Tag: Illegal Immigrants

Sessions Announces DACA Program Is ‘Being Rescinded’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program “is being rescinded.” Sessions said the program, which protects individuals who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, had been “implemented unilaterally to great controversy and legal concern” under former President Barack Obama and had “denied jobs to…

Businesses Close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses across the U.S. will close Thursday in a show of support as immigrants boycott their jobs for A Day Without Immigrants. The strike will take place in cities including Philadelphia, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and is aimed at protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants throughout the nation. The demonstration will…

Mexican President Reiterates Mexico Won’t Pay For Trump’s Wall

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans that while taxpayers will initially fund his border wall, Mexico will eventually reimburse the cost. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or year and a half,” Trump told the media at his first press conference in nearly six months. “We’re going to start building. Mexico in some…

Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay for…

Trump: I’ll Deport 2-3 Million Undocumented ‘Criminals’ [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview set to air on 60 Minutes Sunday night to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two…

Melania Worked 10 Jobs Without Permit

Melania Trump earned more than $20,000 from modeling jobs in the U.S. before she had a work permit, a report released Friday shows. The report, by the Associated Press, cited detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from two decades ago to show Melania Trump worked at least 10 modeling jobs before she had legal…

Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees to Skittles [VIDEO]

Donald Trump Jr. attempted to capture the complexity of the Syrian refugee problem late Monday by likening the millions of refugees fleeing violence and certain death to a bowl of poisoned Skittles candies. In a meme sent out on Twitter, Trump Jr. asked: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just…

Mexican Senator Wants Anti-Trump Law

Armando Rios Piter, an opposition senator for the center-left Party of the Democratic Revolution, plans on introducing a piece of legislation next week that would allow the Mexican government to retaliate against the U.S. under a potential Donald Trump administration if he were to inflict expropriations or economic losses on Mexico to help pay for…

Trump: Mexico Will ‘100 Percent’ Pay for Wall

Hours after Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he’d warned Donald Trump that Mexico would not pay for any wall between the two countries, Trump doubled down and told a crowd in Phoenix that Mexico would cover all costs of the wall. “Mexico will pay for the wall, 100 percent. They don’t know it yet,…

Nieto: Mexico Will Not Pay for Wall

A spokesman for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto told Reuters that he and Donald Trump did discuss who would pay for the wall the GOP presidential nominee has promised to build if elected. The spokesman said Nieto told Trump that Mexico would not pay for it. This runs counter to what Trump said in a…

Trump To Meets With President Of Mexico

Donald Trump is reportedly planning to squeeze in a trip to Mexico to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto hours before his planned speech on immigration on Wednesday. The visit has not been confirmed and there are logistical concerns as to how it could be pulled off. Hillary Clinton was also reportedly invited to…

Donald Trump Jr.: Mass Deportation Still On [VIDEO]

Donald Trump Jr. insists that his father is not “softening” his stance on illegal immigration. In an interview with Anderson Cooper set to air Tuesday evening, the Republican presidential candidiate’s son said, “He wasn’t softening on anything. He didn’t change his stance on anything.” Addressing an informal poll Trump appeared to take with Sean Hannity’s…

Donald Trump To Give Immigration Speech Wednesday In Arizona

Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that he will make a speech about immigration Wednesday in Arizona. Last week, he postponed a speech he was planning to make in Colorado on the topic. Early in his campaign, Trump said he would build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and deport the estimated 11 million undocumented…

The Softening: Donald Trump Flip Flopping On Immigration [VIDEO]

The anti-immigrant GOP presidential candidate said in a TV interview that aired Wednesday night that his time on the campaign trail has made him sympathetic to the plight of many undocumented people who have been in the U.S. for a long time. The anti-immigrant GOP presidential candidate said in a TV interview that aired Wednesday…

Melania Trump’s Immigration Story in Question

The release of never-before-seen nude photographs of Melania Trump is raising doubts about the former model’s tale of her immigration to the United States. According to a Politico report, Trump appears to have come to the U.S. on a short-term visa, which would not have allowed her to legally work as a model. Additionally, the…

Obama Immigration Plan Blocked By SCOTUS

The Supreme Court effectively blocked President Obama’s plan to let 5 million immigrants in the United States illegally stay. The 4-4 decision upheld a lower court’s nationwide injunction against the administration’s 2014 deferred-action policy. The policy granted quasi-legal status to illegal immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or have green cards, known popularly as “Dreamers.”…

Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Order [VIDEO]

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled against President Barack Obama’s plan to shield around five million people living in the United States illegally from deportation. In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a May injunction blocking the president’s immigration action. Republicans decried Obama’s plan as executive…

Trump with Family Members of People Killed by Illegal Immigrants

Donald Trump held a press conference in Los Angeles, joined by family members of individuals killed by illegal immigrants. Trump met with them in private earlier today before holding the presser. Trump started things out by again insisting that his remarks about immigrants were absolutely on-point, saying that Mexico is deliberately sending less than its…

Haitians face deportation from Dominican Republic [VIDEO]

About 500,000 legally stateless people could be sent to Haiti on June 17th. Only 300 of 250,000 Dominican Haitians applying have received permits. Yesenia Originé has never been to Haiti and has no interest in going.She was born in the Dominican city of San Pedro de Macorís to Haitian parents. But because she has no…

Largest Detention Center in U.S. Opens [VIDEO]

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson opened the nation’s largest family detention center used to hold unauthorized immigrants in Dilley, Texas, on Monday. The South Texas Family Residential Center, which can hold as many as 2,400 people, was previously a camp for oilfield workers 100 miles north of the Mexican Rio Grande border. The center will…

Tom Coburn Inciting Violent Reaction To Obama Immigration Speech [VIDEO]

“Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, in an interview with USA Today’s Susan Page yesterday, seemed to both warn about and threaten white violence against President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, saying the president’s speech Thursday night could provoke “violence” and “anarchy.” He even suggested that the reaction could parallel the demonstrations and violence in…

Obama to Announce Immigration Executive Order Today

TO WATCH THE LIVE EVENT President #Obama’s Live Speech On Immigration #Livestream >> CLICK HERE Post by The White House. Obama Announces plans to sign an executive order TONIGHT on Immigration, and on Friday President Obama plans to address the nation from Las Vegas. The president has been long expected to make an announcement that…