Johnson Leads Polls as Election Enters Final Days: U.K. Votes

Sign up to our Brexit Bulletin, follow us @Brexit and subscribe to our podcast. The U.K. is now in the final days of campaigning ahead of the Dec. 12 general election. Polls in Sunday’s newspapers all give Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives a clear lead over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, though they differ by how much. Campaigners opposing Brexit are now urging voters who […]

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How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue

A new kind of suburbanization is sweeping through politics, from Richmond to Atlanta, Houston, Denver and elsewhere, and Democrats are starting to breach Republicans’ firewalls in elections. Where Democrats Took Control Democrats have gained about 20 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2015, especially in Northern Virginia and the Richmond area. Republican win or lead Democratic win or […]

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Child migrants to be held in detention longer under new Trump administration rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules that would allow officials to detain migrant families indefinitely while judges consider whether to grant them asylum in the United States. The rules, which are certain to draw a legal challenge, would replace a 1997 legal agreement that limits the amount of time U.S. immigration authorities can detain migrant […]

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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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