US hiring slower but steady as employers add 155K jobs December 7, 2018
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 155,000 jobs in November, a slowdown from recent months but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding at a solid pace despite sharp gyrations in the stock market. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate..
Siblings Plead Guilty to Sham Marriage Immigration Deal December 5, 2018
WATERLOO, IOWA (AP) — A Waterloo brother and sister have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to arrange a sham marriage so he wouldn't have to leave the United States. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that Selmir Salkanovic and his sister, Salena Dedic pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in..
Canadians, Others Brace As U.S. Shuffles Green Card Deck December 2, 2018
Canadians and other nationals are bracing against a serious new threat to their eligibility to get green cards under American immigration policy. This, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau just sidestepped another U.S. threat, by grudgingly signing the USMCA free trade agreement without getting a..
Trump demand that asylum seekers wait in Mexico may turn on legal clause November 30, 2018
Tom Hals, WASHINGTON DC, (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s unprecedented proposal to keep migrants waiting in Mexico while seeking U.S. asylum will likely face challenges that it endangers refugees and denies them due process, and may be decided by an obscure provision of U.S. immigration..
Desert detention camp for migrant kids still growing November 27, 2018
By GARANCE BURKE AND MARTHA MENDOZA, TORNILLO, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration announced in June it would open a temporary shelter for up to 360 migrant children in this isolated corner of the Texas desert. Less than six months later, the facility has expanded into a detention camp holding..
Curiosity for the undiscovered last tribe, that tantalising moment when eyes are cast upon the previously unseen, remains the anthropological Holy Grail. But to do so would lead to the natural consequences that come with contact and invasion: the foisting of an alien divinity upon others, most..
Migrants streaming into Tijuana, but now face long stay November 16, 2018
By ELLIOT SPAGAT, TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — About 2,000 Central American migrants had already reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana and another 1,200 from a second caravan set out from Mexico City toward the border Friday. With shelters already full, authorities in Tijuana opened a gymnasium..
AP News Break: Prison group faces lawsuit over immigrant wages November 15, 2018
By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., (AP) – The operator of one of the largest private prison systems in the United States paid detained immigrants at a New Mexico prison as little as $1 per day as part of "volunteer" work programs, and refused to pay them minimum wages even though they were..
Convenient Demonologies: Stopping Migrant Caravans November 13, 2018
President Donald J. Trump has been engaged with berating human caravans, a spectacle that might have been odd in another era. At first instance, it all seems fundamentally anachronistic, a sort of history in reverse. It was, after all, the caravan packed with invasive pioneers that gave the United..
Conventional thinking: Conservatives push new amendments November 3, 2018
By MATT SEDENSKY, NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever success Republicans have amassed in taking control of all three branches of U.S. government, and whatever fate awaits them as midterm elections near, some on the right are working to cement change by amending the Constitution. And to the mounting alarm..
Giving immigrants amnesty a success US needs to repeat October 28, 2018
One afternoon in July 1985, President Ronald Reagan met with his domestic policy council in the White House. The question: Should he keep pushing legislation to offer amnesty to undocumented migrants? Many Reagan aides wanted to drop his bid for amnesty, the term for granting legal status to..
COMMENTARY, Q&A: Migrant Caravan and the US Immigration System October 25, 2018
For the second time this year, a caravan of migrants is making its way through Mexico toward the U.S. southern border. President Donald Trump has said the caravan will not be allowed into the United States, and vowed to send the U.S. military to assist in securing the border if necessary. Ana..
Trump’s stance on migrant caravan could increase illegal immigration October 23, 2018
(CNN): Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my..
Migrant caravan swells to 5,000, resumes advance toward US October 21, 2018
By MARK STEVENSON and SONIA PEREZ D., CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — A growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border in southern Mexico on Sunday, overwhelming Mexican government attempts to stop them at the border. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000..
U.S. wants ruling on ‘Dreamers’ in Supreme Court’s current term October 18, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday it will ask the Supreme Court to intervene if an appellate court has not ruled by Oct. 31 on whether the Trump administration can end protections for “Dreamers” who entered the country illegally as children. In a letter to the clerk of the 9th U.S...