Texas Governor moves to ban sanctuary cities

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, is promising to ban sanctuary cities from operating as such within his state. Mayors and other Governors in different states are pledging to do the precise opposite. On Sunday, Abbott made a post on social media site, Twitter, promising to sign a law that would prohibit sanctuary cities. Abbott …

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Supreme Court considers indefinite immigrant detention

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on whether immigrants awaiting deportation can be detained for months or even years without a legal hearing. This case could have an impact on proposals made by President-Elect, Donald Trump, to crack down on undocumented immigrants and increase deportations. The federal government is appealing a case, known as …

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More than 200 Haitians deported

Over 200 Haitians have been deported from the US during the last few weeks since deportation of undocumented immigrant Haitians was resumed by the Obama administration. This is according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Jeh Johnson, the DHS Secretary, says that removal operations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are expected to expand over …

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Undocumented Haitian immigrants released through lack of space

Undocumented immigrants from Haiti are being released from detention facilities because of a lack of space, according to a report from Fox News Latino. Federal officials say that Haitian undocumented immigrants, who have been entering the US during the last year, are being released. This is in spite of the previous pledge to keep them …

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Trump could challenge CMPD undocumented leniency

The policy of leniency towards undocumented immigrants practiced by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police could be challenged by the new administration under President-Elect, Donald Trump. It is uncertain how the department will react if Trump attempts to make good on the promises he made during his election campaign. Trump has recently pledged to deport all criminal immigrants, …

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Boston Mayor pledges to defend undocumented Irish immigrants

Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, says that he will defend the rights of undocumented Irish immigrants and other undocumented immigrants if President-Elect, Donald Trump seeks to deport them when he takes over the White House, in January. Walsh, himself the child of immigrants from Connemara, says that there is much uncertainty around whether Trump …

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Canadians in the US worried by NAFTA threat

Canadian immigrants who are living and working in the US under the NAFTA treaty may be forced to go home if President-Elect, Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, which was signed into law in 1994. During his election campaign, Trump described …

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Pace increased on Haiti deportations

Jeh Johnson, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, announced on Wednesday that the number of deportations to Haiti will increase over the next few weeks. This is because of the increase in undocumented immigrants from Haiti arriving on the southern border between the US and Mexico, and an increasing lack of detention space. …

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Immigrants Could Be Rounded Up By Police Under Trump

One plan that President-Elect, Donald Trump could decide to take up is to use local police to enforce the immigration laws of the US to fulfill his election promise of getting tough on undocumented immigrants. The idea was snapped by a cameraman as part of a list of proposals being carried by Kris Kobach, the …

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Thousands of Green Cards Lost

A new Inspector General report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals that, over the past few years, thousands of green cards have been mishandled, either issued with false information such as date of birth, gender, name and photo or issued as duplicates. In certain cases, ten-year green cards were issued to people who …

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Trump’s Justice Department choice could affect immigration

Senator, Jeff Sessions became the leading voice in Congress for a crackdown on illegal immigration and for increasing mass deportations. This would give stricter scrutiny to those wanting to enter the US and slow down all forms of immigration. As President-Elect, Donald Trump’s selection for the new Attorney General of his administration, Sessions would be …

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