Arrests on the Border Down 18% Because of Zero Tolerance, Administration Says

Illegal border crossings were down 18% in June compared with May according to the Department of Homeland Security. The agency credits its zero-tolerance policy for the drop in migration numbers. “Following the implementation of the Administration’s zero-tolerance policy, the June 2018 Southwest Border Migration numbers declined by 18 percent when compared to the previous month,” […]

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Supreme Court, in Major Victory for Trump, Upholds Travel Ban

The Supreme Court handed the Trump administration a major victory today upholding its travel ban against majority-Muslim countries. The decision was split 5-4, with the Court’s conservative-leaning justices voting to uphold the ban while its liberal-leaning justices voted to strike it down. Justice Kennedy, the Court’s sole swing vote, sided with the conservative view. The […]

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The Current Migrant Crisis Explained

President Trump has signed an executive order directing the Department of Homeland Security to reverse its policy separating young children crossing the U.S. border from their families. According to DHS, some 2,000 children have been separated from their parents and guardians and placed in detention centers since April when the administration announced a tougher policy […]

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Trump Administration Effectively Ends TPS Immigration Program

With the decision earlier this month to end TPS for 50,000 Hondurans living in the U.S., the Trump administration has basically terminated the TPS program. The Temporary Protected Status Program allows individuals to remain in the U.S. and grants them work authorization, whether they entered legally or not. TPS is granted to citizens from countries […]

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Federal Judge Strikes Down DACA Program End

A federal judge has ruled President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program illegal and ordered the program reinstated. He also ruled the administration must continue to accept new applicants, taking the defense of the program a step further than previous judges who had ruled in favor of the program. Judge […]

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Trump Tells DHS to Block Migrant Caravans from Entering US

President Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to disband immigrant caravans who are traveling from Central America through Mexico to the United States in the hopes of seeking asylum. “Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland […]

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Judge President Trump Once Decried as “Mexican” Rules in Favor of Administration in Building of Border Wall

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing them to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S., bypassing environmental statues for its construction.  The lawsuit had been brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Coastal Commission, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. […]

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Democratic Leaders in Congress Demand Extra $300 Million to Guard Against Potential Interference in 2018 Elections

Democratic congressional leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi have demanded an extra $300 million in funding to protect the U.S. from potential Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.  The funding request was made in a letter to Republican leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congress is currently […]

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Jeff Flake Isn’t Giving Up on Immigration Reform, Says Will Force a Vote on His Proposal as Soon as Senate Returns from Recess

Senator Jeff Flake isn’t giving up on immigration reform.  The junior Senator from Arizona said that he plans to force a vote on a proposal as soon as the Senate returns from its winter recess after next week.  Flake proposed a fallback option for immigration reform last week when it looked like larger plans being […]

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