Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including...

Texas shuns immigrants when they’re needed most

By Stan Marek As the flood waters left behind by Hurricane Harvey begin to recede around our great city, the questions of how to rebuild and who will do the work are top of mind. Following the passage of a ban on “sanctuary cities” in Texas, we were already faced with a quickly...

Anniversary of DACA Deportation Protections Marked By Fear They’re Ending

by Patricia Guadalupe WASHINGTON — Rallies and demonstrations on Tuesday are taking the place of long queues as immigrant rights groups and allies mark the fifth anniversary of an Obama administration deportation relief and work permission program now in peril under President...

U.S. Judge Deals Blow to Texas ‘Sanctuary’ City Law

By REUTERS AUG. 10, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas — A U.S. district judge in Austin has rejected an effort by Texas to have a law that would punish so-called sanctuary cities be declared constitutional ahead of the measure taking effect next month. The Republican-backed law is the first of...

California sheriffs and Gov. Jerry Brown in talks over possible changes to ‘sanctuary state’ legislation

Members of the California State Sheriffs Assn. say they have been in discussions with Gov. Jerry Brown in hopes of amending a state Senate bill that seeks to keep local and state law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws. On a Tuesday conference call, Santa...

Canada to Set Up Border Camp as Number of Asylum Seekers Swells

By REUTERS AUG. 9, 2017 MONTREAL — Canada has deployed soldiers to erect tents near the U.S. border to temporarily house hundreds of asylum seekers crossing from New York state, officials said on Wednesday, an influx of mostly Haitians prompted by fear of deportation by the U.S....

Trump immigration plan to cost 4.6 million jobs, Ivy League study finds

by Patrick Gillespie and Tal Kopan In a report published Thursday, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School said the immigration plan, dubbed the RAISE Act, would result in 4.6 million lost jobs by the year 2040. It also found that the U.S. economy would be 2%...

Rubio: Trump-backed immigration bill won’t pass Senate

By Jordain Carney – 08/07/17 Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is predicting that a White House-backed bill aimed at curbing legal immigration won’t have enough support to pass the Senate. “That bill’s not going to pass. … I think the White House knows that...

The Last Time the U.S. Seriously Considered Merit-Based Immigration

Alana Semuels Aug 4, 2017 This week, President Trump, in coordination with Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, signalled his intention to make vast changes to America’s immigration system, cutting back on the number of legal immigrants to the...

Canadian man convicted in South Texas of using counterfeit Israeli passport to enter the US from Mexico

LAREDO, Texas — A Canadian man pleaded guilty Friday to using a false Israeli passport to enter the United States from Mexico. This conviction as announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez, Southern District of Texas. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and...
?>