Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

L.A. County could join fight against Trump immigration rule

The ink isn’t yet dry on a controversial Trump administration proposal that could deny visas or permanent residency to immigrants who use public assistance programs, but some Los Angeles County officials are readying the ...

The Trump Administration Set a Record-Low Limit for Refugee Admissions. It Let In Half That Number.

A year ago, the Trump administration cut the United States’ annual limit on refugee admissions to the lowest level on record. The 45,000-person cap for the 2018 fiscal year, which ended on Sunday, was less than half the ...

Immigrants pay more into the healthcare system than they get out of it, study shows

The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly $25 billion more in premiums in 2014 than was paid out on their behalf. Those in th ...

Government Report Details Trump Administration’s Incompetent Implementation of Family Separation Policy

The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog has concluded that the agency was not fully prepared to implement the zero-tolerance policy that separated more than 2,000 immigrant families this summer. The repor ...

Homeland Security’s Computers Couldn’t Track Separated Families, Report Finds

Agency officials also gave inconsistent information to migrant parents arriving at the border, so some did not understand that they would be separated from their children, according to the report by the department’s Offi ...

Nooses, rotting teeth and neglect: Inspectors find dismal conditions at California immigration jail

Homeland Security inspectors who made an unannounced visit to a private, for-profit immigration jail in California in May found major violations of federal detention standards, including cells with nooses dangling from a ...

Watchdog: US unprepared for ‘zero tolerance’ immigration

The resulting confusion along the border led to misinformation among separated parents who did not know why they had been taken from their children or how to reach them, longer detention for children at border facilities ...

US admits lowest number of refugees in more than 40 years

The admissions count for the 2018 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, was less than half the number of refugees admitted in FY 2017 (53,716) and about one-quarter of the number of people admitted in FY 2016 (84,994 ...

As a Person, I’d Love to Stop Separating Children from Their Families, but, as a Pied Piper, I Can’t

If I didn’t steal children with my magical music, then the residents of Hamelin would continue to break the law. What precedent does that set? Clearly, child theft is a much-needed deterrent. Everyone knows that the only ...

Arrests at immigration marriage interviews pop up in Florida

"He (told) me that he needed to speak to my husband alone, and he asked me to go out to the lobby," Maria told CNN. "Twenty minutes after, he came back and asked to talk to me and told me my husband was taken by ICE." ...

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