Category Archives: Immigration

Barr: Threats Against Family Members Not Basis for Asylum Claim

Monday President Donald Trump’s administration imposed another obstacle for asylum-seekers finding that being persecuted on the basis of threats against a family member is usually not enough to be granted asylum in the United States.

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Watchdog alerts Trump that border agency violated DNA collection law for years, letting violent criminals walk free

Wednesday a top government watchdog alerted President Trump and Congress that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a “disturbing” pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly a decade by failing to comply with a federal law requiring that the agency collect DNA samples from detained migrants.

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Illegal immigrant rape suspect released from Maryland jail, violating detainer policy, ICE says

An illegal immigrant accused of rape was released from a Maryland jail three days after being arrested — despite a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to keep the man in custody, according to federal officials.

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Pompeo: New El Salvador President Marks ‘Big Shift’ for Immigration

New El Salvador President Nayib Bukele marks a “big shift” for the country’s government and has taken responsibility for the country’s part in the immigrant migration crisis, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

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ICE offices, workers hit by wave of violence and threats: ‘We know where all your children live’

Then if these ICE were to protect their families, when or if these radical terrorists attack, good…..mow ’em down, should they harm innocent families of those enforcing the law.

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Human rights advocates fear Mexico’s National Guard

Mexico is being credited for helping to reduce Central American migration to the United States through efforts by its newly formed National Guard. But human rights advocates worry their existence creates more fear for migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Mexico.

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Obama-era DHS secretary hits 2020 Dem candidates for ‘extreme’ and ‘unworkable’ immigration ideas

Former President Barack Obama’s Homeland Security secretary, Jeh Johnson called out Democratic presidential candidates for embracing “extreme” policies on immigration, like rejecting the deportation of those here illegally and decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

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US Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Trump wall funding

The US Supreme Court has said that President Donald Trump can use $2.5bn (£2bn) of Pentagon funds for a section of wall on the southern border. The court ruled by five votes to four to block a ruling by a federal judge in California that barred the president from spending the money on the wall.

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Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers

Monday the Trump Administration a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

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ICE deportation raids underway in New York City, ‘number of jurisdictions,’ official says

Late Saturday nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country began in the nation’s largest city and several other places, according to an official.

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