap the restrictive quota-based system that had governed U.S. immigration policy for decades. Conservatives feared that America’s ethnic and racial composition would be forever transformed. Read more >

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Congress heads toward showdown over 'Dreamers'

Congress is barreling toward a showdown over immigration in January. Read more >

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Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration

The Trump administration is considering a plan to separate parents from their children when families are caught entering the country illegally, according to officials who have been briefed on the plans. The forceful move is meant to discourage border crossings, but immigrant groups have denounced it as draconian and inhumane. Read more >

These immigration reforms must be part of any DACA fix, say Labrador, GOP

With a tax bill complete, Republicans in Congress are turning their attention back to immigration. Read more >

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Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect After Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the third version of the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it continue. The decision was a victory for the administration after its mixed success before the court over the summer, when justices considered and eventually dismissed disputes over the second version. Read more >

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Trump Boycotts U.N. Migration Talks

President Donald Trump has decided to boycott a global conference on migration scheduled to begin Monday in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, sending a blunt signal that the United States is no longer interested in forging a concerted response to the world’s burgeoning migration crises. Read more >