Tag: Immigration policy

Zero Tolerance Suspended as Border Officials Run Out of Room to Jail Kids

The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not have enough detention space for…

Sessions: Undocumented Families to be Separated, Parents Jailed

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would refer all arrests for illegal entry to federal prosecutors. A conviction for illegal entry carries a maximum penalty of six months in custody for first-time border-crossers. Nearly one of every four Border Patrol arrests on the Mexican border from October through…

Trump to End DACA Dreamers Immigration Policy

TRUMP EXPECTED TO SUNSET DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Donald Trump is expected to scrap the “Dreamers” programme introduced by Barack Obama, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme, known as DACA, prevents nearly 800,000 men and women from being deported and gives…

Judge Blocks Sanctuary City Order – SEE YOU IN COURT TWEETS TRUMP

A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order that threatens to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration orders by protecting undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that the plaintiffs, San Francisco and Santa Clara County, would likely be able…

Trump Signs New Executive Order Banning Travel From 6 Countries

President Trump on Monday signed a new version of his immigration executive order, following a federal court’s block last month of the original order he issued Jan. 27. No cameras were present as Trump signed the revised order, which newly excludes Iraq — an ally in the fight against the Islamic State — from the…

George W. Bush Rips Trump On Media, Immigration [VIDEO]

Former President George W. Bush ripped President Donald Trump on his views about the media and immigration on an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s TODAY show, Bush said the news media are “indispensable to democracy” and said he is in favor of an immigration policy that is “welcoming and upholds the law.” Trump has…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued despite…

Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)…

Jose Vargas, USA’s Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant, Taken Into Custody

Jose Antonio Vargas, has been detained by Border Patrol in McAllen after attempting to board a plane to Los Angeles, the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream said in a statement on its website. Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, tweeted a photo he described as Vargas in handcuffs. Grim told Business Insider he obtained the picture…

Switzerland votes to limit EU immigration

Switzerland voted Sunday to impose curbs on immigration by European Union citizens, in an exceedingly close referendum that threatened to ignite a row with Brussels. “This is a turning point in our immigration policy,” said Toni Brunner, head of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which piloted the referendum campaign in a country that has steadfastly…

Obama, in S.F., hails Batkid, pushes immigration reform [VIDEO]

President Obama issued an impassioned call Monday for Congress to pass immigration reform during a visit to San Francisco that – in true city-by-the-bay fashion – included everything from a nod to Batkid to an exchange with a protester who pleaded with him to halt all immigrant deportations. Obama’s frank conversation with the protester came…

Obama nominates Jeh Johnson as secretary of Homeland Security

President Obama nominated Jeh Johnson as next the secretary of Homeland Security. At the Pentagon, Johnson oversaw the increased use of unmanned drone strikes, the revamping of military commission to try terrorism suspects and the repeal of the ban on gays in the military. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, 56, would succeed Janet Napolitano,…