McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) -- President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security spoke to an online immigration business panel Thursday afternoon and promised under his direction the new administration would make bipartisan immigration reform a top priority.
What will Joe Biden do for DACA recipients? Minnesota Dreamers might be able to work, study, and travel with a return to 2012 rules. But Rep. Ilhan Omar and others want comprehensive immigration reform.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy protects thousands of Central Floridians who were brought to the U.S. as children from the risk of deportation.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled against the Trump administration's controversial "public charge" rule that critics say has a chilling effect on immigrants who may need to seek medical assistance, marking the latest blow against the regulation.
President-elect Joe Biden promised on day one of his presidency to protect young immigrants who’ve been living in the country for over a decade from deportation. Some of those immigrants, often known as dreamers, are currently covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which was created through executive action in 2012 to shield [...]
President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday that he planned to use his first 100 days in office to take action on an immigration bill, roll back President Trump’s executive orders on the environment and send assistance to state and local governments.
When President-elect Joe Biden comes into office, he will inherit the Trump administration's restrictionist immigration agenda, which cut access to asylum and has kept migrants in limbo in Mexico while they await humanitarian protection in the US.
If confirmed, Mayorkas would become the first immigrant and first Hispanic American to lead the sprawling department, which, among its various responsibilities, oversees the U.S. immigration system and border security.
Nearly 15 years ago, then-Senator Joe Biden voted to fund hundreds of miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico. He was joined by Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and other Democrats. One of the first things President-elect Biden said he will do after being sworn in on January 20 is halt the construction of President Donald Trump's
The Trump administration has revived discussions around taking executive action targeting birthright citizenship in its final weeks before leaving office, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are headed to a final showdown over his signature border wall, setting the stage for a rematch of a fight two years ago that shuttered the government for 35 days.
A federal judge ruled on Saturday that acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed, thus invalidating his suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (
Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting applications and renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday.
Joe Biden is planning to overturn various immigration policies enacted by President Trump, in a complete about-face from the current administration's restrictions, CBS News reported on Wednesday.Although the coronavirus pandemic and economic problems will likely occupy Biden once he assumes office
While weary and wary immigration activists count down the days until Biden can erase Trump's administrative orders, they do not see a large-scale legislative overhaul contained within one bill as a
Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump's most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base. The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall.
Family separations. The travel ban. The wall. Gutting the asylum and refugee systems. Pushing to abolish DACA.Those policies implemented by President Donald Trump helped define his legacy, fulfilling some of his campaign promises while enraging many Americans and further isolating the U.S. from the world. President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to reverse most of those restrictionist policies, but it could take months, or even many years, to do so.
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.
Biden can unwind many Trump policies the same way they were created, via executive order, but bigger immigration reforms will depend on how much Congress is willing to take on, experts say.
For nearly four years, the Trump administration gradually, and swiftly, choked off immigration to the United States, making it exceedingly difficult for people to come to the country to study, work, and seek refuge.
We all want the economy to recover, so let’s join together in correcting stigmas about immigrants and resetting broken systems that continue to hinder the many benefits immigration brings to...
Urquiza became one of the stars of the convention and then did something under the radar: She got to work on turning her home state of Arizona blue and spoke to Newsweek after helping to accomplish
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the agency handling citizenship and visa applications was surprised when he faced blowback for cutting a reference to the U.S. being a “nation of immigrants” in its...
After the chaotic first debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, much of the focus was on Trump repeatedly interrupting his opponent. But another conversation came
Sen. John Cornyn, trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump as Election Day looms, now says he opposed siphoning off billions from the Pentagon in order to build the border wall, a claim that directly contradicts multiple statements defending that budget maneuver.
When the idea of erecting billboards of immigration violators initially came up at least a year ago, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials didn't think much of it. The proposal was considered to be a low priority, according to two sources familiar with the discussions.
The Trump administration continues to blast and bulldoze in Arizona and California to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall in violation of a court order to cease construction, environmental and civil rights groups said.
A top Homeland Security Department official warned all department employees Tuesday that anyone caught leaking "classified, controlled unclassified, and draft information" to "external entities" risks "violating agency policy and potentially federal law," and encouraged
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.
An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.
More than two years since migrant families were torn apart at the US-Mexico border, disturbing details of what occurred behind the scenes continue to spill into public view -- again putting into focus the policy that came to define the Trump administration's immigration legacy and cement its approach to immigrants.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for almost everyone in the United States. But it has also significantly disrupted the efforts of those seeking to become American citizens -- some of whom are eager to vote in the November election. John Yang reports on how COVID-19 has made the already challenging path to citizenship even more difficult.
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
Government watchdog groups are warning the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration that approving a proposal from the Department of Homeland Security seeking to reclassify records as “temporary” could see important documents, including records of alleged misconduct, destroyed.