Tag: Immigration

Brussels tells EU countries to reopen borders by November

Brussels has told EU countries that closed their borders because of the migrant crisis to reopen them by November. Austria, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and non-EU Norway introduced the ID checks in 2015 and have been allowed to repeatedly prolong them at set intervals. The European Commission, the executive arm of the EU, said it would […]

Trump’s ‘big, beautiful wall’ gets ugly reception from Congress

Is Donald Trump wavering on his promise to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico? Some say yes, but others have weighed in with “not so fast.” Trump himself says he is not any less committed to the wall. But much of the national media is using the “c” word to describe his […]

Sessions visits U.S.-Mexico border to push migrant crackdown

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border on Tuesday to make his case for increased prosecutions of illegal immigrants, pressuring U.S. attorneys to prioritize cases against criminal migrants. Sessions, a long-time proponent of tougher immigration enforcement, told U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the Port of Nogales, Arizona, that more illegal […]

Merkel says migrants must respect tolerance, German laws

Chancellor Angela Merkel said refugees in Germany must respect tolerance, openness and freedom of religion, while senior members of her party called for a ban on foreign funding of mosques. Merkel, who will seek a fourth term as chancellor in what is expected to be a tight election in September, has come under fire for […]

Trump Advocates a ‘Merit-Based Immigration System’

President Donald Trump told the nation Tuesday night he will enforce the nation’s immigration laws to protect the U.S. border. But he also called for reforms to the “current, outdated system” of legal immigration: Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others, have a merit-based immigration system,” Trump said. “It is a basic […]

Trump administration makes first tangible step to building border wall

President Trump’s administration on Friday made its first tangible step towards developing and implementing one of the president’s chief campaign promises: to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. Bloomberg reported that the administration issued a preliminary request for proposals to contractors. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it plans to start awarding contracts by […]

DHS Chief Kelly Pledges ‘No Mass Deportations’ During Convos With Mexico’s Leaders

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued talks with Mexican officials on Thursday ahead of a planned meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto — a trek that President Donald Trump himself acknowledged was “going to be a tough trip.” Tillerson, the new head of the State Department, and administration officials are working to smooth over tensions […]

Chicago Public Schools Promise To Obstruct ‘The Enforcement Of Federal Civil Immigration Law’

The Chicago public school system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law”. […]

Trump to introduce new immigration order

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would roll out a new immigration executive order next week that will be tailored to the federal court decision that paused his travel ban. “The new order is going to be very much tailored to what I consider to be a very bad decision,” Trump said during a […]

Media miss major policy shift in Trump’s immigration order

Amid the controversy over President Trump’s executive order on immigration, a major philosophical change in counter-terrorism strategy articulated in the order has been largely missed. In contrast to the frequent reassurances of previous presidents that it is a “religion of peace,” Islam – the historic, fundamentalist interpretation that is mainstream across the Middle East – […]