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Trump’s Latest Asylum Deal Is Working Just As The Administration Intended

Trump’s Latest Asylum Deal Is Working Just As The Administration Intended

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Nearly every single migrant removed from the United States under a newly-implemented asylum deal is simply choosing to return home instead of remaining in Guatemala, a result the Trump administration intended. Of the 24 people who have been deported to Guatemala under a new asylum agreement, all but two […]

ICE Blames Sanctuary Cities, Border Crisis As Immigration Arrests Fall

ICE Blames Sanctuary Cities, Border Crisis As Immigration Arrests Fall

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported a drop in arrests of criminal illegal aliens and attributed the decline to the ongoing border crisis and a lack of cooperation from sanctuary cities.  A growing number of Democratic-led cities and other localities, largely rebuking the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, are refusing […]

‘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 […]

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

President Trump Puts Jared Kushner In Charge Of Border Wall Construction: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The president reportedly tapped his son-in-law Jared Kushner to lead the administration’s effort to complete hundreds of miles of border wall before the end of 2020. President Donald Trump, frustrated over a lack of progress, tapped Kushner, a White House senior adviser, to expedite work on the U.S.-Mexico border […]

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.  […]

Trump Admin To Seize Private Land For Border Wall Construction: Report

Trump Admin To Seize Private Land For Border Wall Construction: Report

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to submit court filings to take over private land on the U.S.-Mexico border, allowing border wall construction to move forward. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met with administration and military officials Friday. He discussed government takeover of private land along the Texas […]

Illegal Immigration Continues To Decline At Southern Border

Illegal Immigration Continues To Decline At Southern Border

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, spoke at the White House on Thursday to discuss the latest month’s border apprehension numbers.  October saw roughly 42,000 apprehensions, a drop from the previous month and the lowest number in the calendar year, demonstrating that the immigration crisis […]

‘Mexico Has Stepped Up’: CBP Chief Lauds Mexican National Guard For Stopping US-Bound Migrant Caravan

‘Mexico Has Stepped Up’: CBP Chief Lauds Mexican National Guard For Stopping US-Bound Migrant Caravan

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER . Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan applauded the Mexican government for stopping and turning around a migrant caravan that was headed for the U.S. A caravan of around 2,000 migrants set foot from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula over the weekend, heading northward toward the U.S. […]