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Clinton-Appointed Judge Rules Trump’s Emergency Funding For Border Wall Unlawful

Clinton-Appointed Judge Rules Trump’s Emergency Funding For Border Wall Unlawful

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   A Texas federal judge ruled President Donald Trump’s emergency funding for a southern border wall to be unlawful, the latest roadblock in the administration’s attempt to build hundreds of miles of barrier. Judge David Briones, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the U.S. District Court for […]

The Trump Administration Wants 450 Miles Of Border Wall By 2020

The Trump Administration Wants 450 Miles Of Border Wall By 2020

JASON HOPKINS IMMIGRATION AND POLITICS REPORTER   Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that the administration has built 71 miles of new border wall, and plans to build about 450 miles of new wall by the end of next year.  Morgan said walls not only make it easier to apprehend illegal aliens […]

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 […]