From the Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s transfer last year of $2.5 billion in military funds to pay for border wall construction was an illegal overreach of executive authority, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled Friday. The 2-1 ruling was a setback to the president’s increasing reliance […]

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From Fox News President Trump on Tuesday toured new construction of the wall at the southern border in Arizona, marking more than 200 miles of wall built — as he seeks to show that he has delivered on what became a central and controversial 2016 election promise. “So my administration has done more than any […]

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The president has sought to curb both legal and illegal immigration, a central theme of his administration

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From the Houston Chronicle More than 1 in 5 immigrants held at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston have tested positive with the new coronavirus as the rate of infection has nearly tripled there, raising concerns from health experts. As of the end of May, 78 of the 379 immigrants held at […]

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With private property proving hard to acquire, the administration has stepped up efforts to secure land on the Mexican border for President Trump’s wall.

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From The Oklahoman TIJUANA, Mexico — Adrián Alonso Gama lived life on both sides of the border, until he got the coronavirus. On weekends the 37-year-old truck driver would stay at his parents’ home in Tijuana. Thanks to his U.S. green card, he lived in his own place in San Diego during the week, delivering […]

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From The Hill A North Dakota construction company that previously was praised by President Trump has been awarded a $1.3 billion border wall contract by the administration, the largest border wall contract the federal government has issued. Fisher Sand and Gravel, the winning firm, will be constructing wall on a 42-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border south of Tucson, Ariz., U.S. […]

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From USA Today Travelers looking to make a trip to Canada or Mexico will have to wait another 30 days as the Department of Homeland Security extended border closures to curb COVID-19 infections. Chad Wolf, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, announced Tuesday that the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico land border closure has been extended until June 22. “The President has made it […]

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From CBS News U.S. immigration authorities said in a court filing late Friday that one of the main reasons detained migrant children were not released this week as part of an order by a federal judge is because their parents did not agree to be separated from them. In the filing, U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

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From ABC News Five Mexican citizens apprehended this week after illegally entering the United States in remote northern Maine were returned to Canada within hours under a rule put into place as part of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A similar policy by the Canadian government allows the return to the United […]

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From the Washington Post The Trump administration’s emergency coronavirus restrictions have shut the U.S. immigration system so tight that since March 21 just two people seeking humanitarian protection at the southern border have been allowed to stay, according to unpublished U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data obtained by The Washington Post. Citing the threat to […]

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From CBS News María does not know what to do. Her request for U.S. asylum was denied. Her authorization to be in Mexico, contingent on having an ongoing U.S. immigration case, has expired. And now, the U.S. has sent her 10-year-old son alone to Honduras, where she fled an abusive partner who threatened to kill […]

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The U.S. is continuing deportation flights, prompting complaints that some migrants are infected with the coronavirus when they arrive in their home countries.

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The Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy recently released this infographic on the cost of border security and immigration enforcement.

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From Texas Monthly Less than a mile away from the bridge that separates Matamoros from Brownsville, asylum seekers live in tents or makeshift shelters made from propped-up tarps, each one just a few inches or feet apart from the next. Clothes are strung up to dry between nearby trees or on the yellow safety barriers […]

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From Fox News Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is using flights deporting illegal immigrants to two Central American countries to bring back Americans stranded by restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. ICE, working with the State Department, has brought home 209 U.S. citizens on the return leg of two deportation flights to El Salvador and Honduras, the […]

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Rule will require immigration officers to collect cheek swabs from what could amount to hundreds of thousands of people a year

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A court once again blocked a Trump policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, but then it put the ruling on pause.

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From Fox News Georgia State Rep. Philip Singleton appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday vowing to crack down on sanctuary cities in the Peach State in support of President Trump. “There is a sanctuary city portion of our code that prevents it in the state of Georgia but there is no enforcement mechanism,” Singleton told “Fox & […]

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From CBS News Washington — The Trump administration on Monday began enforcing stringent income-based requirements for green cards and certain visas, instituting the most ambitious unilateral effort in recent history to change the nation’s legal immigration system. After multiple legal barriers blocking the implementation of the new requirements were cleared by the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, […]

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