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Trump's border wall money may come at expense of schools for military kids

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Defense is proposing to pay for President Donald Trump’s much-debated border wall by shifting funds away from projects that include $1.2 billion for schools, childcare centers and other facilities for military children, according to a list it has provide


A federal judge will soon decide the fate of the Trump administration's contested "Remain in Mexico" policy

The ACLU and other immigration advocates have sued to block the Trump administration's controversial immigration policy that forces some asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while they wait for their day in immigration court.


Illegal immigrant charged in 4 murders told police he killed because he needed money for meth, official says

An illegal immigrant charged with murder in the deaths of four people in Nevada earlier this year told police he committed the killings because he needed money to buy meth, a detective said Thursday.


A Grand Compromise on Immigration

Americans are frustrated by the inaction of their federal government on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. So are we. We both represent districts on Long Island, and we have both worked on immigration-related issues for over 25 years — one of us, Representative Suozzi, from the pe


Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government’s authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline i


Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government's program for "Dreamers" flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said.


George W. Bush: 'Immigration is a blessing and a strength'

Programming note: For more on the Bush family legacy, watch CNN's Original Series "The Bush Years," Sundays at 10pm ET. Washington (CNN) — Former President George W. Bush appeared at a naturalization ceremony Monday where he praised the nation's immigrant history and called on lawmakers to deliver c


Marine Corps commandant says deploying troops to the border poses ‘unacceptable risk’

The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president's emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.”


Bernie Sanders' hiring of non-American campaign advisers may violate federal election laws, complaint says

Bernie Sanders was hit a complaint this week, claiming his presidential campaign violated federal election laws by employing non-Americans in advisery positions. A new complaint by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) notes that three members of the Sanders


ICE frees “Dreamer” flight attendant who was locked up after Mexico flight

A Texas flight attendant who was enrolled in the government’s program for “Dreamers” flew to Mexico for work and was stopped by immigration authorities who forced her to spend more than a month in detention, her attorney said.


Asylum seekers returned from Mexico for first U.S. court hearings

TIJUANA/SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Asylum seekers sent to wait in to Mexico under a controversial new Trump administration policy crossed into the United States on Tuesday for their first hearings in U.S. immigration court, harboring hopes a judge would allow them to stay.


Miami police chief denounces anti-sanctuary bill: ‘I don’t care if you have papers or don’t have papers’

Miami’s police chief pushed back Friday against an anti-sanctuary state bill that would require Florida law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials.


Trump declared an (unpopular) national emergency -- and lost no public support

(CNN) — CNN's latest poll shows President Donald Trump's approval rating hitting 43% with voters and 42% with all adults. That's not great, but it matches other recent polling that illustrates the President's approval rating is clearly up after crevassing during the government shutdown in January.


The American Bar Association is sounding the alarm that US immigration courts are 'irredeemably dysfunctional and on the brink of collapse'

America's immigration courts are facing an "existential crisis" and are "irredeemably dysfunctional," the American Bar Association warned in a report on Wednesday. A massive and rapidly growing backlog of more than 855,000 deportation cases is currently swamping just 400 immigration judges employed


Trump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration

President Trump said Thursday that he is "prepared to veto" a Senate resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. The Democratic measure is expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate later in the day.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


San Jose: Supervisor proposes changing ICE notifications after Bambi Larson killing

SAN JOSE — Supervisor Dave Cortese is proposing that Santa Clara County changes the way it notifies law-enforcement agencies about the jail releases of violent felons, after a recent San Jose homicide allegedly committed by an undocumented immigrant.


‘Remain in Mexico’ policy may be prompting more illegal border crossings

Three months into the Department of Homeland Security’s program that requires asylum-seeking migrants wait in Mexico until their U.S. immigration hearings, observers said Friday that the policy may actually be encouraging illegal border crossings.


NGA headquarters in St. Louis on Pentagon's list of projects that could be tapped for border wall

WASHINGTON • The Pentagon has compiled a list of military construction projects that could be possibly tapped for up to $3.6 billion in spending on a border wall with Mexico, and that list includes future spending on a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency headquarters in north St. Louis.


Mike Huckabee blasts Gillibrand plan to extend Social Security to illegal immigrants

Making illegal immigrants eligible for Social Security benefits -- as 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has suggested -- is a "ridiculous proposal," former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Wednesday on Fox News' "Hannity."