• Congress Apr 11

    Adopted Abroad as Infants, Raised in US, and Now — They May Face Deportation

    An NBC Bay Area investigation has discovered tens of thousands of U.S. residents, adopted as infants from foreign countries, and raised in the United States, now face possible deportation – because they are technically not citizens.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Ballroom Dancers Say Immigration Clampdown Hurting Business

    When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually give up after a year and thousands of dollars trying to hire a top ballroom dancer...

  • Donald Trump Nov 26, 2019

    Lawsuit Filed Against Sheriff Who Offered Up Inmates to Build Trump's Wall

    A Massachusetts sheriff who joined a federal immigration enforcement program and offered to send inmates to help build Republican President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is being sued by a civil rights group.

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    Justices Take Up High-Profile Case Over Young Immigrants

    The Supreme Court is taking up the Trump administration’s plan to end legal protections that shield 660,000 immigrants from deportation, a case with strong political overtones amid the 2020 presidential election campaign.

  • judge Sep 25, 2019

    From Honduras to California: A Trans Woman's Harrowing Journey Through the Asylum Process

    Jimena says she wore handcuffs almost everywhere she went at Winn Correctional Center: To visit the doctor, on the way to meet her attorney and even on phone calls. But sometimes, the cuffs came off, and she says she instead spent virtually all day locked behind a maximum security door at the Louisiana prison. Like in a movie, where a...

  • New York Jul 9, 2019

    County Clerk Files Suit Over NY Immigrant License Law

    A county clerk in western New York has filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law authorizing driver’s licenses for immigrants who are undocumented

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    A Look at How Immigration Authorities Make Arrests

    Immigrant families and advocates are warning about arrests planned around the country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. But little is known about the agency’s work and how it carries out arrests of people suspected of being in the country illegally.

  • Donald Trump Jun 22, 2019

    A Look at How Immigration Authorities Make Arrests

    Immigrant families and advocates are warning about arrests planned around the country by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. But little is known about the agency’s work and how it carries out arrests of people suspected of being in the country illegally.

  • Donald Trump May 24, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Asked to Resign

    The director of the agency overseeing legal entry into the United States, including through green cards and asylum, was asked to resign from the agency on Friday, according to a letter sent out to the agency and obtained by NBC News. L. Francis Cissna has served as President Donald Trump’s only director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, an agency...

  • Mayor Apr 5, 2019

    Legal Immigrants in Marijuana Jobs Could Be Denied Citizenship

    Colorado officials are warning legal immigrants that working in the state’s marijuana industry could jeopardize their legal status, after two people said they were denied U.S. citizenship because of their jobs. Although 10 states broadly allow its use and sale, federal law still bans marijuana and immigration authorities say they are bound to follow that prohibition when reviewing citizenship applications....

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump's Bogus ‘Catch and Release' Statistic

    In arguing for border wall funding, President Donald Trump claimed — without any evidence — that only 2 percent of those apprehended crossing the border and released pending immigration hearings appear in court. Actually, Trump administration officials put the figure at about 50 percent, while immigration experts say it is even higher.

  • United States Dec 13, 2018

    US Agents Fire Tear Gas as Some Migrants Try to Breach Fence

    U.S. border agents fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants protesting near the border with Mexico on Sunday after some of them attempted to get through the fencing and wire separating the two countries, and American authorities shut down border crossings from the city where thousands are waiting to apply for asylum. The situation devolved after the group began a...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2018

    Mexico Accepts Housing Migrants, Seeks US Development Aid

    As Mexico wrestles with what to do with more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out at a sports complex in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States — a key demand of...

  • Donald Trump Nov 27, 2018

    Trump Backs Use of ‘Very Safe' Tear Gas on Crowd of Migrants

    President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexico border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers and barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the action by border agents as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. “They were being rushed by some very tough people and they used tear gas,”...

  • Trump administration Nov 25, 2018

    Supporters on Both Sides of the Border March in Support of the Migrant Caravan

    Large crowds on both sides of the border near San Ysidro and Tijuana marched in support of the migrant caravan. The demonstrations hope to have the caravan’s asylum requests processed. This comes after the Trump administration began working on major changes to immigration law. Take a look inside the two-front marches near the border below.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2018

    Trump Eyes Staffing Shakeup in Cabinet, White House: Sources

    President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to be among the next to go, perhaps as soon as this week. Trump has soured on Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly, in part over frustration that his administration is...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2018

    Trump Limits Asylum, Says People Must ‘Come in Legally'

    President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. Trump is using the same powers he used to push through a version of the travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The proclamation puts...

  • Congress Oct 19, 2018

    Former Chinese Internment Camp Detainee Invited by Congress Denied US Visa

    An outspoken former detainee in China’s internment camps for Muslims said Thursday his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. Kazakh national Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington in September by the chairs of the Congressional-Executive Committee on China. He said his application was...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2018

    Supreme Court Wrestles With Case on Detention of Immigrants

    The Supreme Court wrestled Wednesday with a case about the government’s ability to detain certain immigrants after they’ve served sentences for committing crimes in the United States. Several justices expressed concerns with the government’s reading of immigration law. Justice Stephen Breyer seemed perhaps the most sympathetic to the arguments of immigrants in the case. The immigrants, mostly green-card holders, say...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Stare Decisis? Roe? Here's a Supreme Court Glossary to Help You Follow Confirmation Hearing

    America is about to get its first extended look at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Viewers just tuning into the battle over the 53-year-old appellate judge’s nomination should expect to see Kavanaugh portrayed by fellow Republicans as a principled jurist who has no preconceived ideas about the law. Democrats will try...

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