Category Archives: Immigration

Georgia jail housing ICE, other detainees performed questionable hysterectomies, shredded records, nurse says

An immigration detention center in Georgia performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records, according to a nurse quoted in a complaint filed Monday.

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Trump Nominating Acting DHS Chief Wolf for Permanent Post

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would nominate Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary, Chad Wolf, to permanently head the agency.

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DHS head Chad Wolf denies endorsing We Build the Wall project during border visit

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf denies endorsing We Build the Wall, despite the nonprofit’s claim that he did so following a 2019 visit to a section of wall funded by the group.

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US Migrant Deportations Spread Coronavirus to Central America

The Trump administration’s deportation policy helped spread the coronavirus throughout Central America, according to a report from Refugee International released on Tuesday.

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Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention

Friday a federal judge ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration’s prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Supreme Court hands Trump administration win on deportation powers

Thursday the Supreme Court ruled for the Trump administration in a key immigration case, determining that a federal law limiting an asylum applicant’s ability to appeal a determination that he lacked a credible fear of persecution from his home country does not violate the Constitution.

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Supreme Court rules against Trump administration bid to end DACA program

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday against the Trump administration’s effort to end the Obama-era program that offers legal protections to young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

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Report: US-Guatemala Agreement Puts Migrants at Risk

The agreement between the United States and Guatemala that allows the U.S. to send non-Guatemalan asylum seekers to Guatemala places migrants at risk, according to a report from Refugees International.

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US Supreme Court Eases Path to Deport Immigrants for Crimes

Thursday the US Supreme Court made it easier for federal authorities to deport certain immigrants who have committed crimes in a victory for President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Greece’s Lesbos island migrant center set ablaze, thousands of Syrian refugees arrive after Turkey opens borders

A fire broke out at a refugee center on the Greek island of Lesbos Saturday night amid tensions with Turkey over the flow of tens of thousands of mostly Syrian migrants who’ve tried to cross into Greece by land and sea last week.

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