Friday, December 6, 2019

President Trump announces end of efforts to include citizenship question to the 2020 census

President Trump announced yesterday that he is backing down from his effort to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census and will instead take executive action that instructs the Commerce Department to obtain an estimate of U.S. citizenship through other means. “I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide […]

Massive deportations across the country said to begin on Sunday

ICE agents will launch massive raids on Sunday targeting undocumented immigrants scheduled for deportation, The New York Times reported early today, in an operation that President Trump delayed weeks ago. The ICE action had been set to take place in 10 major cities and target up to 2,000 immigrants, according to multiple reports. According to the Times, […]

Supreme Court to hear Trump administration’s case against DACA

Today the Supreme Court finally agreed to referee a two-year-old dispute between President Trump and Democrats in Congress over the fate of nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children. The high court showdown, which could be decided in the midst of the 2020 presidential election, will determine whether Trump has the power to end DACA. Although […]

Despite delayed ICE raids, immigration advocates remain alert

Immigration activist LuzHilda Muñoz spit out her anger when she learned Saturday that President Trump had just tweeted he was delaying planned immigration raids, a prospect that had sent fear through her community. “It’s just very infuriating to know he feels he has the right to f——- play with our lives,” said Muñoz, who runs […]

Border Agent used racist slurs and referred to immigrants as “disgusting subhuman s**t” in text messages

A Border Patrol agent in Arizona, who faces federal charges for allegedly hitting an undocumented immigrant with his truck, consistently used profanities and racist slurs to describe immigrants he apprehended at the border, according to federal court documents reported by the Arizona Daily Star. Among a trove of text messages cited by prosecutors, Matthew Bowen […]

Graham announces new immigration bill that advocates say would harm migrant children

A new bill from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) would harm undocumented immigrant children by detaining them for longer periods and allowing immigration officials to send them back to life-threatening situations in their home countries. Immigrant rights advocates argue the legislation wouldn’t even achieve its stated purpose: deterring undocumented families from coming to the U.S. Graham […]

White House had secret plan to arrest and deport thousands of migrant families

Department of Homeland Security officials considered a secret White House plan to arrest thousands of undocumented migrant parents and children in coordinated raids across the U.S., but the idea was tabled due to a lack of resources, reported The Washington Post and The Associated Press. The massive operation was intended to deter people from crossing […]

Florida legislature passes bill outlawing sanctuary cities

Florida is on the verge of signing onto one of President Trump’s top priorities — outlawing so-called sanctuary cities that offer protections to undocumented residents. The Florida Senate voted 22-18 on Friday to approve a bill that requires state, county and city agencies to work with federal immigration authorities. A similar bill passed the House earlier […]

Trump Administration tackling visa overstays in latest immigration move

Yesterday President Trump directed his administration to find ways to limit the number of foreigners who overstay short-term visas amid a broad push to curb immigration. In a presidential memorandum, Trump ordered the State Department to work with governments of countries with total overstay rates of more than 10 percent in order to reduce the number. […]

ICE arrests more 280 immigrants employed by CVE Technology Group in Allen, Texas

Federal immigration authorities arrested more than 280 employees of a Texas company in what officials said was the biggest single workplace raid in a decade. The investigations unit of ICE said the employees of CVE Technology Group Inc. in the city of Allen, north of Dallas, were arrested on administrative immigration violations and that they […]