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Wife Warned He'd Be Murdered If Deported. He Was

Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's case isn't unique

(Newser) - Juan Coronilla-Guerrero's wife told a federal judge that her husband would be murdered if he was forced to return to Mexico, the birthplace he'd fled because of gang violence. And he was—perhaps by the very people he'd hoped to evade. Deported three months ago after federal... More »

3 Members of Congress Arrested at Trump Tower

They were part of a protest against Trump's immigration policies

(Newser) - Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower, the AP reports. US Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue Tuesday... More »

Coulter Raises Impeachment After Trump's DACA Moves

Right seethes amid confusion over status of president's supposed deal with Democrats

(Newser) - So is there is a deal between President Trump and Democrats to protect "Dreamers" or not? Based on Thursday's confusion , the answer apparently boils down to semantics, observes Politico . But this much is clear: Trump and Democrats are close enough that the president's right-wing base is furious.... More »

Trump: No, I Don't Have a DACA Deal With Democrats

But president offers support for Dreamers in a pair of tweets

(Newser) - Thursday morning brings a dose of confusion to the debate over the fate of young undocumented immigrants. President Trump tweeted that he and top Democrats had not reached a deal about the fate of the Dreamers, despite Democrats' assertion Wednesday night to the contrary. "No deal was made last... More »

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't 'Pro-Life' If He Ends DACA

The president gets another high-profile critic of his most recent immigration decision

(Newser) - Since President Trump made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he has received criticism from across the political and social spectrum, from immigrants-rights groups and Fortune 500 CEOs to evangelical Christian preachers and Republican members of Congress. Now the president can add the pope to... More »

SCOTUS on Trump Travel Ban: Reinstate Refugee Restrictions

Supreme Court overturns appellate court's ruling from last week, at least temporarily

(Newser) - The Trump administration went back to the Supreme Court Monday, asking the justices to continue to allow strict enforcement of a temporary ban on refugees from around the world. The Justice Department's high court filing Monday followed an appeals court ruling last week that would allow up to 24,... More »

Yes, That's a Giant Toddler Peering Over Border Wall

French artist JR erects giant photo in Tecate, Mexico

(Newser) - President Trump's DACA decision isn't the only thing causing a stir about immigration. A French artist known as JR has erected a giant photo of a toddler so that it appears the boy is peering over a border wall in Tecate, Mexico, toward the US side. And it'... More »

Trump to Dreamers: 'Nothing to Worry About'

President says immigrants are safe during the 6-month window

(Newser) - The goodwill between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi appears to be carrying over into Thursday: The House minority leader asked the president to tweet an assurance to Dreamers that they don't face immediate deportation, and Trump did just that, reports the Hill . "For all of those (DACA) that... More »

Bannon: Catholic Church Needs 'Illegal Aliens' to Fill Pews

He appears on '60 Minutes' this weekend

(Newser) - Steve Bannon appears on 60 Minutes Sunday, and CBS is providing an early look at his interview with Charlie Rose. In two snippets, Bannon criticizes the Catholic Church over its opposition to Trump's DACA decision and makes clear that he intends to support the president from his new post... More »

What Editorials Are Saying About DACA

Trump accused of 'cowardice,' but Obama takes flak as well

(Newser) - President Trump's DACA decision —to end protection for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as kids and punt the issue back to Congress—is a hot topic on the nation's editorial pages. Here's a sampling:
  • Wall Street Journal : The newspaper complains that Trump was "
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Possible 'Dreamers' Deal: Money for Border Wall

Lawmakers have 6 months to pass legislation to protect young immigrants

(Newser) - The fate of young immigrants in the US was thrust into limbo Tuesday when the White House announced it was phasing out the Obama-era DACA program, more formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. President Trump gave Congress six months to come up with a legislative alternative before the... More »

Sessions: We're Ending 'Dreamers' Program

White House says it is phasing out DACA

(Newser) - Bad news for "dreamers." The White House is indeed phasing out a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally as kids, reports the AP . Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the anticipated move Tuesday morning, per Reuters . Sessions called the Deferred... More »

Trump Will Kill DACA: Report

Sources say he'll end Obama-era program, but with a 6-month delay

(Newser) - President Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, reports the AP . The delay in the formal dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, would be intended to... More »

GOP Leaders Urge Trump to Leave 'Dreamers' Alone

Ryan, Hatch, more say Congress should find a DACA solution

(Newser) - With President Trump promising a decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday afternoon or sometime this weekend, a number of powerful Republican lawmakers—including House Speaker Paul Ryan—encouraged him not to end it. DACA—enacted by President Obama in 2012—allows immigrants brought to the US... More »

CEOs Come Out in Droves to Fight for 'Dreamers' Program

They urge president to keep DACA

(Newser) - The almost 800,000 young "Dreamers" protected from deportation by President Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy could be in for some very bad news as soon as Friday. With a Sept. 5 deadline set by anti-DACA Republican lawmakers looming, Trump is expected to announce a... More »

Miller Gets 'Hero' Status in West Wing After CNN Clash

And Bret Easton Ellis wants to write a novel about the White House adviser

(Newser) - He's been in the spotlight previously, but White House aide Stephen Miller got perhaps his biggest exposure so far on Wednesday when he briefed reporters on President Trump's new immigration plan and sparred with CNN's Jim Acosta. It even caught the attention of Less Than Zero novelist... More »

Economists Hate Radical New Immigration Plan

They say cutting number of legal immigrants could lead to recession

(Newser) - President Trump raised the stakes in the immigration debate on Wednesday with his support of a radically new system that would favor immigrants with job skills and fluency in English over those with family ties. Unlike Trump's previous emphasis on reducing illegal immigration, this plan would focus on reducing... More »

Trump Backs Bill to Drastically Cut Legal Immigration

Legislation would not allow as many immigrants in based on family ties

(Newser) - Legal immigration to the US would be cut in half within 10 years under legislation supported by President Trump. Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia are sponsoring the bill, which would place big restrictions on immigrants who are allowed to come into the US based... More »

Anti-Immigration Group on Pic of Empty Bus Seats: 'Terrifying'

Members of the group thought the seats were women in burqas

(Newser) - One Facebook user says—as per the Washington Post —it's proof "the meanest are also the stupidest": a photo of six empty bus seats mistaken by a Norwegian anti-immigrant group for women in burqas. Johan Slattavik, who calls himself "Norway's worst web troll," says... More »

Impact of Trump Travel Ban Could Come Down to 2 Words

Impact might depend on how strictly gov't lawyers interpret the court's words

(Newser) - President Trump hailed the Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate his travel ban as a "clear victory" on Monday, but the practical applications are a little murkier. That's largely because of the limitation the court applied: The ban, it said, can't affect anyone with "a... More »

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