Trump administration proposes new fee for asylum-seekers, citizen applicants

Politics 11/10/19, 12:05

The Trump administration on Friday, Nov. 8, rolled out a proposal to increase fees on immigrants filing applications in the United States, including those seeking asylum. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said adjustments to the fee schedule with the average increase of 21 percent "are necessary to recover the full ...

President Trump criticizes North Carolina governor for vetoing an immigration bill

U.S. 08/24/19, 16:14

President Donald Trump on Saturday, Aug. 24, criticized North Carolina’s governor for vetoing an immigration bill that would have required local law enforcement officials in the state to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Trump tweeted Saturday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto was “a terrible decision.” He tweeted that the ...

White House praises judge’s decision to allow asylum restrictions to continue

U.S. 07/25/19, 07:43

The White House on Wednesday, July 24, hailed a federal judge who ruled the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement, "Today’s ruling in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is ...

Ocasio-Cortez accuses DHS and former president Bush for immigration crisis

U.S. 07/23/19, 08:37

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on July 20 criticized the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and former President George W. Bush for immigration crises while speaking at a town hall event in her district in Queens, New York. “And when people say ‘Oh, you wanna to talk about dismantling DHS or abolishing ...

Biden: Congress should immediately make ‘Dreamers’ citizens

2022 Campaign 06/24/19, 06:26

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, unveiling his immigration policy outline ahead of the first 2020 debates, is calling for Congress to grant citizenship immediately to more than 800,000 U.S. residents who were brought to the country illegally as children. The former vice president unveiled some of his immigration priorities on Monday ...

Cuccinelli joining Trump administration in immigration role

U.S. 05/21/19, 14:46

The former attorney general of Virginia, whose name had been tossed around for months for an immigration role, will be joining the Trump administration, according to a White House official. Ken Cuccinelli will be taking a position within the Department of Homeland Security, according to the person, who spoke on condition ...

Trump seeks to unify GOP around immigration goals

Politics 05/15/19, 20:49

President Donald Trump hopes to unite Republicans behind new immigration goals that focus on border security and a merit-based system that keeps legal immigration at current levels.  The president is set to deliver a Rose Garden address on the plan at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.  Trump wants more people coming to the country ...

Denmark to hold election June 5; immigration a major issue

Europe 05/07/19, 09:05

Denmark will hold a general election on June 5, the prime minister announced Tuesday, with immigration a hot-button issue for voters.Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen, who heads the Liberals, has been in power since 2015. He later formed a coalition with the smaller Liberal-Alliance and the Conservatives. But it ...

Judges can’t ignore immigration laws they don’t like

Opinion 05/07/19, 04:12

Remember when judges used to uphold the law? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case today. Consider the Massachusetts trial judge who is accused of helping a twice-deported illegal immigrant slip out the back door rather than hand him over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent waiting to arrest him. According to authorities, Massachusetts District Court ...

Project exploring migrant deaths in US aims to go global

U.S. 03/29/19, 15:09

Hundreds of University of Michigan students filled out toe tags this week with information on each of the roughly 3,000 migrants who have died trying to sneak into the U.S. through the Sonoran Desert over the past 25 years and whose remains were found. The tags then went up on a ...

Homeland Security extends immigration protections for 4 countries

Politics 03/02/19, 00:15

Homeland Security officials have formally extended protections that allowed immigrants from four countries to live and work legally in the United States. The move Thursday complies with a federal judge’s ruling that halted the decision to discontinue temporary protected status (TPS) for people from Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador. The California ...

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