Kirstjen Nielsen Out as Homeland Security Secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned her post Sunday. The announcement was made by President Trump on Twitter. “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service…” the President wrote on Twitter. In a subsequent tweet the President said U.S. Customs and Border […]

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The President Declares a National Emergency Seeking Funds for Southern Border Wall

Citing a humanitarian crisis on the southern border, President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday from the White House. The declaration would allow the President to repurpose funds for the construction of a border wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The federal government shut down for a record 34 days over December and January […]

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Government Shutdown Likely to Extend Into 2019

President Donald Trump said he was not sure when the government would be open but said the government would but vowed not to reopen it until Congress approves funding for a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico. The President made the comments when speaking with reporters on Christmas Day after a video teleconference with […]

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Federal Judge Says DACA Must be Reinstated

A federal judge has ruled the reasons the Trump administration has given for ending the immigration program known as DACA are inadequate, and ordered the program reinstated. In his opinion, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates wrote the federal government had failed to “elaborate meaningfully on the…primary rationale for its decision” to end DACA. […]

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Reunifications for Children Under 5 Complete Administration Says

The Trump administration has successfully reunited all eligible immigrant children under the age of 5 it was announced today. The heads of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice issued a joint statement this morning making the declaration. “Dedicated teams at the Departments of Health and Human Services, […]

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Is the U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrants?

Individuals who enlisted in the army through a program that expedited their citizenship have been quietly discharged in recent weeks leading to speculation that the Trump administration is slowly revoking their status in addition to having suspended the program in recent months. The story was first reported by The Associated Press. Former President George W. […]

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U.S. Government Creates De-Naturalization Task Force

The government agency responsible for granting citizenship to immigrants has created a task force to strip those individuals of their citizenship. The group, a so-called denaturalization task force, has as its aim stripping individuals who are found to have lied on their citizenship documents of their legal status. Specifically, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director […]

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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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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Affirmative Action, Asylum-Right-to-Work Guidances

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the rescission of twenty-four guidance documents written by previous administrations yesterday, in an effort to do away with regulations he says skirt the rule of law or are otherwise incorrect. In November 2017 Sessions issued a memorandum to DOJ employees prohibiting the creation of rules that did not follow procedures […]

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Sanders Asked to Leave Restaurant Because She Works for Trump

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, last night because she works for the Trump administration. Sanders confirmed the reports this morning on Twitter. “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA, to leave because I work for @POTUS and […]

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