Immigration


Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children Friday, April 26th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to restrict what can be collected from migrant..

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Judge gives US 6 months to identify children split at border Thursday, April 25th, 2019

By ELLIOT SPAGAT,SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government has six months to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border early in President Donald Trump’s term, a judge ordered Thursday. Trump administration officials said they had..

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President Trump renews threat to close Mexico border

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump on Wednesday again threatened to shut United States' southern border with Mexico and send more "armed soldiers" to the region if the latter did not block a new caravan of migrants soon. "Mexico must apprehend the remainder or we will be forced to close that..

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In Mexico, migrants turn to ‘The Beast’ after highway raids Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

By MARK STEVENSON and SONIA PEREZ D., IXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — The train known as “The Beast” is once again rumbling through the night loaded with people headed toward the U.S. border after a raid on a migrant caravan threatened to end the practice of massive highway marches through Mexico A..

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Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

By MARK SHERMAN, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted. There appeared to be a clear..

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US granted Treaty Investor ‘E-2’ Visa for Israeli National Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

LOS ANGELES: Certain Israeli nationals who are lawfully present in the United States will soon be able to request a change of status to the E-2 treaty investor classification. Beginning May 1, eligible Israeli nationals already in the United States in a lawful nonimmigrant status can file Form..

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Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades Sunday, April 21st, 2019

By SONIA PEREZ D., MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she’d brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced..

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Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis Saturday, April 20th, 2019

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about..

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ICE arresting, deporting fewer people due to border surge

MCALLEN, Texas, (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it’s arresting and deporting fewer immigrants because the agency is devoting more resources to the surging numbers of migrant families crossing the southern border. Acting Director Matthew Albence said Wednesday that ICE has..

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Asylum seekers who show credible fear not eligible for bond Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

By ASTRID GALVAN, PHOENIX (AP) — Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond. U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that asylum seekers who clear a “credible fear”..

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AP source: Officials consider new penalty for visa overstays Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could..

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