White House to propose tougher asylum laws, stop abuse of system

U.S. 04/30/19, 14:25

President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum that will direct his administration to propose ways to expedite the process for those seeking asylum. It will also expedite the removal of illegal migrants who are not eligible and do not qualify for asylum. The White House issued a statement listing root ...

State judge charged with helping illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest

U.S. 04/25/19, 17:48

A Massachusetts judge was indicted Thursday on charges that she helped a man who was living in the U.S. illegally sneak out a back door of the courthouse to evade a waiting immigration enforcement agent. Newton District Court Judge Shelley M. Richmond Joseph and former court officer Wesley MacGregor were charged ...

Why people aren’t fleeing this Central American country in caravans

Opinion 04/19/19, 20:00

In the ongoing U.S. debate about immigration, the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala are mainly in the news because many of those crossing our border from Mexico are from these nations. Why isn’t Costa Rica experiencing a similar mass exodus? I put the question to President Carlos ...

Border Patrol Identifies Thousands Of ‘Fraudulent Family’ Cases

U.S. 04/19/19, 10:42

More than 3,000 fraudulent family cases have been identified by U.S. Border Patrol in the past six months, demonstrating the lengths to which illegal migrants will go to abuse U.S. laws. “It’s very clear that the cartel and smugglers know the weaknesses in our laws. They know that family units and ...

Video: A group of 360 migrants crosses into US

Texas 04/17/19, 22:39

U.S. Border Patrol officials say 360 migrants — mostly families from Central America — have surrendered to agents in Arizona. Border Patrol camera operators spotted the group Tuesday after buses arrived south of the border about 14 miles west of the Port of Lukeville. Agents watched as the group left the buses ...

Border Patrol chief: To drop illegals in sanctuary cities is ‘absolutely legal’

Politics 04/14/19, 10:36

National Border Patrol Council Chairman Brandon Judd claimed Sunday that transporting illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities is "absolutely legal" for the federal government. Judd argued during a “Fox & Friends” segment that President Donald Trump’s proposed planto do just that was “brilliant” and should have been cheered by people on both sides. “It’s ...

At US-Mexico CEO summit, leaders optimistic amid uncertainty

Business 04/12/19, 16:59

Business and political leaders from the U.S. and Mexico gathered Friday to promote greater trade at a time when actions by both governments have rattled investors, expressing optimism despite times of uncertainty and tensions over the border and illegal immigration. Investment in Mexico has been cool pending passage of the new ...

Reactions to the idea of ‘sending migrants to Democratic strongholds’

Politics 04/12/19, 11:41

The White House considered a plan to release detained immigrants into “sanctuary cities,” three people familiar with the idea confirmed Friday. The idea of pressing immigration authorities to embrace the plan was discussed in November and then again in February as the Trump administration struggled with a surge of migrants at ...

Update: Trump says about gangs, trafficking at border

Politics 04/10/19, 13:35

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas on Wednesday (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is turning a roundtable with supporters in San Antonio, Texas, into a forum for venting about illegal immigration, human trafficking and safety concerns on the border. Trump says people in border states are living ...

Trump takes a step back from threat to close southern border

Politics 04/03/19, 04:40

President Donald Trump eased up on his threats to close the southern border as officials across his administration explored half-measures that might satisfy the president's urge for action, like stopping only foot traffic at certain crossings. Facing a surge of Central American migrants trying to enter the U.S., Trump last week ...

Trump: Detention areas are maxed out, next step is to close the Border

Politics 03/30/19, 16:33

During the crisis of undocumented migrants in the southern border, President Donald Trump is calling Democrats and Mexico for joint action. The president tweeted on Saturday: "It would be so easy to fix our weak and very stupid Democrat inspired immigration laws. In less than one hour, and then a vote, ...

Update: Trump moves to cut aid to Central America

Politics 03/30/19, 09:09

The Latest on Trump administration moves on immigration through U.S. border with Mexico (all times local): ___ 10 a.m. The Trump administration says it is cutting direct U.S. aid to three Central American countries. The State Department says in a statement that it will suspend 2017 and 2018 payments to El Salvador, Guatemala and ...

US Customs and Border Protection: ‘We are beyond the breaking point’

Politics 03/30/19, 06:08

During an interview with CNN, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner Robert Perez confirmed that there is a crisis on the border saying “we are beyond the breaking point.” President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation’s southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico ...

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

Politics 03/29/19, 11:28

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the nation's southern border, or large sections of it, next week if Mexico does not halt illegal immigration at once. "If Mexico doesn't immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, ...

Hundreds of border agents reassigned as illegal crossings reach record highs

U.S. 03/28/19, 11:46

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) announced on Wednesday that it is reassigning more than 700 officers to assist the Border Patrol as it faces an “unprecedented” security crisis. CBP’s Office of Field Operations will temporarily reassign up to 750 of its officers to Border Patrol sectors along the country’s southwest border, ...

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