Airports, legal volunteers prepare for new Trump travel ban

By Gene Johnson SEATTLE — Airport officials and civil rights lawyers around the country are getting ready for President Donald Trump’s new travel ban — mindful of the chaos that accompanied his initial executive order but hopeful the forthcoming version will be rolled out in a...

Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

By Jill Colvin and Erica Werner WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. But while there is appetite on Capitol Hill for legislation, there is also skepticism, and the president’s...

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump

By NICHOLAS KULISH, CAITLIN DICKERSON and RON NIXON In Virginia, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents waited outside a church shelter where undocumented immigrants had gone to stay warm. In Texas and in Colorado, agents went into courthouses, looking for foreigners who had...

U.S. Justice Department drops challenge to Texas voter ID law

By Chuck Lindell – American-Statesman Staff Trump administration drops complaint that the Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate. Move reverses Obama-era claim that Republicans tried to suppress black, Hispanic voters. In a sharp reversal from the Obama...

A Surprising Salve for New York’s Beleaguered Cities: Refugees

Communities across upstate New York say an influx of refugees has helped alleviate decades-long struggles with dwindling populations and opportunities. By JESSE McKINLEY BUFFALO — Newcomers have filled up hundreds of empty homes and apartments, and poured money and energy into...

Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest

By Deepti Hajela and Amy Taxin In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by...

DHS Memoranda Implement Executive Orders to Increase Detention and Removal (Deportation)

President Trump signed two Executive Orders on January 25, 2017, addressing both border security and interior enforcement.  These Executive Orders significantly expand the federal government’s priorities on who might be targets for removal (deportation) from the United States and...

Revised travel ban targets same countries

By Vivian Salama | AP WASHINGTON — A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior...

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

By Hope Yen and Julie Pace WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated...

The government just put out the blueprint for President Trump’s immigration crackdown

By Dara Lind The Department of Homeland Security is officially putting the sweeping executive orders that President Donald Trump signed his first week in office into practice — giving the federal government nearly free rein to arrest, detain, and deport unauthorized immigrants...
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