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The Trump Administration Will Expand DNA Collection Of Migrants

The Trump Administration Will Expand DNA Collection Of Migrants

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   The Trump administration is moving forward with its plan to dramatically expand DNA testing of illegal migrants at the southern border, a move intended to help control the immigration crisis. Border Patrol agents will soon have the ability to collect DNA samples of migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border, […]

Over Half A Million Central Americans Entered Mexico Illegally In First Half Of 2019

Over Half A Million Central Americans Entered Mexico Illegally In First Half Of 2019

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Over 500,000 thousand Central American migrants entered Mexico illegally during the first six months of 2019, revealing the extent of the immigration crisis. Mexico Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero revealed that more than half a million Central American migrants have entered her country between January and June of this […]

Trump’s Immigration Agenda Hit With String Of Losses By Obama Judges

Trump’s Immigration Agenda Hit With String Of Losses By Obama Judges

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Three federal judges across the U.S. ruled against immigration directives by the Trump administration Friday, setting their agenda back tremendously.  The judges ruled against expedited removal of illegal aliens who recently entered the country, indefinite family detainment, and the reliance on databases for detainer requests.  All three judges were […]

Obama Judge Issues Preliminary Ruling Against Indefinite Family Detention

Obama Judge Issues Preliminary Ruling Against Indefinite Family Detention

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   A federal judge has issued a tentative order against the Trump administration’s plan to detain migrant families for the entire duration of their court proceedings. In a major blow to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda, Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court in Los Angeles issued a preliminary ruling Friday […]

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 […]

ICE Facilities To Receive Security Overhaul Following Violent Attacks

ICE Facilities To Receive Security Overhaul Following Violent Attacks

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan directed the Federal Protective Service to devise a plan to give additional security to ICE property across the country. The directive is in response to a growing number of attacks against ICE and other immigration agencies, such as a terrorist attack by an […]

Hundreds Of Border Patrol Agents Have Been Assaulted This Year

Hundreds Of Border Patrol Agents Have Been Assaulted This Year

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   There have been hundreds of assaults against Border Patrol agents this fiscal year, demonstrating the dangers agents endure while protecting the U.S. from illegal immigration, drug smuggling and other crimes. There have been over 600 assaults of Border Patrol agents since Oct. 1, 2018, the beginning of the […]

DHS Using Loophole Around Flores To Address Immigration Crisis

DHS Using Loophole Around Flores To Address Immigration Crisis

  Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter . The Trump administration is establishing licensing regimes for family residential centers, or FRCs, that house immigrant family units. The licensing standards work around a 2015 Flores court case that mandates immigrant families be quickly released from non-licensed facilities, which includes all FRCs at the border because […]

Nearly 100 Arrested After Blocking Traffic While Protesting ICE

Nearly 100 Arrested After Blocking Traffic While Protesting ICE

Jason Hopkins | Immigration and Politics Reporter . Authorities arrested nearly 100 people after protesters against Immigration and Customs Enforcement locked arms and blocked traffic on a major New York roadway Saturday. “We are protesting the camps at the border and the children being separated from their parents,” Miriam Bernstein, a resident of Brooklyn, said to […]