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POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal appeals court has suspended an order that would block an immigration policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while a court processes their claims. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request on Friday from the Trump administration to pause its ruling from earlier in […]

Federal Court Blocks Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program

Federal Court Blocks Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Program

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that migrants can’t be sent to Mexico to await their asylum decisions, dealing a major blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals halted the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as the “Remain in Mexico” […]

Supreme Court Lifts Last Obstacle to Allow Enforcement of ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Supreme Court Lifts Last Obstacle to Allow Enforcement of ‘Public Charge’ Rule

BY JANITA KAN   The Supreme Court has voted to allow the Trump administration to enforce its “public charge” immigration rule in Illinois after previously allowing the rule to be enforced in other parts of the country. The top court justices voted 5-4 on Feb. 21 to grant a stay on an injunction issued by a lower court in Illinois, allowing the Trump […]

Small States With Low Immigrant Populations Hit Hardest by Influx of Illegal Aliens

Small States With Low Immigrant Populations Hit Hardest by Influx of Illegal Aliens

BY MATTHEW VADUM Illegal aliens are gravitating to so-called sanctuary cities in states with small immigrant populations where they strain local finances because they consume as much as $6,000 in taxpayer-funded services annually over and above any fiscal benefit they generate, according to a new study. The report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), […]

POLITICS | Acting DHS Secretary: New Way Forward Act Would Mean Sanctuary City Policies ‘Become Nationwide’

POLITICS | Acting DHS Secretary: New Way Forward Act Would Mean Sanctuary City Policies ‘Become Nationwide’

Scott Morefield | Reporter Acting Department of Homeland Secretary Chad Wolf discussed the potentially devastating consequences of the New Way Forward Act during a Friday night segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Before introducing Wolf, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said the bill, if passed, would “completely remake America’s immigration system and the country itself for the […]

White House Curbs Immigration for 6 New Countries, Including Nigeria

White House Curbs Immigration for 6 New Countries, Including Nigeria

BY JACK PHILLIPS President Donald Trump’s administration announced the expansion of travel restrictions—one of his signature policies—to include six new countries: Nigeria, Burma (also known as Myanmar), Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan, in a move that is likely to draw renewed criticism from immigration advocates. The United States will suspend issuing visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals […]

Internal Docs Reveal That Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans To Guatemala

Internal Docs Reveal That Trump Admin Will Begin Deporting Mexicans To Guatemala

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Trump administration is set to begin deporting Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, according to internal documents, marking the latest initiative to help manage the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. An asylum agreement signed between the Trump administration and the Guatemalan government is expanding to include Mexican […]

ICE Catches Illegal Alien Allegedly Behind Deadly Hit-And-Run And Released By Local Authorities

ICE Catches Illegal Alien Allegedly Behind Deadly Hit-And-Run And Released By Local Authorities

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . ICE agents were able to apprehend an illegal alien who was allegedly involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident in New York. Mexican national Jorge Flores-Villalba was arrested by local police after allegedly striking a New York mother with his vehicle and driving off on Christmas Eve, but was then […]

‘An Extremely Effective Tool’: DHS Expands Remain In Mexico Program For Asylum Seekers

‘An Extremely Effective Tool’: DHS Expands Remain In Mexico Program For Asylum Seekers

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expanded the Remain in Mexico program to Arizona, and authorities will transfer migrants who cross the border near Tucson to Nogales, Mexico.  Remain in Mexico, also referred to as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration […]

DHS Watchdog Probe Finds ‘No Misconduct’ in Death of 2 Migrant Children

DHS Watchdog Probe Finds ‘No Misconduct’ in Death of 2 Migrant Children

BY JANITA KAN The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) internal watchdog found no wrongdoing by immigration officials in the death of two migrant children who died last year. The two children died last December in Border Patrol (CBP) custody after they made the dangerous trek through Mexico to cross into the United States illegally. Jakelin Maquin died on Dec. […]

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