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‘Catch And Release Is Over’: Border Apprehensions Drop For Sixth Month In A Row

‘Catch And Release Is Over’: Border Apprehensions Drop For Sixth Month In A Row

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Enforcement actions at the U.S.-Mexico border fell again in November, marking six consecutive months of declining apprehensions. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) enforcement actions totaled 42,649 in the month of November, according to data obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation. The data — a combination of the 33,510 […]

‘Every Day Heroes’: ICE Completed A Record-Breaking Year Of Criminal Arrests

‘Every Day Heroes’: ICE Completed A Record-Breaking Year Of Criminal Arrests

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Immigration and Customs Enforcement released its criminal arrest record for the fiscal 2019 year, which ended Sept. 30, and touted its record-breaking numbers.  Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative unit of the agency, netted a total of 37,547 arrests, including apprehensions related to human smuggling, human trafficking, narcotics, child sexual […]

DHS Deputy Says Sanctuary Cities Are Harboring ‘Violent, Vicious’ MS-13 Gang Members

DHS Deputy Says Sanctuary Cities Are Harboring ‘Violent, Vicious’ MS-13 Gang Members

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Ken Cuccinelli, the acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on Thursday accused sanctuary cities of harboring violent MS-13 gang members. Cuccinelli, who was appointed to the second-highest position atop DHS in November, appeared on Fox Business to discuss a range of issues affecting his department, such as the […]

FACT CHECK: Are Border Apprehensions Down 70% Since May, as Trump Says?

FACT CHECK: Are Border Apprehensions Down 70% Since May, as Trump Says?

  Brad Sylvester | Fact Check Reporter During a Nov. 14 campaign rally in Bossier City, Louisiana, President Donald Trump said, “We have successfully reduced illegal crossings by more than 70% since May.” WATCH: “We just released brand new border numbers today showing that we have successfully reduced illegal crossings by more than 70% since May.” […]

Trump Admin To Begin Enforcing Asylum Agreements With Central American Governments

Trump Admin To Begin Enforcing Asylum Agreements With Central American Governments

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Trump administration introduced an “interim final rule” pertaining to the asylum cooperation agreements it’s reached with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  The new rule, which will go into effect on Tuesday, will allow the U.S. government to begin sending a large number asylum seekers back to Central America.  […]

Local Oxnard Commissioner Sees Possibility of Partnership with Homeland Security

Local Oxnard Commissioner Sees Possibility of Partnership with Homeland Security

By Adam Lopez This past Thursday, November 14, 2019, I had the distinct honor and privilege of joining an elite group of 20 pastors and leaders of the largest Christian based organizations in the Nation. I joined this group in representation of the Apostolic Assembly (Revive Community Church), and in partnership with the National Apostolic Christian […]

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Individuals with Temporary Protected Status under Syria’s Designation

Re-Registration Period Now Open for Individuals with Temporary Protected Status under Syria’s Designation

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that current beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Syria’s designation who want to maintain their status through March 31, 2021, must re-register between Sept. 23 and Nov. 22, 2019. Re-registration procedures, including how to renew employment authorization documents (EADs), have been published in the Federal Register […]

More Than 550 Acres Of Federal Land To Be Used For Trump’s Border Wall

More Than 550 Acres Of Federal Land To Be Used For Trump’s Border Wall

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   The Department of the Interior is temporarily surrendering roughly 560 acres of land that sits on the U.S.-Mexico border in order for the government to build more border wall. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced Wednesday that his department will transfer jurisdiction of approximately 560 acres of land to the Army for […]

Backlog Of Immigration Court Cases Surpasses 1 Million

Backlog Of Immigration Court Cases Surpasses 1 Million

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   The backlog of active cases within the U.S. immigration court system surpassed 1 million, revealing the government’s lack of available resources to deal with the immigration crisis, according to a records clearinghouse. The court’s active backlog at the end of August 2019 was 1,007,155, according to case-by-case court records the […]

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

Moorpark’s Mikos to Simi Mayor “We Are Not Going To Be Bullied”

By  Gina Harden SIMI VALLEY – The drama surrounding Simi Councilmember Luevanos’s controversial video on immigration as well as comments concerning an alleged Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at a nearby business, continued Monday night with more than an hour of public comment and a lengthy discussion by the Council regarding potential action. A […]

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