Last week, you may recall, Carlson successfully managed to draw attention to himself by embracing the idea that immigration to the United States would functionally “replace” Americans who already live here. He presented this as simply an observation about voting patterns, but even he recognized that his rhetoric overlapped with views held by white nationalists.
Immigration has emerged as one of the administration’s most urgent challenges — seized on by Republicans as a political cudgel, posing risks to Democrats in the 2022 midterms and potentially undermining Biden’s governing agenda.
A Trump-era immigration rule denying green cards to immigrants who use public benefits like food stamps has been dealt likely fatal blows after the Biden administration dropped legal challenges, including before the Supreme Court
President Joe Biden is facing mounting pressure at the border. While Biden has taken some major steps in his first weeks in office to reverse Trump’s hardline immigration policies, his administration hasn’t lifted some of the most significant barriers to asylum-seekers. In fact, it’s discouraging people from coming to the country, hoping to avoid what happened under both Trump and former President Barack Obama — border agents getting overwhelmed by migrants, including many Central Americans with children.
During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies
New President Joe Biden unveiled a bold immigration plan just days ago. 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 one of his first acts, President Joe Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally
The U.S. Census Bureau director and political appointees pressured staff to deliver data this week, regardless of accuracy concerns, according to a letter by the Commerce Department’s inspector general.
In response to feigned surprise over administration actions that result in human suffering and death, critics of the Trump administration have been inclined to respond, “cruelty is the point.” In other words, policy decisions are not made despite consequences for vulnerable people; they are made with the intent to inflict hardship so as to serve administration objectives (e.g., deporting “dreamers” to fend off future illegal immigration). Nowhere is this more evident than in the immoral and un-American child separation policy.
Two former U.S. health officials tell AP that Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation’s top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the borders against immigrants and asylum seekers over the objections of its scientists
A whistleblower complaint and a tight timeline are making it increasingly unlikely that the Senate will confirm Chad Wolf as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security before the November election
The first lady’s “dream, her story, is idolized,” Gomez said. “It’s like, ‘Oh, wow, she studied and became a U.S. citizen.’ But a father fleeing violence from his home country in Latin America, dreaming of the American Dream, he is a criminal. Why is she idolized and others are not?”
Last fall, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services introduced perhaps its most arbitrary, absurd modification yet to the immigration system: It began rejecting applications unless every single field was filled in, even those that obviously did not pertain to the applicant.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office found that Department of Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf and Ken Cuccinelli, effectively the agency's second-in-command, are serving under an "invalid order of succession." The GAO said it was referring the matter to DHS's inspector general for further review.
Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
A new policy is keeping hundreds of families from obtaining visas. Over the past few months, the Trump administration has quietly been rolling out a Kafkaesque new processing policy for select categories of visas: If any fields on a form are left blank, it will automatically be rejected. Even if it makes no sense for the applicant to fill out that field.
Travelers said agents in Washington state asked unusual questions of Iranian Americans and detained families for many hours. U.S. officials say it was because of low staffing and high traffic.
In an era of polarized immigration politics, Kevin McAleenan navigates the lonely center as he runs the Department of Homeland Security in an acting role, with no nomination in sight.
From the moment presidential candidate Donald Trump announced his campaign with incendiary language about Mexican immigrants, Latinos have been worried about how such characterizations would affect them as one of the nation's fastest-growing populations.