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GOP Senator on Trump: 'He Did Not Use That Word'

David Perdue defends president

(Newser) - Advocates of a program to protect young immigrants got a dose of good news with this White House decision , but then some bad news from the president himself. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed... More »

Trump Administration, Under Court Order, Taking DACA Renewals Again

But won't be accepting new applications

(Newser) - Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the US as children and who remain in the country illegally. The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in... More »

Trump Responds: 'This Was Not the Language Used'

President appears to deny using the word 'shithole'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the "shithole" controversy Friday morning by appearing to deny using the word. "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," he tweeted . Unnamed sources told various news outlets that Trump used the word during... More »

Trump's 'Shithole' Remark Causes an Uproar

He's being condemned from Haiti to Norway

(Newser) - President Trump's remark about immigrants from "shithole countries" has caused a massive uproar—even by Trump standards. His comments, made during discussion of Temporary Protected Status in a bipartisan meeting on an immigration deal, are being condemned by lawmakers from both parties, the BBC reports. The comment also... More »

Trump: 'Why Do We Want ... People From Shithole Countries?'

Trump says US should seek immigrants from Norway, not Africa

(Newser) - “What do we want Haitians here for?” the Los Angeles Times quotes President Trump as saying during a meeting Thursday, as per two sources briefed on the meeting. “Why do we want all these people from Africa here? Why do we want all these people from shithole... More »

The Deal: Pay $26K to Work Low-Pay Job in Chicken Plant

ProPublica examines a little-known green card program

(Newser) - ProPublica takes a look at a little known green-card program that allows people overseas to shell out hefty sums for the privilege of coming to America to work grueling factory jobs. It's EB-3, and in a perfect world it allows companies that can't find enough American workers... More »

7-Eleven Raids Open New Front on Immigration

Immigration agents target dozens of 7-Eleven stores with employment audits

(Newser) - US immigration agents descended on dozens of 7-Eleven stores before dawn Wednesday to open employment audits and interview workers in what officials described as the largest operation against an employer under Donald Trump's presidency. The AP reports agents targeted about 100 stores nationwide, broadening an investigation that began with... More »

Judge Blocks Trump's Decision to End DACA

Feds say program is still illegal

(Newser) - A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. US District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their... More »

In Shift, Trump Backs Major Immigration Reform

First, fix DACA with 'bill of love,' then tackle larger issue, he tells lawmakers

(Newser) - President Trump convened an unusual 50-minute meeting of top Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House Tuesday and allowed reporters to stay for the whole thing. When all was said and done, Trump had suggested a two-part reform plan on immigration: First, fix the DACA program with a "... More »

El Salvador: US Booting 200K Would Devastate Us

Government hopes Congress will find solution

(Newser) - An estimated 200,000 Salvadorans and their 190,000 US-born children aren't the only people stressed out about the administration's decision to withdraw Temporary Protected Status : The government of El Salvador, which estimates 95% of TPS holders are employed or own businesses in the US, says it will... More »

White House Delivers News 200K in US Have Feared

Salvadorans must go back home or obtain legal residency, with TPS program ending

(Newser) - The White House is telling about 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who have lived in the US for years that it's time to go back to their home country. More specifically, the Homeland Security Department is ending the special legal protections that the immigrants have had since 2001 under the... More »

Here's What Trump Wants in Deal to Protect Dreamers

$18B for a portion of his border wall, to start

(Newser) - President Trump is asking for $18 billion to fund a portion of his promised border wall in exchange for allowing hundreds of thousands of Dreamers—young immigrants brought to the US illegally—to stay in the country, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to the New York Times , the wall... More »

Washington State Suit: Motel 6 Sold Its Guests Out to ICE

Complaint says budget hotel chain voluntarily gave up personal guest info to immigration officials

(Newser) - Washington state is suing Motel 6 for selling out its guests, accusing the budget motel chain of voluntarily giving ICE officials daily lists with guests' driver's license numbers, DOBs, and room numbers, reports KIRO 7 . "The scale of what Motel 6 was doing is deeply disturbing to me,... More »

White House Denies Trump Made Racist Remarks at Meeting

Report comes from 'New York Times' look at Trump's immigration policy

(Newser) - In a New York Times deep dive into President Trump's immigration agenda, which is "the product not of rigorous policy debate but of emotionally charged personal interactions and an instinct for tapping into the nativist views of white working-class Americans," come reports of racist statements made by... More »

Supreme Court Deals Blow to DACA Defenders

Document disclosure blocked for now

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Friday blocked for now a judge's order requiring the Trump administration to disclose all emails, letters, and other documents it considered in its decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, the AP reports. By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court blocked an... More »

Trump Gets a Hard No on Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities

After 2 Calif. counties sue, a federal judge permanently blocks executive order

(Newser) - A federal judge on Monday permanently blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with US immigration authorities. US District Court Judge William Orrick rejected the administration's argument that the order affects a relatively small pot of money, reports the AP... More »

Homeland Security Has Devastating News for 60K Haitians in US

Protected status to be lifted after 18 months

(Newser) - It was the news tens of thousands of Haitian residents of the US were dreading: The administration has decided to end the Temporary Protected Status that shielded them from deportation after their country's 2010 earthquake. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke announced Monday that the status will... More »

Thousands of Nicaraguans in the US Just Got Bad News

Their Temporary Protected Status is ending

(Newser) - Hurricane Mitch and the flooding it brought to Central America killed more than 19,000 people in 1998. In its wake, the US granted Nicaraguans and Hondurans a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), meaning they were sheltered from deportation and allowed to get things like jobs and insurance. On Monday, the... More »

Immigrant Teen's Fight Against Feds for Abortion Is Over

17-year-old had procedure Wednesday

(Newser) - An immigrant teen held in federal custody in Texas has had the abortion she had been seeking for a month, overcoming the Trump administration's objection . The American Civil Liberties Union said on Twitter that the 17-year-old had the procedure early Wednesday. Susan Hays, legal director for the Texas group... More »

Immigrant Teen's Access to Abortion Overturned on Appeal

Jane Doe has until Halloween to find sponsor to take her in, get her abortion

(Newser) - A federal appeals court Friday blocked a 17-year-old immigrant being held in a federal detention facility from getting an abortion days after a lower court ruled she must be allowed to get one "promptly and without delay," the Hill reports. In a 2-1 decision—the Los Angeles Times... More »

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