US judge deals blow to Trump’s border wall plans May 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, (AFP): A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump's signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico. Trump declared an emergency in a bid to bypass Congress to obtain money..
By COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. Lee Francis Cissna told staff on Friday that his last day would be June 1, according to a copy..
BY ANITA SNOW, PHOENIX (AP) — A teenager who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child has graduated from high school in Arizona just weeks after federal officials detained him and his classmates protested for his release. Thomas Torres, dressed in a burgundy cap and gown, wore a broad smile..
WASHINGTON: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a new strategy known as eProcessing to accelerate USCIS’ transition to a digital business model. eProcessing will be a complete digital experience, from applying for a benefit, to communicating with USCIS, through..
Trump renews criticism of Mexico over immigration May 21, 2019
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Mexico was “doing virtually nothing to stop illegal immigrants from coming to our southern border” and that he would soon give a response. “Mexico’s attitude is that people from other countries, including Mexico, should..
By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP) — A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala who died in U.S. custody Monday had been held for six days — twice as long as federal law generally permits — then transferred to another holding facility after he was diagnosed with the flu. The teenager, identified by U.S...
MEXICO CITY, (AP): Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says U.S. support for economic development in Mexico and Central America is the best option for stemming the flow of immigrants. The United Nations' Economic Commission for Latin America laid out a roadmap for regional development..
BY NATALIE YAHR, MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It was nearly three hours before sunrise on a frigid October morning when immigration attorney Aissa Olivarez climbed into her Honda CR-V and left her Madison apartment. She drove an hour and 40 minutes to Elgin, Illinois, and got on the commuter train,..
Trump plan would shift immigration focus to ‘merit’ May 17, 2019
By ZEKE MILLER, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors younger,..
By JILL COLVIN, ZEKE MILLER and LISA MASCARO, WASHINGTON (AP) — Unveiling a new immigration plan, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wanted to provide a sharp contrast with Democrats, and he did — aiming to upend decades of family-based immigration policy with a new approach that favors..
By JILL COLVIN and ALAN FRAM, WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation’s legal immigration system should be overhauled. The latest effort,..
By JUAN ZAMORANO, PENITAS, Panama (AP) — Venise Felizor lay on a mattress in a warehouse-turned-shelter on a hot, sticky afternoon with her 20-month-old son, Wesly, in her arms, the boy coughing and wailing after suffering from diarrhea for days. Originally from Haiti, they recently appeared in..
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to redirect Transportation Security Administration staff to the U.S. southern border to assist with immigration duties and migrant flows, the TSA said on Wednesday. A TSA spokesman said in a statement the bureau was looking for volunteers to..
By ASTRID GALVAN and NOMAAN MERCHANT, PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government plans on replacing barriers through 100 miles (161 kilometers) of the southern border in California and Arizona, including through a national monument and a wildlife refuge, according to documents and environmental..
By JOHN LEICESTER, PARIS (AP) — The wife of Meng Hongwei, the former Interpol president jailed in China for what she believes are political reasons, said Monday that France has saved her life and the lives of their two young boys by granting her asylum request. The French government office that..