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    The status quo of illegal immigration under the Biden administration “is as bad as it’s ever been,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. Federal law enforcement officers dealing with border security...
    Arrests of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in May remained low for yet another month -- amid an ongoing controversy over narrowed enforcement rules implemented by the Biden administration. There were 2,837 arrests in May, just slightly lower than the 2,847 arrested in April, and higher than the 2,343 arrested in March...
    "The party of ideas"? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! This piece was originally published in 2009 by Jake McEntyre, when Republicans were pretending to have ideas to replace the Affordable Care Act. It’s been 12 years, and they never did come up with a single replacement idea. I’m republishing this today because Republicans—the same ones...
    Immigration judges abide by instructions set by the attorney general, and their courts are within the Justice Department. The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General...
    Senate Democrats are seeking to slip an amnesty for potentially millions of illegal aliens into an infrastructure deal and lobbying President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to support such a maneuver. According to the Miami Herald, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is urging Harris to get behind a plan by Senate Democrats that would...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland vacated two Trump-era immigration decisions that had narrowed the range of people who could apply for asylum, and had removed protections for victims of gender-based violence, gang brutality and persecution against families. Kica Matos My colleagues and I, working at an institute that has helped women, children and...
    If President Joe Biden’s first six months in office is any indicator, his presidency in some ways is a continuation of President Barack Obama’s time in office. But there are a few key differences. Biden’s presidency is nearly a carbon copy of Obama’s when it comes to domestic policy issues, from immigration and the economy...
    Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) praised Vice President Kamala Harris for her handling of the nation’s ongoing crisis at the United States-Mexico border, even as illegal immigration has continued to surge. In footage from a town hall with constituents obtained by Breitbart News, Axne said she supported Harris’ approach at the border, which has yet to...
    As Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is moving to allocate $250 million of state taxpayer money toward completing the southern border wall within his state, which began construction under President Trump but halted under President Biden, "The Five" discussed how governors are filling the absence of leadership at the federal level when it comes to...
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    President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seemingly working closely with a handful of open borders organizations, including those linked to billionaire George Soros, to help illegal aliens secure visas to stay in the United States. This week, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Victim Of Immigration Crime...
    President Joe Biden is allowing Central American economic migrants with pending asylum claims — not just approved claims — to have the Department of State fly their families on the American taxpayer dime to live with them in the U.S. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times revealed: The Biden administration on Tuesday announced the major expansion of...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland struck down two migrant asylum limits previously introduced by former President Donald Trump's administration. Matter of A-B, which was implemented by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2018, mandated that migrants fleeing due to domestic abuse or other issues must display proof their home country left them with “complete helplessness."...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that Florida law-enforcement officers will go to Texas and Arizona to help with border control, as Florida continues to challenge the Biden administration in federal court about immigration enforcement. DeSantis’ announcement during a news conference in Pensacola came after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Arizona Gov. Doug...
    The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued new instructions to immigration judges to stop following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to win...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is deploying law enforcement officers to the United States-Mexico border to help mitigate the nation’s ongoing illegal immigration crisis. In an announcement on Wednesday, DeSantis said he will send officers with state law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist Texas and Arizona in helping stem...
    By Amy Taxin | Associated Press The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a new policy saying immigration judges should cease following the Trump-era rules that made it tough for immigrants who...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland reversed a pair of decisions on asylum claims made during the Trump administration that restricted how people can claim asylum in the U.S. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the reversals on Wednesday, setting U.S. immigration policy back to where it was before decisions made by Trump-era DOJ officials, Attorney General...
    The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer follow the Trump-era rules that made it difficult for immigrants who faced domestic or gang violence to...
    Attorney General Merrick GarlandMerrick GarlandThe Memo: Homegrown extremism won't be easily tamed Why the Biden administration must protect the press — even when it exposes government secrets  The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden readies for Putin meeting MORE on Wednesday struck down two immigration opinions penned by his predecessors under the Trump administration, reversing limits on...
    Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, invited Vice President Harris to his district to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and warned the "situation on the border will only worsen" in a letter this week. "I encourage you to join me and other Members of Congress, while we visit with the people on the ground who deal with these...
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam held a ceremonial bill signing on legislation that provides financial assistance for higher education to students who are in the country illegally. House Bill 2123/Senate Bill 1387 will allow students who are in the state illegally to access education benefits equal to residents of the commonwealth, including in-state tuition and financial...
    As if police officials weren’t making headlines enough for being racist, a recent incident sheds light on the ongoing hate immigrants receive from not only the Department of Homeland Security but local law enforcement. Controversy surrounds the Arizona State Police after a trooper, who arrested at least 17 Latino people, claimed he did so because...
    Advocates are expressing skepticism that steps taken by the Biden administration to address the immigration court backlog will have much impact for the more than 1.3 million people waiting to have their cases decided.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced earlier this month that it was giving its attorneys more discretion to drop cases, a...
                      by Eric Lendrum  Under the orders of Joe Biden, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered the shutdown of an office created by President Donald Trump for the purpose of helping victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens, as reported by CNN. The announcement was made...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Immigration cases deciding if migrants will be legally allowed to stay in the U.S. have doubled since 2017, according to migration data released Monday. Over 1.3 million cases are pending, with more than 110,000 pending in New York courts alone, according to Syracuse University’s...
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walloped President Joe Biden on Tuesday in a congressional hearing for touring Europe instead of inspecting the southern border crisis. “Well, you know what, Joe Biden’s in Europe right now,” Cruz said. “Maybe it’s time for the person ostensibly in charge of the border from this administration to go to the...
    Vice President Harris on Tuesday renewed a push for immigration reform, calling on Congress to create a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants during a meeting with immigrant care workers.  The push from Harris came on the ninth anniversary of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Even with DACA in place, we...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that his office will solicit public donations to provide funding for his planned border wall in the state. Abbott said he plans to provide further details about the wall project later this week. The Texas governor has unveiled a slew of actions in recent days aimed at curbing a...
    EXCLUSIVE: Democrats on Tuesday are renewing a push on a bill to give a pathway to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, including those who came to the U.S. as children and were protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – and conservative groups are urging Republicans not to play ball.The Senate Judiciary...
    Maria Lopez was skeptical when President-elect Joe Biden announced early in the year that he would send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress that would overhaul U.S. immigration policy and offer a pathway to citizenship for 11 million people, including herself and her parents. Lopez, 31, a Mexican immigrant who lives in San Jose and...
    (CNN)A group of Democratic senators, led by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, sent a letter to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services demanding an explanation on processing delays for applications related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on the day of the program's ninth anniversary, CNN has learned.The request for information comes...
                      by Kaylee Greenlee  Some immigrants who were victims of crimes will be able to more easily apply for work permits and allowed relief from deportation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday. The new process will allow immigrants with U visas, granted to migrants who...
    Arizona Gov Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott want other states to send police officers to aid their law enforcement agencies and federal immigration officials in policing the nation’s southern border. In a letter from both governors, Ducey and Abbott wrote the surge in immigration from Mexico and Central American states is at a...
    Some immigrants who were victims of crimes will be able to more easily apply for work permits and be given relief from deportation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday. The new process will allow immigrants with U visas, granted to migrants who are victims of criminal activity, expedited access to work permits if their...
    New U.S. immigration policy will expand work permits for migrants and offer deportation relief to some immigrants who become the victims of crimes while they wait for their visa cases to be reviewed. In a statement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) stated that the updated policies would provide victims of crimes in the U.S. with...
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    (CNN)Immigration and Customs Enforcement has terminated the Trump-era office that focused on victims of crimes linked to undocumented immigrants, another move the Biden administration has taken to distance itself from President Donald Trump's immigration policies. ICE announced on Friday that it was shuttering the Victim of Immigration Crime Engagement office and replacing it with a...
    A local and federal investigation into a Long Island woman who posed as an immigration attorney to undocumented immigrants and bilked them out of thousands is facing a host of charges, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office announced. Suffolk County resident Tania Gonzalez, age 44, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested after she allegedly misrepresented herself as...
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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Sunday discussions with President Joe Biden regarding the lifting of COVID-19 border restrictions between the United States and Canada have not yet resulted in a deal. Trudeau announced during a press conference he had spoken with the U.S. president about lifting the ban on non-essential travel across the...
    Lara Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, advised U.S. residents living along the southern border to "arm up" and "get guns" in response to the surge of migrants arriving there. Lara Trump called President Joe Biden's border response "disgraceful," arguing the president was responsible for cultivating a dangerous situation for those living in border communities....
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    Protesters gather to demand the defunding of government agencies for border protection and customs enforcement, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.Patrick Semansky/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.During his first week in office,...
    The Biden administration said Friday it has dismantled a Trump-era government office to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants, a move that symbolizes President Joe Biden's rejection of former President Donald Trump's repeated efforts to link immigrants to crime. Mr. Trump created the Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, known by its acronym...
    The Biden administration has dismantled and replaced a Department of Homeland Security office created during the Trump presidency to help victims of crimes committed by immigrants in a further break with his predecessor’s border policies.  Trump launched VOICE (Victim Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office) in an executive order during his first week in office in...
                      by Casey Harper  The surge in illegal immigration at the southern border continues to worsen, May numbers show, as the Biden administration takes more criticism for its handling of the issue. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new data on the crisis at the southern border, showing...
    "The Ingraham Angle" host Laura Ingraham recapped the Biden administration's blunders both abroad and in the media on Friday, as President Biden traveled to Europe and Vice President Kamala Harris was forced to answer questions on immigration. Ingraham echoed the concerns of many across the political spectrum saying, "The real action this week was not...