ICE nabs young ‘dreamer’ applicant after she speaks out at a news conference

About two weeks ago, Daniela Vargas hid in the bedroom closet of her Jackson, Miss., home after watching immigration officials handcuff her father in the family’s driveway. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the 22-year-old’s father and brother, Argentines who...

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...

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...

Deportation Memos Show an Administration in Disarray

By Robert Kahn On Friday, hours after The Associated Press released a leaked draft of a Department of Homeland Security memo detailing plans to deploy up to 100,000 National Guardsmen to arrest immigrants in 11 states, President Donald Trump blasted “The FAKE NEWS media” as “the...

Chicago creates legal fund for immigrants facing deportation

By Associated Press CHICAGO — Chicago is taking $1 million earmarked for a little-used property tax relief program to start a legal fund for immigrants facing deportation. It’s a response Donald Trump’s election. The president-elect campaigned on an aggressive approach to...
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