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Supreme Court Gives Trump a Win on Immigration

Ruling makes it easier to deport asylum seekers

(Newser) - The latest Supreme Court decision on immigration has gone President Trump's way. In a 7-2 ruling on Thursday, the court made it easier to deport asylum seekers at the border, reports USA Today . The decision means that people whose requests for asylum are rejected in their initial screenings aren'... More »

Trump Extends, Expands Visa Ban

Temporary work visas added to freeze

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Monday that it is extending a ban on green cards issued outside the US until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations. The administration cast the effort as a... More »

Big Question for Young Immigrants: Now What?

They won a reprieve at Supreme Court, but Trump signals he'll go after DACA again

(Newser) - The Supreme Court gave young, undocumented immigrants in the US reason to celebrate Thursday when it blocked President Trump's attempt to end protections for them. But one key point quickly emerged in coverage: The court decision was a narrow, procedural one, meaning this is more of a reprieve than... More »

'Do You Get the Impression the Supreme Court Doesn't Like Me?'

Trump, Obama have very different reactions to DACA ruling

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's surprise decision on Thursday to reject President Trump's attempt to end protections for young, undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children elicited very different responses from two men central to the case—Trump himself and predecessor Barack Obama, whose administration created the Deferred Action... More »

Supreme Court Hands Trump a Big Loss

Justices reject attempt to end protections for young immigrants

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Trump's effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign, per the AP . For now, those immigrants retain their protection from deportation and their authorization to work in the... More »

Here's What Trump's Immigration Order Does

President signed it Wednesday; it's not as drastic as many expected

(Newser) - President Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order “temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.” But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of applicants, the AP reports. Trump said his move was necessary to help Americans... More »

Trump Offers More Details on Immigration 'Pause'

Green card recipients will be barred for 60 days

(Newser) - President Trump offered more details Tuesday on his decision to suspend immigration "in light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy." During his daily coronavirus briefing, the president said green card recipients would be blocked from moving to the US for 60 days, the Washington Post reports. He... More »

Trump: I'm Going to 'Suspend Immigration'

President says he'll make temporary move to protect the nation from coronavirus

(Newser) - President Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus, the AP reports. “In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American... More »

'Remain in Mexico' Policy Will Continue

SCOTUS allows controversial policy to stay in place for now

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would allow the Trump administration to continue enforcing a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for US court hearings, despite lower court rulings that the policy probably is illegal, the AP reports. The justices' order, over a dissenting vote by Justice Sonia... More »

UK Employers Get Ominous on New Immigration Rules

British businesses worry that keeping 'low-skilled' workers out will adversely affect various industries

(Newser) - Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That's the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new UK immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year, per the AP . Farms, food factories, and care... More »

SCOTUS Will Allow Trump's Green Card Rule

Reverses a previous ruling that put a hold on the policy

(Newser) - A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents, the AP reports. The new policy can be used to deny green cards to immigrants over their use of public benefits... More »

Thousands of Migrants Try Pushing Across Bridge

Mexico closes border point after scuffle on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico

(Newser) - Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American migrants tried to push their way across a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala, the AP reports. Normally, migrants who want to request asylum in Mexico are allowed to freely... More »

White House Works on Broader Travel Ban

Seven countries, most of them Muslim, could be added

(Newser) - The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration by President Trump, according to six people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump's January 2017... More »

Video of Migrant Teen's Last Hours Raises Questions

An ailing Carlos Vasquez died in a holding cell and was not spotted for hours

(Newser) - In the early morning hours of May 20, 16-year-old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died in his Border Patrol holding cell in Texas. Now, the journalism organization ProPublica has obtained video from his final hours, and it raises questions about the treatment and supervision of the sick Guatemalan teenager. Be warned:... More »

US Government's Fake University Sting Yielded 250 Arrests

90 more arrests have been made since sting initially made headlines

(Newser) - The federal government says it has arrested about 250 foreigners who knowingly enrolled at a phony school in suburban Detroit so they could remain in the US, the AP reports. The Detroit Free Press reports that nearly 80% of those have voluntarily left the country. The Homeland Security Investigations Detroit... More »

Minors Who Sought Asylum With Their Families Now Return Alone

135 such children are in US custody and, for now, can't be sent back

(Newser) - Children as young as 4 are crossing the US-Mexico border alone in what CNN reports is a dangerous consequence of the Trump administration's policy of requiring some migrants to remain in Mexico while their immigration cases play out. Some 60,000 migrants seeking asylum in the US have been... More »

Biden to Protester: 'You Should Vote for Trump'

Joe Biden was confronted by activists at Lander University in South Carolina

(Newser) - Joe Biden got a little frustrated with protesters at a town hall event Thursday and even told one of them to go "vote for Trump," Fox News reports. Speaking before roughly 800 people at Lander University in Greenwood, SC, Biden was confronted by an immigration activist who compared... More »

Court Looks Ready to Give Trump Wish on Immigrants

But we won't know fate of DACA for sure until the spring

(Newser) - It's a big day for Dreamers—the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects the immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. No... More »

The Immigration Numbers Are in—With a Big Surprise

The Census Bureau released data from the Brookings Institution

(Newser) - New immigration data includes one no-brainer—that immigration influx is down—and one possible surprise about where immigrants are choosing to live, City Lab reports. Released by the Census Bureau and gathered by a Brookings Institution demographer, the analysis says America's immigrant population grew by only 200,000 from... More »

Judge Freezes Trump Plan Tying Green Cards to Benefits

Rule would turn down immigrants on Medicaid or food stamps

(Newser) - A federal judge in New York has temporarily blocked President Trump's plan to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, and other government benefits. US District Judge George Daniels' ruling Friday prevents the policy from taking effect Oct. 15, the AP reports. The Trump administration... More »

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