U.S. Supreme Court gives Trump victory on immigration detention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed U.S. government authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime – potentially even years – after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies. The court ruled 5-4, with its conservative justices in the majority and its liberal justices dissenting, […]

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Demonstrations take place across the US in support of 'DREAMers'

The rallies happened on the same day as the deadline for continued protections for DREAMers set by Trump last year. Demonstrations have taken place in major cities across the US in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportations. Hundreds of people took to the National Mall in Washington, DC, on […]

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Feds target ex-con ‘attorney imposter’ for allegedly duping undocumented immigrants

Federal authorities in Pennsylvania are investigating an ex-con who they say preyed on undocumented immigrants by posing as a lawyer and offering thousands of dollars’ worth of “legal services” she was not licensed to provide. Interested in Immigration? At times, 55-year-old Ana Molina of Philadelphia would even use the personal information of past clients to fraudulently bolster immigration cases for […]

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Immigration debate: Democrats want to trivialize a serious national crisis, exploit it for political gain

Nielsen testifies on border security: ‘This is not a manufactured crisis, this is truly an emergency’ Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warns the House Homeland Security Committee that the growing number of illegal immigrants flowing to the southern border will overwhelm the system entirely. The Democrats’ latest efforts at preventing President Trump from expanding our wall system along the southern […]

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Philadelphia beats U.S. appeal in sanctuary city case

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court said on Friday the Trump administration cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia for its refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities seeking to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. In a 3-0 decision, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the U.S. attorney general lacked power to condition that city’s […]

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The immigration plan America needs

Trump defends immigration agenda, touts economy during State of the Union address Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D) and former Virginia Senator George Allen (R) discuss the issues President Trump addressed during his State of the Union address. America has now endured two government shutdowns, brought on by different disagreements over immigration—the most recent clocking in at the longest, […]

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Quebec immigration minister defends cancellation, says 18,000 immigration applicants can re-apply

The Quebec government is defending its decision to cancel 18,000 immigration files last week, despite the outrage it caused. It says a new system, implemented by the Liberal government, is more efficient because it matches applicants with labour needs. Even though the Liberals brought in the Declaration of Interest program, replacing the Regular Skilled Workers Program┬áin August, 2018, Liberal MNAs […]

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California pulls most National Guard troops from U.S.-Mexico border

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an order withdrawing more than two-thirds of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, calling claims of an illegal immigration crisis there nothing but “political theater.” Newsom said most of the roughly 360 National Guard members deployed to the border would be reassigned to other duties in […]

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California to pull troops from U.S.-Mexico border in rebuke to Trump

(Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that he is ready to withdraw hundreds of the state’s National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s stance that a national security crisis is unfolding there. In his State of the State address on Tuesday, the newly elected Democratic governor will say that border crossings […]

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Instead of a border wall, get E-Verify to prevent undocumented immigrants from working

Some say the key to overcoming the budget impasse over border security is to expand the discussion over immigration. The political viability of that is doubtful. But if it is to occur, the mandatory use of E-Verify should come off the bench and be put into the game. The grand bargain thinking is as follows: President Donald Trump wants funding […]

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