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Police Arrest Man Who Shot Up San Antonio ICE Office

Authorities took a man into custody for allegedly firing a gun at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Antonio, shattering several windows. The San Antonio Police Department responded early Tuesday morning to a shooting that took place at a building that houses the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE division and arrived at the scene at approximately 3 a.m. ...

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Demands Answers On Record-Breaking ICE Raids

Illegal aliens arrested at Ohio meat packing plant

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked two top immigration officials for details about the illegal immigration raids that led to the arrest of 680 people. “This raid, which is the largest [Immigration and Customs and Enforcement] raid in our nation’s history, is a continuation of the Trump Administration’s politically driven immigration agenda and efforts to target Latino families,” read ...

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CBP Chief Mark Morgan Defends Record-Breaking Illegal Immigration Raid

The acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection defended the decision to conduct a recording-breaking operation, and he made clear that his agency’s crackdown of illegal immigration is not solely focused on violent criminals. “You and the president said just a few weeks ago that the pending ICE raids coming down the pipe were going to be focused on violent ...

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Dramatically Higher Number Of Poor Mexicans Get Visas Denied Under Trump

Ice Officer

The number of Mexican nationals refused an immigrant visa to the U.S. has skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, and his administration is preparing to make standards even tougher. The State Department denied a total of seven immigrant visa applications from Mexican nationals on the grounds that they were at high risk of becoming dependent on government services during the 2016 ...

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ACLU Sues To Stop Trump From Deporting Illegals So Quickly

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to block a Trump administration policy that fast-tracks deportations of illegal aliens. The lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of immigrant-rights groups We Count! and Make the Road New York, argues that President Donald Trump’s expansion of expedited removal has stripped immigrants of due process and has led to ...

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Democratic Congresswoman Says Trump ‘Not Welcome’ In El Paso After Shooting

A Democratic congresswoman representing the El Paso, Texas area declared Monday that President Donald Trump is not welcome in her city following a recent mass shooting. “It is shocking to me that [President Trump] is so utterly self-aware, and this is why, from my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning,” ...

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‘Hispanic Invasion’: Alleged El Paso Shooter’s Manifesto Is An Anti-Immigrant Call To Arms

A near 2,400-word manifesto posted online shortly before a deadly attack in El Paso is believed to belong to the alleged perpetrator, law enforcement officials say.  In the manifesto, the author rails against mass immigration into the U.S., arguing that political leaders are not doing enough to stop the replacement of the native white population.  The manifesto lists political, economic ...

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Details Emerge From Trump’s Asylum Deal With Guatemala

The chief of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) visited Guatemala on Wednesday and Thursday in a bid to persuade the country’s leaders to remain in a recently signed asylum agreement. Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, held a series of meetings with Guatemalan government leaders, and discussed the merits of President Donald Trump’s widely touted “safe third ...

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ICE Released Over 218,000 Illegal Aliens into U.S. Since December

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has released a total of 218,400 migrant family members from its custody since December, reflecting the insurmountable backlog of U.S. immigration courts. ICE, the agency tasked with carrying out removal orders for illegal aliens living in the U.S., has been forced to let loose a couple hundred thousand migrant family members since December, an ICE ...

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Mexico Says Immigration Through Its Country Down Nearly 40%

The Mexican government is claiming the number of U.S.-bound illegal migrants traveling through its country has decreased by 39% since May, a result of their bolstered enforcement efforts. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign relations secretary, said Tuesday that the number of mostly Central American migrants traveling through its country in order to reach the U.S. dropped from 144,278 in May to ...

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Attorney General William Barr Puts Additional Limits On Asylum Claims

Attorney General William Barr ruled Monday that being a member of a family harassed by gangs is not enough to qualify for asylum. In a ruling that will likely block a large number of immigrants from lodging successful asylum claims moving forward, Barr overturned a previous decision made by Board of Immigration Appeals, which found that being a member of ...

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DHS Chief Praises Supreme Court Decision: ‘Big Victory’ For Border Wall

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan lauded the Supreme Court decision allowing the administration to use military funds to build additional border wall. “It was a big victory at the Supreme Court to allow Department of Defense to move forward with that $2.5 billion dollars to really accelerate the progress on the wall, and kind’ve double what we’re doing with ...

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President Trump Is Deploying An Additional 2,100 Troops To The Border

The Trump administration is beefing up its resources at the U.S.-Mexico border as it continues to deal with a massive influx of illegal immigrants. Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer approved Tuesday night the deployment of 1,200 active-duty troops and another 1,000 Texas National Guard personnel to the U.S. southern border, Department of Defense spokesperson Maj. Chris Mitchell said in a ...

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‘Words Matter’: Democratic Congressman Wants To Officially Abolish The Words ‘Illegal Alien’ 

Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro wants to strike the words “alien” and “illegal alien” from government’s legal code, arguing that the terms are hurtful to the immigrant community. “Words matter. It’s vital that we respect the dignity of immigrants fleeing violence and prosecution in our language. The words ‘alien’ and ‘illegal alien’ work to demonize and dehumanize the migrant community. ...

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