DHS announces pilot program to take DNA samples from people arrested at border – Washington Times
The Department of Homeland Security announced a new pilot program to begin taking DNA cheek swabs from people arrested by Border Patrol agents in Detroit and by officers at on border crossing in Texas, covering everyone including migrants and U.S. citizens.
Judge keeps anti-DACA lawsuit alive
A federal judge on Thursday preserved the path for Texas to challenge the 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, delivering a blow to immigrant-rights advocates who'd hoped to short-circuit the case.
Donald Trump says he wants comprehensive immigration plan but country is not ready –Oh Come On
President Trump said Wednesday that he will make the final decision on whether to defend President Obama's 2012 deportation amnesty for Dreamers, and said he wished Congress would pass a comprehensive immigration plan -- though he said the country is not ready for that.
Donald Trump cancels Obamas special immigration program for foreign entrepreneurs
The Trump administration put a hold Monday on an Obama-era policy that was designed to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the U.S. to build their companies, saying immigration officials are already overwhelmed with more important work.
Court orders DHS to reinstate amnesty for Georgia Dreamer
A federal judge ordered Homeland Security Monday to reinstate an amnesty for a Dreamer and blasted the government for running roughshod over a young woman in a ruling that breaks new ground in legal rights for illegal immigrants.
Spending bill doubles foreign worker visas
Congress tucked a sweetheart deal for America's vacation resorts and other seasonal employers into the massive spending bill announced Monday, paving the way for the administration to more than double the number of temporary visas to foreign workers this year and flooding the labor force with cheap competition for jobs.
John Kelly, DHS chief, tells critics to shut up and let agents to their jobs
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly told the host of critics to shut up and let his agents do their jobs, pushing back against the overwhelming wave of criticism from advocacy groups who have complained that immigration enforcement has grown too strict under the Trump administration.
GOP official questions Trump accuser Alicia Machado’s citizenship after reports of criminal behavior – Washington Times
A top state-level Republican questioned how Alicia Machado, the former Venezuelan beauty queen who says Donald Trump demeaned her, became a U.S. citizen this year, given a checkered past that included allegations of threatening a judge and involvement in a drive-by shooting.
Immigrant voter surge fails to drum up revenge against Donald Trump
The anti-Trump immigrant voter surge has failed to materialize, as advocates' hopes of recruiting 1 million green card holders to become citizens in time to vote have fallen short.