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Immigration judges are quitting or retiring early because of Trump

Honeyman said he decided to leave the bench because of “the escalating attack over the past few years on the very notion that we are a court in any meaningful sense.” ...

Supreme Court allows Trump’s immigration rule on public benefits to take effect

Immigrants make up a small portion of those getting public benefits, since many are ineligible to get them because of their immigration status. ...

By turning back caravans, Mexico is acting as Trump’s border wall, critics say

“It’s impossible to know how many people have been kidnapped or killed,” said Ariana Sawyer, a researcher for Human Rights Watch. “It’s a nightmare.” ...

Rodney Scott named Border Patrol chief as Provost leaves her post

"Chief Provost has served the United States Border Patrol and CBP with distinction, taking on and succeeding in challenging roles throughout her career," former acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan told CNN ...

At least 350 children of migrant families forced to remain in Mexico have crossed over alone to US Priscilla Alvarez byline

Originally published by CNN More than 300 migrant children who were previously waiting in Mexico with family as part of a Trump administration policy have crossed the US-Mexico border alone, marking a jump from the appr ...

Laguna Beach agrees to pay $18,750 to DACA recipient who was turned over to immigration officials

“If you think your rights have been violated, it’s important to speak up and seek help,” he said. “There are organizations that will galvanize to help you and seek justice.” ...

The Complicated Truth About What U.S. Citizenship Means Today

Four years ago, while I was visiting New York for a literary event, I took my daughter and niece to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was a cloudy day in June, but the air was thick with humid heat. Both gir ...

Torture, Rape, and Kidnapping at the Border: A New Report Lays Bare the Horror of Trump’s Asylum Plan

Less than 1 percent of 24,000 so-called Remain in Mexico cases have resulted in asylum protection. ...

Judge Hints He May Rule for Migrants in Border Patrol Suit

In 2017, Bury said the agency violated court orders by failing to preserve surveillance footage that it was required to turn over. Bury partially granted a motion to hold the Tucson Sector in civil contempt over video fi ...

9 Parents Separated From Families Return to Children in US

“People want to make this a heartwarming story, but it’s not. It’s devastating,” Sewell said. “There is just no good reason why we had to do this to this child and this family. And he symbolizes thousands of others who h ...

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