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State Department Suspends Visa Services Across The World

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The State Department is suspending visa services in most countries across the world, the Trump administration’s latest response to mitigating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The State Department announced Wednesday it’s canceling all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant appointments at embassies and consulates in numerous countries. The suspensions became effective immediately, and no specific date was provided on when services ...

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Trump Confirms He Will Close Southern Border to Illegal Aliens, Asylum Seekers

President Donald Trump confirmed reports that his administration will turn away illegal aliens and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. During a White House press briefing on Wednesday regarding the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic, Trump confirmed speculation that the southern border will be closed off to asylum seekers and anyone else who attempts to enter the U.S. illegally. ...

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Trump Administration Suspends Refugee Program During Coronavirus Outbreak

The Trump administration is placing a temporary pause on admissions of refugees into the United States, a response to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Refugee Admissions Programs, which manages the number of refugees admitted into the country, confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation that it is pausing the program as the government continues to duel with COVID-19. The ...

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DHS Considers Whether To Turn Away Asylum Seekers, Illegal Aliens At Southern Border

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering “all options” to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which would include turning away illegal aliens who arrive at the southern border. DHS officials are reportedly considering turning away asylum seekers and any individual who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally — discussions first reported by Fox News. When asked if such options ...

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Guatemala’s Ban On US Arrivals Not Stopping ICE Deportation Flights

The Guatemalan government’s ban on incoming arrivals from the U.S., an action taken to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, is having no effect on deportation flights to the country. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Friday announced a blanket ban on U.S. arrivals, making his country the first in the world to ban Americans in light of the global coronavirus ...

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Trump Administration Doles Out $175 Million Contract For Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration announced a $175 million contract to build barriers along the southern Texas border in areas where no border wall previously existed. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced Monday that it has awarded a contract totaling $175,577 to build roughly 15 miles of border wall in the Rio Grande ...

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Trading Halted As Stocks Nosedive Over Coronavirus Fears

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) paused trading on Monday after stocks plummeted more than 10% over coronavirus concerns, triggering a 15-pause in trading. The coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc on the stock market, despite major action by the Federal Reserve to improve investor confidence. On Monday morning, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell about 9%, and the Dow ...

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Guatemala Bans Americans Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Guatemala, a Central American country home to a vast number of migrants attempting to cross the U.S. southern border, is banning all arrivals from the U.S. in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Guatemalan government announced on Friday it will be soon ban arrivals from the U.S. and Canada to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ...

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Sanctuary Hell: Twice-Deported Illegal Alien Accused Of Rape In Montgomery County

An illegal alien, who has already been deported twice from the U.S. and is believed to associated with MS-13, is accused of forcibly raping a woman in Montgomery County, Maryland. A police officer was forced to pry Jose Lopez-Gonzalez, a 35-year-old man from El Salvador, off a half-naked, semi-conscious woman, Montgomery County Police are alleging in court documents obtained by ABC ...

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WINNING: Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Remain In Mexico Program To Stay In Place

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The Supreme Court delivered a win for the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, blocking a federal court injunction that would have limited a program that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico. The nation’s highest court on Wednesday ruled that the White House’s Remain in Mexico program, also known as Migrant Protection Protocols, can remain effective for the entire southern border ...

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ICE Chief Shuts Down Idea That Enforcement Would Stop During Census Counting

Matthew Albence, the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), didn’t pull punches when asked if the agency would consider pausing its operations while the U.S. Census Bureau begins knocking on doors. Albence appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security on Wednesday to discuss ICE’s budget. Throughout the hearing, the acting director was pressed on a number ...

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Surprise: Sanctuary Authorities Release Illegal Alien Charged With Child Sexual Assault, Now They Can’t Find Him

Francisco Barraza-Porras, a resident of Boulder County, Colorado, was arrested in January and charged with multiple counts of sexual child assault, but was subsequently released back into the public.  The Daily Caller News Foundation discovered that Barraza-Porras in an illegal alien, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is conducting an active investigation into his case.  ICE confirmed that Boulder County ...

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Trump Administration Deploying ‘Crisis Response Force’ At Southern Border In Wake Of Court Decision

The Trump administration is deploying a “crisis response force” at the U.S.-Mexico border in preparation for the likelihood of a large influx of migrants. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Friday that roughly 160 active-duty soldiers will be deployed at two ports of entry along the southern border to assist the agency. Around 80 personnel will be sent to El ...

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Trump’s Remain In Mexico Program To Be Blocked On Section Of US Border

A federal appeals court has said it will block the Migrant Protection Protocols program within its jurisdiction next week, unless the Supreme Court chooses to wade in. In the latest back-and-forth between the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Trump administration, the appeals court announced late Wednesday that it will block Migrant Protection Protocols — more popularly known as the ...

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