Migrant Caravan Groups Arrive by Hundreds at US Border

TIJUANA, Mexico — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans arrived in Tijuana by the hundreds Wednesday, getting their first glimpse of the robust U.S. military presence that awaits them after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to the border. Several hundred...

Congress returns to familiar threat: Trump’s demand for wall money or shutdown

Congress will return Tuesday facing a familiar threat: President Trump’s demand for billions of dollars for his U.S.-Mexico border wall with the risk of a government shutdown if he doesn’t get it. The lame-duck session gives the outgoing House Republican majority one final test...

Trump signs proclamation blocking asylum seekers caught at the U.S.-Mexico border

President Donald Trump signed a presidential proclamation Friday morning that will block migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally from seeking asylum. The move – which will almost certainly face legal opposition – aims to funnel asylum seekers toward ports of entry....

H-1B: Big Tech pushes back against ‘dramatic increase’ in visa denials

President Donald Trump’s crackdown on the controversial H-1B visa is wreaking havoc on U.S. employers, says a group whose members include many of Silicon Valley’s largest technology firms. In a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and the Department of Homeland Security,...

Abrupt Release From Detention Sends Many Immigrants Through San Antonio

By David Martin Davies It’s 3 a.m. Saturday and Bertalina is shivering at the San Antonio Greyhound Bus Station. She and her son were released hours ago from a border patrol holding facility in McAllen and then sent to San Antonio. Bertalina is one of several thousand asylum...

Pentagon: More support troops headed to Mexican border

By Wesley Morgan The Pentagon will deploy helicopters, engineers and medical personnel to the border with Mexico in response to President Donald Trump’s request for more troops to help crack down on illegal immigration, the Pentagon announced Friday. In a statement, the Pentagon...

Homeland Security issues another Texas border wall waiver

HOUSTON — The Department of Homeland Security has issued another waiver of environmental laws to build new border barriers in South Texas, this time for roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) cutting through the National Butterfly Center and other sensitive areas. DHS posted a waiver...

Continuing Resolution Passed to Extend Current Funding for The US Government

The Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation, a Continuing Resolution (CR), to extend current funding for the U.S. government, which was signed by President Trump on September 28, 2018. The CR will extend government operations, as well as the EB-5 Regional...

Under Trump, there’s a growing wait to become a U.S. citizen

By Teo Armus Teo Armus Local reporter Email Bio Follow August 17 The free citizenship class at the Gaithersburg Library usually runs about 12 weeks, but Yeslis Martínez has come back every Tuesday for more than a year. A permanent resident from El Salvador, Martínez filled out an...

Trump “public charge rule” to impose a financial test for immigrants that 40 percent of U.S. born would fail

WASHINGTON August 23, 2018 – A Trump administration “public charge” rule expected to be unveiled soon could create the potential to significantly reshape family-based legal immigration to the United States—and reduce arrivals from Asia, Latin America and Africa—by imposing a de...
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