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Over 14,000 Take Citizenship Oath During Independence Day

Over 14,000 immigrants will become new citizens of the US in a ceremony to celebrate the 242nd birthday of the nation in almost 175 naturalization ceremonies across the country, according to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The ceremonies began on 28 June and will continue until 10 July. The first naturalization ceremony of the …

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Border Patrol Official Becomes New Ice Acting Director

A senior official with Border Patrol, Ronald D. Vitiello, will become the new acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Trump administration declared on Saturday, even as some politicians and activists want to see the agency disbanded. Vitiello is currently serving as Custom and Border Protection’s acting deputy commissioner and has in …

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US Immigration Changes Fail to Deter Tijuana Asylum Seekers

Despite the changing and increasingly strict immigration policies pursued by the Trump administration, people continue to come to the US. Over 1,000 people, including many families, waited in Tijuana last week, to ask the US for asylum, as revealed by an official list tracking the processing at the port of entry in San Ysidro. Since …

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No More Prosecutions of Immigrant Parents

On Monday, Kevin McAleenan, the Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, said that he has temporarily directed the agency to stop referring immigrant parents for prosecution in federal courts after they are caught illegally entering the US with children. McAleenan told Texas reporters that the decision was made soon after President Donald Trump signed …

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