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Con Woman Who Faked Being Rich Heiress in ICE Custody

After being released from prison, Anna Sorokin (aka 'Anna Delvey') may now get sent back to Germany

(Newser) - She pretended to be a rich New York socialite named Anna Delvey. Now, con artist Anna Sorokin is in the custody of US immigration authorities and facing deportation to her native Germany. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson tells the AP that Sorokin, 30, was detained on March 25 and...

Mom Tries to Cross Rio Grande With Kids, 9-Year-Old Dies

BP agents were able to resuscitate migrant mother, 3-year-old, but girl didn't regain consciousness

(Newser) - Tragedy has struck a mother from Guatemala trying to make her way into the US with her two children, both Mexican nationals. Newsweek reports that on March 20, US Border Patrol agents received a rescue call after bystanders saw three people stranded on an island on the Mexican side of...

Highlights From Biden's First Press Conference

'This makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle,' he says of rules to change voting laws

(Newser) - President Biden conducted his first press conference since assuming office, one in which he doubled the nation's vaccination goal and said he expected to run for re-election in 2024. But Biden faced questions on a host of other issues, including immigration and the filibuster. Highlights:
  • Immigration: He disputed the
...

Republicans Push a Theme: 'Biden Border Crisis'
GOP Has a Big New Theme
Against Biden
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GOP Has a Big New Theme Against Biden

Kevin McCarthy, others highlight 'border crisis'

(Newser) - The pandemic may still be issue No. 1, but another topic is fast becoming a major issue for both parties—the border. Republicans say looser immigration policies under President Biden have created a crisis, while Democrats blame Donald Trump for leaving behind a broken system. Coverage:
  • GOP critics: "There'
...

Report: Convention Center Will House 3K Migrant Boys

It's being called a 'decompression center'

(Newser) - Up to 3,000 minors detained after crossing the border could soon find themselves in a downtown Dallas convention center. According to a government memo to Dallas City Council members seen by the AP , authorities plan to use the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for up to 90 days to...

Biden Deploys FEMA to US-Mexico Border

Move comes amid surge in teen migrants

(Newser) - President Biden has responded to the ballooning number of teen and children migrants crossing into the US from Mexico by deploying FEMA to the border. Per the Washington Post , the agency will be utilized to care for the thousands of unaccompanied minors currently flooding detention centers, DHS said Saturday. The...

Feds Say Reunited Families Will Be Allowed to Stay in US

'We are acting as restoratively as possible'

(Newser) - Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is working to undo the damage caused by the border separation policy, which he calls "the most powerful and heartbreaking example of the cruelty" of the previous administration. Mayorkas said Monday that the federal government is "dedicating resources full-time"...

Biden's Move on Migrant Children Courts Controversy
Biden May Have 'Brewing
Crisis' on Child Migrants
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Biden May Have 'Brewing Crisis' on Child Migrants

Decision to reopen an emergency facility brings charges of hypocrisy

(Newser) - When President Trump was in office, critics said his immigration policies resulted in children being held in "cages." Now that President Biden has reopened what it calls an "emergency facility" in Carrizo Springs, Texas, for immigrant minors, his critics are accusing him of hypocrisy. Coverage of the...

Biden Lifts Trump's Green Card Freeze

Republican's order halted most legal immigration

(Newser) - President Biden reversed yet another order from his predecessor Wednesday, lifting the "pause" on immigration that Donald Trump introduced in April last year. Biden said the Trump freeze on green cards, which was extended after being issued for an initial 60 days, did not protect the US economy as...

Migrants Made to 'Remain in Mexico' Will Soon Arrive in US

Biden administration rolls back Trump DHS program, will start letting asylum-seekers trickle in

(Newser) - Starting next Friday, asylum-seekers languishing south of the border will start to see a respite. Under the Trump administration, Central American migrants trying to cross into the US from Mexico were made to "Remain in Mexico"—Trump's name for the Migrant Protection Protocols program , set up in...

Biden Signs Second Wave of Immigration Orders

Mayorkas sworn in as Homeland Security chief

(Newser) - President Biden on Tuesday signed a second spate of orders to undo his predecessor’s immigration policies, demonstrating the powers of the White House and its limitations without support from Congress. His orders on family separation, border security, and legal immigration bring to nine the number of executive actions on...

11M Immigrants to Get Path to Citizenship Under Biden

Dreamers could nab green cards in fewer than 5 years

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration, hoping to provide an eight-year path to citizenship for an estimated 11 million people living in the US without legal status, reports the AP . The legislation, a massive reversal from the Trump administration's...

Biden: It Will Take 6 Months to Fix Trump Border Policies

'The timeline is to do it so that we, in fact, make it better not worse'

(Newser) - President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately roll back President Trump’s actions on immigration despite some advocates pushing for action as soon as he takes the oath of office in January. Biden said Tuesday that he will work to undo his predecessor’s actions and will focus on...

Watchdog: Sessions Said 'We Need to Take Away Children'

Former AG pushed Trump's agenda of separating children from their families

(Newser) - When US attorneys objected to orders to prosecute all undocumented immigrants in May 2018, then-attorney general Jeff Sessions made clear President Trump's intentions. "We need to take away children," he told the prosecutors, per the New York Times . A week later, then-deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein complained...

Pence Overruled Health Experts, Closed the US Border

Top aide Stephen Miller played an important role

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence in March directed the nation's top disease control agency to use its emergency powers to effectively seal the US borders, overruling the agency's scientists who said there was no evidence the action would slow the coronavirus, according to two former health officials, the AP...

Swiss Soundly Reject Limiting EU Immigration
EU Immigration Limits Lose Big

EU Immigration Limits Lose Big

Opponents warned of a possible backlash

(Newser) - Voters in Switzerland on Sunday strongly rejected a nationalist party's proposal to limit the number of European Union citizens allowed to live and work in their country. Public broadcaster SRF reported, based on a partial count, that the measure was rejected by 61.3% of voters, with 38.7%...

Trump Takes Another Shot at Restricting Census Count
Trump Makes Another
Big Census Move

Trump Makes Another Big Census Move

Orders undocumented immigrants to be excluded when determining congressional representation

(Newser) - President Trump, apparently undaunted by the failure of last year's effort to add a citizenship question to the census, is taking another shot at narrowing its definition of "persons." In a memo issued Tuesday, Trump called for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the count when determining...

Archaeologists Bust Myth About Ancient Egypt
Study Suggests an Ancient
Invasion Never Happened
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Study Suggests an Ancient Invasion Never Happened

Hyksos weren't foreign invaders of Egypt; they were already living there before rising to power

(Newser) - Archaeologists believe they've uncovered an ancient Egyptian propaganda campaign and in the process busted a millennia-old myth. It centers around the Hyksos , the first known people of foreign origin to rule ancient Egypt. They seized power from the pharaohs around 1638 BCE and ruled for a century. More than...

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'...

Trump Extends, Expands Visa Ban
Trump Extends,
Expands Visa Ban

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...

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