Democrats: Passing Biden’s immigration plan through Senate is a herculean task
It’s taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden’s bold immigration proposal can go in Congress to acknowledge that if anything emerges, it will likely be significantly more modest. As they brace to tackle a politically flammable issue that’s resisted major congressional action since the 1980s, Democrats are using words like “aspirational” to describe [...]
Trump extends pandemic-related visa ban through March 31
Trump leaves mark on immigration policy, some of it lasting
US Citizenship Agency Drops Plan to Furlough 70% of Workers
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services canceled more than 13,000 employee furloughs Tuesday, averting a catastrophe for the cash-strapped agency that oversees the nation's legal immigration system.
Drive to Beat Trump Unites Democrats Behind Biden
Nearly everything in American life has changed in the 16 months between the launch of Joe Biden’s White House campaign and his address Thursday night as the Democratic presidential nominee. A pandemic has killed more than 170,000 Americans and remade work and school. A soaring economy is now sagging.
Trump Administration Defends Homeland Security Leadership
A nonpartisan congressional watchdog's finding that the two top officials at the Department of Homeland Security are legally ineligible to hold their posts is “erroneous” and should be withdrawn, a Trump administration official said Monday.
Watchdog: Homeland Security Officials Were Wrongly Appointed
The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday.
Supreme Court Sides With Government in Immigration Case
The Supreme Court is making it harder for noncitizens who are authorized to live permanently in the United States to argue they should be allowed to stay in the country if they've committed crimes.
Scant Testing in US Migration System Risks Spreading Virus
The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere aboard regular deportation flights, migrants' advocates said Friday.
Former US security officials to oppose emergency declaration
A group of former national security officials is set to release a statement arguing that there is no justification for Trump to use a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border
Virginia Senate passes sanctuary cities bill
Trump says so-called chain migration provides gateway for terrorism
Lawyers challenge denial of deportation protection renewal
Lawyers for a Mexican woman whose case made national headlines when she was a Georgia college student seven years ago are challenging immigration authorities’ refusal to renew her protection from deportation.
Pope encourages young US immigrants to keep dreaming
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged young immigrants who may be affected by the Trump administration’s decision to end a program protecting them from deportation to keep dreaming.
Justice Department warns cities on immigration law
The Justice Department is giving four so-called sanctuary cities a last chance to show they’re not thwarting enforcement of U.S. immigration law before possibly losing federal grants that help pay for public safety equipment.
Pentagon: Trump order to end DACA raises issues for military
Feds ask that judges ruling on travel ban be put on hold
The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a judge’s ruling modifying the Trump administration’s travel ban on immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations.
The Latest: Sessions says travel ban needed for security
The Latest on a U.S. appeals court keeping President Donald Trumps travel ban blocked. Sessions said Monday that the ban is necessary to protect national security. He says the president was within his lawful authority to enact the temporary ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations.
The Latest: Priebus says new immigration orders coming soon
President Donald Trump's chief of staff says he expects new executive orders to be "enacted soon" in response to a federal court decision to block the administration's immigration ban. Reince Priebus told reporters Friday that "every single court option" is on the table as the administration contests a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to block Trump's executive order.