The Trump administration tried and failed to accomplish a long-held desire of immigration hard-liners — a count of unauthorized immigrants to reshape Congress, the Electoral College and public policy.
President-elect Biden is expected to quickly reverse some of the Trump administration's most controversial policies. But his ability to reshape immigration would be limited in a divided government.
The Trump administration has undertaken more than 400 executive actions on immigration, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Biden has vowed to roll back many policies — but faces obstacles.
Since the CARES Act has been doling out stimulus spending checks, a certain group of U.S. citizens has been left out: Those married to non-citizens who don't have social security numbers.
The Trump administration has moved to block visas for pregnant women to halt "birth tourism." NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Ur Jaddou, director of the watchdog group DHS Watch, about the new ban.
The costs keep piling up for Trump's border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.
Republican candidates across the country aired a lot of campaign ads intended to stoke fears about illegal immigration. But the results were mixed, and some of the most outspoken hard-liners lost.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Kevin Jennings, president of the Tenement Museum in New York City, about why the phrase "legal immigration" does not apply to early immigrants to the U.S., who came to this country before immigration laws were enacted.
By the time the final day of Texas legislative term had ended, Immigration and Customs Enforcement had been called and politicians on both sides of the aisle had accused each other of making threats.