Since the coronavirus broke out, the Trump administration has deported hundreds of migrant children alone — in some cases, without notifying their families.

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More children are being deported faster, and jailed parents are given option to separate from kids, fulfilling long-held goals of government

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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 the Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON — The state of Texas made more than $420 million off immigrants living in the state illegally in 2018, according to a new Rice University study. The study, which replicates an outdated state comptroller report, finds that for every $1 the Texas state government spends on the estimated 1.6 million […]

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From the Miami Herald When President Donald Trump tweeted on April 20 that he would suspend all immigration into the United States to protect American workers, his proclamation two days later carved out important exemptions. They are benefiting many South Florida healthcare organizations, businesses and foreign investors. In practical terms, the proclamation pausing immigration for […]

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The Trump administration may suspend OPT, a program for foreign students to stay in the U.S. to get 1 or 2 years of occupational training after their educations.

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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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Children who entered the U.S. alone appear before judges via videoconference from shelters, drawing due-process concerns from advocates

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From USA Today Born in South Korea but raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Eun Suk “Jason” Hong seemed on the cusp of another American success story when he graduated from college in 2015.  Hong, whose mother brought him to the U.S. at age 10, landed a job as a financial planner and was looking forward […]

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By Pat Kiley for the Rational Middle President Trump’s executive order, which he prefaced with a tweet, calling for a ban on all immigrants was impulsive, petulant and a nod to special interests and immigrant haters. Fortunately, other loyalists persuaded him to walk it back his original plan and narrow the scope to 60 days, […]

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From Newsweek Many Americans don’t give President Donald Trump rave reviews for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, but a majority agree with his decision to suspend immigration, a new poll shows. The Washington Post-University of Maryland poll found that 65 percent of people surveyed support temporarily blocking nearly all immigration into the United States […]

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From Fox News The Trump administration is eyeing “additional steps” to restrict immigration visas within the next month, just days after President Trump signed an executive order limiting immigration into the country. “This is a first step… I think you’ll see additional steps,” Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said Thursday on “Fox News @ […]

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From Forbes When Congress passed the CARES Act to provided relief from the coronavirus impact, it sent about $14 billion to institutions of higher education to address the unique impact the virus has had on college campuses. Half of the money sent to institutions must be in the form of emergency grant aid directly to […]

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Trump promised that information from DACA applications would not be sent to deportation agents. But internal emails show that ICE can access databases where that information is kept — and DHS decided not to tell Congress.

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From Texas Monthly In the weeks before coronavirus concerns were sweeping the state, the Trump administration was rolling out a pilot program in Houston that would use video hearings to speed up proceedings for immigrant children and help reduce a record backlog of more than 1.1 million cases nationwide. In early March, when the program […]

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From Fox News Never let a good crisis go to waste. President Trump is taking that approach, once popularized by Rahm Emanuel, in spades. By moving to freeze legal immigration — and saying he’s doing it to protect American jobs — Trump is taking another dramatic step toward a base-first strategy to energize his supporters. […]

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From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet he would sign an executive order curbing immigration later on Wednesday, in a move he has said would protect U.S. workers amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Trump on Tuesday said the new 60-day ban would apply to those seeking […]

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From BBC News President Donald Trump’s immigration ban could be a big blow for the fast-growing US technology sector. A rising number of migrant workers, particularly from Asia, head to the US to work in Silicon Valley. Alongside Mexico, China and India now provide large numbers of the new working population. This supply of talent […]

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Trump’s senior adviser is reportedly pushing to leave immigrant children in the custody of border patrol for an extended period.

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