Donald Trump To Sign Proclamation That Deploys National Guard To Secure The Border

Immigration remains a paramount topic in today’s political climate and while a border wall has yet to be built around the southern border of The United States, the Trump Administration took key steps to secure the border this week by outlining a plan to deploy the National Guard along the border between the United States […]

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President Vows to End Negotiating Solution for DACA Program

President Trump has vowed to stop negotiating on a solution to the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program Sunday morning, citing what he considers a lack of desire on the part of congressional Democrats to get a deal done. He also decried what he called “caravans” of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border […]

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U.S. to Begin Collecting Social Media Usernames, Passwords from Visa Applicants

The Trump administration announced today that it will begin collecting social media information on individuals applying for visas to the United States. The new policy is expected to affect roughly 14 million visitors per year. Visitors will be asked to provide social media user names used on popular platforms during the five years preceding the […]

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Trump Administration Moves to Include Citizenship Question on Next Census

Attorneys general of several states pledged to sue the Trump administration over a decision to include a question about citizenship on the forthcoming 2020 census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra already filed suit to prevent the question from being included, and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would lead an effort on behalf […]

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Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Injunction Against Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law, Allowing it to Go into Effect

A federal appeals court struck down an injunction issued last year that blocked a Texas law prohibiting local governments in the state from adopting certain “sanctuary city” immigration policies. The law, known as Senate Bill 4 allows Texas law enforcement officers to inquire about individuals’ immigration status whom they are detaining. Under the bill, city […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sues California Over “Sanctuary State” Laws

The Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against the state of California over some its “sanctuary” immigration policies.  The lawsuit alleges that the state of California obstructs the federal government from enforcing existing immigration laws. The DOJ cites three California statutes that impede the federal government’s enforcement of immigration regulations.  One, the Immigration Worker […]

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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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Rep. Gutierrez Keeps Pressure on House on DACA – Says We Must Rise Above Racism Emanating from White House

Representative Luis Gutierrez called on the House of Representatives to take up legislation that would protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought here as young children from deportation, so-called DACA recipients. “The President still plans to kill DACA and make hundreds of thousands of immigrants who are currently documented and known to […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up DACA Case, Likely Meaning Program Stays in Place for Foreseeable Future

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case involving President Trump’s authority to end the immigration-protection program known as DACA, likely signaling the program’s continuance for at least several months.  The program’s original end date was March 5. President Trump ended the DACA program last September but gave Congress six months to come up […]

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U.S. Citizenship Agency to Drop “Nation of Immigrants” From its Mission Statement

Updated 2:36 p.m. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency that grants citizenship to newly arrived U.S. immigrants is removing the term “nation of immigrants” from its mission statement. The old statement read: “USCIS secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and […]

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