Daily Archives: May 11, 2018

Opponents of DACA program seek repeat trip from Brownsville, Texas, to Supreme Court

The challenge from Texas and six other heavily Republican states represents the most immediate threat to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since President Trump sought to wind it down last Septemb ...

What John Kelly really means when he says immigrants don’t “assimilate”

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly sure doesn’t think very highly of immigrants. ...

Exclusive: Kirsten Gillibrand introduces a bill to crack down on immigration agents

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) introduced a bill Thursday to place more scrutiny on Border Patrol agents when they stop and question passengers on buses and trains. ...

Under Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Be Inclined To Shun Health Benefits

Under the proposed plan, a lawful immigrant holding a visa could be passed over for getting permanent residency — a green card — if they use Medicaid, a subsidized Obamacare plan, food stamps, tax credits or a list of ot ...

Ryan aims to quash GOP-led rebellion trying to force votes on immigration

Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters he would “like to” take up an immigration bill, one day after 17 Republicans signed a petition that would force votes on a number of immigration bills. A discharge petition is a rarely succes ...

The 4 dueling immigration bills the House could vote on

The mavericks would succeed if they collect 218 signatures — a majority of House members — on a petition, a seldom-used procedure. The proposal would allow votes on a liberal plan, a conservative one, a bipartisan compro ...

Sessions is criminalizing immigration violations. That upends centuries of history.

On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department will seek to criminally prosecute all people unlawfully crossing the southern border with Mexico. While criminal immigration enforcement has ...

Trump’s Attempt To Make An Example Of The Immigrant ‘Caravan’ Is Backfiring

But President Donald Trump’s caravan prosecutions are already hitting roadblocks. Lawyers are challenging most of the normally open-and-shut misdemeanor immigration prosecutions and using the president’s tweets and publi ...

Who has signed the DACA discharge petition

The measure needs 218 signatures to move forward, which would require 25 Republicans and all 193 Democrats. ...

Kelly says undocumented immigrants ‘don’t have the skills’ to assimilate into US society

"Let me step back and tell you that the vast majority of the people that move illegally into United States are not bad people. They're not criminals. They're not MS13," Kelly told NPR in an interview released late Thursd ...

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