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...

Build-That-Wall Pledge Has Companies Bracing for Labor Shortages

By Lauren Etter, Leslie Patton and Shannon Pettypiece For corporate America, there’s a lot to like about President-elect Donald Trump’s platform: fewer regulations, lower taxes and a singular devotion to deal-making. Yet there’s one signature campaign pledge — to round up...

What Donald Trump’s Vow to Deport Up to 3 Million Immigrants Would Mean

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s promise to deport two million to three million immigrants who have committed crimes suggested that he would dramatically step up removals of both people in the United States illegally and those with legal status. If carried out, the...

Obama Administration Is Quietly Delaying Thousands of Deportation Cases

By CAITLIN DICKERSON The Obama administration is delaying deportation proceedings for recent immigrants in cities across the United States, allowing more than 56,000 of those who fled Central America since 2014 to remain in the country legally for several more years. The shift,...

Haitian Men Cut Off From Families as U.S. Tightens Entry Rules

By KIRK SEMPLE MEXICO CITY — A sudden shift in American immigration policy has divided scores of Haitian families trying to enter the United States from Mexico, immigrants and advocates say. The policy change, announced last week, has separated wives from husbands and children...

ICE removes ex-member of Guatemalan special forces linked to 1980s massacre

LOS ANGELES – A former member of the Guatemalan army, whom witnesses say participated in a massacre there more than three decades ago that claimed over 200 lives, was deported to his native country Wednesday, capping a longstanding effort by U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Half of immigrants held in US ‘priority’ program have no criminal conviction

A program intended to prioritize the deportation of immigrants who officials call “the worst of the worst” is missing its target, according to a new report. An analysis of requests by federal officials for local jails to keep immigrants suspected of violating US immigration law...

Undocumented Immigrants With No Criminal Record Still Targeted For Detention

Undocumented immigrants with no criminal record continue to be targeted for federal detention despite reforms meant to curb the practice, according to an analysis released Tuesday. For years, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement had faced growing criticism for targeting...

Nations Hinder U.S. Effort to Deport Immigrants Convicted of Crime

WASHINGTON — Thousands of immigrants with criminal convictions, including for assault and attempted murder, have been released from detention because their native countries refused to take them back, according to statistics recently released by the Department of Homeland...
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