Daily Archives: September 6, 2018

Suit seeks payout for immigrant families separated at border

President Donald Trump’s administration should be held accountable for emotional trauma inflicted on children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border, lawyers say in a lawsuit that could result in compen ...

Justice Dept. Demands Millions of North Carolina Voter Records, Confounding Elections Officials

With just two months to go before the midterms, the subpoenas threatened to sow chaos in the state’s election machinery, while renewing the Trump administration’s repeatedly discredited claims of widespread voting by ill ...

Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy

When the White House held a series of meetings last year to discuss how to deal with nations that refuse to take back their citizens whom the U.S. is trying to deport, one voice in the room was louder than all the others ...

A Better Way to Absorb Refugees

Since the start of the Trump presidency, refugee admissions have fallen considerably, and recent reports suggest they will fall further still. Without the consent of Congress, President Trump can only do so much to curb ...

ICE Lets Sheriffs Arrest Immigrants, Then Pays to Keep Them Locked Up

Carlos was arrested after a traffic stop in Jenks, Oklahoma, in May, 2017,  on drug charges, speeding, driving with a suspended license, and having windows that were too tinted. ...

As Months Pass in Chicago Shelters, Immigrant Children Contemplate Escape and Even Suicide

One 16-year-old from Guatemala said he wanted to “quitarme la vida,” or “take my life away,” as he waited to be released from a Chicago shelter for immigrant children. He was kept there for at least 584 days. ...

An Old Anti-Irish Law Is at the Heart of Trump’s Plan to Reshape Legal Immigration

Boston’s 1845 census grouped the home countries of the city’s indigent into three buckets: the United States, Ireland, and everywhere else. Massachusetts Protestants attacked Irish immigrants for draining public resource ...

Unprecedented mass denials from a U.S. asylum program leave Christians from Iran stranded in Vienna

In recent months, however, dozens of religious minorities from Iran have seen their asylum claims denied despite a decades-old program designed to help them. Many have been left stranded in Austria, unable to go home and ...

Immigrants in US program spend 25 days longer in detention

But the nonprofit group that manages the program said cases are significantly more likely to be completed faster and called on Congress to investigate before adopting the results. It said the Justice Department review ha ...

Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants

The maneuver is almost certain to land the administration back in court, where U.S. District Court Judge Dolly M. Gee, who oversees the agreement, has rejected attempts to extend the amount of time migrant children can b ...

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