Jonathan Karl, the program’s co-anchor and ABC’s chief Washington correspondent, doubled down on the question — asking Wolf whether he knew it would be used at the GOP convention. “No,” Wolf replied, adding, “We had a number of USCIS employees there, as they do every naturalization ceremony, making sure that that ceremony goes off without a hitch. They were giving that oath of allegiance to those individuals there. And again, we’ll continue to do that, because that's our mission at the department.”
The full bench of the powerful D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to weigh in on two legal fights critical to President Donald Trump: whether the House can use the courts to enforce a subpoena for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn, and whether the House can sue to block Trump's effort to fund border wall construction over Congressional objections.
Key pieces of his agenda are stalled. Top aides are feuding. And there's worry that the very issue that swept President Donald Trump into office in 2016 could help cost him his reelection in 2020.
The White House plans to name Homeland Security official Chad Wolf acting secretary, according to three people familiar with the situation. Wolf will replace acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan, whose last day in the job was supposed to be Thursday. McAleenan will now stay until Nov. 7, according to one of the people with knowledge of the matter.
Officials who oversee the nation's health insurance markets have privately raised concerns that President Donald Trump's recent mandate requiring visa-seekers to prove they can get health insurance may be unworkable and even illegal, according to three individuals with knowledge of the deliberations.
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday that will require immigrants to prove they can obtain health insurance before they are issued a visa. The proclamation — the latest in a series of moves that would restrict immigration — says immigrants must demonstrate they will have health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or that they can afford to cover any medical expenses.
Beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are ineligible for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration, a top Housing and Urban Development official said, ending months of confusion about the policy for immigrants who were brought here as children.
President Donald Trump on Monday signaled he was eager to move forward with a plan to bus undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities — prompting a battle with Democrats that could easily scuttle any nascent congressional movement on the issue.
Migrant parents who failed an asylum screening after being separated from their children at the border would get another chance to seek refuge under a proposed settlement agreement filed Wednesday evening. In the proposal, the Trump administration does not agree to bring deported parents back to the U.S.
HHS is forced to prioritize migrant crisis over medical research and other goals. The health department has quietly dipped into tens of millions of dollars to pay for the consequences of President Donald Trump's border policy, angering advocates who want the money spent on medical research, rural health programs and other priorities.
A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump's request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents. The judge's order says some immigrant families could be detained together.
The litigation is modeled on an Obama administration drive against Arizona in 2010. After more than a year on defense against a flurry of legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, the Justice Department went on offense Tuesday, filing a suit against the State of California that alleges obstruction of federal immigration enforcement.
Flake expects co-sponsors in both parties for his effort. The retiring Arizona Republican said he plans to go to the Senate floor as soon as the chamber returns from next week’s recess and will demand a vote on his plan to provide $7.6 billion in border wall money spread over three years in exchange for three years of codification of the expiring Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke on the House floor Wednesday for a record-breaking eight hours, vowing to speak — and stand — until Republicans concede protections for so-called Dreamers. But for some members on both ends of her caucus who tuned in, the daylong protest did little to repair the fissure pitting lawmakers against one another on immigration and budget talks.
The White House is hoping to woo Democrats by offering protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange for border wall funding — and sharp restrictions on family reunification.
Texas and other Republican-led states continue to pressure the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants deportation relief and access to work permits to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. at a young age.
The Washington Posts David Nakamura obtained an internal DHS assessment that outlines what the department has done to fulfill Trump’s call for intensified immigration enforcement.
Senate Democrats wanted reassurances from Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that there would be boundaries to President Donald Trump’s plan to intensify immigration enforcement..
President Donald Trump on Friday issued a far-reaching executive order that temporarily halts the admission of new refugees into the United States, imposes an indefinite ban on the entry of refugees from Syria, and suspends the entry of citizens of several Muslim-majority countries.
'I was endorsed by ICE'- Donald Trump No, Donald Trump was not endorsed by an entire government agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was endorsed this week by a union of ICE employees, but that’s not the same.
The mistaken citizenships were granted, the Department of Homeland Security explained in a press release, because neither its digital fingerprint repository nor the FBI’s fingerprint repository contain exhaustive records of individuals who have previously been deported.
"Hillary Clinton is the first person in history to run for the presidency who is proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she is supposed to protect," Trump said.
The GOP's harsh immigration rhetoric was on stark display in Cleveland, while Democrats are sprinting in the other direction. The deep partisan split over immigration casts heavy doubt that Congress could pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul early next year with a new occupant at the White House and a newly-minted Congress.
Donald Trump has promised to build a wall along the southern border. He's referred to Mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. He's attacked the Republican Hispanic governor of New Mexico. He's done much to alienate Latino voters since entering the presidential race, yet according to some polls he s running ahead of 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney among them.
A federal judge slapped an extraordinarily unusual order on Justice Department lawyers on Thursday, saying they misled him about details of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, ordering up names of certain immigrants here illegally and calling on the administration's attorneys to take a legal ethics course every year.