As U.S. Starts Deportations, Asylum-Seekers Face Perils in Mexico

REYNOSA, Mexico — Central Americans who fled violence for refuge in the United States risk kidnapping or death under a new U.S. plan to deport them to murderous and cartel-wracked Mexican border cities while their asylum cases are processed. The city of Reynosa, and a nearby...

Immigration Officers Arrest 98 in Texas, Oklahoma Operation

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officers have arrested 98 people in a Texas and Oklahoma immigration enforcement sweep that authorities say could lead to dozens of deportations. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday announced officers made 87 arrests in North Texas and 11...

ICE Arrests 45 Unauthorized Immigrants in Houston Area During Five-Day Operation

HPM News Staff Federal officers arrested 45 unauthorized immigrants in the Houston area last week. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a news release that a five-day operation that ended Friday, August 10, targeted people who had a criminal history and people who...

USCIS Policy Change on RFE’s and Starting Removal “Deportation” Proceedings

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued two new Policy Memoranda that change the way the agency will approach the issuance of Requests for Further Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), and Notices to Appear (NTA) initiating removal...

Trump administration will fingerprint child migrants’ parents

By Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will soon begin fingerprinting parents claiming custody of children who entered the United States illegally without an adult relative, officials said on Tuesday, prompting criticism that children...

Deportations of traffic offenders skyrocketed under Trump, study says

By Sean Collins Walsh, American-Statesman In pushing for increased coordination between federal immigration agencies and local law enforcement, the Trump administration has contended that those types of partnerships are key to ridding the country of unauthorized immigrants who...

Immigration May Be on Hold in Congress, but the Trump Administration Continues to Restrict Legal Immigration

By Charles C. Foster, Texas Lawyer Over a year ago, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated and set out to make good on campaign promises that would deport illegal immigrants and seek funds to construct a wall on the southern border. Now, after a year of presidential action on...

Trump administration ends automatic release from immigration detention for pregnant women

By Maria Sacchetti – The Washington Post The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era policy that ordered immigration officials generally to release pregnant women from federal custody, U.S. officials said Thursday. Immigrant organizations immediately blasted the...

U.S. to Prioritize Recent Asylum Applications

By Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said Wednesday it would prioritize asylum applications from people who have most recently entered the U.S., an effort to quickly deport those without valid claims and discourage others from coming. The...

Mexican Journalist Faces Deportation After Fleeing to U.S. Amid Death Threats

By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Wall Street Journal A Mexican journalist who sought refuge in the United States amid death threats almost a decade ago now faces deportation in a case drawing criticism from immigration and journalism advocates. The case is a high-profile example of the...
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