Arrests target 145 immigrants in Texas with criminal history, ICE says

By Mark Wilson, American-Statesman Staff Immigration authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of 45 people in Austin as part of a wider federal operation earlier this month that targeted undocumented immigrants with criminal histories throughout South and Central Texas....

Dallas attorney pleads guilty to running marriage fraud scheme

DALLAS — A Dallas attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas. Special agents with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations...

Dominican national pleads guilty to role in national conspiracy to sell US identity documents to illegal aliens

WASHINGTON — A Dominican national pleaded guilty Feb. 16 for his role in a scheme to sell the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents to individuals illegally residing in the United States. This guilty plea was announced by the following...

The Senate Fails to Act on DACA, and the Immigration Debate Moves to the Right

By Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker Democrats wanted this debate,” Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, said Thursday, after the Senate spent the better part of a week trying, and failing, to reach a deal on immigration reform. Last month, to corral enough votes to keep...

What Can the U.S. Learn From How Other Countries Handle Immigration?

By Quoctrung Bui and Caitlin Dickerson, The New York Times Every country regulates immigration in its own imperfect way. Some countries have populations that are 80 percent foreign-born but offer no pathway to permanency. Other countries put up huge barriers to citizenship except...

After Senate Failure on Dreamers, Immigration Faces Unclear Path in House

By Natalie Andrews and Kristina Peterson, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Senate’s failure to pass immigration legislation this week has alarmed some centrist House Republicans who have been pushing their leaders for months to bring up a bill that would provide legal...

Immigration Measures Fail in Senate

By Kristina Peterson and Siobhan Hughes, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Senate failed to break its impasse over immigration Thursday after a week of debate, as a flurry of unsuccessful votes left the chamber no closer to resolving the fate of hundreds of thousands of...

U.S. Senate rejects immigration proposals, continuing limbo for “Dreamers”

By Jilian Aguilar, The Texas Tribune The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance any of the four immigration proposals that lawmakers offered up this week, meaning legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants and bolster border security is again at a standstill. Sixty...

Right Now, ‘Merit-Based’ Just Means Fewer Immigrants

By Stuart Anderson, Forbes When the Trump administration says it wants “merit-based immigration” it’s not talking about admitting 1 million scientists and engineers, or even any additional immigrants with college degrees. In fact, in the past year, the Trump administration has...

ICE launches new immigration sweep in L.A. area; at least 100 detained so far

By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times Federal officials are in the midst of an immigration enforcement operation in the Los Angeles area and have so far detained more than 100 people suspected of being in violation of immigration laws. The sweep, which began Sunday, is focusing on...
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