Trump’s budget directs $2.6 billion to border wall — and that’s not all

By Bill Theobald WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first budget provides more than $4.5 billion in new spending to fight illegal immigration — not just by building a wall along the southern border but by adding more than 1,700 border officers, prosecutors and judges. Beginning work...

What Are Your Rights if Border Agents Want to Search Your Phone?

By DANIEL VICTOR Haisam Elsharkawi was about to travel from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia last week when, he says, he was stopped at the airport, questioned, handcuffed, questioned some more and then released without charges three hours after his flight had departed. Mr....

President Trump Signs Two Executive Orders Confirming the Immigration Policy for the New Administration

President Donald Trump signed today, on January 25, 2017, two executive orders focusing on border security and interior immigration enforcement that will have an immediate impact on the interpretation and enforcement of U.S. immigration law. These two orders relate to policies...

Trump to move on border security, immigration enforcement

By Julie Pace and Vivian Salama WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to tighten border security — including his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border — and other domestic immigration...

U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say

By Joshua Partlow Several weeks ago, a former Guatemalan police officer walked up to U.S. private ­security guards at the border crossing here and asked for asylum in the United States. “I am fleeing my country,” the policeman later recalled telling the guards, explaining that he...

This is what it looked like when the U.S.-Mexico border opened for 3 minutes

On Sunday five families separated by the U.S.-Mexico border gathered on both sides of the fence dividing San Diego from Tijuana in hopes of briefly embracing their loved ones. The initiative, called “Opening the Door of Hope,” was a joint effort by the U.S. Border Patrol and...

Cuban Refugees Flocking to Texas Border

by Julián Aguilar The same week President Obama makes the first trip to Cuba by an American president in almost 90 years, The Rolling Stones will play a free concert in Havana — the first open-air show there by a British rock band. But changing times in the Communist country...

Illegal Border Crossings by Families Drop Sharply

The number of women and children illegally crossing the southwest border into the United States dropped sharply in January, the Department of Homeland Security reported Tuesday, reversing a surge late last year that Obama administration officials feared could become a chaotic...

Eye Scans Could Deter As Many Illegal Immigrants to the U.S. As a Border Wall

The U.S. is test­ing what could be a power­ful new de­terrent against il­leg­al im­mig­ra­tion. Between 40 to 50 per­cent of people il­leg­ally liv­ing in the U.S.—as many as 6 mil­lion people, ac­cord­ing to an es­tim­ate by the Pew Re­search Cen­ter—didn’t sneak in, but entered...

Unaccompanied children crossing southern border in greater numbers again, raising fears of new migrant crisis

Unaccompanied minors are crossing the U.S. Southwest border in growing numbers again, sparking concerns that the new influx of children could eventually approach the levels that last year prompted the Obama administration to declare a humanitarian crisis. In October and November,...
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