Tag: Immigration

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 – […]

Fear spreads in L.A. after immigration ‘raid,’ advocates claim. Officials say arrests are ‘routine.”

The panicked emails and phone calls began streaming in from community members at about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, inundating Los Angeles immigration lawyers with far more cases than usual. Immigrant advocate groups claim that more than 100 people had been taken into custody by federal immigration officials in Southern California Thursday, indicating a “coordinated sweep” in arrests and heightening fears […]

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on […]

Appeals Court Rejects Bid to Quickly Restore Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court early Sunday denied the Justice Department’s request to immediately reinstate President Donald Trump’s order restricting refugees and travelers from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. The ruling came just hours after the department filed an emergency motion to stay the order by U.S. District Judge James L. Robart […]

Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents defied the orders of federal judges regarding Donald Trump’s travel bans on Sunday, according to members of Congress and attorneys who rallied protests around the country in support of detained refugees and travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. On Sunday afternoon, four Democratic members of the House of Representatives arrived […]

Tens of thousands protest Trump’s immigration ban across the US

Tens of thousands of people rallied in US cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Washington, and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations began the afternoon after spontaneous rallies broke out at US […]

Trump lambastes McCain, Graham for criticizing his immigration ban

After top Republican lawmakers harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US, he fired back Sunday in an official statement and in more candid words on Twitter. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina released a joint statement on Sunday calling […]

Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Mexico has condemned a US suggestion that it may impose a 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for President Donald Trump’s planned border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said such a tax would make Mexican imports more expensive for US consumers and they would end up paying for the wall. The Mexican president earlier […]

Trump’s looming ‘extreme vetting’ order sows seeds of panic

A draft of Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration to the US from countries in the war-torn Middle East is causing panic among refugees. Tom Jensen, an immigration lawyer in Washington DC, spent a good portion of his day yesterday on the phone to a frantic client in Iraq. Jensen was trying to show the […]

House Speaker: We’ll fund the border wall

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said on Wednesday that the House would fund the wall that President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. “We’re going to pay for it and front the money up,” Ryan told MSNBC in an interview when asked who is going to pay for the […]