The history of the famous poem on the Statue of Liberty that keeps annoying Trump officials

The poem inscribed on a plaque in the Statue of Liberty continues to come up in discussions on the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The poem, “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, was written in tribute to refugees and immigrants. Lazarus, a New Yorker of Portuguese Sephardic Jewish descent, was asked to write the poem to raise money for the statue’s […]

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New White House immigration rule: How will your taxes be impacted?

Trump administration to strengthen ability of federal government to deny green cards FBN’s Edward Lawrence on a new rule that would deny green cards to illegal immigrants likely to rely on government aid. A new White House rule that requires foreigners seeking to enter the U.S. disclose their use of public benefits would save taxpayers about $2.27 billion per year, according […]

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Trump Supporters Cheer As Immigration Rights Sign Gets Torn At Rally

CINCINNATI ― People at President Donald Trump’s rally in Ohio grew rowdy as they clashed with demonstrators advocating for immigration rights on Thursday, cheering when a protest sign got ripped. Protesters chanted and held banners that read “Immigrants Built America” and “Chinga La Migra,” which is Spanish slang for “Fuck Border Patrol/Immigration.” At the time, Trump was falsely accusing Democrats […]

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Mexican man awaiting deportation dies in ICE custody in Georgia

A 44-year-old Mexican man died Wednesday while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Georgia, the agency said.  Pedro Arriago-Santoya was awaiting deportation at the Stewart Detention Facility in Lumpkin prior to his death at an area hospital, making him the seventh migrant to die in ICE custody since October.  Medical staff at a hospital in Columbus determined the man’s preliminary […]

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US Proposes 5-fold Increase In Merit-based Immigration

As part of modernizing the US immigration system, Senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner has laid out the Trump administration’s new policy that promotes merit-based legal immigration. As per a Bill that was presented to the Cabinet meeting, the United States will take in 57 percent of applicants through merit-based legal immigration. This is nearly five times more than the current […]

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Immigration is over one million higher than the Tories’ pledged

The next Prime Minister should scrap the Tories’ broken pledge to slash net migration to the tens of thousands, a leading Conservative think tank demands today. A Mirror probe reveals that the Tories have failed to achieve their target by an astonishing 1.2million people. The Conservatives pledged at the 2010, 2015 and 2017 elections to slash net migration to below […]

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Top Trump Official Shrugs Off Abhorrent Migrant Detention Center Conditions

A top immigration official appointed by President Donald Trump last month downplayed reports of inhumane conditions at migrant detention centers and blamed Congress for overcrowding in the facilities.  Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, was grilled Sunday by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl about media reports that undocumented immigrants are being […]

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Donald Trump defends migrant detention centers, says nothing about ICE raids

President Donald Trump said nothing early Sunday about expected raids on migrant communities but did defend crowded conditions at border detention facilities – even after Vice President Mike Pence questioned some of those conditions during a recent tour. “Sorry, can’t let them into our Country,” Trump tweeted about undocumented migrants. “If too crowded, tell them not to come to USA, and tell […]

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Chicago Mayor Permanently Bans ICE From Accessing Police Databases Ahead Of Raids

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that her city has permanently banned U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from accessing the Chicago Police Department’s databases ahead of looming ICE raids to detain undocumented immigrants. Chicago police “will not team up with ICE to detain any resident,” the mayor said after meeting with business leaders and immigration rights advocates at Lurie Children’s Hospital. […]

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Trump Administration Can’t Detain Asylum Seekers Indefinitely, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that allowed asylum seekers to be held indefinitely behind bars. Immigration advocates lauded the ruling as a forceful rejection of President Donald Trump’s efforts to deter migrants from seeking asylum. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman warned in her decision, however, that the fight over this issue was likely far […]

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