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‘I Dial And Dial And Dial’: California’s Million-Dollar Aid Program For Illegal Aliens Clogged By Thousands Of Calls

‘I Dial And Dial And Dial’: California’s Million-Dollar Aid Program For Illegal Aliens Clogged By Thousands Of Calls

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . California’s multi-million dollar aid program for illegal aliens has been bogged down by technical issues, with many applicants inundating phone lines every day to no avail, according to NPR. The implementation of California’s Disaster Relief Fund, a $125 million initiative backed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom that provides one-time cash payments to […]

Most Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Pause Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Poll Finds

Most Americans Support Trump’s Immigration Pause Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Poll Finds

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The majority of Americans support President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend green cards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a newly-released survey finds. A total of 58% of respondents said they either “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban green card applications for 60 days as […]

Agency That Manages Immigration Is Running Out Of Money, Will Charge More For Applications

Agency That Manages Immigration Is Running Out Of Money, Will Charge More For Applications

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The federal agency that manages the country’s immigration system is at the brink of insolvency and will begin adding a surcharge to application fees. Faced with an unprecedented drop in immigration amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expected to run out of funds by […]

ICE Program Collects DNA Samples Of Illegal Aliens

ICE Program Collects DNA Samples Of Illegal Aliens

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . A division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun collecting DNA samples of illegal aliens in its custody and storing the information in a national database. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations launched a pilot program earlier in May in Dallas, Texas, that collects the DNA samples of individuals […]

Immigrant, Illegal Alien Unemployment Skyrockets Amid Pandemic: Study

Immigrant, Illegal Alien Unemployment Skyrockets Amid Pandemic: Study

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Both the immigrant and natural-born populations in the U.S. are suffering from soaring unemployment numbers, according to a study from a conservative think tank. The unemployment rate among immigrants rose 320% amid the coronavirus pandemic, igniting more concerns over foreign workers entering the country during a precarious time for the labor […]

Customs Agents Stop Plant-Eating Caterpillars Headed For California

Customs Agents Stop Plant-Eating Caterpillars Headed For California

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Miami customs officials stopped a package April 28 that contained 11 live caterpillars of a species that could severely damage citrus and guava plants, according to a press release from Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The seizure of insects in Miami highlights the ongoing threat local ecosystems face if exposed to […]

Report: Trump Preparing To Limit Temporary Workers Into The US

Report: Trump Preparing To Limit Temporary Workers Into The US

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . President Donald Trump may prohibit some temporary workers from entering the U.S. in an executive order later this month, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Trump’s anticipated order, much like his recent immigration ban, is meant to help mitigate the spread of coronavirus while protecting U.S. workers amid a […]

EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Alien, Alleged Drug Trafficker On The Loose After Sanctuary Authorities Let Him Go, ICE Says

EXCLUSIVE: Illegal Alien, Alleged Drug Trafficker On The Loose After Sanctuary Authorities Let Him Go, ICE Says

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Mexican national Francisco Vasquez-Cruz was arrested on drug-trafficking charges by Oregon State Police on April 28 and booked into the Jackson County Jail.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation that Vasquez-Cruz is in the United States illegally, and is considered an ICE fugitive […]

Court Denies Trump’s Bid To Block Immigrants Who Can’t Afford Health Care

Court Denies Trump’s Bid To Block Immigrants Who Can’t Afford Health Care

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . An appeals court on Monday blocked the Trump administration’s request to allow for a ban on immigrants who don’t have health care or otherwise cannot afford health care expenses. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the White House’s motion for a stay of a court order that prevents […]

Trump Considers Testing Arriving International Travelers For Coronavirus

Trump Considers Testing Arriving International Travelers For Coronavirus

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his administration has been in touch with airline companies about testing international travelers arriving in the United States. Speaking at the Oval Office with GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the president said he might soon mandate COVID-19 testing of people entering the country […]

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